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This Ontario amusement park is transforming into a winter wonderland

Back for its fourth season, WinterFest will feature twinkling lights, festive sights, holiday music, great food, and attractions everyone in the family will love.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, those looking to get in the festive spirit can look forward to the highly-anticipated return of WinterFest.

Back "bigger and better than ever" for its fourth season, WinterFest will transform the grounds of Canada's Wonderland into a captivating winter wonderland. 

Running on select nights from November 17 to January 6, 2024, this immersive holiday experience promises to be a delight for the entire family. And with an extension of select dates through January 6, guests have even more time to soak in the holiday spirit. 

The magic of WinterFest comes to life with a host of enchanting activities including more than 40 attractions spread across eight themed areas and over 20 rides. More than a dozen live shows and holiday entertainment will surely keep guests entertained, and for those looking for some excitement, some of the park's rides will also be open. 

WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland

The park is set aglow with millions of dazzling lights, and it's adorned with hundreds of beautiful Christmas trees, including two magnificent 50-foot Christmas trees on International Street. The atmosphere is nothing short of magical, making it the perfect place to create cherished memories with family and friends.

This year, there's new and interactive attractions to delight visitors of all ages, including cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, lively musical sing-alongs, and the opportunity to skate on Snow Flake Lake

WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland

"WinterFest is an experience guests won’t soon forget and we hope families make it an annual tradition,” said Phil Liggett, general manager of Canada's Wonderland.

“The park transforms into a winter wonderland full of beautiful lights, festive sights, holiday music, great food, and attractions everyone in the family will love.”

WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland

Guests can look forward to some of the following attractions: 

Tinker's Toy Factory: This indoor show at Canterbury Theatre is a guest favourite, with music, acrobatics, and an entertaining story about elf hijinks in Santa's Workshop. (Runs November 17 - December 31)

Lazy Bear Lodge: The park's rustic lodge-style restaurant is open and decked out for the holidays, offering a cozy respite and a festive menu hot off the wood-fired grill.

Rides: Enjoy 23 rides, including children's rides in Charlie Brown's Christmas Town and thrilling options like Thunder Run, Klockwerks, Psyclone, and Sledge Hammer.

Ice Skating on Snow Flake Lake: Glide across the shimmering ice in front of the iconic Wonder Mountain, surrounded by beautifully lit trees and holiday light projections. Advance online reservations are required.

Nightly Tree-Lighting Ceremony: Witness a song-and-dance spectacular on International Street as they light two magnificent 50-foot-tall Christmas trees decorated with thousands of lights and ornaments. (Runs November 17 - January 6)

Cool Yule Christmas: Enjoy a high-energy, fun-filled show that covers all your favorite Christmas pop songs. Sing along and get into the holiday spirit. (November 17 - January 6)

Jack Frost's Igloo Village: For a unique experience, rent your own cozy, private igloo for the evening, complete with concierge food and beverage service.

A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas: Join Charlie Brown and the gang in a delightful sing-along celebration of the most wonderful time of the year. (Switches to Storytime with Snoopy after December 31)

And there's even more to explore, from stunning photo ops to Midway Merriment characters, family rides, Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus, and the chance to take photos with St. Nick.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the enchantment of WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland. It's the perfect way to embrace the holiday season and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and make your way to this unforgettable holiday event.


When: November 17 to January 6
Where: Canada's Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Price: Tickets from $29.99, purchase here