7 Drive-Thru Events Around Toronto That Will Immerse You In A Glowing Winter Paradise

You don't need to freeze your toes in order to enjoy some wintery magic this season. There are lots of drive-thru events happening in and around Toronto that let you take in some incredible sights from your car.

You can drive through light tunnels, explore crystal caverns and cruise through a historic village while staying cozy and warm in your car at these events.

Snow Magic

Price: $45-$65 per vehicle

When: November 12, 2021 to January 16, 2022

Address: Ontario Place's East Island, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ontario Place is transforming into a dazzling winter wonderland filled with crystal caves and mythical creatures. You can see 18 magical installations all from your car.

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The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

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Price: $25 per vehicle

When: November 13 to December 23, 2021

Address: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: This 1.5-kilometre trail will take you through thousands of twinkling lights and interactive displays.

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Journey into Enchantment

Price: $29.95 + per carload

When: November 25, 2021 to January 9, 2022

Address: Mount Joy GO Station & Meadowvale GO Station

Why You Need To Go: You can experience dazzling lights and glowing tunnels at this event, which is opening at two separate locations this year.

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Gift of Lights

Price: $25+ per vehicle

When: November 13, 2021, to January 9, 2022

Address: 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located just outside of Toronto in Kitchener, this twinkling trail boasts over 300 colourful light displays and two starry tunnels.

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Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy Of Lights

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Price: Free, donations accepted

When: December 4, 2021, to January 2, 2022

Address: Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: This free event takes you on a journey through a sparkling tunnel and past illuminated displays, all from the comfort of your car.

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Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees

Price: $20 per car

When: Select nights from November 11 to 20, 2021

Address: 85 Dunn St., Bobcaygeon, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a trip back in time at this event, where you'll drive through a historic village filled with lights and Christmas trees.

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Winter Festival of Lights

Price: Free

When: November 13 to February 21, 2021

Address: Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: This dazzling festival has millions of lights and can be explored on foot as well as from your vehicle.

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