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Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village


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Toronto: November 24, 2011...Discover authentic Christmas traditions at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Parents can enjoy a day away from the hustle of frantic holiday shopping, children can have a visit with Santa, and couples can rekindle the charm of the season with an evening walk through a 19th century village, or a romantic dinner out.

• Christmas at Black Creek (daily from November 19 - December 23)
• Christmas Weekends with Santa (December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18)
• Christmas by Lamplight (December 10, 17 and 18)
• Christmas Dinners (December 3, 4 and 11)

Special Weekends With Santa
The first three weekends in December feature a full slate of special programming:

• Visit with Santa
• Horse-drawn wagon rides
• Cookie decorating
• Shadow puppet-making
• Place your wish on the 20' Christmas Tree

Admission: Adults $15, Children (5-15) $11
Hours: Weekdays 9:30am - 4:00pm

Christmas by Lamplight
A favorite holiday event, Christmas by Lamplight is offered on three magical evenings: Saturday December 10, Saturday December 17, and Sunday December 18. Lit by hundreds of antique lamps and decorated with the finest Christmas decor, the Village is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland. Enjoy the evening on its own, or with dinner.

Christmas by Lamplight Highlights:
• Listen to traditional Christmas stories
• Visit with Father Christmas
• Place your wish on the new 20' Christmas tree in the centre of the Village
• Experience an old-fashioned holiday ball
• Sing along with the choirs and live music
• Taste delicious seasonal treats, such as flaming plum pudding, roasted chestnuts, pulled taffy and real sugarplums, throughout the Village
• Warm yourself around the fire with a cup of hot mulled cider or hot chocolate

Tickets (without dinner)
Non-Members: $29.95/Adult, $24.95/Children under 12
Members: $25.95 /Adult,?$22.45/ Children under 12
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets (including dinner): Seatings at 6:00 pm & 8:30 pm
Non-Members: $75.95/Adult,?$50.25/ Children under 12
Members:?$71.95/Adult,?$47.75/ Children under 12

Reservations are required. Call 416-667-6284
Or buy online at

Christmas Dinners
Enjoy a traditional holiday Christmas dinner with roast turkey and all the trimmings at the Black Creek Historic Brewery Restaurant, located in the Half Way House Inn.
Seatings are at 2:00 and 4:30pm on Saturday December 3, Sunday December 4, and Sunday December 11.
Christmas Dinners feature traditional fare using locally sourced ingredients. Vegetarian option available.

Dinner menu available here »

Members: $45.00/Adult, $22.50/Children under 12
Non-Members: $49.95/Adult, $24.95/Children under 12
For reservations call: 416-667-6284

Prices for Christmas dinner include parking and admission to Black Creek Pioneer Village. HST extra.

Black Creek Pioneer Village is one block east of Jane St., south off Steeles Avenue, right next to York University. The Village is south-east of Hwy 7 and Hwy 400. Parking is available on site.

Public Transportation:
Black Creek Pioneer Village can be reached from the Finch subway station using the Steeles 60 West route, or from the Jane Station using the Jane 35 route. Visit York Region Transit has several options available. For more information visit

For more information about Black Creek Pioneer Village, visit, or call 416-736-1733.

About Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village is unique in Toronto: a place where visitors can step into another time and experience life as it was in early Ontario. Spanning more than 30 acres of pristine country landscapes, the Village is a living history experience. Here heritage buildings from communities across south central Ontario have been faithfully outfitted with original furniture and artifacts to re-create a rural 1860s Ontario community. Historical interpreters in period dress bring the experience to life, answering visitors' questions, and demonstrating how people lived, worked and played. The Village is located in north Toronto, close to the intersection of Highway 400 and Highway 7. Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). Funding for the Village comes from the TRCA's provincial and municipal partners, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the City of Toronto, admissions and sales, and through donations to The Living City Foundation (formerly The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto). For more information, visit

Media contact:
Eric Philpott
philpott | communications
(905) 773-6651