Blue Mountain and Christmas On The Bay

Public Tours / by Bus
12 Hours
  • Itinerary

    Tour's duration: approx. 12 hours 
    3 Pick-up locations: (Scarborough, York Mills, and Mississauga)
    Date: Sat 3 DEC 2022
     
    Christmas On The Bay 
    Experience the magic and taste the pleasures of Georgian Bay's largest outdoor Christmas market in the heart of charming historic Meaford.
    &
    Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain
    The Village is wrapped up in garlands and bows and illuminated with the sights and sounds of the holidays. Stroll the 1 km Light Trail and enjoy enchanting moments around every corner while you shop, dine and celebrate the magic of the season.

    *****************  ITINERARY ***************  
    9.30 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location is Scarborough Town Centre (Please arrive 15 min earlier)
    10.00 AM: Our 2nd Pick-up location is York Mills Station 
    10.30 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Mississauga. See below details for pick-ups/parking* 
     
    12.30 - 2.30 PM: Christmas On The Bay (A Beautiful Christmas Market)
    Immerse yourself into a world of delightfully decorated traditional wooden stalls, seasonal lighting, fire pits, winter princesses, Christmas trees galore, music, and an entertainment stage for live music and performances. Explore and sample a tantalizing array of the area’s finest locally made foods, artisanal products, and hand-crafted gifts while you sip on mulled wine or cider made from apples and grapes grown right here in Meaford and on the Bay. This Outdoor Christmas Market is an art and cultural venue in the heart of Meaford. Many restaurants and shops are within 1 block of the market. Visitors usually treat the local shops as part of the market experience. Christmas On The Bay is packed with something for everyone, from live music to dinner and retail special events throughout our downtown to special performances in the adjacent Meaford Hall Arts And Cultural Centre.
     
    3.00 - 7:00 PM: Enjoy your free time to explore the beautiful attractions of Blue Mountain Village with lots of optional activities. You can join your tour guide and do some of the activities as a group (including a ride and walks).

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
    * MILL POND ACTIVITY CENTRE
    * RIDGE RUNNER MOUNTAIN COASTER 
    * PLUNGE! AQUATIC CENTRE
    * SHOPPING // SWEET & SAVOURY // DINING...

    Enjoy the Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain
    Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one-kilometer winter stroll through the Village wrapped up in bows, garlands, and holiday magic.
     
    7:00 PM: drive back to Toronto. 
    9.00 PM: drop-off @ Mississauga 
    9.30 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station 
    10.00 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre 
     

    Price & Inclusions

    Per person: $119 + HST = $134.47
    **The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
    **The prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, the same price as adults.
    **There is no deadline for booking but since most of our tours sell out quickly, we recommend booking asap to avoid disappointment.
     
    What’s included:
    * Round-trip transportation on a deluxe highway motor coach with a washroom
    * Visit the Christmas On The Bay, a Beautiful Christmas Market in Meaford, ON
    * Free time in Blue Mountain Village for optional activities 
    * Visit the Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain
    * Escorted by the tour director
    * All gratuities
     
    What’s NOT included:
    • All meals (please bring your food with you //OR// buy from local vendors during the trip)
    • Personal expenses
    • Admission to optional activities
    * End Plastic Pollution: we will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours since many of them end up in our landfills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. 
     
    GROUP LUNCHES and DINNERS:
    Post-pandemic, many restaurants no longer accept large groups. For those that take large groups, their service and food quality has declined considerably. As a result, for the time being, we are omitting group lunches and dinners from some tours and will pass the savings to you. You will be given enough time and choices at the destination to find a meal to your liking. We hope that in time we can resume group meals which have traditionally been an integral part of our day trips.
     
    Cancellations & Refunds
    • * 100% Full refund if you cancel at least 15 days before the trip departure date.   
    • * 14-8 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 50% of the total purchase amount.
    • * Within 7 days of departure - fully non-refundable - pay a penalty equal to 100% of the total purchase amount.
    • * In the event that a tour is canceled, the liability of FunTours.ca will be limited to providing a full refund of the original trip price. 

    Pickup

    PICK-UP Locations  

    1st pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre - The address is (300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5). The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. IF YOU NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR: Park anywhere near the movie theatres. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.

    2nd pick-up location:  York Mills Station. The bus will stop on Yonge St., right at (4025 Yonge St North York, ON M2P 2E3). This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of the building. TO PARK YOUR CAR: Only for day trips, you can park your car in a parking lot located at 3885 Yonge St, Toronto. This is about a 5-minute walk from the pick-up location. This is a pay-and-display parking lot. Covered parking is also available for day trips only in the parking garage at the York Mills Centre at 4025 Yonge St. The parking cost is $20 per day (2020 rates).  

    3rd pick-up location: Mississauga - The address of the plaza is (30 Courtneypark Dr E Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3). The bus will stop outside the plaza, right in front of the McDonalds- on Courtneypark Dr E. You can wait in the McDonalds until the bus arrives. The bus will be visible through the restaurant windows. Cars can be parked for the day in the plaza parking lot. Parking is free.

    Tour Attractions

    Christmas On The Bay
    South Georgian Bay's very own 4-day European-style outdoor Christmas Market. With wooden vendor stalls a covered stage for live festive music and short theatrical vignettes a bar serving locally-sourced mulled wine and cider open fires lots of seasonal lighting and endless features and activities Christmas On The Bay will have the magic you would expect from such a quality market. Local artisans and manufacturers will bring you the very best of tastes and gifts from across the region making your gift-giving especially easy this year. 
     
    Christmas On The Bay is packed with something for everyone, from live music and free children’s programming to dinner and retail special events throughout our downtown to special performances in the adjacent Meaford Hall and Cultural Centre. For those who have been especially good you might even catch a glimpse of Santa or even make a special request. Our jovial Christmas Gnome Georgie will be making regular appearances with its black service doggie, Joe. Yes, we are dog-friendly so even your dog can get in on the fun!
     
    The Blue Mountains
    The Blue Mountains is a town in Grey County, southwestern Ontario, Canada, located where the Beaver River flows into Nottawasaga Bay.
    Blue Mountain, Ontario's largest mountain village resort, is situated between the shores of Georgian Bay and the slopes of the Niagara Escarpment and is a major destination for skiers from southern Ontario.
     
    HOLIDAY MAGIC AT BLUE MOUNTAIN
    November 19th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022.
    The Village is wrapped up in garlands and bows and illuminated with the sights and sounds of the holidays. Stroll the 1km Light Trail and enjoy enchanting moments around every corner while you shop, dine and celebrate the magic of the season.
     
     
    Holiday Magic at Blue, A world of pure imagination

    Holiday Magic At Blue Highlights
    • Daytime and nighttime experience
    • Santa Sightings around the Village Saturdays noon - 3pm
    • Over 1 million lights on Trees and activations over the 1km walking paths
    • Singing trees in the Events Plazas every Friday and Saturday night
    • Express your holiday wishes and sing your favourite holiday songs and watch the lights change!
     
    Light Up Your Life
    Never have we so needed the holiday spirit. And never has that spirit been so beautifully presented as it is by Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain. The entire outdoor Village dressed up in garlands and bows. Take the family for a nostalgic stroll along charming cobblestone streets and through all the sights and sounds of the season. A chance to shop, dine and celebrate in the magic of the season. Join us for holiday music paired with enchanting and interactive light displays sparkling through the night!
    Psst. Santa sightings will be on Saturdays between 12 pm and 3pm! Full schedule to come!
     
    Some winter Activities (Ski/skating/Snowshoeing/Tubing) are closed in November-December. The following activities are open.
     
    Other things to do in Blue Mountain Village:
    SHOPPING: Enjoy shopping at 40 stores, specialty shops, fashion and home decor boutiques, and art galleries.
    SWEET & SAVOURY: Discover the sweet and savoury side of Blue Mountain at more than a dozen bars and eateries on resort.
    DINING: Whether you prefer casual or fine dining, Blue Mountain Village is home to more than 20 diverse restaurants & eateries that will please every palate.
    When the sun goes down, head to the Village's pubs, bars, and clubs to grab a nightcap ….
     

    Note

    ** Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests before making any booking
    ** Our tours are in the ENGLISH language only.
    ** Please dress based on the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are always recommended.
    ** We pre-assign seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion booked/paid separately, to be seated together, please let us know at the time of your booking. If you forgot to do so, please send an email to: info@funtours.ca after making the booking.
    ** Itinerary Changes: We reserve the right to make time or itinerary changes, if necessary.
    ** We will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles on our tours. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle.