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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Christmas Lights Map, Photo Gallery and Driving Routes

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!


Adult and Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

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!

Walk Through and Drive Through Christmas Lights Displays

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.

stocking stuffers for kids tweens and teens

80+ Stocking Stuffers for Kids of Every Age

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.

Family New Year Events 2023

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!

Christmas Train Rides Near You 2023

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 Best Subscription Boxes in Canada To Give and Receive

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.

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa Events Near You 2023

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.

little boy writing his letter to santa

Letters to Santa – Important Dates For Grown-Ups!

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!

Nutcracker Performances 2023 – Where to See It Near Your

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.

50+ Experience Gifts for Kids and Families

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.

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunts For All Ages

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.

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