The official opening of the Victoria Park “Winter Wonderland” has been set for Friday, November 29, 2019 at 6:15 PM with the lights being turned on at 6:50 PM. The lights will remain on nightly from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM until December 31, 2019.
Themed Trees (located throughout the park):
Angel Tree - The Angel Tree has become an annual event to honor the lives of children that have passed on. Each white light is in honor of a child’s cherished memory.
Donor Tree - The blue & green lights represent The Trillium Gift of Life Network which coordinates organ donation/ transplants across the province and the Kidney Foundation which is committed to kidney health and improving lives for all people.
Remember, Honour, Celebrate Tree - The tree with red lights is illuminated in remembrance of the thousands of lives lost to HIV/AIDS.
Tree to Commemorate the Troops Overseas - The tree with the yellow lights will be aglow in support of Canadian troops serving around the world.
Tree of Hope - The pink lights represent a beacon of hope to those who have been diagnosed or who have survived breast cancer.
Tree to Shine the Light on Woman Abuse - The tree with purple lights represents the burning individuality, strength and ever-lasting hope of abused women and the acknowledgement that society will no longer remain in the dark about woman abuse.
Tree of Wishes - The blue lights support the Make-A-Wish Foundation to honour children with life-threatening medical conditions who have received a wish.
View the Lights from the Promenade Deck:
Everyone is welcome to view the Winter Wonderland lights from the City Hall Promenade Deck, 12th floor of City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue on the following evenings:
Friday, November 29 to Monday, December 9, inclusive - 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday, December 10 - CLOSED
Wednesday, December 11 to Tuesday, December 24, inclusive - 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday, December 25 - CLOSED (Christmas Day)
Thursday, December 26 - CLOSED (Boxing Day)
Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30 - 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31 - CLOSED (New Year's Eve)
Monday, January 1, 2020 - CLOSED (New Year's Day)
Victoria Park Free Ice Skating:
Open daily 10:00 AM-10:00 PM, closed for ice resurfacing from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM.
Ice skating is open December 7, 2019, to the end of March Break 2020, weather permitting.
Skate rentals and skate sharpening available weekdays from 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, and Noon-10:00 PM on weekends. Cost for rentals is $7.00, and skate sharpening is $6.00.