There’s a big reason Inglewood Drive in Toronto is nicknamed Kringlewood…

Inglewood, a quiet residential street in the Moore Park area, gets into the holiday spirit every year in a pretty creative way! This festive road follows the annual tradition of lining the street with giant inflatable Santas.

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The tradition was started as a joke in 2013 by Inglewood Drive resident Amy Westin and her husband, but the fun and silly gag caught on with fellow residents fast.

Nowadays anyone who comes out to see the 14-foot Santas (some towering as tall as the homes they stand in front of) can expect upwards of 50 – 70 jolly Saint Nicks. The Santas span approximately one kilometre from St. Clair East to Rosedale Heights.

The Inglewood Santas aren’t just something for the neighbours to enjoy! People travel from all over the GTA to either walk or drive the block and soak in some holiday cheer. The many Kris Kringle’s make for great photo ops, or just a cheerful talking point.

If you’re looking to do something festive and free before Christmas you can head over to the intersection at Mount Pleasant Road and Inglewood Drive where all the Santas are waiting for you!

Happy holidays!