Where's Santa? Greater Toronto Area Santa Sightings

Find out where you can catch a glimpse of the jolly one.




Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's making his list and checking it twice. Find out where you can catch a glimpse of the jolly one or snap a photo with him. Details are subject to change, and many holiday events can sell out quickly. Always call or check event website before heading out!


Santa Claus Parades
Various Dates in November and December
Santa is coming to town! It's time to dig up your jingle bells and festive decor − the holidays are just around the corner. Find Santa Claus Parades coming to the GTA. More


Toronto Christmas Market
November 14, 2019 to December 22, 2019
The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, November 14 to December 22, with the 10th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world! Free admission during the week. A professional photographer is available at Santa’s House on Saturdays and Sundays. More


Santa at Sherway Gardens
November 14, 2019 to December 24, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year and now your visit with Santa is easier, faster, and more magical than ever before for you and your little one(s). Pick the experience you want and pick a time that works best for your family to pre-book your slot. No long lines, no waiting, and no worrying you’ll forget. There are 2 events to register for. More


Breakfast with Santa at Market & Co
November 16, 2019 to November 23, 2019
Join Santa in the kitchen for a very merry breakfast event, especially for tiny cooks! We start with a jolly storytime with Santa before kids head into the kitchen where the fun heats up! Kids will make and enjoy Santa pancakes with berries, along with orange juice. Free but registration is required. More


Santa at the Eaton Centre
November 16, 20198 to December 24, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year and now your visit with Santa is easier, faster, and more magical than ever before for you and your little one(s). Pick the experience you want and pick a time that works best for your family to pre-book your slot. No long lines, no waiting, and no worrying you’ll forget. There are 3 events to register for. The Meet & Greet with Santa is Free. More


Santa at the Fairview Mall
November 16, 20198 to December 24, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year and now your visit with Santa is easier, faster, and more magical than ever before for you and your little one(s). Pick the experience you want and pick a time that works best for your family to pre-book your slot. No long lines, no waiting, and no worrying you’ll forget. There are 4 events to register for. The Meet & Greet with Santa is Free. More


Santa at Markville Mall
November 16, 2019 to December 24, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year and now your visit with Santa is easier, faster, and more magical than ever before for you and your little one(s). Pick the experience you want and pick a time that works best for your family to pre-book your slot. No long lines, no waiting, and no worrying you’ll forget. There are 4 events to register for. The Meet & Greet with Santa is Free. More


Santa's Signature Experience at RBG
November 16 to December 22, 2019
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. Wednesdays to Sundays. More


Family Christmas Weekends at Black Creek
November 16, 2019 to December 23, 2019
Step into a Christmas wonderland as your senses come alive with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. On weekends in December, stop by Santa’s Cottage to visit with the jolly old elf!  More


Visits With Santa at RBG
November 19 to December 29, 2019
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. More


Christmas in the Village
November 22, 2019 to November 23, 2019
Kick-off the Holiday Season with us in Streetsville! The Streetsville BIA is excited to present the fourth annual Christmas in the Village festival and it’s sure to be an exciting one. Take a selfie with Santa! More


Seasons Christmas Show
November 22, 2019 to November 24, 2019
The Seasons Christmas Show brings together local artisans, talented food-makers, and DIY craft enthusiasts to offer visitors a one-stop-shop destination to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit. DIY Workshps, Entertainment and meet Santa! The jolly man in red will be on hand at the show every day to chat and take selfies with visitors. Santa will visit the show on Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More


Canada's Wonderland WinterFest
November 22, 2019 to December 31, 2019 (Select dates)
WinterFest offers a new season of holiday fun at Canada’s Wonderland where guests will be treated to an all-new immersive holiday experience. While there, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Santa’s home. Decorated with trees, toys, and presents galore. After you’ve taken in all the wonder, the time will come to get your photo taken with Santa Claus and let him know what you want for Christmas this year! More


The Aurora Winter Festival
November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020
The CNE presents this year’s Aurora Winter Festival. Toronto’s Ontario Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Drop by the North Pole which will feature Storytime Theatre with Santa and his Elves, plus meet Santa himself! More


Santa Trains at York Durham Heritage Railway
November 23, 2019 to December 8, 2019
All Aboard with Santa! We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train. This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience. More


Storytime with Santa at Black Creek
November 23, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Spend a fun-filled festive time with Santa and his helpers at Black Creek Pioneer Village!
Make Christmas crafts, decorate cookies, enjoy a wagon ride and explore the village. Gather round Santa’s chair to hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly man himself — and don’t forget to snap that perfect photo! More


Santa at Seasons!
November 24, 2019
The big, ol', jolly guy in red is coming to Seasons on November 24. Avoid the line-ups at the mall! Join Seasons and Pictonat Photography for an enjoyable Santa experience. More


Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright
November 29, 2019 to December 20, 2019
Experience the magic of Christmas at Kortright this December. Enjoy crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse-drawn wagon ride, and meet Santa in his cabin! More


Christmas in the Village, Winter in the Woods
December 1, 2019
Step into the past and enjoy the holiday celebrations of Early Century Pickering Township. Visit Santa Claus at the General Store for a photo op, take a horse drawn ride through the streets, join a dance at Squire Jonathan’s Christmas Ball, and experience Welsh, Scottish, and Victorian traditions as the inhabitants bring our Village to life. More


Victorian Christmas Experience at York Durham Heritage Railway
December 4, 2019 to December 11, 2019
Come and enjoy a truly Victorian Christmas experience; visit our beautifully decorated historic station and take your pictures with Santa or our Christmas conductor. Delight in live carollers while sipping on eggnog or hot apple cider, and more. More


Milk and Cookies with Santa at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
December 7, 2019
Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming to the Butterfly Conservatory! Have fun decorating cookies and get a chance to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. A great photo opportunity! Please note: Reservations are required. More


Home for the Holidays at Bradley Museum
December 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019
Celebrate the festive holiday season at the Bradley Museum! Learn about the past Christmas traditions of early settlers in the 1800s and enjoy the many ways communities in Mississauga celebrate holidays at this time of year. Also offers pet and family photos with Santa. Free admission with a donation of food or winter clothing. More


Breakfast with Santa at Ripley's Aquarium
December 7, 2019 to December 22, 2019
Start your holiday season with breakfast with Santa. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is hosting a scrumptious breakfast this December to bring your FISHmas spirit to a place it’s never gone before – under the sea. More


Holiday Fair in the Square
December  7, 2019 to December  23, 2019
In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square! Santa, and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by Holiday Fair on weekends, between Noon and 8pm for photos. Guests can take their own photos with the Jolly Old Elf and are invited to make a donation to Epilepsy Toronto. More


Christmas on the Rails at the Halton County Radial Railway
December 7, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Ride into the holiday season with us! We’re opening our doors one last time until the spring for a unique seasonal experience. There’s nothing like riding the rails through the woods with snow on the trees and Christmas carols in the air and a visit from Santa! Tickets sold at the door. More


A Visit with Father Christmas at Todmorden Mills
December 8, 2019
Father Christmas is visiting Todmorden Mills! Join us to meet and greet Father Christmas as he appeared in Victorian times, and snap a selfie or a photo with him during your family's own meet and greet time slot. Sample Victorian fruitcake and gingerbread after your visit in the Papermill Gallery. More


Santa Brunch Cruise
December 8, 2019
Spend a fun-filled afternoon with Santa while you enjoy a delicious brunch on this unique holiday season excursion! 2-hours cruising through the Toronto Harbour with Santa and his Elves, Delicious buffet brunch, Complimentary family photo with Santa Claus, Holiday crafts and more! More


Breakfast with Santa at the CN Tower
December 8, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Santa is making a special trip to the CN Tower and he wants you to join him for breakfast 346 metres above the city! Enjoy a buffet breakfast with your family and have your own photo taken with the big guy himself. All children will receive a special gift and one complimentary photo with Santa. More


Brunch with Santa at Estates of Sunnybrook
December 8, 2019 and December 15, 2019
Please join us for Brunch with Santa on December 8th and 15th! Our brunch starts promptly at 11:00am and continues with a special reading from Santa Claus at 12:30pm. More

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