Holiday Traditions Featuring the RBG Train Show!


Nov 16, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020


Join us for exciting performances, Santa experiences, colourful exhibits and more as we welcome the holiday season.

Santa's Signature Experience
Wednesdays to Sundays, November 16 to December 22
Santa returns to his favourite garden and he’s brought along his merry elves to deliver the most joyous holiday celebration yet! This year, Santa has created a signature experience for all of his little visitors to enjoy.

Winter Lights at the Rock Garden
Fridays to Sundays, December 6 to January 5
6 to 9 p.m.; Rock Garden

Discover holiday magic at the picturesque Rock Garden! Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit.

Visits With Santa
Tuesdays, November 19 to December 17
Friday November 22 and 29

Santa Claus is coming to town! While the elves are hard at work up at the North Pole, Santa Claus is visiting RBG and is ready to hear what's on your wish list this holiday season. Just be sure you're on the nice list! Select Tuesdays and Fridays; Hendrie Park.

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
December 8, 14, 15; RBG Centre
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious breakfast buffet! Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, enjoy all of the day’s activities.

Botanical Train Display
November 16 - December 24
December 27 - January 5

Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast!

Visit website for more details and specific dates and times.


See website


View map Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd. W.
Burlington, ON

Additional Information

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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