Ready for a road trip to the North Pole? Thankfully, you won’t have to travel too far because it’s coming right to us this year. The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail is returning for the holiday season and you’ll see Santa’s village come to life from the warmth of your car.

In addition to thousands of twinkling lights, the 1.5 km trail will take you past bright interactive displays, carolers singing your favourite holiday songs, “magically curated Christmas vignettes,” including real elves making toys in Santa’s workshop.

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Photo via Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

You’ll spot tons of festive characters wandering among the gorgeous light displays and feel totally swept up in the holiday magic.

Tickets are $25 per car and they officially go on sale on Monday, November 8th, just a few days before the trail opens to the public. All the proceeds will be donated to the company’s Jumpstart Charities for children and youth.

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Photo via Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

It’ll be opening up in North York right next to Black Creek Pioneer Village for the second year in a row, after last year’s event got an “overwhelming response,” according to Canadian Tire.

This trail isn’t the only popular event returning for another season of holiday magic. WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland is opening on the same day with all kinds of festive features, like its ice skating rink, hundreds of glowing trees, and a nightly tree-lighting ceremony.

Plus, Toronto’s beloved Nutcracker ballet is returning to the stage this December for its annual holiday season run.

Photo via Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

Needless to say, it’s going to feel a lot like Christmas in the city this year and we could not be more excited. From the sounds of it, it’s looking pretty likely that we’ll have snow on the ground too!


Where: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
When: November 13th — December 23rd