The subdued city of Mississauga, a city away from the metropolitan hustles and bustles of Toronto. A city where families spend their slackened evenings in tiny homes and massive outstretched gardens. But with the holiday season around the corner, this city comes to life with cultural and seasonal thriving. It has somehow managed to master the art of dancing on the tune of times. It is a city which is about to liven up — a festive evolution you won’t like to miss out on.
1. GET IN THE MOOD WITH SEASONS CHRISTMAS SHOW
Kick-start your holidays with Seasons’ shopping extravaganza, featuring over 300 exhibitors flaunting everything you need to make your vacation a memorable experience. From decor to gifts, entertain yourself at this shopping premier and get your holiday season started.
2. SPREAD YOUR CELEBRATION WINGS AT CELEBRATION SQUARE
When you are done with the shopping, it’s time to attend the annual tree lighting at Celebration Square. Hosting a range of other activities which include fun filled carousel rides; a Santa photo booth; a reindeer petting stop; catan competition and a festive bar for the adults—Celebration Square has something to offer for everyone. And this time around, they are also popping up with a Holiday Street Market so you don’t have to travel to the Distillery District.
3. WALK ALONG THE ROUTE OF HO-HO HAPPINESS
Embrace the celebrations of the holiday season with Santa Claus Parade at Streetsville Village Square and welcome the dear Santa along with delectable foods, plenty of beer and wine and enjoyable games and fun filled activities.
You have to be there on November 27th, 2016.
4. CAPTURE THE CELEBRATIONS AT PORT CREDIT
Port Credit is a fun place to visit during any time of the year, however, during the holiday season it smiles with a special aura. Get your photos taken with Santa, Grinch and Cindy Lou and capture the cheerful moments to preserve them forever in your memories.
You have to be there on November 28th, 2016.
5. HALLELUJAH! MESSIAH AND FRIENDS - MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
If you love singing but are cursed with a croaky and unpleasant voice, then visit the Living Arts Centre. Every year, they do a beautiful rendition of a Christmas song, which is performed by the popular and talented Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.
6. SKID THE CELEBRATIONS WITH JOY
Winter and Christmas without skating on the outdoor slates of ice? It screams a prospect of a terrible idea. Head to Celebration Square, The Burnhamthorpe Area or to Woodhurst Heights Park—whichever seems convenient for you and enjoy a pleasurable ride on the white iced sheets.
Enjoy skidding and skating throughout the holiday season.
7. RE-AWAKEN YOUR MEMORIES OF THE CHILLY NIGHT OF “A CHRISTMAS CAROLE” AT MEADOWVALE THEATER
Who wouldn’t want to watch an adaptation of A Christmas Carol and that at Christmas! There is an annual screening of different fairy tales at the theatre every Christmas. If you ask me, this is the perfect place to learn some humbling life lessons from ghosts or our favorite, Scrooge.
You have to be there on December 14th or 15th December, 2016.
8. AN ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Interactive adventure awaits your whole family at Playdium. Featuring a carnival of celebrations, you can enjoy food, go-kart racing, arcade games and batting cages—a complete entertainment extravaganza.
9. GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR KIDS AT THE RIVERWOOD PARK
Near the VAM’s location, on Christmas, the Visual Arts Mississauga hosts arts and crafts playground in the Riverwood Park. The day includes playing with your inner creativity, enjoying a cheesy pizza and watching a movie
You have to be there on December 19th December, 2016.
10.BE A MAVERICK AT AIR COMBAT ZONE
Experience live action air combat simulations at Air Combat Zone with your friends and family. Featuring F-18 Hornet fighter jet simulators, get into the cockpit like a maverick and let everyone know who the boss is.
Flights scheduled from Tuesday to Sunday.