Get merry and bright this season at this sparkling holiday wonderland.

Take a twinkling tour amidst more than a million holiday lights at Glow Christmas. Best of all, it’s indoors so no frostbitten fingers and toes. Wrangle the kids (or plan a fun date night here) and get the most out of your visit by making this list and checking it twice to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the sparkling adventures.

Glow Christmas
Take a glowing trip around the world at Glow Christmas

Explore the Light Gardens

Grab your Glow passport when you arrive and make your way to all six countries represented in lights shaped into sculptures. Capture Instagram-worthy photos with France’s Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Pyramid and India’s Taj Mahal, for example. 

At each country, stamp your passport as a souvenir of your visit to that country’s exhibit. As you make your way to each country, the kids will love meeting the personalities along the way, including a snow princess and Cinderella.

Eat, drink and be merry

From candy apples to sugar cookies, there’s plenty of holiday fare here to satisfy your Christmas cravings.

For those looking to get festive with a cocktail or glass of wine, the good news is that the entire space is licensed, so feel free to stroll and take in the impressive light installations with your drink in hand. There are festive choices including Eggnog Martinis and Santa’s Cider (think spiced rum with cinnamon in warm or frozen apple cider).

Belt out some Christmas songs with the carolers

At the main stage, grab a seat at one of the tables and enjoy some live entertainment performing holiday favourites. Want to let out your inner Mariah? Join in the singing!

Finish your Christmas shopping at the Merry Maker’s Market

The holiday season can get so busy and we all run out of time to finish our shopping. Get yours done by shopping local while at Glow at the Merry Maker’s Market. From the softest, most stylish home decor pieces from Wix n’ Wool to deliciously scented candles in cute mugs from Coy Naturals, there are so many charming items to choose from for even the hardest person to shop for.

Decorate Christmas cookies with Mrs. Claus

Tap into your inner pastry chef and book a cookie-decorating session with Mrs. Claus and her elves when you buy your tickets and you’ll get a set of cookies, icing and sprinkles to decorate at Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen. Do you have skills worthy of The Great Canadian Baking Show? Show ’em off!

Hop on for a ride with Glen the Glow-comotive

All aboard! The littles will adore this charming choo-choo train that lights up. Enjoy the short loop, which you’ll find after visiting all six countries’ Light Gardens; if the kids still need more playtime, hit up the Kids’ Park next.

Tell Santa your Christmas wish

Last but not least, of course, Santa and his belly like a bowl full of jelly is at Glow. Let him know how you’ve been good, what you’re hoping for this Christmas and capture that requisite photo with the jolly ol’ St. Nick.

Glow Christmas is on until December 31, 2022, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Select your entry day and time and buy your tickets online.