Here's when Canada's Wonderland's massive new winter festival opens (VIDEO)

Sep 13 2019, 10:42 am

There’s a new reason to head to Canada’s Wonderland during the winter season.

The Vaughan theme park announced its latest addition to the GTA’s holiday fun, WinterFest, last year, and now they have revealed its opening date.

WinterFest will operate on select dates from November 22 to December 31, 2019, and is free for 2019 and 2020 Gold and Platinum Passholders, according to the park.

During WinterFest, the park will be transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland complete with uniquely themed areas, dozens of Christmas trees, millions of spectacular lights, ice-skating, live entertainment, savoury treats, crafts, and hands-on family activities.

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“This is the largest capital investment we’ve made in our park since opening,” said Norm Pirtovshek, Canada’s Wonderland General Manager, when it was first announced. “And to cap off our 2019 season, WinterFest will be a holiday event unique to Canada as our park transforms into a winter wonderland. You can expect magical holiday fun for guests of all ages.”

According to Canada’s Wonderland, the park’s fountain on International Street will become Snowflake Lake where guests can enjoy ice skating amid brilliant holiday lights. And each night, singers and dancers will set the stage for the celebratory lighting ceremony of a 70-foot-tall (21 m) Christmas tree featuring more than 40,000 sparkling ornaments.

And what’s a holiday celebration without a little carolling? Catch one of a dozen live holiday-themed shows like “Cool Yule Christmas” and “Jingle Jazz.” Kids can help elves mail letters to Santa, decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, and meet classic Peanuts characters or special WinterFest entertainers like Jack Frost, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Candy Cane.

Is it Christmas 2019 yet?

Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest

When: Select days from November 22 to December 31
Where: Canada’s Wonderland