A Perfect Winter Getaway

When the winter season arrives in Vaughan, it's time to experience a magical blend of shopping, holiday festivities, and cozy accommodations.

When the winter season arrives in Vaughan, it’s time to experience a magical blend of shopping, holiday festivities, and cozy accommodations. Plan your memorable winter escape with two of the area’s top attractions: Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre and Canada’s Wonderland‘s WinterFest. Now, these are two activities that you won’t want to rush through! With all the shopping, photo moments and rides, you’re going to want to take your time. That’s why we recommend a little treat: a perfect overnight getaway to Vaughan! And the best way to treat yourself – with a hotel package that includes a $50 shopping gift card and two (2) tickets to WinterFest!

 There are four hotels participating in this fantastic ShopPlayStay package:

 Let’s get to planning a weekend filled with shopping, wonder, and warmth that only the holidas can bring!

DAY 1: Shop Til You Drop

As you arrive in Vaughan, make your way to one of the comfortable hotels that await you. There are four participating hotels featured in the ShopPlayStay package: Aloft Vaughan Mills, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and SpringHill Suites by Marriott. All of them are excellent choices for a cozy and relaxing stay. Settle in, unwind, and get ready for a day filled with excitement.

After a satisfying check-in, head straight to Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, located just a stone’s throw away. Explore over 250 stores offering a wide range of products, from fashion and accessories to home goods and electronics. Look for fantastic deals at the outlet stores, and don’t forget to grab a delicious meal at one of the mall’s numerous dining options. If you purchased the ShopPlayStay package, you’ll already have your $50 gift card in hand. Have fun!

As the sun sets, return to your chosen hotel for a well-deserved rest. Enjoy the hotel’s amenities, such as fitness centres, cozy lounges, or in-house dining, to recharge for another exciting day.

DAY 2: A Winter Wonderland

Fuel up for the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Many of them offer complimentary or paid breakfast options, ensuring you have the energy to fully enjoy the day.

Your visit to Canada’s Wonderland‘s WinterFest begins! Make your way to the park to experience a winter wonderland filled with festive lights, holiday shows, ice skating, and much more. Enjoy live entertainment, ice skate on Snowflake Lake, and don’t forget to meet the Peanuts characters. Savor the seasonal food and drinks, and be sure to check out the special holiday shows.

As the sun sets, experience the park’s dazzling light displays in the snow-covered landscape. If you’re lucky, a light snowfall may add to the magical atmosphere. Capture the beauty of the park and create unforgettable memories. Make all your friends experience true FOMO, and tag #VisitVaughan so they know where to visit next!

After a day of festive joy, head back to your hotel to unwind. You deserve it!

DAY 3: Last Minute Gifts

Before checking out, take some time to explore any stores or deals you may have missed at Vaughan Mills. Whether you’re searching for a unique gift or just enjoying some leisurely shopping, this is the perfect opportunity.

As your winter getaway comes to an end, leave Vaughan with cherished memories of shopping, holiday festivities, and cozy accommodations. Reflect on the magical experiences you’ve had and plan your next adventure in this charming city. Vaughan has so much to offer, with an amazing lineup of holiday events.

Stay to Play Longer

Vaughan is a great one-day trip, but it’s an even better weekend getaway! With so much fun in store and places to explore, 24 hours simply isn’t enough. Find your perfect stay now.


As you explore all that Vaughan has to offer, don’t forget to tag us at #VisitVaughan and follow us on Instagram at @visitvaughan!

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