5 Magical Holiday Experiences In Simcoe County

Get In The Spirit

It’s officially December, so there’s no more denying it – Christmas is coming. Are you feeling the holiday spirit? If not, here are 5 amazing experiences in Simcoe County that will help you feel the magic of Christmas (or not, if you’re Ebeneezer Scrooge)

First Light (Sainte Marie Among The Hurons)

If you haven’t experienced the magic of First Light at Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons, YOU MUST GO. It is absolutely incredible to experience first hand. The entire 17th-century mission is lit up with over 5,000 candles. Dates have been extended this year, click this link for all of the details.

Santa Claus Express (Tottenham)


There’s nothing better than a slight chill in the air, a light dusting of snow, and Santa and his elves on board a train.
Every child gets a personal visit with Santa as he comes through the train and hears what they want for Christmas. For a sweet finish, his elves will hand out candy canes. Click here for more information and ticket prices

Christmas Past and Present (Simcoe County Museum)


Christmas, Past and Present at the Simcoe County Museum is a great way to enjoy and embrace the Christmas Spirit. The pioneer heritage buildings will all be lit by lanterns. Visitors can take part in horse-drawn wagon rides and sit by the fire while they are told about the origin of the Christmas tree. Crafts, music, food, entertainment – something for everyone at the Simcoe County Museum

Christmas At Wye Marsh (Wye Marsh)



See the Trumpeter Swans, feed the Chickadees, roast some bannock over a fire AND take your picture with Santa. All activities are free for Christmas at the Wye Marsh. For more information go to www.wyemarsh.ca

Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride (Rainbow View Farms/Rolling Sands Percherons)


The crunching of snow under horses’ hooves and the quiet whisperings of Mother Nature’s winter activities create a magical atmosphere. A winter time sleigh ride in Barrie is an amazing experience for all ages. Tourism Barrie has more information.