It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year in Orillia & Lake Country! Upcoming Holiday Events & Activities

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year in Orillia & Lake Country! Upcoming Holiday Events & Activities

As we get closer to the December, Orillia and Lake Country begins to shine with holiday spirit. From remarkable light displays to one of the largest Christmas events north of Toronto, the region is lit up with exciting and memorable events for the entire family to enjoy this season.

Here’s what’s on in OLC for the holidays this year.


Candlelight Parade
November 18 at 7pm

Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown! Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats plus meet SANTA! The Candlelight Parade will begin at the Legion, promptly at 7pm, so please get there early to pick up your candles before the parade starts.

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Orillia Santa Claus Parade
November 19 at 5pm

Once again, the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce will be running the Santa Claus Parade! A historic Orillia tradition, this is the largest Christmas parade North of Toronto! Featuring over 100 floats, bands, and Santa himself, this is a great way to ring in the holiday season!

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Mystical Lights Tour
December 1 to January 2, 5pm to 10pm
Oro World’s Fairgrounds

The Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds is a vision of Mystical Lights! This unique driving tour will feature remarkable displays from local businesses, and will have special guests; Santa and his reindeer, until Christmas Eve.

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Orillia Opera House’s Holiday Season
Orillia Opera House

Music lovers, theatre aficionados, and comedy fans rejoice! The Orillia Opera House’s holiday season is bustling with fantastic live entertainment to get you and the entire family in the holiday spirit this year. Visit their website at to view the full extensive lineup.

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Hewitts Festival of Lights
Hewitts Fun Farm, Coldwater
December, select dates and times

Hewitts Festival of Lights is returning on specific dates in December with over 50 displays for everyone to enjoy! The Hewitts Farm-Market will be open for Christmas shopping and to purchase some treats the evening of our light shows.
Pre-booking highly recommended as dates sell out quickly.



Looking to explore more of Orillia and Lake Country during the holidays? Click here to view available holiday packages in the region, and keep up to date with seasonal events and activities on our calendar here.


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