WINTER BREAK 2020 – 2021
Here’s a list of fun activities to enjoy as a family during the winter break from December 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021.
Wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. Provincial guidelines for gatherings must be observed.
See Christmas Lights
- Visit locations throughout the Town to view the Light Displays at Kingsville Fantasy of Lights.
- Enjoy light displays during the Amherstburg River Lights. Jones Park features whimsical, playful displays for the kids and the kid at heart to enjoy. If you enjoy more traditional displays that showcase the warm-hearted feel of the season visit the King’s Navy Yard Park.
- Stroll along Rankin Avenue, in the heart of downtown Amherstburg to view front yards and porches uniquely decorated in the holiday style.
- Plan a self-guided tour of outstanding Christmas displays at Essex as part of the Candy Cane Lane Christmas Light & Decorating Contest.
- See signature displays in numerous City of Windsor buildings during the Citywide Bright Lights Windsor.
- Take a drive to 24 Marshwoods Blvd in Kingsville and see over 33,000 light bulbs that dance to holiday favourites such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Mr. Grinch and popular hits.
Go skating at the outdoor rinks at Charles Clark Square and Lanspeary Lions Outdoor Rink. Do note that the opening of these rinks is weather dependent. One-hour time slots will be available Monday to Friday between 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday between 8zcx a.m. and 9:30 p.m. There will be no cost to participate, however, all guests must register in advance in order to reserve a timeslot.
For easy fun winter, sports try snowshoeing. This is an excellent way to exercise in winter and a great way to enjoy nature’s beauty.
Who wants to bo tobogganing? You might already know the more popular ones. Malden Park and Optimist Memorial Park are great places to spend your time tobogganing.
Note: All recreational activities are subject to emerging Covid-19 restrictions. Do check before starting.
Visit Provincial Parks /National Parks
Provincial Parks and National Parks offers many outdoor activities. Even if you have visited in spring or summer, winter presents an entirely new experience to enjoy. You can enjoy a whole lot of activities from skating, snowshoeing, skiing, camping, and more. You can even spend overnight in the cozy comfort of a yurt in select provincial parks!
Winter Walks anyone? The beauty of winter can best be enjoyed by a walk. Whether you take a brisk walk or a relaxed one, what is certain is that you will have a wonderful time enjoying the open air and crisp winter beauty. Pack a picnic and plan to spend an afternoon outside playing games with your loved ones.
Keep your child engaged at home with these fun activities.
Spirit of Christmas Drive-in Holiday Attraction
Journey to a magical forest in the North Pole where you will meet Santa Claus and the Dancing Toys. Santa’s Elves will show you the way. Details
December 18 – 23, 2020
2418 Central Ave, Windsor
$25 per vehicle
Christmas Brunch/Dinner/Festive Treats
Support your local restaurants this year by ordering a festive take-out dinner this holiday season. Reservations are required.
- Carrots ‘n Dates
- Riverside Pie Cafe
- Serbian Centre
- Ciociaro Club
- Thyme to go
- El Diablo
- Giovanni Caboto Club
- Sweet Revenge
- Lee & Maria’s
- The Twisted Apron
- St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
- Green Heart Lunch Club
- Healthy Mama
- Planet Joy
- The Keg
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December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Wherever you are in Canada
$10 – $35
Watch The Great Conjunction
Get ready to watch an extraordinary event this holiday season. From December 12 to 28, giant planets Jupiter and Saturn will be in close proximity after centuries. On December 21 Jupiter and Saturn will only be 0.1 degrees apart. This year’s event will be the closest since 1623 and the closest observable since 1226! Don’t miss the Great Conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn.
December 12 – 28, 2020
Closest approach on December 21, 2020
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.
Enjoy online concerts and theatres during winter break.