Christmas is a special season for Toronto, and although it might look a little different this year, there’s still plenty of festive events and activities to take part in.
Christmas favorites like the Toronto Christmas Market and the city-sponsored Cavalcade of Lights are cancelled, but here are some socially-distancing friendly Christmas Things to Do in Toronto for 2020.
Winter Festival of Lights @ Niagara Falls
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has been lighting up the night for 37 years and is Canada’s largest light show.
Over a million people attend annually to see the 8 kilometer display winding through Niagara Park and Dufferin Islands. All displays are located outdoors in open spaces.
This year’s light show includes a two-story Zimmerman Fountain, 3D angels and Noah’s Ark.
The fireworks have been put on hold this year, but the show is sure to be spectacular. Plan your visit today!
Santa Claus Parade Toronto 2020
Details are still to be announced, but the parade will be available to stream online and in-person elements are in the works.
Date: Dec 5 at 7pm
Toronto Outdoor Skating Rinks
Get outside this Christmas season for a little holiday cheer with an outdoor skating rink.
Indoor rinks are closed, but outdoor activities are encouraged and public rinks are free.
Changing facilities are closed and capacity is limited, so check the Toronto pubic facilities website before you go.
Date: November and until March Break
Location: Various Locations
The Nutcracker On Screen
All the magic of the classic Christmas ballet is now being broadcast through the biggest screens in the country, or right into your living room.
Date: From Dec 4, 2020
Admission: Streaming for $29.99, tickets at Cineplex $14.95 for adults
Location: Select Cineplex theatres across Canada in jurisdictions not affected by the current lockdown