I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was a kid — the announcement that Canada’s Wonderland is transforming into an immersive holiday experience for the first time EVER!
Starting November 22, the park will open its gates, on select dates until December 31st, to reveal a magical winter wonderland featuring holiday entertainment, live shows, lights, decor and ice skating all along the fountains at the base of the iconic mountain. Can we say YAY!!!
Guests can wander along paths lit with more than five-million holiday lights and can snap Instagrammable pictures alongside one of the three 15-meter high Christmas trees. They’re going to have a nightly tree lighting ceremony (cue the holiday proposals), strolling performers and select family rides.
Families can also participate in interactive attractions like cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, letter writing to Santa at the North Pole Post Office and create take-home keepsakes at Sally’s Christmas Crafts
The park will feature eight whimsical WinterFest worlds, including Tinsel Town, the North Pole, Elf Village, Charlie Brown’s Christmas Town, Candy Cane Lane, International Street, Season of Lights and the Christmas Market – where shoppers can find unique, artisan gifts and festive foods.
In all, WinterFest will feature more than 30 holiday attractions. Some of the live entertainment includes:
• Tinker’s Toy Factory: This upbeat musical tells the story of Tinker the elf, who has to deal with some sudden changes in Santa’s Workshop that put his beloved old-fashioned toy-making in jeopardy.
• Cool Yule Christmas: This high-energy, fun-filled show covers all your favourite Christmas pop songs.
• What the Dickens?!: a twist on the holiday classic ‘A Christmas Carol’.
• The Mistletones: a bubbly trio performs classic Christmas tunes reminiscent of the 1950s.
• A PEANUTSTM Guide to Christmas: Join Charlie Brown and the gang in this enjoyable sing-along celebrating the most wonderful time of the year!
For the full list of shows and attractions, operating hours and tickets, visit
Guests can receive free admission to WinterFest this year when they purchase a 2020 GOLD Pass, which includes all the benefits of a Season Pass plus unlimited visits to Halloween Haunt and WinterFest.