Christmas Events, Santa Photos, Light Displays, and More!
This year, possibly more than any year before it, the holiday spirit is high and families want to make the most of their time together. We can help. We know where Santa will be when, we’ve got all of the local Christmas Tree farms ready to help you bring home a beauty, and of course, we want you to see the most Christmas Lights possible, so we made you a map!
Read More: Enjoy some festive fun with these Drive Thru Light shows and Christmas events.
And we’d be nothing if not traditional. Every family has their own special ways to make the holiday brighter and we can help you with that part, too! Jot down these important dates for mailing your letters to Santa, and give yourself a break with our easy Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Looking for all around winter fun? You can find inspiration here.
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2023 marks the 6th year that our Map to the Best Decorated Christmas Houses has been wowing families all over the region. Easily find the best-decorated homes with our map and photo gallery! NEW for 2023 - Driving Routes!
CHRISTMAS EVENTS, HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AND EVERYTHING SANTA
Looking for New Year’s Eve at-home ideas? Want to throw a new years eve party for kids? We’ve got you covered from decor to food to ways to celebrate midnight with little people who can’t stay up that late!
There’s one thing you won’t want to do without on Christmas morning: breakfast! Whether it’s a big breakfast or a quick bite to fuel you up for the festivities ahead, these Christmas breakfast ideas are perfect for whatever your holiday has in store.
Here is how to track Santa’s sleigh as it makes its way through the night sky, delivering gifts to children around the world who celebrate Christmas.
Enjoy the season by going to drive-thru Christmas light festivals and walking through light displays. No matter which of these Christmas light experiences you choose, you will agree that Ontario is all glowing with magic during the Holiday season.
Our family loves opening our stockings on Christmas morning. It’s like the pre-game show to the big present-opening party. Here are some of our favourite stocking stuffer ideas, and ones that come highly recommended by our community of parents like you.
We know it’s a time-honour tradition to ring in the new year with a celebration of some size, and we can help you outsource the planning and cleanup. 3…2…1… Let’s ring in the new year with the kids!
Donate your Christmas Tree to one of these locations
Spoil your family with a Christmas Train ride this winter. They bring magic and machines together for a joyous holiday experience. You may even get to see Santa Claus himself!
The Candlelit Stroll through Downtown Burlington is back for 2023 and we have all the details. This free family-friendly event transforms the downtown core into a winter wonderland of lights,
Where’s Santa? He’s a very busy man at this time of year, but Santa always makes time for little boys and girls. Here is where and how you can visit Santa this year.
You can’t beat the feeling of happy mail and a surprise in your mailbox! We know the feeling! Give that feeling to your friends and family with these creative subscription boxes and services that you’re going to love to give and receive.
One of the ways our family counts the days till Christmas (besides my kids asking hourly “How many days till Christmas, again?”, is with an Advent Calendar.
Choose the best tree on the lot or cut your own – all at these area farms.
It is rare to have such a beautiful light festival also be FREE but the Burlington Festival of Lights is just that! Here’s when it starts, ends and what displays you can expect to see.
2023 marks the 6th year that our Map to the Best Decorated Christmas Houses has been wowing families all over the region. Easily find the best-decorated homes with our map and photo gallery!
The CP Holiday Train is back on track for 2023! Here is where you can see the train and enjoy the concert near Hamilton, Milton and Toronto.
It’s that time of year again! Gather round for holiday cheer, kisses under mistletoe, and dashing through the snow to enjoy Christmas activities in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville and beyond.
Updated for 2022! Santa has a very busy season ahead of him, and so do you! Use our guide to find a Santa Claus Parade (or two) that fits your family’s schedule.
Experience a joy-filled morning with one of the seasons most loved traditions – Breakfast With Santa! We know where you can see the big guy in red, while enjoying some delicious fare.
Canada is one of the few places where when you mail your letters to Santa, he writes back! It must be because we’re so nice! It’s time to make your list, check it twice, and hope that Santa sees you when you’re being nice!
Step into the world of ballet in Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton with our exploration of Nutcracker ballet performances. These Greater Halton and Hamilton cities will bring this beloved holiday classic to life in their unique ways.
So many of you are moving towards giving gifts that are going to gather dust to end up in the landfill sooner rather than later, so we thought we’d inspire you with a list of some of our favourite Experience Gifts for Kids.
Looking for the coolest indoor light festival? Missing out on travel and want to take in the sights of the world without leaving the GTA? Enter Glow Toronto!
Holiday lights, snowy strolls, outdoor ice skating and Christmas markets galore.
Kids will love walking or driving by Christmas Houses in Burlington and Hamilton (and beyond) when they have a mission to complete! Print these scavenger hunts and see how many of the items they can find.
It’s that time of year again when all parents could use a few easy Elf on the Shelf ideas, so please to inspired by our list of ideas for tired parents!
Writing letters to Santa is one of the ways many of us kick off the season, and this week, I learned the most wonderful way to construct a mindful letter to Santa, filled with kindness and gratitude.
100+ inflatable Frostys await you in Lockhart Village
Great local restaurants and caterers who offer pre-made Christmas Dinners.