The Forgetful Elf

December 11 and 12

Choose an entrance timeslot between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Join us at Albion Hills Conservation Park in Caledon for a 4.6 km drive-through Christmas experience with “The Forgetful Elf”.

A map and an audio story will be provided for a self-guided experience from the comfort of your car. Tour the grounds and discover the natural beauty of the property, looking for Santa’s lost items along the way.

Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa to send through the North Pole Postal Service!


This program is intended for all ages and pre-registration is required.

Looking to bring the festive fun home with you? Add on a DIY grapevine wreath kit accompanied by an instructional webinar for an additional fee. A webinar will be hosted LIVE on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m.

The Forgetful Elf Ticket Prices

  • Per Vehicle: $40 + HST
  • Optional Add On DIY Wreath Kit: $30 + HST
Grapevine Christmas wreath
Christmas wreath made from grapevine

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Enter through the Albion Hills Conservation Area main entrance during your designated entrance timeslot between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email at least 14 days prior to the event.

Important Information:

  • Tickets must be purchased online, tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate
  • Tickets are valid for one use only
  • For safety reasons, tickets will be scanned through your closed car window for a contactless experience
  • Come back to this page to pre-download the story audio file to listen or request a story book at the front gate
  • Vehicle head lights must be left on for safety, please try to turn down to a minimum setting
  • Maximum speed 5km/h
  • Please do not pass any vehicles
  • You must remain in your vehicle at all times
  • Restrooms are only available near the end of the story
  • Come prepared with enough fuel to get through the route and entrance line-up
  • No limos or buses
  • Please do not litter

“The Forgetful Elf” – Audio Story

You can listen to the audio story below. We also recommend downloading a copy of the audio files, in the event of reception issues on site.


The audio files will be downloaded to your device in a Zip folder. You will need a Zip file opener app such as WinZip to extract the files. Once you’ve unzipped the mp3 files, you can listen to them on your device’s music player.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve purchased my ticket, now what?

Upon completing your purchase, tickets will be emailed to you directly. Tickets can be shown on your phone or printed to be presented and scanned at the gate. A reminder email will be sent one week before the event date to provide additional information.

Is this event included in my TRCA Family Pass Membership?

The membership does not include cost of entry for special events. Unfortunately we are unable to provide membership discounts at this time.

How long is the drive through?

The storyline is spread across approximately 4.7km within the Albion Hills Conservation Area. The length of time will depend on how quickly you move through the story.

What time should I arrive for my visit?

Please arrive during your allotted entrance timeslot.

Can I take pictures?

Absolutely! While you will have to stay in your vehicle, we encourage you to take photos along the way. Drivers should not use any handheld devices such as phones or cameras while driving.

Can we explore Albion Hills on our own after the tour?

Unfortunately during the event time we can only permit visitors to follow the story with their vehicles. If you wish to explore Albion Hills on your own, we invite you to visit another day.

Will there be washrooms available?

One washroom facility will be available at the end of the story. Come prepared, nearest washrooms outside of the park are located in Palgrave (Hwy 9 and Hwy 50) and Bolton (King St and Hwy 50).

Can I bring my pet?

Your family pet is allowed to travel with you in your vehicle.

How do I purchase a wreath kit?

You can “add on” a wreath kit during check out while purchasing tickets for this event. Wreath kit pick-up will be at the front gate.

What do I do if I am unable to attend the Wreath Kit Instructional Webinar on December 16th?

While we encourage you to attend the live session, the instructional webinar will be made available to those who purchased as a recording after the event.