Canada's first six-story holiday drive-thru is coming to Toronto this month

Nov 4 2020, 5:38 pm

Toronto Pearson Airport will be transformed into a winter wonderland this month when the Polar Holiday Drive Through opens its doors.

The six-story experience will “submerge guests in a ​multi-story​ photo spectacular,” and comes with multiple dazzling light tunnels and “the real” Santa Clause.

Presented by The Concierge Club and Impact XM, each level of the family-friendly pop-up features a unique theme filled with iconic holiday elements.

Running from November 27 to January 3, it’s Canada’s first multi-level drive-through holiday experience, according to the event’s website.


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Polar begins with an immersive LED light tunnel, then takes guests to a magical winter wonderland, featuring “larger than life” holiday decor, the event says. A crystal cave-inspired tunnel will take your breath away before you drive past the “real Santa.”  Two more light tunnels follow – the first will deliver the sparkle, while the second will immerse you in grand gold-filled scenery.

The experience is COVID-19 safe, the website says. Guests must stay in their vehicles the whole time, and buses, extended cab trucks, limos, and cargo vans are not permitted.

Organizers have implemented a green initiative for the event and will be planting trees to help offset Polar’s carbon footprint.

Polar Holiday Drive Through

When:​ November 27, 2020, to January 3, 2021

Where:​ 6145 Viscount Drive, Mississauga

Tickets: ​Available online, $45 per car

Note: While local parks, shops, and events are reopened, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the six-feet physical distancing guidelines.

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