(All photos courtesy of Aurora Winter Festival)

When you enter the Toronto Aurora Winter Festival at Ontario place, you immediately understand how the event draws inspiration from the North Pole.

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With four "Mystical Worlds" to explore, it feels as though you've entered into a new realm of lights and ice. Each world is bursting with new experiences, impressive set designs, sculptures over 20-ft tall, and custom light displays.

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“We are thrilled to bring the Aurora Winter Festival to Toronto and are looking forward to providing people with an unforgettable holiday experience,” says Scott Emslie, Festival Producer.

Toronto Aurora Winter Festival

And that's certainly true.

The Mystical Worlds are home to a number of magical characters. Meet Thyra, Queen of the Ice Elves, who calls an impressive castle home, Rivera and Zaos ice elves sworn to protect the Mystical Worlds, Yin the Yeti Prince, who loves to have fun and is a big fan of disco, and then, of course, there's Santa and his team of elves.

Photo via the Aurora Winter Festival Toronto Facebook page

Visitors can meet Santa, and explore craft stations with the elves before enjoying other impressive installations like the ferris wheel, carousel, and train.

If your kids are even a degree of normal, they'll flip for the tube park. That leaves you to explore the market of vendors or munch on local food truck fare in the dining tent.

Toronto Aurora Winter Festival

Wrap the whole evening off on the beautiful skating rink set under the amazing "Northern Lights". It certainly packs an impressive picture.

Toronto Aurora Winter Festival

Looking For Tickets?

General tickets are available on the Aurora Winter Festival website.

Tickets start at $14.99 for children (4 to 12)  and seniors (64+) and are $19.99 for general admission (13 to 64). Children from ages one to three can attend for free.

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