Your Guide to the Holidays

We are down to the last of our Halloween candy, and you know what that means — it’s time to start planning for the holiday season!

This year, you can get into the holiday spirit by joining us for festive fun at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) locations across the GTA, including Black Creek Pioneer Village, Kortright Centre for Conservation, and Albion Hills Conservation Park.

Create a Holiday Wreath

Dates: November 12 and December 3, 2022
Cost: $35 + HST

Kick off the holiday season by creating a fresh, fragrant wreath with TRCA. Wreath-making is a fun and simple activity that anyone can do; all it takes is a little creativity to transform natural materials into a masterpiece! Find an upcoming workshop near you.

holiday wreath making workshop

Family Fun with the Forgetful Elf

Dates: December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2022
Cost: $48 + HST per vehicle

Join us at Albion Hills Conservation Park in Caledon for an immersive Christmas experience with The Forgetful Elf! Board the Christmas wagon or take a short nature-inspired hike along our Christmas Trail to the Festive Forest and join Letha the Forgetful Elf on a tour of the North Pole! Get your tickets now.

The Forgetful Elf Christmas experience at Albion Hills Conservation Park

Santa Claus Comes to Town

Dates: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2022
Cost: $22.00 + HST – Adults | $18.00 + HST – Children & Youth (ages 3-18)

Jingle all the way to Black Creek Pioneer Village for a day of festive fun. Try your hand at toy making, discover holiday magic at the School for Elves, craft old-time holiday decorations, and more. Enjoy fireside stories and hot cocoa with Santa — and don’t forget to snap an “elfie” while visiting with the jolly old man. Get your tickets now.

Santa Claus greets holiday season visitors at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Explore a Festive Forest

Dates: November 25 to 27, December 1 to 4, 7 to 11, 14 to 18, and 21 to 23, 2022
Cost: $30.45 + HST – Adults | $25.50 + HST – Children/Seniors

Experience a winter wonderland at Kortright Centre for Conservation, filled with lights, crafts, activities, wagon rides, and treats for the whole family — and enjoy a visit with Santa in his cabin! Get your tickets now.

youngster explores Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright Centre for Conservation
young visitor enjoys holiday season activities during Magical Christmas Forest event at Kortright Centre for Conservation
Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Get a Head Start on Your Gift Giving

Searching out unique gift ideas for everyone on your list? Our gift shops at Black Creek Pioneer Village and Kortright Centre for Conservation are great places to find that something extra-special.

Our maple syrups and treats make perfect hostess gifts, corporate gifts and stocking stuffers. You’ll also find an assortment of locally made candles, soaps, games, and toys that will delight the teachers, co-workers and children on your list!

Select items are available online. Shop now.

Prefer giving experience gifts? Treat your friends and family to a Conservation Parks Membership Pass, which will give them access to year-round outdoor recreational activities and exclusive discounts on cross-country skiing, camping, and more. Learn more and buy online.

local Ontario honey products on display at Kortright Centre gift shop
branded Black Creek Pioneer Village travel mugs on display at the Black Creek gift shop
Canadian maple syrup products on display at the gift shop at Kortright Centre for Conservation
vintage style fruit drop tins decorated with holiday season images on display at the Black Creek Pioneer Village gift shop
organic soaps on display at Kortrright Centre gift shop
stuffed animal toy on display at Black Creek Pioneer Village gift shop