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Santa Sightings

For many families, a visit with Santa is a highlight of the Christmas season. But where and when can you find the jolly old fellow? Start here, with our listings of events and locations where Santa will make a personal appearance!

Variety Village Christmas Party
Variety Village Christmas Party

Variety Village invites you again to celebrate the holiday season at their “World’s Greatest Christmas Party” to kick off the holiday season to enjoy festivities and Christmas music, and indulge in festival treats. This one-day event includes activities the whole family can enjoy, such as a Kids’ Zone, food and
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Santa’s Storytime
Santa’s Storytime

Santa’s Storytime offers families an interactive story time and photo-op experience with Santa in a festively decorated space at Gerrard Square Mall. Kids can also send letters to the North Pole using Santa’s mailbox and receive personalized correspondence back from one of Santa’s most trusted elves. Santa’s Storytime When: November
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Willowtree Farm Adventures with Santa
Willowtree Farm Adventures with Santa

Willowtree Farm hosts the family farm adventure Adventures with Santa, where Santa’s helpers guide you through tasks to see the guy in the big, red suit, such as crafts and a mini story stroll. Then, take a photo-op with Santa in a fun backdrop and have a hot chocolate with
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Santa Sightings GTA
Santa Sightings in the GTA This Holiday Season

Santa Claus fans, rejoice! The Family Fun Toronto Guide to Santa Sightings in the GTA has arrived with bells on! The man with the bag is back for the Ho-Ho-Holidays and while visits are still not as up-close and personal as in pre-Covid years, his festive spirit transcends physical distance.
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Santa Claus Parades
Santa Claus Parades in the GTA and Southern Ontario

There are Santa Claus parades happening all over the GTA this year, and once again, in person! Whether it’s a local neighbourhood parade or a huge extravaganza, the childrens’ eyes always widen with excitement at the sight of the big guy. Greater Toronto Area Brampton — Santa Claus Parade When:
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Kortright Centre Magical Christmas Forest
Kortright Centre Magical Christmas Forest

Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at the Kortright Centre in Woodbridge. This self-guided experience includes a winter wonderland filled with lights, Santa in his cabin, festive music, bonfires, children’s activities and hot chocolate for the whole family! Kortright Centre Magical Christmas Forest When: November 25 – December 23, 2022
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Leslieville Wanderlust
Leslieville Wanderlust

Leslieville BIA hosts the Leslieville Wanderlust shopping event, now in its 16th year, taking place along Queen Street East between Booth Street and Vancouver Street. On November 18-19, Leslie Grove Park comes alive with a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, holiday activities, the Dancing Santa Scavenger Hunt and live entertainment. Leslieville
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Holiday Fair In The Square
Holiday Fair In The Square

Holiday Fair In The Square returns this year to Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto’s City Hall. Take the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides, games and a photo with Santa, plus go shopping for a unique gift at the artisan market. Holiday Fair In The Square When: December
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Waterloo Central Railway: A Vintage Christmas
Waterloo Central Railway: A Vintage Christmas

Have a magical time with your family on a historic passenger train at the Waterloo Central Railway Vintage Christmas train ride, on daytime rides on the weekends or in the extra evening time slots with the train all lit up for the holidays. Set off on a train from the
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Pingle’s Farm Market Christmas Fest
Pingle’s Farm Market Christmas Fest

Have a holly jolly good time this Christmas at Pingle’s Farm Market where families can enjoy a hot chocolate, make a take-home holiday craft, take a ride on the Pingle’s “Polar Express” for story time, and take a socially-distanced photo with Santa! Make sure to dress for the weather to
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