If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, we’ve got just the winter activity for you! An amazing winter light show has opened at Toronto’s Ontario Place, giving us a reason to get outside and embrace the cold.
Dubbed the Aurora Winter Festival, the inaugural event brings the North Pole to the city, and runs until the end of the year.
The Aurora Winter Festival is fun for everyone to check out — no matter what age.
Located on the east side of Ontario Place, visitors are greeted by a giant lit up arch, with “Aurora” in big bright letters. As guests make their way through to the main area, cozy little cabins line the walkway, with vendors inside selling everything from delicious treats and Aurora souvenirs to festive onesies, electric aroma diffusers, and shoes.
There’s also an outdoor picnic area and food garden for visitors who’d like to grab a bite to eat. Dozens of food trucks are there for the choosing, including favourites like Tiny Toms Donuts. Selection isn’t an issue at the festival, there are 50 holiday-inspired vendors to enjoy.
In terms of activities, well, there’s much more to do than just eat! The Aurora Winter Festival is equipped with a tube park with a 170-foot-long slide, a ferris wheel, a merry go ’round, and an ice skating pond.
But the main attraction of the Aurora Winter Festival is all of the captivating light displays.
Trees are covered in colourful lights, making the perfect background for festive photos. And twinkling trees aren’t all guests are getting! There’s a 50-foot LED light dome, a tunnel that was made for Instagram, and giant moose so tall, you can walk under.
In addition, magical creatures and people roam the grounds, Sasquatch is ready for dance offs, and good ol’ Saint Nick is waiting in Santa’s workshop with crafts for all of the children who stop by.
The Aurora Winter Festival runs from now until December 30 and is open daily from 4pm to 10pm.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the gates. General admission tickets will run you $19.99 for adults (ages 13 to 64), $14.99 for children (ages 4-12), or $59.99 for families of five.
If you’re looking to score a deal on tickets, adult admission is just $14.99 after 8pm on weekdays, and if you flash your Presto card, you can score an additional 10% off on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Take a peek at some more photos from inside the festival below. And get full details about the Aurora Winter Festival on their website.
All images by StyleDemocracy