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Feeling the holiday magic kickin’ in across York Region


Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest

Returns select nights Nov. 13 to Dec. 31, 2021

Canada’s Wonderland will once again transform into a magical, winter wonderland for WinterFest – an immersive holiday experience for the whole family. This event features ice-skating on Snow Flake Lake, more than a dozen live shows and holiday entertainment, millions of spectacular lights, and hundreds of beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park, including two 50-foot Christmas trees on International Street. Visit this one-of-a-kind holiday event in the Toronto area and make special memories while enjoying the season safely. Bring your family and friends and explore the larger-than-life themed areas, enjoy festive food, shop seasonal merchandise and so much more.


Kortright Magical Christmas Forest

Friday, November 26 @ 8:00 am – Thursday, December 23 @ 5:00 pm

Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at the Kortright Centre and experience a winter wonderland filled with lights, activities and treats for the whole family.

Please note: This is an outdoor event; come dressed for the weather.


Dates and Times

November 26, 27.   December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23

Times Available: 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

November 28

December 5, 12, 19

Times Available: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Adults: $29.00 + HST

Children: $24.00 + HST

Admission free for children 1 and under.

Kortright Centre for Conservation

9550 Pine Valley Drive



Holiday Fair in the Square

A favourite holiday tradition is returning for the 2021 season, and it’s at a new location in Vaughan. Whether you’re shopping for that unique holiday gift at the Artisan Marketplace, bringing the family to visit Santa and enjoy the winter carnival, or looking to share the holiday magic over a drink at the Polar Point Bar with that special someone, Holiday Fair is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! And there are some special holiday surprises for you! This year, Holiday Fair in the Square is teaming up with Nights of Lights for a bigger, better, and brighter holiday event. Start your journey by walking through a holiday light show like no other, with the more than 1.5 million LED and RGB lights animated and synchronized to your favourite holiday tunes.

Open November 26 – December 30

Wed. to Fri. – 5 pm to 11 pm

Sat. and Sun. – Noon to 11 pm

Special Holiday Hours: 5 – 11 pm Dec 20, 21, 27 & 28 Noon – 7 pm on Dec 24 (Closed Dec. 25)

NOTE: Nights of Lights hours vary, please check their website for details.

Assembly Park, 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan


Christmas Market at Aurora Town Park

Aurora’s Christmas Market will be filled with good cheer, hands-on workshops and activities, fantastic seasonal vendors and so much more.

December 3 to 5 and December 10 to 12

Time – 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no admittance after 8:45 p.m.)

Aurora Town Park

49 Wells St., Aurora 


A Little Night Music

St. Paul’s Anglican Newmarket

Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm

Christmas concert with the York Chamber Ensemble featuring Joyce Lai, violin. Conducted by Michael Berec.

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