Upcoming Holiday Events in Durham Region


We’ve scoured the internet and our team has put together a list of Durham Region’s best upcoming holiday events! Let us know which one you plan to attend. Happy holidays everyone!

Holiday in the Hills Christmas Festival

Located in Bowmanville, this five-week festival brings Christmas to life and creates true holiday magic for all ages. This is an event you won’t want to miss this holiday season!

WILD Winter Festival of Lights

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is excited to bring you the 3rd Annual WILD Winter Festival of Lights! Last year’s event was a great success, allowing them to donate over $50,000 to charities in need.

This year, Wild Winter Festival of Lights will be raising funds for JumpStart CanadaShriners Hospitals for Children as well as J.A.G Village!

A fun and COVID-safe way to enjoy the spirit of the holidays, all while helping our community!

Pingles Farm Christmas Fest

Santa Claus is coming to Pingles Farm & here’s what you can expect when you visit:

– Pictures with Santa
– Story time on the Winter Wagon Ride
– Shopping at Mistletoe Market
– Rudolphs pancake kitchen in the greenhouse
– Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus
 – DIY Christmas Ornaments
– Hot Chocolate Bar
– Festive Eats & Treats
– The Pingle’s Christmas Tree Lot
– Cozy Bonfires

The festive fun is happening on weekends from Nov 26th – Dec 18th!

Picks & Giggles Holiday Market

Christmas Is Coming! Picks & Giggles are excited to be holding their 7th Annual Handmade Market at Kingsway College in Oshawa this December!

Santa’s Marketplace in Pickering!

Durham Special Events is returning to the Chestnut Hill Developments Complex (formerly Pickering Rec Complex) for their largest show of the year!

Where: Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex
Address: 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7
Dates: December 10 & 11, 2022
Show Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Winter Wonderland 2023

Meet some of your favourite princesses at More than a Dream Princess Parties‘ Winter Wonderland! The Snow Sisters and some of their friends cannot wait to have all the winter fun with you. Their princesses will be storytelling some of their favourite Frozen adventures and will sing some of the most loved songs from their stories!

A Gift of Christmas

A Gift of Christmas Event will be open for the public on Saturday, December 17, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Do your last minute Christmas shopping and while checking off the list for everyone else, remember to get a little something for yourself!

Santa & Mrs. Claus Pancake Breakfast Train to the North Pole

For the first time ever, Mrs. Clause is cooking up Breakfast for a select few families at this year’s, Santa Train Pancake Breakfast Event! Go and taste some of Mrs. Clause’s famous recipes. Join in as they sing some of Santa’s favourite Carols, enjoy a beautiful meal and of course a visit from Santa with a special gift for each child!

Holiday Magic at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Santa Claus is coming to town! Jingle all the way to the Village and take part in a day of festive fun and joy.

Become one of Santa’s helpers. Try your hand at toy making, discover holiday magic at the School for Elves, craft old-time holiday decorations, and participate in melody making during their Jingle Bell Jam Session.

Holiday Dreams – A Spectacular Holiday Cirque

Looking for something new and exciting to do this holiday season? Look no further than Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Show! This amazing holiday show is coming to Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre on Saturday, December 17 and features holograms, projection mapping, holiday music and incredible lasers, along with a cast of award-winning acrobats, daredevils and cirque-performers.

Christmas is just around the corner and these are just a few of the many events happening across the region to get you in the festive spirit. If you’re looking for something fun, exciting and holiday-themed to do this holiday season, be sure to check out some of these great local events!

Did we miss any fun, festive, festivities coming up in Durham Region? Let us know in the comments below! And most importantly, we hope you all have a safe and happy holidays!

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