Although this year will look a bit different than usual, the Christmas spirit is still here. Since most of his usual HO HO HO HOT spots have been cancelled this year, we managed to find a few places to see the Big Red Guy and give him your list, some virtual and some in person.
Check back often for any changes or cancellations that may happen due to Covid and we will try to find more spots as well.
Upper Canada Mall Holly Jolly Sleigh
Upper Canada Mall Newmarket- Nov 16- Dec 24
Santa has set his official holiday schedule at Upper Canada Mall! Make sure to take your pic with Jolly old St. Nick soon: Upper Canada
Santa Under the Stars Parade in Aurora
Aurora Family Leisure Complex- Sat Nov 28th 6pm-8pm
This year due to COVID-19, the Santa Under the Stars Parade will be delivered in a new format. The parade will be a “reverse” parade, whereby vehicles drive around the parade and the parade floats remain stationary. The magic will be taking place in the front parking lots of the AFLC located at 135 Industrial Parkway North. Under the Stars
Virtual Santa at Various Cadillac Fairview Mall Locations
Various Mall Locations
Cadillac Fairview is introducing several new virtual Santa experiences to keep the magic and spirit of the season alive for Canadian families. CF Storytime LIVE with Santa will take place on Facebook LIVE! and feature 15-minute episodes in both English and French that will bring families together at home. Also new this season: virtual visits with Santa where families can have a video chat with Santa. Parents can arrange to receive a special video call with Santa while he's busy at the North Pole preparing for the holiday season. For more information and to make reservations for these virtual experiences, guests can visit their local property website, found on cfshops.com.
Storytime with Santa at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village- Dec 5th 10:30 am
Jingle all the way to our magnificent Half way house decked out for the season.
There your family will have to opportunity to visit with Santa and snap a selfie or two, take part in festive outdoor games, visit the farm animals, and gather round Santa’s chair to hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly man himself! BVPV
Christmas Drive-Thru Tour
Pickering Museum Village- November 14- Dec 13th
Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas Drive-Thru Tour. Journey back through the years to learn how our popular Christmas traditions started. Hear how Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer came to be and when his Christmas carol first started. End your tour with a safe-distanced visit with Santa Claus!
Tickets are timed entry, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tour time is approximately 35 minutes. Pre-registration required in advance, click the link on the times in the dates below or call 905.683.8401. Cost per vehicle is $20 plus tax. Museum
Making Spirits Bright
Georgian Mall Barrie - Nov 14th-Dec 24th
Join us in bringing holiday magic to life this season.
Santa Holiday Experience photos available this year virtually and in person.
Keeping everyone safe is our priority and we have modified our Holiday programming to ensure physical distancing, safety and cleaning protocols. We are offering contactless in-person, and virtual Santa experiences. Georgian Mall
Santa Claus Lane Newmarket
Ray Twinney Newmarket- Nov 21 11-2
Santa Claus Lane is a short, quick, drive-thru event for families to get into the holiday spirit, give a chance for kids to see Santa on his float, and still drop off a letter to Santa. This event should take approximately 5-10 minutes to drive through depending on traffic. Newmarket
Kortright's Magical Christmas Forest
Kortright Centre for Conservation- Nov 27- Dec 23
Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright Centre and experience a winter wonderland filled with lights, crafts, activities and treats for the whole family. Kortright
Storytime Magic with Santa
Mountsberg Conservation Area- Nov 20-Dec 24th
Bring Santa’s favourite little helpers out to Mountsberg for a scavenger hunt through the woods and Santa’s magic village, hot chocolate and cookies, and a Christmas craft. Finish out the day with virtual Christmas story time (Santa learned how to use Zoom!) inside Mrs. Claus’ cabin kitchen. Santa
Toronto Santa Claus Parade
CTV & CTV2- Dec 5th 7-8pm
Join us on Saturday, December 5th @ 7pm on CTV & CTV2 for The Original Santa Claus Parade. Toronto