8 Outdoor Activities Around Toronto That You Can Enjoy Over The Holidays

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Toronto Senior Staff Writer
8 Outdoor Activities Around Toronto That You Can Enjoy Over The Holidays

If you're looking for something fun to do over the holidays (aside from eating turkey and opening presents), then you'll want to visit these outdoor festive events in Toronto.

You can wander through glowing tunnels, sip mulled wine, and glide along an icy trail at these spots that are full of holiday cheer.

The Bentway Skate Trail

Price: Free

When: Opening December 22, 2021

Address: 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto ON

Why You Need To Go: The figure-eight ice trail beneath the Gardiner Expressway has returned, and this year, you can glide through an art exhibit.

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Country Bright

Price: $20 per adult

When: Until January 2, 2022

Address: 8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic village is lit with thousands of lights, and you can wander through luminous displays and see ice sculptures and snow globes.

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Nights of Lights

Price: $19.99 per adult

When: Until January 2, 2022

Address: 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through glowing tunnels and glittering displays at this walk-thru event which even has a Christmas market.

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Light Up The Square

Price: Free

When: Until January 2, 2022

Address: 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON

Why You Need To Go: Celebration Square is full of festivities, and you can skate, explore glowing art installations, indulge in treats, and more.

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The Distillery Winter Village

Price: $8 per adult on select days

When: Until December 31, 2021

Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into a sparkling holiday wonderland at the Distillery District this season. You can sip boozy hot chocolate, indulge in tasty treats, and get some photos by the installations.

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Snow Magic

Price: $45 + per vehicle

When: Until January 16, 2022

Address: Ontario Place's East Island, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This immersive drive-thru experience takes you on a journey past giant installations and through a crystal cave.

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WinterFest

Price: $29.99 + per person

When: Until December 31, 2021

Address: 1 Canada's Wonderland Dr., Vaughan, ON

Why You Need To Go: WinterFest has turned Canada's Wonderland into a sparkling Christmas town, and you can take part in all sorts of festive activities like skating and funnel cake eating.

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Winter Wonders

Price: $19.50 per person (free for RBG Members)

When: Until January 9, 2022

Address: 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stroll through a twinkling garden and explore different installations along the Royal Botanical Garden's illuminated trail.

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In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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