Christmas is bound to be a little different this year in Toronto. The city remains under lockdown and many of our beloved holiday spots are closed.
But just because plans have to change this year doesn't mean you can't enjoy your Christmas Day in Toronto. That's why we've compiled a list of seven free things to do in Toronto on Christmas Day that don't break any rules.
From wandering the city's light displays to taking part in Toronto's first augmented reality display, there's bound to be something that catches your eye.
Outdoor Skating Rinks
When: All winter
Address: Located all over Toronto. See here for specific locations.
Why You Need To Go: This winter activity is free, located all over the city, and rinks are actually staying open during the province-wide lockdown — plus, it will totally put you in the Christmas spirit!
Gage Park Light Display
When: The drive-thru event has already passed, but the lights are still up in the park for passersby to enjoy.
Address: 45 Main St. S, Brampton, ON.
Why You Need To Go: Take in the twinkling lights while keeping a safe distance from others. Just because we're supposed to stay safe this holiday season, doesn't mean you can't take in some Christmas decorations during your daily exercise.
The Junction's Window Wonderland
When: Until January 23, 2021
Address: Dundas St. W between Keele and Runnymede.
Why You Need To Go: This is Toronto's first augmented reality display. Take part in the city's history while getting your Christmas art fix.
Yorkville Christmas Display
When: End date unknown
Address: Yorkville area. 1200 Bay St., Toronto, ON.
Why You Need To Go: Yorkville's Christmas display is always worth taking a peek at. If you haven't already visited this holiday season, now's your chance!
Sweaters N' Snowflakes Pop-up
When: Until December 27
Address: Bathurst & Richmond St
Why You Need To Go: It's probably one of the only holiday markets open in Toronto on Christmas Day this year, so if you're looking for a snack or a hot cup of cocoa on the 25th, this is for you.
Sledding or Tobogganing
When: Weather permitting, although it is supposed to snow on Christmas Day in Toronto!
Address: Any hills in the city. We recommend Lithuania Park!
Why You Need To Go: Zoom your troubles away down a snowy hill on Christmas morning. Unleash your inner child!
Wander through the Distillery District
Address: 55 Mill St., Toronto, ON.
Why You Need To Go: A Toronto classic! A stroll through the distillery district is bound to put you in the holiday mood. Bring a hot chocolate to sip to keep you warm!