On Friday we went to WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland and we had an amazing time!
We had so much fun with the festive activities they had to offer, and we were excited to see some of the rides open as well. The decor was nothing short of amazing, and it seemed like every corner of the park was holiday ready! It was really impressive.
There is so much to see and do so I would definitely suggest grabbing a park map on your way in to make sure you don’t miss a thing. We picked up hot chocolate mugs at the start of our visit – you can purchase them at the Front Gate, True North Gifts, and Tiny Toms. The first hot chocolate is free with the purchase of your mug, and every other refill during your WinterFest visits this holiday season is only $2. There were stations throughout the park for each refill.
There are so many holiday treats to try out at WinterFest! We had the Gingerbread Funnel cake (it was SO good!), and there were other treats like Beavertails, churros, holiday cookies, Candy Cane Stuffed French Toast and homemade holiday fudge!
There are so many activities running you may need a second visit to fit them all in! Ice skating on Snow Flake Lake seemed to be the most popular – you could pick your time slot in advance online, and then when you arrived to the park you could pick up your wristband which signified your time slot, and then you can hop on the ice! They had ice skate rentals, or you could bring your own. It was so cool to have the opportunity to skate in front of Wonder Mountain!
We loved Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen! We did some cookie decorating which was a lot of fun, and a great way to get out of the cold for a bit. For $20 you received 4 huge cookies with three kinds of sprinkles, and then you could visit the candy bar for more toppings, and there were 4 colours of icing to use.
The room was decorated to look like Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen which was so cute, and Mrs. Claus visited the kids as they decorated. It was a really fun experience that my son loved!
As we walked to Planet Snoopy there were so many photo opportunities along the way, and honestly the decor was out of this world. The lights were beautiful, and we loved how festive everything was.
There was a great little holiday market with yummy treats like gourmet donuts and mac and cheese bites on a stick, and some handmade holiday gifts from different vendors.
We shopped in as many of the stores I could convince the boys to go into because there was everything from holiday treats, tree decor, home decor (they had the cutest doormats – I was suprized to see such an awesome selection), holiday gifts and more.
Each store was themed differently, and it was fun to look around all of them. ‘Tis the season to shop, right?
There were all kinds of musical and festive shows running the evening we were there including A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas and Tinker’s Toy Factory at the Canterbury Theatre.
All kinds of singers, dancers, and musical groups were set up in different locations throughout the park so you didn’t walk far without something new to see.
There was no shortage of things to see and do during our visit, and I’m already planning on a second visit to see everything else we missed!
Canada’s Wonderland’s WinterFest is open select dates until December 31st. I can honestly say we had a great time, and I can’t wait to go back!
For more information on WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland, visit their website here!
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