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This page contains details for a 2019 event. Due to COVID-19, these activities will not be taking place in 2020.
For this year’s Holiday offering, please check out Winter Wonders
Experience the magic this holiday season with unique Santa Experiences, festive entertainment, train adventures and Winter Lights at the Rock Garden!
Join us for holiday-themed special events all season long! From Santa visits to evening experiences, there’s a holiday event for everyone.
These special events require tickets (NOT included in General Admission or Membership).
Santa’s Signature Experience
Wednesdays to Sundays, November 16 to December 22, 2019
Santa returns to his favourite garden and he’s brought along his merry elves to deliver the most joyous holiday celebration yet! This year, Santa has created a signature experience for all of his little visitors to enjoy.
Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus
December 8, 14, 15, 2019
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious breakfast buffet! Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, enjoy all the day’s activities.
November 28 and 29, 6 to 11 p.m.
Let the holidays begin! The celebration of Ontario`s independent craft breweries continues with the 4th annual Fest-of-Ales! Guests are welcomed into the stunning surroundings of RBG Centre to peruse the best beer our region has to offer (19+ event).
Winter Lights at the Rock Garden
Fridays to Sundays December 6 to January 5 + Dec 23, 30, Jan 2 6 to 9 p.m.; Rock Garden
Discover holiday magic at the picturesque Rock Garden! Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit.
Presented by Colliers Project Leaders
Activities and Entertainment
Join us for a seasonal visit and experience trains, guided walks, weekend entertainment, and more!
These activities are included in your General Admission or RBG Membership.
Botanical Train Display
November 16 – December 24
December 27 – January 5
Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast!
Escarpment Train Exhibit
Weekends, Nov 16 to Dec 22
December 23, 27-30
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.*; Rock Garden
RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history.
*Not available December 24, 25, 26, 31, January 1
Saturdays and Sundays, November 16 to December 22; RBG Centre
Come visit the gardens for a variety of performances including choirs, carollers, children’s entertainment, and more! Check back for more information.
Activities and Tours
Daily, see schedule; RBG Centre
Join us for a holiday edition of Discovery in the Gardens! Enjoy tours, crafts, outdoor nature walks, and more.