Santa, Skating, Crafts and more at Winterfest in Toronto

on December 17, 2013


Get ready to experience Winterfest (Dec.21 & 22) on the Toronto Waterfront, brought to you by the Waterfront BIA and the Toronto Port Authority.

Kids can get crafty with Winter crafts in Miss Lou’s Room at Harbourfront, in a room that overlooks the rink. When they’re done, strap on your skates and enjoy Free Skating at the Natrel® Rink. Skates and helmets are available for rent.

It wouldn’t be Winterfest without a visit from Santa. The man in red delights both children and pets this weekend with special activities for both.

Families are invited to join Santa and his elves for the 8th Annual Santa Cruise presented by Mariposa Cruises aboard the Northern Spirit (docked at the foot of York Street).  Kids can bring their wish lists to share with Santa and have their picture taken with him. Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door. (plus HST).

Winterfest PawsWayPetPhotos wendy

Find out if your cat or dog has been naughty or nice as Santa pays a memorable visit to PawsWay (245 Queens Quay West).  Capture that special moment between Santa and your pet and help support a guide dog.  Photos cost $10 +HST ($2 from each photo is donated to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides).

There’s lots more going on at Winterfest, including:

  • Dog sledding demos
  • Woofjocks Canine All Stars Performance Demos
  • Gingerbread cookie decorating in Queen’s Quay Terminal
  •  DJ Skate Nights at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink

To find out more about Winterfest, please visit: