We love to see a holiday classic come to life! Ontario’s very own Rusty Griswold Christmas house is returning this year and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped onto the set of National Lampoon’s Vacation.
Every holiday season since 2015, the Burlington home transforms into an “animated gingerbread house” inspired by the 1989 Christmas movie. You’ll be able to watch the dazzling light show from the warmth of your car, accompanied by festive tunes on the radio.
“Watch the lights dance to the classic Christmas music from either the sidewalk or the comfort of your vehicle as we broadcast over an FM frequency,” the description says.
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The lights will be on display every night until well after Christmas on January 2nd, 2022. It’s free to stop by and enjoy the show, but as a way of giving back, the Griswold house is accepting donations in support of SickKids.
Toronto is absolutely teeming with holiday activities this year. The Distillery District’s Winter Village is now open for the season and a massive holiday carnival with unlimited rides and incredible food is starting up this December.
Other events to check out include The Polar Winter Festival, the Snow Magic drive-thru fest, the Canadian Tire Christmas Trail, and the Immersive Nutcracker experience. Yeah, we can’t believe it either!
And if you want an extra dose of Christmas movie nostalgia, you can head over to Montreal and see all of the places where the new Home Alone was filmed.
Now, round up your mini road trip buddies and celebrate the season National Lampoon style!
Where: 2176 Devlin Drive, Burlington
When: Nightly until January 2nd, 2022