Winter has come – and that’s not a bad thing!

No matter what your favourite season is, you’ve got to admit that there’s something pretty magical about Toronto under a fresh blanket of snow. Hold on, we know what you’re about to say. Snow is pretty to look at, but driving…? We got you. GO Transit makes it super easy to get around without the stress of getting behind the wheel.

So – relax! Enjoy those festive events, outdoor adventures, cozy nights at the theatre, and everything in between. GO Transit makes it easy to get around hassle-free with great service and discount passes. 

Now that your mind is at ease, here’s a taste of everywhere you can… GO.

Distillery Winter Village 

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Step into a Hallmark holiday movie where you’re the star! The Distillery District in Toronto is decked to the nines with twinkling lights, festive music, and delicious sipping. Grab a drink, snap a pic for the ‘gram, and knock off some holiday shopping.

Getting there: Take GO to Union Station, then hop on a TTC bus to reach the Winter Village.

Cavalcade of Lights

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Photo via Go Transit

Experience the holiday magic of the giant Christmas tree and accompanying live performances at Nathan Phillips Square. This display is inspired by light festivals from around the world and will remain in place until Sunday, January 7. Check it out for free the next time you’re downtown.

Getting there: Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station, then take a short walk or the TTC to the square.

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre

Fancy a jaunt to the theatre? Grab your friends and make it your new holiday tradition! Catch a performance of the heartwarming holiday musical “Chris, Mrs.” or the Olivier® award-winning “Slava’s Snowshow” at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. You’ll make some amazing memories and be humming show tunes for days.

Getting there: Take GO to Union Station and then take a short walk or the TTC to Queen Station to reach the theatre.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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Photo via Go Transit

This New Year’s Eve, there’s no need to draw straws to pick the designated driver. Ring in the New Year in downtown Toronto with fun activities, music, pop-up performances, and fireworks. Then rest easy knowing you can rely on GO Transit for safe travel home.

Hamilton and Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens

What could be more magical than frosted botanical gardens aglow with holiday lights in the evening? Plan a special night out at the Royal Botanical Gardens with festive music, lights, and interactive installations. You can save on the trip by purchasing a GO + Winter Wonders Combo Ticket for Saturday experiences.

Getting there: Take GO to Aldershot GO station, with free shuttle transportation to the Royal Botanical Gardens on Saturdays. On other days, take GO to Burlington GO Station then hop on Burlington Transit Route 1 to get to the Gardens.

Check Out The Falls

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Photo via Visit Niagara

Everyone knows Niagara Falls is stunning in the winter. The cascades are illuminated every evening, and the Winter Festival of Lights takes over the town. Make exploring Niagara Falls a little easier (and cheaper) with the GO + Winter Wonders combo. 

Save on select packages, which include transportation, WEGO bus access, and admission to various attractions. The package provides a great way to experience the beauty of the Falls at an even better price.

Why GO Transit?

Convenient Train Services: GO offers fantastic train service7 days a week, making it easy to get around and enjoy everything the winter has to offer.

Affordable Passes: Whether it’s the GO Weekday Group pass for midweek adventures, the $10 Weekend Day Pass for weekend trips, or the variety of pricing options for GO/WEGO passes, GO Transit has the perfect pass no matter where you’re going or when you need to be there.

Family and Pet-Friendly: Kids 12 and under and dogs always ride for free. So you can bring your whole family along.

See? There’s lots to do in the winter, and thanks to GO Transit, you don’t have to worry about driving, parking, winter tires, or any of it. Show up, have a good time, and get home safe. What could be easier?