Winter Wonderland

October 26, 2022

New to the International Christmas Market in 2022–Winter Wonderland is a family-friendly area where there will plenty of entertainment for children of all ages. All activities here are included with the price of admission. 

Here's a taste of what will be happening every day of the market in this very special location:

  • Petting Zoo
  • Santa's Elves*
  • Christmas arts and crafts 
  • a soft play zone
  • a separate calm zone
  • a showcase of breeds of horses
  • a mother/baby area
  • a pocket money shop where nothing is more than $5 
  • a photo wall snow scene to grab those festive pics
  • and more!


  • Friday: 12 p.m. –5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.


Local Children’s Author, Mesha Bolton, will be reading her book “There are no Monsters under the Bed” each Friday!  Join us on Friday at the following times: 

  • 1.30 p.m. 
  • 3:00 p.m.

Lisa Bowes, author of "Lucy Tries Soccer" and other books in the Series, will join us on Saturdays and Sundays at the following times: 

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 1.30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.


Grab a Clue Sheet from the Craft area in Winter Wonderland and look for the TELUS Ponies around the market. Bring your completed sheet back for a prize from our Elves!


As well, be sure to bring your letters to Santa and drop them off in our special mailbox! All letters will be sent directly to Santa–be sure to let him know what your address is so he can write you back!


Additionally, we will be playing movies nearby in Founders Plaza where families can snuggle up next to a fire pit and watch:

  • Frozen
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original!)

* Santa's Elves are available from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. on Fridays.