Dec/Jan 1 - 6
Friday, December 1, 2023 - Saturday, January 6, 2024 Exhibition Park
Winnipeg, MB

As Manitoba’s longest drive-thru light show, this favourite holiday tradition is back for another season of affordable family fun!

Event Dates: Friday, December 1, 2023 – Saturday, January 6, 2024
NOTE: Closed Monday, December 25, 2023

Hours: Open 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm nightly (Closed Dec 25)

Location: Exhibition Park, West Gate, 3977 Portage Ave.
Just turn north off of Portage Avenue onto Festival Drive!

Over one million lights throughout Red River Exhibition Park will dazzle you from the comfort of your vehicle! In addition to all the favourites, over 30 NEW light displays and a few other big surprises await you along the 2.5 km route, enjoyed from the warmth of your car! You can also plan for outdoor photo opportunities, outdoor skating, and food stands offering warm drinks and tasty treats.


Tune your radio to 101.1 FM! While enjoying Winter Wonderland, tune your vehicle to our exclusive on-park radio station for custom holiday programming that pairs perfectly with the views!

Wednesdays are magical! The first 100 cars on Wednesday evenings receive FREE 3D glasses to view the light displays with some extra dazzle!

Weekend Horse-Drawn Hayrides: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, hop aboard a classic hayride (by KB Clydesdales) through Exhibition Park to really enjoy the spirit of the season.

Outdoor Pond Skating: When the cold weather freezes the Exhibition Park pond, bring your skates and take a spin under the stars. Open nightly, weather permitting until the end of the show.

Letters to Santa: Kids are invited to mail their letters to Santa in our special “Direct to the North Pole” mailbox. Santa sends replies!

Delicious Eats: Sweet & Salty Concessions will be on hand to satisfy your cravings! Enjoy mini donuts from the Mini-O’s truck, and deep-fried cheese curds, poutine, and french fries from the Meltdown truck!

Plan for lots of beautiful and fun outdoor photo opportunities!

2023 Canad Inns Winter Wonderland Colouring Contest!
All children 12 & under are invited to participate and enter to WIN!
Contest submissions will be accepted online between December 1, 2023 – January 10, 2024.

Ticket Information / Admission

Tickets are now available online, and are also available in person at:
• Canad Inns Winnipeg Destination Centres
• Giant Tiger and Valu-Lots locations in Winnipeg
• Northern Store locations

General Tickets: $20 (Including tax, plus service fee, where applicable)
General tickets are valid for one personal, non-commercial passenger vehicle only. A personal vehicle is designed to carry up to seven (7) people.

Commercial Vehicles: Rates for buses and groups of larger vehicles with eight or more people are also available. Admission for commercial vehicles can be purchased at the entrance gate at the top of Festival Drive.

People Per VehicleAdmission Per Vehicle
1 – 7 People$20
8 – 15 People$40
16 – 30 People$50
31 – 40 People$75
41 + People $95

Access Red River Exhibition Park off Festival Drive

Once again, we are proud to donate a portion of the proceeds of Canad Inns Winter Wonderland to KidSport Manitoba and the Red River Exhibition Foundation. Over the last 24 years, we have provided over $350,000 to various non-profit associations in Manitoba. Thank you to our title sponsor, Canad Inns, for their continued support of this event!