Families can revel in the magic of the holiday season at Toronto’s historic castle, Casa Loma, returning with their two special Christmas events: Christmas at the Castle and the Holiday Lights Tour.

In the daytime, the Christmas at the Castle event showcases the castle’s elegant holiday decorations. Plus, guests can drop in to wish Santa a Merry Christmas in his jolly toy workshop. Then in the evening, visitors at the Holiday Lights Tour can venture through a wintery scene after dark. There, the grounds, landscaped gardens and mysterious tunnels are set aglow with the dazzling effect of light displays.

Casa Loma Christmas Tree

Christmas at the Castle

December 2, 2023 – January 6, 2024 

Celebrate the season and partake in the holiday magic of Casa Loma at their Christmas at the Castle event. They host a wide range of activities sure to be fun for the whole family, including festive arts and crafts, wintery holiday mascots and thrilling performances. Of course, no visit is complete without the kids (and kids at heart) visiting Santa in his toy workshop!

This revered castle is picture-perfect at this time of year and the always awe-inspiring castle is especially resplendent in its holiday décor. Throughout the holidays, guests are surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle. The Great Hall features a 40-foot tall tree, plus eight further signature trees by talented Canadian designers.

Holiday Lights Tour

December 1, 2023 — January 6, 2024 

All decorated for the festive season, Casa Loma puts on a show with its dramatic and picturesque property with the spectacular Holiday Light Tour. Once the sun sets, the stunning landscaped gardens become a winter wonderland of lights and merriment!

Wander at your own pace to marvel at the outdoor light presentations at this beloved landmark. Then, come in from the cold into the castle, with its extensive walkways and tunnels, where you find more dazzling lighting displays and can watch the amazing live performances.

The Holiday Light Tour is an immersive experience for all ages. Furthermore, as with the daytime event, families can also visit Santa in his castle workshop to conclude their festive visit.

Casa Loma Christmas Aerial

Ticket Details

  • Children 3 and under are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
  • Tickets are valid ONLY for the date & time indicated on the ticket.
  • The Holiday Lights Tour is not able to accommodate strollers.
  • Holiday Lights Tour does not include access to the interior of Casa Loma, other than marked areas.
  • Christmas at the Castle tickets include access to tour inside Casa Loma during the daytime only. Guests may not access lower gardens and Holiday Lights displays, except through the upgrade option.

Upgrade Option
Guests require separate tickets to attend both Christmas at the Castle and the Holiday Lights Tour, except with an upgraded package (valid on the same date, after 5:00pm).
Note: When you are on Ticketweb site, you must first select your Christmas at the Castle tickets first and then add Holiday Lights as an optional upgrade upon checkout.

Holiday Lights VIP Experience (Admits 2)
The optional VIP Experience includes admission for two people, line by-pass, one food & beverage voucher per person and a gift bag.

Event Details

The Holiday Lights Tour entrance is on the southwest corner of the property at Davenport Road and Walmer Road. Please be aware that this event takes place primarily outdoors, as well as in the tunnels. It also requires walking approximately two kilometres.

Parking Information
Casa Loma has limited paid parking onsite with a $15/vehicle flat rate (cash, credit or debit is accepted). The closest additional paid parking near the Holiday Lights entrance is at George Brown College (south of Casa Loma, off Macpherson Avenue).

Casa Loma: Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights Tour

When: December 1, 2023 — January 6, 2024
Time: Christmas at the Castle: Saturday-Sunday & Daily December 28-January 6 9:30am-5:00pm; Holiday Lights: Thursday-Sunday 5:30-10:00pm, Daily December 26-January 6 (last entry at 9:00pm)
Where: 1 Austin Terrace (at Davenport Road & Spadina Avenue)
Website: www.casaloma.ca

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