Need ideas for Christmas Day Fun in Toronto? Here are some things to do on Friday, December 25, 2020.
Indoor skating locations are closed, but enjoy skating outdoors. Reservations are required for most places. Check out the Bentway Skate Trail or Skate rental at Nathan Phillips Squareis open on Christmas Day (10am – 10pm).
All other City of Toronto outdoor rinks are open December 24, 25, 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A small number of spots will be available for participants who are not able to make a reservation online.
Mississauga Celebration Square skating is open 10 am – 9 pm on Dec 25th.
Ontario is going into lockdown on December 26th and drive-in events are not allowed. So today is the last day you can go for drive-thru lights. You can of course visit parks and other locations adorned with lights.
- Wander through the park to see lights in Gage Park, Brampton – Free
- Holiday Nights of Lights in Vaughan is open on December 25th. Tickets required.
- Journey into Enchantment Drive-thru in Markham. Tickets required.
- Rusty Griswold’s Christmas Light Display – Home based display in Burlington – Free
- Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic– Village of Yorkville Park will be lit with a variety of unique displays, from twinkling light tunnel, to our oversize snowflakes, gorgeous Christmas tree, and more. – Free
- Lakeside Festival of Lights in Burlington – Drive-By or walk the park. – Free
- Polar – Multi-Level Drive-Through Holiday Experience in Mississauga- Tickets required.
- Whitby Lights’ the Night – Various parks and homes in Whitby – Free
- Walk through various parks in Halton Hills during Light up the Hills – Free
- Drive through Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights in Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge – Free
III. Magical ‘Window Wonderland
Discover Window Wonderland, The Junction’s first annual immersive urban art-walk, presented by MEDS Junction Pharmacy. The Window Wonderland exhibition will transform the Junction neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery that is interactive, engaging, and magical. The exhibition will feature local artists and animators who will paint ten storefront windows brought to life by Augmented Reality (AR) to create an impressive public art display. This will be the first activation of its kind in the City of Toronto.
IV. Christmas Day TakeOut
Get take out or dine-in (Halton/Durham) from Toronto/GTA restaurants, and enjoy a delicious meal. There are plenty of options listed in Open Table.
Most Chinatown restaurants are open on Christmas day.
Some of the options for takeout include:
- The Bullger – 424 Danforth Ave, Toronto
- 7 West Cafe(Open 24 hrs) – 7 Charles St W, Toronto
- Meat Point (Turkish) – 1021 Wilson Ave, North York
- Cafe Landwer-165 University Ave, Toronto
1912 Avenue Rd1912 Avenue Rd, North York
9340 Bathurst St, Maple
5000 Yonge St, Toronto
- Karahi Point: Halal Food, Pakistani Restaurant — 2642 Islington Ave, Etobicoke
2201 Finch Ave W, North York
6905 Millcreek Dr Unit 7, Mississauga
- Kinton Ramen51 Baldwin Street, Toronto
396 Church Street, Toronto
505 Highway 7 East, Thornhill
4026 Confederation Parkway, Mississauga
2216 Bloor Street West, Toronto
- Paramount Fine Foods – Various Locations in GTA
- Khau Gully – 1991 Yonge St, Toronto
- District Pizza– 32 Gristmill Lane, Toronto
- PLANTA Cocina (Vegan) – 10 Temperance St Fl 1, Toronto
- Century Park Tavern – 33 Powerhouse St, Toronto
GTA is predicted to have a white Christmas this year. If there is enough snow on the ground, go tobogganing on Dec 25. 50+ Places to Toboggan in Greater Toronto Area
VI. See Wonder Woman 1984!
Though you can not visit a movie theatre this year on Christmas day, you can stream Wonder Woman 1984 from the Cineplex store which is releasing on December 25th.
VII. Go Winter Walking
Enjoy winters’ solitude and go hiking in the green spaces of Toronto. Great places to explore include Don Valley Trails from Evergreen Village, Rouge National Park, Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail at Ontario Place, High Park, Riverwood Conservancy and the myriad of waterfront trails.
VIII. Toronto Scavenger Hunt
Explore Toronto through a scavenger hunt. Go on an enthralling tour around Toronto checking out the art, history, and culture along the way.
IX. The Christmas Story 2020: A Pandemic Pageant
After more than 80 years on stage, the Church of the Holy Trinity’s pageant of “The Christmas Story” has been reinvented into a beautiful film. The classic Nativity story is presented against the backdrop of life in an urban centre in the middle of a pandemic. The tale of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus takes on deep new resonance.
Other Online Theatre
There are many online theatre performances you can enjoy online! The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol are some of the performances that can be enjoyed.
X. Watch Dogs: Legion
Play this geocaching game that takes you to various locations in Toronto. Mission: Welcome to the Resistance. London is in dire need of your help. It’s time to get recruiting but choose your recruits carefully. Looks can be deceiving, and the dystopian streets of London are full of deception.
XI. Movies at the Drive-In
See Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Ontario Place Drive-In.
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XII. Go Bird Watching
Birding is a fun activity to do in winter. What are the popular winter birds that you can spot? Can you notice any winter adaptation changes in them? Grab a pair of binoculars, download a bird ID app, and try to name all the birds that you can spot. Do a Christmas Bird Count. If you don’t want to venture outside, do an unofficial count of the birds that visit your bird feeder.
XIII. Watch The Great Conjunction
The Great Conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn takes place from December 12 to 28. Although the planets will not be at their closest approach on Christmas day, they can still be viewed together on Christmas day.
XIV. Online Christmas Concerts
Online concerts have kept people entertained with the temporary closure of many concert halls. You can enjoy performances from all over Canada and the World!