Common Questions about WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland

I recently wrote a post about some things you should be aware of before you head to WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland. It’s open again, YAY!, so unsurprisingly, people have lots of questions. Since I was there every day over opening weekend, I’ve got answers to some of the most common questions about WinterFest and how to make the most of your time there. 

  1. When is WinterFest Open ?

Winterfest is open Friday through Sunday evenings from now through December 22nd. On Fridays it’s open from 5pm until 10pm and Saturday and Sunday evenings it’s open 3pm through 9 pm. It’s also open on December 23rd from 3pm until 9pm and then from the 26th through the 31st of December from 3pm until 9pm. You can see the schedule here to better plan your visit.

  1. Is There Anything to do other than skating at WinterFest?

Yes! Lots!  If you really want to skate book your slot online even though it’s an additional $10 it might be the only way to secure a skating time slot. There are about 50 spots open per day for free and they book up fast and you can’t book online for the same day) so it’s good that there are lots of other things to do.

You can visit Santa, send a letter to Santa, go through the maze at Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Lot, go on one of the open rides, visit the Christmas Market for some food and drink, or see one of the 12 live entertainment events (some are at set times and some are ongoing and found throughout the park – you can see all of them here.)

  1. Where is Santa located?

Santa is in the North Pole – where you can tour Santa’s house, and visit with the big guy himself. You can even get pictures (although there’s a cost for digital or print copies taken by Wonderland Staff). 

  1. I’m a Single Parent, Can I do WinterFest with my kids?

Absolutely, in fact all three visits so far I’ve been without my partner but I do go with a friend. You’ll probably have an easier time if you can find a friend to come with you. Especially if your kids have different interests, it might be easier to divide and conquer so that everyone has a good time. It’s also better if you’ve got someone else to help capture your photos. You can always ask the person behind you to take a photo though – and remember to offer to do the same for them. 

Those are the 4 most common questions that people have been asking about WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland. Check out the map online before you go – so you’ll have an idea of where things are located. 

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