It’s Winter Break. The kids are off – so what’s on? We’ve pulled together some of Toronto’s get-out-of-the-house highlights for you and your family in TOw.
Skate in your undies: The Bentway’s skate path is up and running under the Gardiner. Year two brings a Polar Bear Skate – read: gliding in your underwear if so brave – on Sunday, December 30 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
New skate path: Try out the City of Toronto’s new There’s a new skate trail at McCowan District Park in Scarborough.
Free skating in the Don Valley: The cozy skating rink at Evergreen Brick Works (photo above) is open from December 26 to January 6 (closed Dec 25 and weather dependent.) The Evergreen’s Winter Village is on until December 31.
Road trip: The Woodview Mountaintop Skating Trail at Blue Mountain opens December 23
Twinkle tours:Take a walk or drive along Inglewood Drive, Toronto’s ‘Kringlewood’ where its residents put up inflatable Santas.
Watch a movie: In theatres, the family-friendly includes the latest take on The Grinch, Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse (Common Sense Media’s review here) and Mary Poppins (or the latter on stage if you prefer). You can go really big and toss in some winter exploring at Ontario Place at the Cinesphere. The line up: Sound of Music Dec 26 + 27 2:30pm; Wizard of Oz 28, 29, 30; And the Incredibles 2 Wed Jan 2 – Sunday Jan 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Skate inside: Free Community Skate at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (aka old Maple Leaf Gardens) on Wednesday, December 26 and Tuesday, January 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Flashback to last year’s glide:
Nature walk at The Spit: Winter Bird Count for Kids at Tommy Thompson Park on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Watch the Marlies: The Marlies play December 26 at the Scotiabank Arena and December 31 at the Coca Cola Coliseum on December 31. Games at 3 p.m.
Extended hours at the ROM: Spiders, dinosaurs and snowglobe selfies during ROM for the Holidays.
Holiday line-up at the Ontario Science Centre: They’ve mapped out their holiday activities here.