12/04/2014 10:03 EST | Updated 02/03/2015 05:59 EST

CBC Sounds of the Season 2014: Toronto Broadcasting Centre hosts celebration

The Sounds of the Season will ring out in the CBC Broadcasting Centre on Friday as we celebrate the holiday season with fans and raise thousands of dollars for GTA food banks.

Admission to the event is free, but guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food or a cash donation in support of Daily Bread, the organization that supports food banks across the region. Hundreds of fans are expected to attend the event at Glenn Gould Studio, though you’ll have to get here pretty early to get a seat — even earlier than the show’s 5:30 a.m. start time.

If you can't get into Glenn Gould, there will be an overflow area in the Barbara Frum Atrium, where there will also be several live performances. The Broadcasting Centre is located at 250 Front St. W.

CBC Radio's Metro Morning kicks off the celebrations with a live show featuring musicians including Alejandra Ribera and special guests like child soldier-turned-Hollywood-actor Emmanuel Jal.

You'll also get to check out broadcasts of Big City Small World, Fresh Air, Here and Now, CBC Radio 2's Drive and CBC News. 

CBC Kids will also be there, running a special Artzooka booth where children can have some creative fun. 

The celebrations will continue throughout the day, including in the CBC Atrium where Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond of CBC News Toronto will be joined on stage by stars from programs like This Hour has 22 Minutes and Dragons' Den.

Visitors will also get a chance to meet some their favourite CBC personalities and also bid on items at a silent auction, which you can see here. 

If you can't make it to the event, but would still like to donate you can do so online, or by calling 1-855-768-7222.