Family-Friendly Winter Activities in Vaughan

Get outside for fun with the family this winter!

Don’t let the cold weather trap you and the kids inside! Once winter hits, the city becomes a snowy playground for your family, and Vaughan has lots of fun activities going on to keep weekends busy and make fun family memories.


Black Creek Pioneer Village

1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario

December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23, 2023

If you’re looking to visit with ole Kris Kringle himself, Black Creek Pioneer Village should be at the top of your list! Visit Santa at the Village and become one of Santa’s helpers as you try your hand at old-fashioned toy making. Study up on seasonal magic at the School for Elves and craft playful holiday decorations. Sample some of Santa’s favourite treats, sip hot cocoa while listening to traditional festive tales, and take in an old-time puppet show.


Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright Centre

9550 Pine Valley Drive Woodbridge, Ontario

November 24 to December 23, 2023

The winter is the perfect time to create a magical and memorable experience, and Kortright Centre for Conservation has something wonderful to entice you and your little ones. Walk through the Magical Christmas Forest, where you’ll get to experience lights, arts and crafts, wagon rides and treats. And don’t forget to visit Santa in his cabin! While the scenery at Kortright is beautiful all year round, it becomes absolutely magical during the winter months, so it’s not to be missed.


WinterFest at Wonderland

1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Maple, Vaughan

November 17 to December 31, 2023

When you walk through the gates of Canada’s Wonderland during the winter, you’re entering an immersive winter experience like no other. Enjoy skating on Snow Flake Lake, magical shows and beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park. Not only can you still experience some of the thrilling rides, but you can also stroll the park enjoying millions of dazzling lights with your mittens wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate or cider! Don’t forget to shop the seasonal merchandise on offer during this time of the year and take selfies in front of the two 50-foot-tall Christmas trees on International Street.


Whether your family prefers to get outside or stay warm indoors, there’s no shortage of fun winter activities to do in Vaughan! For more ideas, check out the best things to do in Vaughan this winter.


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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