The list of things to do this holiday season is rapidly expanding. Toronto is home to some of the best winter festivals and a new one has just been announced.
The Aurora Winter Festival announced that their holiday experience will span 24-days and will take place at Ontario Place from Thursday, November 29 to Sunday, December 30, 2018.
Presented in partnership with the Canadian National Exhibition, the festival is being pitched as the first of its kind in the Toronto market. The festival will feature enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities.
The festival will feature events and activities that are entertaining for both adults and children in a fun and affordable way. The festival is located in the heart of Toronto meaning that it has easy access from both the TTC and Go Services. With Tickets starting at $14.99 it’s an affordable way to take in a winter festival with your family without breaking the bank.
3D Rendering of the Aurora Winter Festival at Ontario Place (East Island)
The Festival Will Feature: Mystical Worlds and North Pole Characters
When guests enter the Aurora Winter Festival, they will be given the opportunity to explore four Mystical Worlds inspired by the North Pole, each region bursting with sensory experiences, impressive set designs and custom light displays. The Mystical Worlds will include the Disco Den, Arctic Retreat, Luminous Gardens, and a Whimsical Forest.
Within these interactive areas, guests will cross paths with captivating characters including Thyra, the Queen of the Ice Elves, who resides in an impressive castle; Rivera and Zaos, both ice elves sworn to protect the Mystical Worlds; Yin the Yeti Prince, who loves to have fun and is a big fan of disco; and of course, Santa and his team of elves.
Thyra’s Palace at the Aurora Winter Festival
The Aurora Winter Festival will offer a wide selection of attractions that will transform Ontario Place into the ultimate winter wonderland.
Highlights will include an outdoor ice-skating pond; 50-foot LED light dome programmed with flowing Aurora lights; Santaâ€™s workshop, where children will engage in creative crafts and see St. Nick himself; carnival rides; a tube park with a 170-foot-long slide covered in artificial snow; and Main Street, lined with over 50 Christmas-inspired market vendors.
The festival will be fully licensed, serving speciality holiday beverages, and Toronto’s favourite food trucks and vendors will take part in the celebrations at the Food Gardens. Visitors will be able to savour their selections under a large heated Entertainment Tent with live performances each evening.
Interactive App available on iOS and Android
Through a convenient smartphone app, guests will be invited to join the Mystical Worlds Quest, offering exclusive opportunities and prizes. The app will also feature a comprehensive sitemap, merchandise store and background on festival characters.
Presale tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, October 17) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the general sale will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 18. You can get tickets Here