Top 5 Drive Thru Christmas Lights in Toronto 2021

By Remitbee - Nov 24, 2021

Create beautiful memories by bringing your family and friends to see the spellbinding light displays, photo opportunities, and more this Christmas in Toronto!

In Toronto, Christmas trees and light displays will be back for the winter holiday season. If you're looking for something fun, at the same time safe, to do with your family this Christmas, this article is for you. We chose the ones that you can walk through and drive through!

Light festivals have become a popular winter holiday activity. Buckle up and look at our Top 5 Drive-thru Christmas Lights in Toronto, which are now open to the public! Let's get you into the Christmas spirit.

1. Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

Many were wishing for its comeback, and so, due to popular demand, the Canadian Tire Christmas Trail has returned! If you like the comfort of your car while still being able to enjoy pretty Christmas lights in Toronto, then this event is perfect for you!

Not only do they transport you to the North Pole and visit Santa's Village, but you're able to take a photo or selfie with Santa without leaving your car. The trail is only 1.5 kilometres long, but it is jam-packed with holiday cheer.

Like other Christmas lights drive-thru in Toronto, thousands of dazzling lights, live entertainment, and special appearances from various Christmas characters are all part of this interactive drive-thru event.

What's more? While watching elves make and wrap presents in Santa's Workshop, you're able to munch on some festive treats.

On November 8, tickets for this fantastic event went on sale, with new tickets being issued every Monday only. The price of a ticket is $25 per car, with all funds going to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.


Open from November 13 to December 23.


1000 Murray Ross Parkway in North York

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2. Snow Magic Toronto

A winter wonderland fit for your kind of fairy tale. Snow Magic's drive-through experience in Toronto features 18 unique artworks, some of which rely on live artist participation.

At a maximum speed of 5 km/h, the drive-through lasts roughly 30 minutes. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before your scheduled time. For sure, you would not want to miss out 1.7 kilometres of enchanting drive-through adventure where epic monsters and lights surround you as you explore 18 magnificent artworks, right?

The price per vehicle is $45 plus tax and fees at off-peak times. During peak hours, the price is $65 plus tax and charges. Remember that they will give a portion of that money from each Snow Magic ticket sold to SickKids.


Open from November 12 until January 16 (Wednesday to Sunday)


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

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3. Polar Winter Festival

Welcome aboard! At Toronto's largest walk-through holiday market, you can experience the excitement of the season because Polar isn't your typical Christmas market.

This Christmas, you can experience the beauty of the festive season with photo opportunities and rides that will keep the holiday fun going! No one will go out of place as everyone will find something to their liking. You can take a ride on their Christmas train, a classic carousel with bouncing horses, or even a ship cruise!

And of course, a holiday market is not complete without special guests. Yes, they're coming to town. Look forward to taking selfies with Santa Claus and Queen Elsa! With no fixed exit time, you are free to explore at your leisure.

General Admission tickets are $19.99 for 13 years old and above and $14.99 for 12 years old and below. Remember that rides and photo selfies with Santa and Queen Elsa are not included in the general admission price.

A photo with Santa costs $12.99, while a photo with Elsa costs $20.00.


From November 25 to December 26, 2021


Bandshell Park, 210 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto

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Casa Loma's Holiday Light Tour

Looking for peace of mind during your Christmas break from work and school? Casa Loma's breathtaking Holiday Light Tour will transport you to the beauty of the season this December as you wander through a brilliant lighting show in the gardens and tunnels!

You can walk through the property's grounds while taking in the beautiful decorations, lighting displays, and live entertainment. An adult must accompany children 13 years below, and strollers aren't allowed. The ticket price is $35, while paid parking is available on site.


From November 25, 2021, until December 30, 2021, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Closed on December 6-7 and December 13-14.


Casa Loma 1 Austin Terrace , Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

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Holiday Night of Lights & Holiday Fair in the Square

The Holiday Night of Lights and the Holiday Fair in the Square are two events throughout the holiday season in Toronto.

Holiday Nights of Lights is back as a walk-thru event. With more than 1,000,000 LED lights animated and choreographed to your favourite Holiday melodies, it is now brighter than ever before and a new experience unlike any other!

This year's walk-thru takes you on tour through Assembly Park in Vaughan's gardens. Overall, Nights of Lights is a must-see holiday walk-through event for people of all ages. This spectacular light show is the first of its kind in Canada and takes place only once a year!

No need for proof of vaccination because this is an outdoor event. However, to avoid overcrowding and observe proper social distancing, the event will be limited in capacity.


November 26, 2021, to January 2, 2022


80 Interchange Way in Vaughan, ON

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