15 Wonderful Things To Do In Toronto In December 2020

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15 Wonderful Things To Do In Toronto In December 2020

The year is almost over, but there are still things you can do in December 2020!

December is finally here, and wow, what a rollercoaster the year has been. From the global COVID-19 pandemic to the historic Australian wildfires to menacing murder hornets… this year was filled to the brim with unwanted surprises. After the wild ride that 2020 was, we really deserve to treat ourselves to some fun and frivolity before the year ends. But what are the best things to do in Toronto in December 2020? Check out the below list for some magical ideas!

1. Visit the first multi-level drive-through holiday experience in Canada

A new drive-through experience has touched down for the holidays at the Toronto Pearson Airport, and it promises to be larger than life! Polar will take guests to new heights on a magical joyride through six floors filled with iconic holiday displays.

2. Admire the holiday lights and decorations at Toronto’s iconic castle

Casa Loma’s Holiday Light Tour is on its way to brighten up the season from December 22, 2020 to January 31, 2021! This dazzling outdoor event will festively illuminate the gardens and tunnels at Casa Loma, and it’s going to look like something taken right out of a fairytale!

3. Stroll through a magical holiday wonderland at Blue Mountain

The nearby enchanting Blue Mountain Village is hosting Holiday Magic until January 3, 2021, during which it will be totally decked out in dazzling seasonal light installations and festive decorations so you can fully immerse yourself in the festive fantasy.

4. Dine at a camp-style patio, complete with a fire pit and blankets

Fet Zun has innovated the outdoor dining experience by adding fire pits next to their tables and providing their customers with warm blankets to wrap up in. Thanks to these additions, you can now savour a tasty, aromatic meal while soaking in heat from the fire’s flames in comfy campfire style.

5. Visit Canada’s largest illumination festival

Canada’s largest illumination festival has made its way back to Niagara Falls just in time for the holidays! The Winter Festival of Lights illuminates the Niagara Falls and area with over three million dazzling LED lights until January 10, 2021.

6. Watch a mesmerizing drone light show in Kitchener

You can now catch one of North Star Drone Shows’ synchronized drone light performances soaring high above Bingemans’ On The Grand Park & Pavilion in Kitchener, Ontario. Up to 100 drones fly in coordinated patterns and designs at these new holiday drone light shows.

7. Attend a virtual Candlelight concert

On Saturday, December 19, you’ll be whisked away to a magical concert by über-talented pianist Franck Laurent-Grandpré, who will be playing a curated selection of beloved classical numbers via livestream during this special edition of the popular Fever Originals Candlelight series.

8. Consider taking a staycation within Canada

As we get deeper into Canada’s typically chilly winter, you may be starting to consider travelling for a change of scenery. When planning a trip for the snowy season, we often tend to look outside of our country for inspiration. However, with all the travel restrictions this year due to COVID-19, you may want to look within Canada’s borders for a winter staycation.

9. Go on a trip to local provincial parks

After a long year of the usual grind and hustle, maybe we’d rather stick the long-distance travel and visit some nearby provincial parks. Luckily for us, Toronto is completely surrounded by endless natural beauty. There are plenty of local places to immerse yourself in nature — just don’t let a moose lick your car!

10. Try some typical Canadian winter comfort foods

As the days get shorter, darker, and colder in the winter, many turn to food as a source of internal warmth and comfort. Besides being essential for life, food brings people together and generally just makes us feel good. So why not try one of the iconic dishes and treats that we eat in Canada during the frosty season?

11. Sell back your unneeded furniture to IKEA

The world’s largest furniture store chain is taking a stand for sustainability by purchasing your used IKEA furniture! IKEA’s new Sell-Back initiative allows you to trade in your unwanted pieces of used furniture for in-store IKEA credit to use on other items.

12. Try out Canadian Tire’s limited edition KFC firelogs

If you’re a devoted fan of KFC’s signature fried chicken, you’re in luck — Canadian Tire is now selling the Enviro-Log 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog for a limited time. These special firelogs release the famous irresistible scent of Kentucky Fried Chicken into the vicinity when burned in a fireplace, woodstove, chiminea, or campfire.

13. Watch some new Netflix Christmas films

There’s a bunch of brilliant original festive flicks arriving to Netflix for the holidays, and we’ve picked out the biggest releases that’ll wrap you up toastier than a roaring fire and a mug of hot chocolate.

14. Taste birria-style tacos at Kensington Market’s latest taco joint

If you love tacos or Mexican food in general, this recent addition to Kensington Market could be your new go-to! Birria Cantina opened up last month and is bringing tasty and authentic birria-style tacos to Toronto’s streets.

15. Download the COVID-19 alert app

With nations around the world still fighting to keep the COVID-19 pandemic under control, it’s important that we all do our best at the individual level to prevent further transmission of the virus in our communities. Fortunately, in Canada, there’s a mobile app that can help you determine if you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

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