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The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights provides you and your guests an opportunity to celebrate the holidays #togetherapart; comfortably maintaining social distancing from the comfort of your  own vehicle; take time to enjoy a safe and joyous alternative to the traditional holiday gatherings.

The  Magic of Lights is 2.5 kilometers of festive and vibrant LED-lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. An enchanted “drive-through” experience from the comfort of your own car. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations.

One of the areas most dazzling and unique seasonal events, the Canadian Tire Magic of Lights presented by MHCare Medical will return to Castrol Raceway this holiday season. Over 1 MILLION Lights using LED technology and digital animations to depict holiday scenes and characters of the season, this year’s light show will feature some favorite displays from previous years, including “12 Days of Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “The Night Before Christmas,” plus the new “Ornament Alley.




**PASSES MAY BE PRINTED; PASSES MAY BE SCANNED FROM A PHONE AS WELL….so long as the QR code is easily legible and the  screen is clear of any significant damage. Damaged screens are very difficult to scan- if our Staff needs to enter the order number manually, it may take a few extra minutes upon entry**


A portion of proceeds from every vehicle goes to support our chosen Charities: 630 CHED Santas Anonymous and Canadian Tire Jump Start


Wrapped Up in MAGIC: One Carload, One Price Flexible Day Admission

(Some Date restrictions may apply)

  • Car FLEX Pass $30 (Up to seating capacity of 8 Passengers)
  • Car FLEX with Dash Pass $45
  • Limo FLEX Pass (Vehicle Holds 16 or Less) $50
  • Limo FLEX with Dash Pass $70
  • Bus FLEX Pass with Dash Pass (Vehicle Holds 17+ Passengers) $120
  • Horse Power Hayride (Suspended for 2020)

Please Note: the Magic of Lights FLEX Pass is valid throughout the entirety of the Holiday season* scheduled dates of operations (*Some date restrictions apply).  NO REFUNDS or CREDITS applicable. 

What is a Flex Pass?

One carload, one price, “flexible” day admission. A Car, Limo, and Bus FLEX Pass  & DASH Pass can be used at your own discretion on your choice single event date throughout the duration of the Magic of Lights event. *Some date restrictions may apply; please see complete listing for closed to public dates.




Dash Pass logo

What Is a Dash Pass?

Just like the Flex Pass- Only Quicker! Bypass the traffic with a Dash Pass! For only a few dollars more per vehicle pass you can skip the line and enter the special Dash Pass lane. This special pass is available for all vehicle types with “flexible” day admission. Please visit our  Ticket Purchase Page  for details and to purchase your Dash Pass. A Dash Pass is an upgraded Vehicle Pass +$20 in addition to the standard FLEX Pass admission. (Standard Bus Pass includes Dash Pass). *Some Date Restrictions apply

What is a Photo Pass?

CAPTURE THE MAGIC “Drive-Up” Santa Photo Experience

The Magic of Lights is adapting to the unusual times with a socially REIMAGINED experience.

Capture the Magical Memories this Holiday season with an Intimate & Interactive “Drive-Up” Family Photo Meet & Greet with Santa. This respectfully distanced experience will allow Guests of all ages to enjoy the encounter from the warmth and comfort your own vehicle.

Grab your Wish List & Favorite Christmas PJ’s, jump in the car and get ready for the ultimate “Drive-In” Santa experience! A safe & joyful experience for whole family. You can even bring your dog!

Photos and Santa Visit are captured under an enchanting tunnel of lights following the Finale of the Magical Route. ‘Touchless’ Digital image Gallery will be sent direct to your Inbox 3 days following event date.

A Photo Pass is an upgraded Pass +$25 in addition to the standard Car Flex Pass admission

(Sorry, Limo & Bus Excluded)

In partnership with Creation Media

LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS Advance Booking Mandatory

Driving Instructions

  • We have a few quick tips to make the most of your Magical Holiday experience
  • Please keep pace with the vehicle in front of you, you will be traveling at apx 5 kms per hour; In the interest of safety, please do not exceed 10 kms/hour at any time. Also, please no stopping, passing or getting out of your vehicle at any time.
  • We recommend turning your headlamps down to the lowest possible setting; The darker it is the more dynamic the displays; please don’t forget to turn your headlamps back on before return to the roads
  • Last, but not least, tune your radio to 88.7 FM to enjoy merry melodies provided by 96.3 The Breeze

All in Good Time

At the Canadian Tire Magic of Lights, Weekends are full of activity. During the ‘hustle & bustle’ of the holidays, many of our Guests choose to visit on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Typically you will be enjoying the Magic of Lights in less than 20 mins, however, on occasion, there may be a delay. Your Family will enjoy the illuminated experience all in good Time.

For a more intimate Magical experience we recommend joining us Monday through Thursday, or coming early (5:00 pm-6: 30 pm) or after 9:30 pm on the weekends.

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