TRCA 2023 Holiday and Christmas Programs and Events

By November 26, 2023Events

As a member of the TRCA, I’m delighted to share the upcoming events which you and your family may have an opportunity to enjoy:

Please note that all events require pre-registration. 

Kortright Centre for Conservation

Magical Christmas Forest
Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at the Kortright Centre! This self-guided experience includes a winter wonderland filled with lights, displays, a horse drawn wagon ride through the forest, Santa in his cabin, festive music, bonfires, children’s activities and hot chocolate for the whole family!

Dates: Various from November 24 – December 23

Times: Wednesday – Saturday 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Sundays 3:00 – 8:00 pm

There are outdoor components to this event so dress for the weather. The suggested age of children attending is toddler to pre-teen. 

Event dates, ticket availability and registration can be found here:


Tommy Thompson Park

Winter Solstice Series

Light up the dark! Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a series of events at Tommy Thompson Park. Create your own dreamcatcher, craft lanterns, explore the night sky, and get up close with winter animals! Join us to explore scientific and cultural perspectives surrounding the Winter Solstice as we usher in the longest night of the year!

Event Dates & Times:

Dec 2, 1- 3:30pm: Wildlife Wonderland

Dec 9, 6- 9pm: Solar and Lunar Wonders

Dec 10, 10am- 12pm and 1- 3pm: Weaving Dreamcatchers

Dec 16, 10am- 12pm and 2- 4pm: Lantern Making Workshop


Black Creek Pioneer Village

Santa at the Village

Santa Claus is coming to town! Jingle all the way to the Village and take part in festive fun.  Try your hand at toy making and test your skills at Reindeer Games.  Sip hot cocoa while listening to traditional festive tales, and then take in an old-time puppet show. Be sure to snap an “elfie” or two while visiting the jolly old man himself. He’s ho-ho-hoping to welcome you this December to the Village!

Tickets must be purchased online.


Festive Nights

Experience all the joys of the season on a moonlit adventure at the Village. Wander the candlelit Village, enjoying live entertainment and sampling traditional holiday treats, from roasted chestnuts to gingerbread cookies.

Tickets must be purchased online.


Bruce’s Mill | Claremont | Claireville

Holiday Wreath Making Workshops

Kick off the holiday season by creating a fresh, fragrant wreath with TRCA. Wreath making is a fun and simple activity that anyone can do; all it takes is a little creativity to transform natural materials into a masterpiece!

Upcoming Workshops:

Tickets must be purchased online.