Simcoe Christmas Panorama


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COVID-19 UPDATE: Please check our updated dates, hours of operation and details for the 2021 season.

Simcoe Christmas Panorama 2021

-UPDATED NOVEMBER 30th-

We’re thrilled to announce the return of a more traditional Panorama for our 2021 season! We’re excited to welcome guests back into the park to enjoy our Christmas displays and the River of Lights! 

As you enjoy the 2021 Panorama, we’d like to remind everyone that after almost 2 years without our traditional fundraising, we will have fewer lights and displays in the park this year, but our Christmas spirit will be stronger than ever before!
 

The festival has been reduced this year due to funding, limited resources and COVID19. We have limited lights and displays in the park this year. Please consider making a donation to help us continue this Christmas tradition. E-Transfers can be sent to lights@simcoepanorama.ca

Thank you for your support and understanding as we work hard to bring you Simcoe Christmas Panorama 2021!

Hours Of Operation

Dates:  December 4th, 2021 – January 2nd 2022. 

Lights are on 6:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Yes, that includes the ALL holidays too! Lights are on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, etc.

You’ll find us at 50 Bonnie Drive, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3V6

It’s FREE to attend Panorama, but you can support us with a donations by CLICKING HERE!

******THE LIGHTS ARE ON EVERY SINGLE DAY******

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Panorama Open?

The Panorama is open December 4th, 2021– January 2nd 2022. 

Lights are on 6:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Yes, that includes the ALL holidays too! (Lights are on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day etc.)

You’ll find us at 50 Bonnie Drive, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3V6

******THE LIGHTS ARE ON EVERY SINGLE DAY******

How is Panorama Operating this year?

-UPDATED NOVEMBER 30-

We’re thrilled to announce we are presenting a more traditional Panorama for our 2021 season! We’re excited to welcome guests back into the park to enjoy our Christmas displays and the River of Lights!

As you enjoy the festival we’d like to remind everyone that after almost 2 years without our traditional fundraising, we will have fewer lights and displays in the park this year, but our Christmas spirit will be stronger than ever before. 

IMPORTANT! The festival has been reduced this year due to funding, limited resources and COVID19. We have limited lights and limited displays in the park this year. Please consider making a donation to help us continue this Christmas tradition!

What COVID-19 Protocols will be in place?

SUBJECT TO CHANGE-

Physical Distancing

All guests must maintain a distance of at least six-feet (2 metres) between themselves and people from other households whenever possible.

Face Coverings

Face coverings must be worn anywhere where 6 feet of physical distance between people from other households is not possible.

 

If you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, PLEASE stay home.

Is Proof of Vaccine Required to Attend?

This event is 100% outdoors in a public park. No proof of vaccine is required to attend the event.

Everyone is encourage to follow our COVID-19 protocols.

Physical Distancing

All guests must maintain a distance of at least six-feet (2 metres) between themselves and people from other households whenever possible.

Face Coverings

Face coverings must be worn anywhere where 6 feet of physical distance between people from other households is not possible.

If you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, PLEASE stay home.

Does Panorama cost anything?

Simcoe Christmas Panorama is FREE for anyone to attend. We are funded by sponsors and donations. You can support Panorama with a donation by CLICKING HERE.

Is there parking at the Panorama

In collaboration with Norfolk County parking is permitted on the streets surrounding the park. This includes Norfolk St N, Colborne St, Windham St., Crescent Blvd, McCall St. and Alligator Lane. 

 

Please note that Bonnie Drive is closed to vehicles, as is the parking lot for Wellington Park access from Bonnie Drive.  

Why are there less lights/displays in the park this year?

In a typical year, Panorama spends over $10,000 on lights, and our partners at Norfolk County put in countless hours of work installing displays and lights in the park. The past 2 years, we were not able to host any fundraising events to purchase new lights for the park, and since our friends at Norfolk County are actively working on ongoing current events, they cannot dedicate the same amount of time and man power to the park.

You can support the festival by donating to our GoFundMe! CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Will there be an official light up ceremony this year?

No official light up ceremonies will take place this year.

Are there Public Washrooms?

There is one accessible porta potty in the park.

Can I Bring My Dog to the Park?

Dogs that are on a leash the entire time are welcomed in the park. We kindly reminded you that it’s required for you to clean up after your dog.

Will there be trolley rides at the Panorama?

Trolley rides will not be offered this year.

Will hot beverages and donuts be sold in the park?

There will be hot beverages and treats offered in the park this year. You can enjoy a warm cup of cider and an apple cider donut, or a cup of hot chocolate and individually packages cookies. 

Will the Christmas Market be in the Park this year?

The Christmas Market will not be available in 2021.

Will there be any activities in the park?

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Can I make a Donation to support Panorama?

We’d love that! You can make a donation on our GoFundMe CLICK HERE TO DONATE

E-Transfers can be sent to lights@simcoepanorama.ca

Thank you so much for supporting Panorama!

Will there be guided motor coach tours of the park this year?

Guided tours of the lights will not be offered this year. Motor coach tour operators are welcome to come and drive the perimeter, or park and walk through the park. However, there will be no welcome centre with refreshments/shopping and no tour guides.

Will the Welcome Centre be open this year?

The Welcome Centre will not be open this year.

Can I volunteer for Panorama?

Of course! We are always looking for new volunteers. You can sign up and learn more by clicking HERE