Sponsored by Glow Christmas Festival

Twinkle, sparkle and shine… it’s almost Christmas time! What better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with some spectacular light displays across the Greater Toronto Area. Whether indoors or outdoors, by foot or by car, these festivals and shows are bound to instantly get you into a festive mood, especially when there’s carols playing! Embrace the magic and wonder of these Christmas light displays across the GTA.

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Glow Christmas

Step out from the cold and into the warmth and magic of Glow Christmas Toronto Light Festival and Market! Transport yourself straight into a Christmas storybook, where holiday-lovers of all ages delight in the joys of the season without having to commute to the North Pole.
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Casa Loma ChristmasCasa Loma Holiday Lights Tour

Casa Loma has festive fun, day or night! In their evening lights tour, stroll the gardens while enjoying spectacular decorations and outdoor lighting displays in a safe environment. Wander at your own pace through the stunning landscaped gardens of this beloved landmark, transformed into a winter wonderland.
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Friday Harbour Christmas MarketFriday Harbour Christmas Market

Celebrate the magic of the season at the Friday Harbour Christmas Market! Bring your whole family to experience a European-style market at this resort community on the shores of Lake Simcoe. This outdoor event features include a 40-foot tree, twinkling lights, and chalet cabins offering festive treats and holiday gifts.
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Holiday Nights of LightsHoliday Nights of Lights

Holiday Nights of Lights is back bigger and brighter than ever before, so bring the whole family along to enjoy sparkling lights, giant ornaments, and animated tunnels and displays. More than 1.5 million animated LED lights are synchronized to your favourite holiday tunes as you take a leisurely walk through Vaughan’s Assembly Park.
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Journey Into Enchantment Christmas

Journey Into Enchantment Christmas Light Show

Experience the magic of over 2 million unique light decorations, 3-D interactive displays and musical lights while safely driving through a 2-km route in the comfort of your own vehicle.
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Twinkle After DarkTwinkle After Dark

Twinkle After Dark welcomes families to go on a magical walk through the historic Country Heritage Park in picturesque Milton this holiday season. This fully illuminated country walk-through experience features historic buildings, holiday projections, visits with Santa and an awe-inspiring main street.
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More Christmas Light Displays in Toronto

Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic
This free festival casts a glow on the famous upscale shopping and entertainment area this festive season with lights and music.

The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail
This popular drive-along experience returns for another magical season of show-stopping lights, live entertainment and festive treats over an enchanted 1.5-kilometre journey trail.

Cavalcade of Lights
City of Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square will be bathed in light again this year with Cavalcade of Lights, transforming City Hall into a winter wonderland every night during the holiday season.

High Park Snowflake Walk
Friends of High Park Zoo hosts the Snowflake Walk, where you can stroll through the Zoo to see the trees light up and check out the animals.

Northern Lights
This immersive outdoor experience at Exhibition Place wraps you up in the lights, sights, sounds, and feeling of the holidays.

More Christmas Light Displays Events in the GTA

Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail
This lights festival at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers spectacular scenery, plus music, kids crafts, hot chocolate and s’mores, visits from Santa and more!

Brooks Farms Festive Nights
Stroll through the evergreen forest with holiday lights and displays, holiday characters and live music by local musicians. Enjoy wagon rides, festive treats and marshmallow roasting, along with a visit with Santa.

Burlington Festival of Lights
Drive or walk along the waterfront in Burlington for the annual Festival of Lights for a great free outing for the family this year.

Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest
The amusement park becomes a winter wonderland for WinterFest. Take a starlit walk through a 100-foot-long, coloured LED tunnel. Plus there’s festive shows and food, and an artisan market.

Fairway of Lights at Angus Glen Golf Club
Fairway of Lights lets you celebrate the mystery of the winter season with this annual walking light show, where you can follow the illuminated kilometre-long path through the woods after nightfall to go on a magical adventure.

Gift of Lights at Bingemans
Head to Kitchener for Gift of Lights at Bingemans, a family-friendly drive-thru event with two tunnels and over 300 light displays.

Halton Hills’ Light up the Hills Winter Festival
Halton Hills is lighting up their parks this holiday season at the Light up the Hills Winter Festival to bring joy and hope to surrounding communities with light displays, free to view.

Jingle Bell Rock at Bingemans
This in-person event features outdoor light displays, dancing tree illumination, open fire pits, and cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus.

Mississauga Festival of Trees
This festival celebrates the joy of the season with seasonal lights, wood art, markets and workshops, located along the lakeshore.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Get your fill of sparkle and good cheer at the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. It’s Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival!

Niemi Farm Christmas Market
Feel the hygge at this outdoor holiday experience with fresh local food, visits with Santa, twinkly forest lights perfect for photo opportunities, kids activities and a Scandinavian flair.

RBG Winter Wonders at Hendrie Park
Discover the magic of nature and light at the newest experience from the Royal Botanical Gardens with festive light displays dotting a 1.5 km pathway through the park.

Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights
More brilliant than ever, the annual Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights event features light displays every evening, even on Christmas Day!

Wild Winter Festival of Lights
Wild Winter Festival of Lights is an annual drive-through festival that takes you through a magical avenue of dazzling holiday light displays through the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville.


Step out from the cold and into the warmth and magic of Glow Christmas Light Festival and Market! Transport yourself straight into a Christmas storybook, where holiday-lovers of all ages delight in the joys of the season without having to commute to the North Pole.

Glow Christmas is the winter wonderland you’ve been waiting for! Kids tell their Christmas wishes to Santa, get active on indoor playgrounds, stroll through a light tunnel, and ride on Glen the Glow-comotive. Not only are there visits with Santa, but the holiday theme this year is “Around the World”. There you can wander the grounds and take in the spectacular illuminated sculptures of famous global landmarks. Meanwhile, adults peruse the market filled with local artisans and enjoy seasonal beverages. Glow Christmas truly has something for everyone!

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