The 2019 Aurora Winter Festival

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Date(s) - 22/11/2019 - 05/01/2020
5:00 am

Ontario Place West Island


November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Just in time for the festive season, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is transforming the Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure as the 2019 Aurora Winter Festival comes to life for a second consecutive year.

This magical winter wonderland features four distinct worlds for guests to explore, as well as enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food experiences, marketplaces, amusement rides and more!

Highlights of the six-week event include:

– Four mystical worlds including the Arctic Retreat, Hidden Hilltop, Luminous Gardens and the Whimsical Forest (featuring the new Fairy Hollow and Gnome Village), each illuminated by awe-inspiring light installations
– Magical characters including Thyra, the Ice Queen and Yin, the Prince of the Yetis
– The North Pole featuring Storytime Theatre with Santa and his Elves
– Candy Cane Lane complete with a Gingerbread Hut and Candy Shack
– A Light Tunnel showcasing the Aurora Borealis
– A 170-foot Tube Ride
– Classic Amusement Rides and Games
– Ice Skating around beautiful light installations on the Frozen Pond
– A Holiday Marketplace offering unique and festive gifts
– Fabulous Food Experiences
– A heated Entertainment tent complete with live music, mulled wine, hot chocolate and more

November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Note: The Aurora Winter Festival is not open on the following dates:
Nov. 25 & 26; Dec 2 & 3; Dec 9 & 10; Dec. 16; Dec. 24 & 25

Prices start at $12.99 for children and seniors; and $17.99 for adults. Aurora guess are asked to reserve the date and time they wish to attend. Group reservations and private parties welcome. To purchase tickets or for additional information visit