Safe and fun ways to celebrate this holiday season


Enduring the holiday season under COVID restrictions will be tough for many, however there are still many ways to celebrate this winter.



Santa Claus visits NEWSTALK 1010

Santa Claus will stop by NEWSTALK 1010 to chat with Barb DiGiulio on the Night Side, Friday December 18 at 7:30pm. Jolly Old St. Nick will take calls from children who want to tell him their Christmas wishes


Union Station’s Front Street Plaza will be home to a luminous and immersive outdoor glacier wall installation that celebrates our northern climate from November 30 - January 3. To spread the spirit of the holiday season, Union Holiday - Presented by TD will transport commuters and passersby to another world by experiencing new textures and landscapes, from larger-scale cliffs that emulate the edge of ice floes and icebergs, to an exquisite feature piece of a frozen waterfall


A safe and festive journey through the Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights and the downtown holiday shopping area. Held daily (6:00-9:30pm) from December 5th to January 2nd in Elgin Park featuring holiday light displays installed by local businesses, organizations, and individual families. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the H.Bee. Architecture window 6-8pm, Thursday to Saturday from Dec 5th to 19th


The city is offering new and enhanced exercise-based recreation activities in park locations across Toronto


DIY meal kits, ready-to-eat boxes and corporate and holiday gift packages available for purchase from select Square One Food District retailers


The DOs and DON'Ts of celebrating the holidays


The province has released their list of safer and riskier holiday activities:

DO Virtual holiday gatherings or events with family, friends or co-workers.
DON'T Have in-person holiday gatherings or events, particularly gatherings where masks or face coverings must be removed to eat or drink.
DO Outdoor holiday activities such as building a snowman or going on a sleigh ride with members of your household.
DON'T Try indoor holiday activities such as having overnight guests or sleepovers with friends or people outside your household.
DO Visit Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or their elves outdoors and taking photos while keeping two metres apart.
DON'T Visit Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or their elves indoors and taking photos without being two metres apart. Children are not permitted to sit on Santa's lap this year.
DO Attend a drive-in or drive-through event.
DON'T Visit family and friends for non-essential reasons.
DO Watch holiday or other movies with your household.
DON'T Host or attend social gatherings or organized public events that do not adhere to provincial or local requirements.



COVID-19 Christmas

The Ontario government is urging residents to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays only with the people they live with