Holiday Magic Comes Alive At Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest Starting Nov. 18


WinterFest will return to Canada’s Wonderland on Nov. 18 for its third season of magical live shows, enchanting themed areas, festive food and family entertainment. This immersive holiday event runs select dates until Dec. 31 and this year features the anticipated return of the lively musical Tinker’s Toy Factory, the brand-new Lazy Bear Lodge restaurant, an igloo village and more WinterFest rides than ever before.

“WinterFest has become a favourite holiday tradition for so many guests,” said Norm Pirtovshek, general manager. “It’s an unforgettable experience, to walk through the park with friends and family under a canopy of holiday lights surrounded by festive sounds, sights and entertainment. You don’t want to miss it.”

With more than 40 attractions through eight themed areas, WinterFest has something for guests of all ages. Highlights this year include:

  • Tinker’s Toy Factory: This indoor show at Canterbury Theatre is back after a two-year hiatus, with music, acrobatics and an entertaining story about elf hijinks in Santa’s Workshop.
  • Lazy Bear Lodge: The park’s new, rustic lodge-style restaurant is open and decked out for the holidays! Warm yourself at one of the many fire pits at Lazy Bear Lodge and enjoy a festive meal hot off the wood-fired grill such as smoked turkey, ham or roast beef with a savory side and biscuit.
  • WinterFest rides: Guests can enjoy 23 rides, including the children’s rides in Charlie Brown’s Christmas Town, and others like Thunder Run, Klockwerks and ­– new this year – Psyclone and Sledge Hammer.
  • Ice Skating on Snow Flake Lake: Glide down the ice on the shimmering, frozen lake in front of the iconic Wonder Mountain and surrounded by beautifully lit trees and holiday light projections. Advance online reservations required.*
  • Nightly tree-lighting ceremony: Don’t miss this song-and-dance spectacular on International Street where we light our two 50-foot-tall Christmas trees decorated with thousands of lights and ornaments.
  • Cool Yule Christmas: This high-energy, fun-filled show covers all your favourite Christmas pop songs. You won’t be able to resist singing along.
  • Jack Frost’s Igloo Village (NEW): Guests can rent their own cozy, private igloo for the evening with concierge food and beverage service!*
  • A PEANUTS™ Guide to Christmas: Join Charlie Brown and the gang in this enjoyable sing-along celebrating the most wonderful time of the year!
  • And so much more! Including stunning photo ops, our Midway Merriment characters, select family rides, Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus* and photos with St. Nick.

*Additional charge activity.

For the full list of shows and attractions, operating hours, tickets and reservations, please visit

Guests can receive unlimited visits to WinterFest this year when they purchase a 2023 Gold Pass, which includes all the benefits of a Season Pass plus unlimited visits to Halloween Haunt and WinterFest in 2023. All for 12 easy online payments of $9.08. (Price goes up Nov. 4)


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