Our Vist To Santa’s Snowy Valley + $100 Oshawa Centre Gift Card Givaway!

This past weekend we were invited by the amazing people at the Oshawa Centre to be one of the first people to visit Santa and experience their brand new snowy valley!

Before leaving the house both kids were soooo excited!

Until Mike reminded them that there was a naughty list….


Once we arrived we were amazed! To say the new set is beautiful, is an understatement!

The kids we’re treated to some free cookie decorating, which Frankie loved!

While he was decorating his cookie Frankie couldn’t keep his eyes off Santa’s elves. “Are those the real elves, mom?”  “I think they are because look at their shoes!!”

After he worked up the courage to ask, he was so happy to learn that they were the real deal! He was even lucky enough to get a picture with one of the kind elves!

The Toronto zoo was on hand to teach the little ones about Polar Bears and other animals that brave the cold weather. They are also helping to spread the word about climate change and how it affects our animal friends.

Emilia was having a ball waiting in line to see Santa.

That is until Jolly Old St. Nick actually arrived….

She promptly lost her mind and was quickly escorted by Mike away from poor Santa!

meeting santa

At least one of my children kept their cool….

Santa was so great!

As an extra sweet treat every child 3 and up that visits Santa gets a treat from Purdy’s and a free plush mini polar bear! (while supplies last!)

There is so much Fun going on at the Oshawa Centre!

You can visit Santa every day from 11 am – 7 pm (6 pm on Sunday)

While you’re there don’t forget to Enter for a chance to win a $1000 family getaway to Great Wolf Lodge and a $500 Oshawa Centre shopping spree!

I’m also so happy to say that Santa will be having 2 Silent Santa mornings where children with autism and other special needs can visit Santa in a calm and friendly atmosphere.

Find the details for this special event and all of the other Christmas fun going on here: https://www.oshawacentre.com/promotions-events/events/new-santas-snowy-valley/

After our visit with Santa we stopped by the new Holiday Nook! We enjoyed some hot chocolate and the kids we’re mesmerized by Home Alone playing on the t.v. It was definitely a struggle to get them to leave, can you blame them?

How gorgeous does it look? I didn’t want to leave either!

You can take a load off from all of that hectic holiday shopping, while having your presents gift wrapped, on a comfy couch with hot chocolate in hand! Talk about a dream come true!

To learn more about the Oshawa Centre and all of the exciting things happening there, Including their coming expansion!

Visit their website:https://www.oshawacentre.com/

I want to thank the great team at the Oshawa Centre for a fun morning and a great way to kick off our holiday season!

If you live in the area and are planning on taking your little ones to see the big guy in red, you’ll love all the fun taking place there!

Now the fun part!

The Oshawa Centre has teamed up with me for an amazing giveaway! One Lucky reader will have the chance to win a $100 mall gift card!

Head over to my Facebook page  to find out how to enter!

Good Luck!

xo Fran