‘Tis the season for Santa photos, eggnog lattes, gingerbread cookies, and pants with an elastic waistband. 

The holiday season is upon us, and what better place to get into the festive spirit than the mall? 

Where else can you find something for everyone on your list – all in one place? CF Toronto Eaton Centre has everything you could need. Plus, you get to enjoy the beautifully decorated ambiance along with holiday songs, live performances, and a dazzling Christmas tree to get you in the mood. 

Speaking of that tree, you can’t miss out on THE kick-off event of the holiday season. 

Santa photos at CF Winterville
Photo via CF Properties

The iconic, giant Christmas tree at CF Toronto Eaton Centre is back, and the tree lighting event will be on Wednesday, November 15, at 6 PM sharp in the centre court.

Hosted by Canadian rock legends Barenaked Ladies, enjoy the magical countdown, an EPIC snow show and Toronto Children’s Chorus, an appearance from Santa, and a very special surprise that you’ll just have to see for yourself. 

There’s no better way to start off the holidays, but hey, we get it. The main attraction is Santa Claus – good thing he’s coming to town sooner than you think!

Pick out your best Christmas sweater and prepare your toothiest smile to get your pictures with the big jolly man in red. Get your pictures taken with Santa at selected CF shopping centres across the GTA from November 17 and December 24 for some holiday magic.

For only $15, you’ll receive 5 digital images to keep the memory forever. But make sure to book your visit soon because Santa’s schedule is filling up fast! 

He’s got a lot of presents to deliver, after all. 


Pictures with Santa

When: Friday, November 17 until Sunday, December 24

  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St, Toronto
  • CF Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto
  • CF Markville, 5000 Hwy 7, Markham

Cost: $15 for groups up to 6

Tree Lighting

When: Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 PM
Where: CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Centre Court by Aritzia