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Keep active and entertained this holiday season

Published on: December 15, 2020

Photo collage of outdoor winter activities

Try some lockdown-friendly activities this holiday season like exploring many of Ontario’s beautiful hiking trails, Toronto’s Distillery District and holiday light displays.

Try some lockdown-friendly activities this holiday season like exploring many of Ontario’s holiday light displays, beautiful hiking trails and skating rinks.With the winter break approaching, it’s important to think about ways that you can keep active and entertained to benefit your mental and physical health during this challenging time. Review our list of lockdown-friendly activities:

Visit the winter village in Toronto’s Distillery District
While the Distillery District’s Christmas Market is not running this year, you can still enjoy a nice stroll through the village to admire the lights and support local businesses. Check-out the full list of curbside pick-up, takeout and delivery options and essential businesses currently open.

Explore hiking trails
There are plenty of local hiking trails that are publicly accessible all winter, whether you want to brave the snow or wait for a mild day. Take a look at this list of the 12 best and easy hiking trails in the Greater Toronto Area.

Lace up your skates
Reserve your spot at a Toronto ice skating rink for public skate time. Follow these instructions to make a reservation at an outdoor rink in Toronto.

Dig out the toboggan
A hill, some snow and your toboggan are the three ingredients for some good winter fun. Check out this list of the best toboggan hills in Toronto.

Lights shows
Whether you want to go for a stroll or drive through, there are tons of holiday lights shows in and around the city. Here’s a list of locations hosting light shows this year.

Host an online game night
Game nights don’t have to stop entirely. Collect your friends and gather around your respective devices to participate in a virtual game night. For some ideas, take a look at this list of 10 free online multiplayer games.