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Santa Claus is Coming to YDH!

Posted : November 5, 2019

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

We all know he’s coming to town, but the question is how will he arrive? This year will look a little different than previous years holiday events but one thing is certain, we all need to celebrate and generate some extra cheer in our lives. Staying close to home is a must, not to mention staying safe and healthy, so if you do choose to attend an event, please follow social distancing safety precautions.

Here are some YDH holiday events that will be sure to cheer up even the Grinchiest of Grinches.

Family at Holiday Event

Journey Into Enchantment – Drive Thru Christmas Festival

Nov 20 – Jan 7, 2021

Angus Glen Golf Club
Markham, Ontario

This Christmas, drive thru and experience the most magical event in the Greater Toronto Area, ‘Journey into Enchantment’ in Markham at Angus Glen Golf Club!


Journey Into Enchantment

Holiday Nights of Lights

Nov 20 – Jan 7, 2021

Revel Park, 80 Interchange Way
Vaughan, Ontario

After a sold out Halloween Nights of Lights, we are bringing the socially distanced, fully contactless drive thru experience to the Holiday season! An immersive experience like none other, featuring more than 1,000,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Holiday tunes. Nights of Lights is the must-see drive-through event of the Holiday season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows because this dazzling light display is the first of its kind in Canada and only happens once a year!

Holiday Nights of Lights

Magical Christmas Forest

Nov 27 – Dec 23, 2020

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Dr
Woodbridge, Ontario

Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright Centre and experience a winter wonderland filled with lights, crafts, activities and treats for the whole family.


This is an entirely outdoor experience, so please come dressed for the weather. Each experience is two hours in length and is based off the time slot selected when purchasing your tickets. We ask that all visitors adhere to their selected time slot, as they are informed by current public health guidelines. For young children, we would suggest bringing a stroller or wagon

Magical Christmas Forest

Enchanted Christmas Village

Weekends in December

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway

Treat your family to an evening of Christmas wonder. Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas as you tour the main street of the Village, alight with oil-lamps, and a crackling bonfire. Stops on the tour feature festive traditions of days gone by, a performance of a holiday story, tin lantern and candle making demonstrations and a chance to snap a (physically distanced) selfie with Santa!

Enchanted Christmas Village

Uxbridge Fantasy of Lights

Dec 5th, 2020 – Jan 2nd, 2021

Elgin Park Drive
Uxbridge, Ontario

We are so pleased to be able to offer this event even though we are still in the midst of a pandemic. However, visitors should know that some changes have been made for this year only.

The 2020 Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights will be a Drive-Through event only this year. The “walk-through” Fantasy Trail will be temporarily closed for the year. There will be no horse-drawn wagon rides or hot chocolate. But fear not… the Optimist Club of Uxbridge is committed to making this year’s display more brilliant than ever to make up for it, and to brighten your mood this holiday season! We look forward to seeing you there.

Uxbridge Fantasy of Lights

Handmade in Uxbridge

December 7, 2019

Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St W
Uxbridge, Ontario

An annual holiday show in the Blue Heron Bookstore studio. Featuring gift art produced by local Uxbridge artists.

Handmade in Uxbridge

Brooks Farm Santa Claus is Coming to Town

November 20 – 22 | 27-29 | 4-6 | 11-13 | 18-23 | 27-30
(*no santa, just festival 27-30)

All nights 5pm – 8pm,  Sundays 4pm – 7pm

122 Ashworth Rd
Mount Albert, Ontario

Join us for our first ever Evening Christmas Adventure featuring:

  • A Story Time Tractor Ride around our farm
  • A Walk through our Magical Sugar Bush filled with Christmas Lights, decor, Music and well known Holiday Characters.
  • Enjoy a Hot Chocolate or Hot Apple Cider and roast some Marshmallows at one of our outdoor fire pits.
  • Socially distant visits with the REAL SANTA inside his Workshop where he will provide each child with a take home treat!
  • Grab a Candy Cane, Some Holiday Crafts, Decor and Baked Goods inside our Farm Market on your way out.

Brooks Farm Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Christmas in the Country

Nov 14 – Dec 24, 2020

Village of Erin
Erin, Ontario

Shop, dine, and celebrate the holiday season in the beautiful Village of Erin. Enjoy the amazing window displays, and relax in our country charm.

Back by popular demand, the Village of Erin BIA is once again running their ‘Christmas in the Country’ promotion. Stroll down Erin’s quaint main street, and enjoy our authentic Country Christmas Welcome. With every purchase at any participating Erin Village Merchant, customers can collect a stamp. Collect 5 business stamps and enter the contest to win gift certificates of $250, $150 & $100.

Wander the beautiful downtown of Erin Village, enjoy the shops, and find a unique treasure for everyone on your gift list. The merchants in Erin always offer the perfect solution for your Christmas shopping. Country living meets boutique shopping in this beautiful Village, just outside the City.

You’ll want to stay into the evening, enjoy a great meal in Erin’s locally-owned restaurants, and enjoy the magical and inspiring holiday windows lit up. Make it a full day visit to one of Ontario’s best-kept historic down towns.

Christmas in the Country

Holiday Treasures

December 1December 12

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road
Mulmur, Ontario

2020 marks the 16th year of the Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Sale! The warmth and beauty of the season is echoed throughout the Main Gallery of the MoD with beautiful displays of handmade treasures for sale. Find a gift for everyone on your list this holiday season!

Due to COVID-19, the MoD is implementing several new health and safety measures for this event:

  • Shop a selection of items online at (store opens December 1) with curb-side pick up, or local delivery to Shelburne, Orangeville, and Alliston!
  • Entry to the onsite show & sale will be by timed entry to promote physical distancing. Book your entry date and time online or by phone (coming soon!)
  • One-way traffic and directional arrows
  • Masks are required when inside the facility
  • Multiple hand-sanitizer stations provided

Holiday Treasures

December 18 – January 1, 2021

Online Event Hosted by Theatre Orangeville

with Leisa Way & The Wayward Wind Band
It’s time to rock ‘round the Christmas tree with all your friends at Theatre Orangeville. As we can’t invite you into our home this holiday season, we are hoping that you will invite us to yours! This year, Theatre Orangeville takes you back to the time when families gathered around the television to watch their favourite artists perform their Christmas specials. Together with one of our favourite performers, we have created a magical holiday show just for you. And this year, when you purchase your own private link to this show, you and your family can enjoy this incredible musical extravaganza together at any time over the holiday season – from the comfort of your favourite chair – at home!
Your exclusive link is available for purchase from now until January 1, 2021. The show will be available for viewing as of December 18th at 7pm to watch at your convenience. The link will expire January 3rd at 10pm, be sure to watch by then! Purchase this link along with A Christmas Carol and save over 25%

Rockin ‘Round the Christmas Tree

Holiday Hot Cocoa

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