Royal Botanical Gardens Holiday Traditions

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Santa makes multiple appearances at the RBG in Burlington during the holiday season. There’s Winter Lights at the Rock Garden where you can see a thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit. They also have Santa Signature Experience, where you climb aboard the RBG Express train for an hour-long round-trip to see Christmas lights in Hendrie Park before visiting Santa in his cabin. You can also reserve Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on three dates in December.

Included with regular RGB admission on select dates are botanical train display, escarpment train exhibit (weekends), visits with Santa and storytelling with Mrs. Claus (this one requires advance registration), both in Santa’s Cabin—you can take a train ride there for an extra $2, activities and tours, weekend entertainment, and more!

Santa’s Signature Experience:
Wednesdays to Sundays, November 16 to December 22
$23 For any attendee over the age of 2, $5 kids 2 and under

Winter Lights at the Rock Garden
Fridays to Sundays, December 6 to January 5
Pre-purchased tickets $10, tickets at the door $15, kids 2 and under FREE

Escarpment Train Exhibit
Weekends, November 16 to 22
Daily December 23, 27-30, January 2-5 (Not available December 24, 25, 26, 31, January 1.)

Botanical Train Display
November 16 – December 24
December 27 – January 5

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus:
December 8, 14, 15
$45 adults, $25 kids ages 4–12, $6 kids ages 1–3, under age 1 free

Visits with Santa:
Tuesdays, November 19 to December 17
Friday November 22 and 29