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8 Festive Things To Do In Toronto During Lockdown If You Don't Have A Car

See twinkling light displays and sip holiday drinks!
8 Festive Things To Do In Toronto During Lockdown If You Don't Have A Car

This season, tons of magical drive-thru experiences have been opening around the city.

Those who don't have a car can still get in the festive spirit with these Toronto Christmas activities.

From twinkling markets to shimmering castles, these events will fill you with cheer without breaking the rules.

There are lots of activities you can do from your home, as well as festive outdoor things to see.

Put on your coziest boots and enjoy the season without spending money on gas.

Editor's Choice: Ontario's 2-Km Holiday Escape Trail Will Lead You Through A Snowy Forest & Festive Village

Visit A Drive-Thru Light Show

Price: $15 - $25 flat rate + admission

When: Until January 7, 2021

Address: 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can still see a drive-thru light show without a car! Nights Of Lights has partnered with Facedrive Rideshare, and you can get picked up, taken through the show, and dropped off for a flat rate price.

Feast In A Christmas Wonderland

Price: Free admission

When: Until December 27, 2020

Address: 621 Richmond St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sweaters N' Snowflakes is a twinkling holiday street food market with dishes fit for Santa. You can try holiday poutine, butterbeer spiked eggnog, and more.

Find The Perfect Tree On Board A Ship

Price: 60 + per tree

When: Wednesdays - Sundays throughout December

Address: 441 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Tall Ship Trees is a new Christmas tree market on board the historic Empire Sandy. You can tour the ship while listening to festive music and picking out your tree.

Sip Some Festive Afternoon Tea

Price: $32 per person

Address: 360 Hwy. 7 Unit 11, Richmond Hill, ON

Why You Need To Go: My Cup Of Tea Dessert has adorable Christmas tea sets available for takeout. Be sure to reserve at least 48 hours ahead.

Go On A Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Price: $35 per team

When: December 12, 13, & 19, 2020, more dates available by request

Why You Need To Go: Urban Caper's (STAY) Home for the Holidays Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit from home. You can partake in all sorts of challenges while connecting with players virtually.

Explore A Sparkling Castle

Price: $35 + per person

When: December 22, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore the twinkling grounds of Casa Loma at the outdoor Holiday Light Tour.

Wander Through A Dazzling Winter Village

Price: Free

When: Until March 31, 2021

Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Distillery District has transformed into a twinkling wonderland, and you can see beautiful displays and shop for local goodies. It is recommended that only guests in the area visit.

Build A Gingerbread House

Price: $22.95

Address: 1970 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Rolling Pin is selling holiday house kits complete with edible painting colours. You can also treat yourself to holiday donut decorating kits.

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