Holiday Traditions Featuring the RBG Train Show!


Nov 17, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019


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

Santa's Signature Experience
November 17 - December 23
Time-Ticketed; Hendrie Park
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.

Visits With Santa
Select Wednesdays and Fridays; Hendrie Park
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!

Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus
December 8, 9, 16
10 a.m.; RBG Centre
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious brunch buffet! Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, enjoy all of the day’s activities too!

Winter Lights at the Rock
Thursdays to Sundays, November 17 to December 30
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.

Escarpment Train Exhibit
Weekends, Nov 17 – Dec 24
Daily, December 27 – 31
January 2 – 6
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rock Garden
RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history.

Botanical Train Display
November 17 - December 24
December 27 - January 6
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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