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Casa Loma unveils Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights Tour programs

-- Toronto’s beloved castle hosts holiday enchantment to enthrall visitors of all ages --

Liberty Entertainment Group is pleased to announce its upcoming holiday season schedule and the launch of its much loved, Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights Tour experiences at Toronto’s fabled destination, Casa Loma. The program kicks off December 1st and runs until January 6th including Christmas Eve and Boxing Day; the experience is closed on Christmas Day. This year’s events include both an indoor, daytime offering of family activities, as well as an evening experience featuring a dazzling lighting display and outdoor adventure through the historic gardens, walkways, and tunnels of the castle. Program tickets are on sale now at www.casaloma.ca.

Deck the Great Hall with boughs of holly

Guests will marvel in the magic at the castle, resplendent with stunning holiday décor including a 25 ft tree in the Great Hall, and eight signature trees created by talented Canadian designers. Destination “design” trees are scattered throughout the castle, in the Great Hall, designed by the Casa Loma Design and Décor team; in the Windsor Room, created by Cheryl Torrenueva; in the Study, designed by James Connelly, and in Lady Mary’s Solarium, as imagined by Carlos Lazaga from Christmas with Carlos, and more.

Both young and old will thrill at live theatrical performances including Knight Before Christmas performances of swordplay and archery, the celebrated, Canadian Majinx illusion show, a live aerialist soaring through the Great Hall ceiling, roaming mime artists and mascots, a wandering and interactive magician, and more. As always, children are invited to visit Santa Claus, Mrs. Santa, and the elves in their castle workshop, while penning letters to the North Pole for their holiday wishes. Christmas at the Castle runs from 9:30am – 4pm (last admission) performances run between 11-3. Tickets are $45.

The lightness of being… with Holiday Lights

Visitors may experience the wonderment of winter in its glory, while wandering outdoors through a dazzling lighting display in the gardens and inside in the famous underground tunnels, adorned for the holidays. Designed as a self-guided walk, guests stroll through the property’s grounds delighting in the decorations, lights and live performances including a magic show, a fire performer, roaming mime artists, mascots and stilt walkers, a trio of Christmas carolers, and Santa and his entourage.

Holiday Lights runs from 5pm – 10pm (last admission).

“The design team at Liberty Group has been as busy as Santa’s elves, preparing for our fabulous, fun and festive holiday programs at the castle,” explained Nick Di Donato, president & CEO, Liberty Group. “Our picturesque property and the majestic interior, so full of history and charm, really lends itself to an unparalleled experience in Toronto. We look forward to welcoming everyone this season.”

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TICKETS

December 1st – December 17th        $45 online / $50 onsite          

December 18th – January 6th             $50 online / $55 onsite          

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TICKETS

VIP Experience includes admission for two people, Line By-Pass, Food & Beverage Vouchers (1 each per person).

December 1st – December 17th               $125

December 18th – January 6th            $150

Holiday Lights tickets are valid ONLY for the date and time indicated and are non-refundable but can be exchanged for a new date within the program dates, subject to availability. Children 3 years and under are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Paid parking is onsite at Casa Loma at $20 per vehicle (credit or debit accepted). Additional parking is available at George Brown College (south of Casa Loma, off Macpherson Avenue) closest to the event entrance on the southwest corner of the property at Davenport Rd. and Walmer Rd. The event is primarily outdoors and requires walking approx. 2km and does not include access to tour inside Casa Loma.

Sharing and caring, in the holiday spirit

Again, this year the venue will host a toy drop off for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish; guests are encouraged to bring a wrapped gift to donate. Also, one dollar from each adult admission during Christmas at the Castle will be donated to the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish Foundation. For more information visit www.thewish.ca.

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