Winterfest tunnel

This winter festival features a beautiful tunnel with 100 feet of colourful lights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, maybe not with the summer weather we’ve been having lately, but Canada’s Wonderland is sure to get you in the holiday spirit with the return of WinterFest this weekend.

Beginning Nov. 13, WinterFest returns bigger than before with more live entertainment, millions of holiday lights, festive treats, themed areas, and artisan markets. New this year, the immersive event will include the Northern Starlight in the themed North Pole area. Guests can visit a magical land worthy of a Hallmark movie with a tunnel covered in 100 feet of colourful LED lights.

With over 40 attractions being offered, visitors are sure to find fun for the whole family. Strap on your ice skates and glide along the frozen Snowflake Lake in a winter wonderland surrounded by bright lights in the iconic Wonder Mountain, or join in on a holiday singalong with Charlie Brown and friends at the PEANUTS Guide to Christmas.

What would a winter festival be without ice skating?

Be sure not to miss out on the stunning nightly tree-lighting ceremony on International Street. Decorated with thousands of lights and ornaments, this 50-foot tree stands tall as the WinterFest’s main attraction.

The little elves in the family will have the opportunity to get pictures with St. Nick, pick a tree at Charlie Brown’s Lot, write wish lists at the North Pole Post Office, and help Mrs. Claus decorate cookies. And, of course, Wonderland wouldn’t be Wonderland without the amusement rides, including favourites like Flying Canoes, Peanuts 500, and Swing of the Century.

Festive treat options that can be found at WinterFest include poutine, the candy cane café, funnel cakes, hot chocolate, and milk and cookies. And parents can prepare themselves for the holidays with mulled wine and hot cider in the ice wine garden,  The Naughty Elf bar, and The Jingle Bar.

WinterFest is running on select dates from Nov. 13 until Dec. 31. Reserved ticket times are required as well as proof of full vaccination for visitors over the age of 12 years old.

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