Last Updated on November 19, 2023

Illuminarium at The Distillery District is celebrating its first year at the The Distillery Winter Village by bringing a one-of-a-kind Christmas immersive titled Winter Wonderland Spectacular for people to experience the magic of holidays. The yuletide experience lights up November 24th and runs till January 7th, 2024, to coincide with Toronto’s most loved holiday market.

Guests will be transported into a winter wonderland castle filled with state-of-the-art interactive technology and an ever-changing dreamland of nutcrackers, jingle bells and candy canes. From Santa’s luxurious winter palace to whirling snowstorms and glowing Northern Lights, Winter Wonderland Spectacular is a place of beauty, magic and wonder, inspiring us to feel the joy of the season.

Some additional experiences fit for family, friends, and fellow festive fans will include:

  • Holiday Themed Spectacular
  • 360 Degree Immersive Show
  • Santa or Mrs. Klaus Photo Opportunities
  • Free Hot Cocoa Station

“From sugar plums to reindeers, ornaments to winter forests and so much more, Christmas fans will celebrate timeless traditions and create new ones with their families at the Winter Wonderland Spectacular,” Alan Greenberg, CEO of Illuminarium Experiences. said. “Grab your Christmas spirit and passion for experiencing the extraordinary as we open our most heartwarming, holly jolly immersive experience yet.”

Winter Wonderland Spectacular Ticketing

Tickets are on sale with three ways to purchase. It is recommended for holiday fans to buy early to book the date and time of their choice.

  • Online at
    • Price: $35+ HST and fees per person; available through January 7, 2024
  • Box Office at 28 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 4R2
    • Price: $35+ HST and fees per person; available through January 7, 2024
  • The Distillery Winter Village Combo Ticket
    • Price: $45+ HST and fees per person
    • Tickets to the Winter Wonderland Spectacular include skip the line access to The Holiday Winter Village through the Express Entry sign at all gates. Ticket required for guests over the age of 2. Save $20 when purchasing the combo ticket from The Distillery Winter Village website.

Winter Wonderland Spectacular Onsite Upgrades

Guests that are interested in more holiday merry making during the experience have the option to upgrade onsite with the following:

  • Deluxe Hot Cocoa
  • Elfie Selfie Station

Illuminarium at The Distillery District Holiday Hours and Location

Location: 28 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 4R2

Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday 11am – 11pm and Sunday 11am – 9am.

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve from 11am – 5pm

Christmas Day Closed

Boxing Day from 11am – 11pm

New Years Eve from 11am – 12am

New Years Day from 11am – 9pm

About Illuminarium Experiences

Illuminarium Experiences are immersive entertainment spectacles presented in custom-designed venues called “Illuminariums.” What museums are to art, cinemas to movies and concert halls to music, Illuminariums are to experiential entertainment.

Illuminariums are reprogrammable immersive theaters that surround visitors in a sensory space of sight, sound and scale unlike any other, providing access to the most amazing, but typically out-of-reach, places, people and experiences to make our planet a more inspired, more empathetic and more connected place.

Created by Alan Greenberg, RadicalMedia and Rockwell Group, and operated by Legends, Illuminarium Experiences brings together best-in-class partners in content creation, theatrical design, interactive technologies and venue operations.