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Toronto Aurora Winter Festival

Just in time for the festive season, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is transforming the Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure as the 2019 Aurora Winter Festival comes to life for a second consecutive year. Tickets are now on sale now for the highly-anticipated festival taking place from Friday, November 22, 2019 through to Sunday, January 5, 2020. This magical winter wonderland features four distinct mystical worlds for guests to explore, as well as enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food experiences, marketplaces, amusement rides and more.


Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the northern lights, the Aurora Winter Festival features entertainment and interactive experiences that will delight people of all ages and backgrounds.  


Highlights of the six-week event include:


  • Four Mystical Worlds including the Arctic Retreat, Hidden Hilltop, Luminous Gardens and the Whimsical Forest (featuring the Fairy Hollow and Gnome Village), each illuminated by awe-inspiring light installations
  • Magical characters including Thyra, the Ice Queen and Yin, Prince of the Yetis and Ice Elves
  • The North Pole featuring Storytime Theatre with Santa and his Elves
  • Candy Cane Lane complete with a Gingerbread Hut and Candy Shack
  • A Light Tunnel showcasing the Aurora Borealis
  • A 170-ft Tube Ride
  • Classic Amusement Rides and Games
  • Ice skating around beautiful light installations on the Frozen Pond
  • A Holiday Marketplace offering unique and festive gifts
  • Fabulous Food Experiences
  • A Disco Dome
  • A heated Entertainment Tent complete with live music, mulled wine, hot chocolate and more

We hope that you have the opportunity to come and enjoy this festive event presented by the Canadian National Exhibition.

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Sunday, January 5

Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

Event Type

Family-Friendly, Festivals & Special Events


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