Here's Where To Meet Santa In 2021

Santa's back in 2021 and here's where you can meet him ― at a safe distance of course! Find special activities like story-time and holiday photos. There are still virtual visits too!

Pack your most festive mask and head out to these Santa meet & greets, the entire family can get excited about. Book early; Santa sells out fast!

Check back for updates. As soon as we spot Santa making an appearance somewhere, we'll post it right here!


Seasons Christmas Show 2021

  • November 12th to 14th, 2021
  • The International Centre (Hall 3 - Arrow Hall)
  • $9 and up

The Seasons Christmas Show will bring the local craft and maker community back together to create a unique shopping experience for guests looking to find gift inspiration. Santa himself will be on hand at the Seasons Christmas Show for a limited time each day to chat and take selfies or family pics with visitors. More


Holly Jolly Lodge at Upper Canada Mall

  • November 12th until December 24th, 2021
  • Upper Canada Mall
  • $24.99 and up

Santa back is at The Holly Jolly Lodge and he can’t wait to (safely) visit with you! Experience the magic of the holiday season at Upper Canada. Packages must be booked in advance. More


Winter Village at Distillery District

  • November 18th to December 31st, 2021
  • Distillery District
  • $8 - Free on certain days & times

Take-in the timeless romance of the holidays, and enjoy a curated selection of Toronto’s finest craftspeople, local shops, restaurants and cafes. You’ll still see Santa and his Elves wandering the cobblestone streets (so be sure to grab that selfie!) More


Markham Holiday Market

  • November 19th to 21st, 2021
  • Markham Fairgrounds
  • $10.00

If you're looking for the latest in holiday gifts, décor, and stunning stocking stuffers, unique artisan gifts or delicious gourmet food, the Markham Holiday Market has it all! There's also a photo opportunity with Santa, socially distanced of course! More


Santa at CF Malls

  • November 19th to December 24th, 2021 — all day
  • Various Mall Locations (See Listing)
  • $5

Santa Claus is coming to town! Enjoy a magical and safe visit with Santa starting November 19 through December 24. Visits with Santa are by reservation only and a $5 fee will apply to each booking. All booking fees will be donated to various charities and Cadillac Fairview will be matching your donation! More


POLAR Winter Festival

  • Thursday, November 25th, 2021 to December 26th, 2021
  • Toronto’s Bandshell Park
  • $14 and up

Polar isn’t your average holiday market. From selfies with the real live Santa Claus to larger-than-life holiday decor, this is a Christmas festival designed to transport guests to an enchanting winter wonderland. The Bandshell stage will be transformed into Santa’s living room filled with incredible holiday decorations. Meet Santa and get a photo in Canada’s biggest Santa photo opp zone! More


Holiday Fair in the Square

  • November 26th to December 30th, 2021
  • 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan
  • Free

Your favourite holiday tradition is returning for the 2021 season, and in a new location! Shop for that unique holiday gift at the Artisan Marketplace, and bring the family to visit Santa. Santa will be stopping by the Holiday Fair for photos. Guests are invited to take on their own photos and make a donation to Epilepsy Toronto. More


Meet Santa in the Beach

  • Saturday, November 27th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Kew Gardens Park
  • Free

Santa is coming to the Beach on Saturday, November 27th, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Stop by the Kew Gardens Park to play games, win prizes, donate to the Centre 55 Toy Drive and get your photo with Santa. Enjoy some live music and hot drinks, then catch the official Christmas Tree Lighting. More


Streetsville BIA’s Christmas in the Village Festival

  • November 27th and 28th, 2021
  • Streetsville Village Square
  • Free

Santa Claus is coming to town! Be sure to stop by this great celebration, which will feature the traditional tree lighting ceremony, a special visit from Santa, fun activities, live entertainment, an amazing Christmas Market, and much more! More


Santa's Village

  • December 3rd to 19th, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Union Station Skywalk
  • $25-$45

Santa’s Village will bring holiday cheer to all, as visitors will get a chance to have a Meet & Greet with Santa! The 45-minute Santa’s Village experience includes an interactive storytime with Santa and pictures. More


Toronto Santa Claus Parade

  • Saturday, December 4th, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
  • CTV & CTV2
  • Free

You won't get to meet him but you'll get to see him from the comfort of home! This year's parade is being televised in 2021. See it on CTV | CTV2 December 4th at 7PM. You won’t want to miss what the 2021 Parade has in store! See the larger-than-life floats, magical characters, and special performances by some amazing artists. More


Storytime Live with Santa at CF Malls

  • December 4th and 18th, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

For only two magical nights, capture memorable moments as Santa reads classic holiday stories all the way from the North Pole. In addition, interact live with Santa by participating in various festive activities, and sharing your wish lists! – all from the comfort of your home. More


Children's Old-Fashioned Christmas

  • Sunday, December 5th, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Scugog Shores Museum Village
  • $2-5

Step back in time and tour our historic village traditionally decorated for the holidays with evergreen boughs, bright ribbons, and berries. View heritage demonstrations, visit with Santa, and take home a holiday package with a treat and activity. More


Dino Holiday

  • December 17th, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022
  • Markham Fairgrounds
  • $12.50 and up

Dino Holiday is a 50,000 sq ft indoor Theme Park consisting of over 45 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, carnival rides, games, food and more! Whether you want to simply take pictures, go on thrill rides, try your luck at carnival games, or try our delicious candy floss, there is something for everyone. There's a station to write letters to Santa, a pterodactyl sleigh photo opp and an opportunity to meet the man himself, Santa! More

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