The POLAR Winter Festival: A Magical Walk-Through Holiday Experience

Celebrate the merriest time of the year at the POLAR Winter Festival. You won’t want to miss this magical and unforgettable experience ― it's the first 'walk-through' holiday winter festival since the start of the pandemic.

Families can kick off the holiday season at this winter festival where things to see and do seem endless. Be prepared to be enchanted by magnificent light displays and so much more...

Great Photo Opps

Larger than life festive decorations are taking over the site, from giant teddy bears, to Santa's Toy Shop, and the breathtaking Polar Ice Tunnel filled with thousands of crystals ― all perfect for Holiday photo snaps!

Meet with Santa

Don't forget your pictures with Santa at Canada’s biggest Santa photo opp zone! The Bandshell stage on the Exhibition grounds will be transformed into Santa’s living room filled with incredible holiday decorations.

Shop the Market

A Holiday Market will be open to help you find great gifts for everyone on your list. Shop and support local among the market’s boutique vendors.

Amusement Rides

Checkers Fun Event Services will bring nostalgia and excitement with rides like the Christmas train, a classic carousel featuring beautiful prancing horses, a ship excursion, and the super slide!

Sip on Cocktails under the Stars

Hotel X Toronto presents X-Lounge brought to you by Harlo and Honeycomb Hospitality, There will be festive cocktails for grownups to enjoy and roaring fire pits to keep everyone cozy.

Food Truck Fare

Mustache Burger, and BeaverTails are but a few that will be serving up a feast of Holiday eats and treats!

Full COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep everyone safe. Tickets are sold by time slots and the event is operating at a reduced capacity to keep the crowds smaller and allow for physical distancing. Find out more here.

The event takes place at Bandshell Park on Exhibition Grounds, at 210 Princes’ Boulevard, in Toronto.


The event runs rain, snow or shine from November 25 to December 26, 2021 ― Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.


General Admission Ticket: 13yrs + older, $19.99

General Admission Ticket: 12yrs + younger, $14.99

Photos with Santa: $12.99

Rides: Purchase on-site, $6 per ride or three rides for $15

Enjoy a festive night out with family and friends! For more info and to purchase tickets online go to:

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The POLAR Winter Festival: A Magical Walk-Through Holiday Experience

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