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Guide: 8 socially-distant activities that will get you into a holiday state of mind

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the distillery district

We’re constantly on the hunt to partake in some holiday cheer, maybe even some extra cheer this year. Whether you’re looking for something to do while staying tucked away inside or itching to find an activity that’ll get you out of the house, there are options to fit every mood. Even better? You can enjoy a beer (or two) from Partake Brewing no matter what you choose, because these craft beers are non-alcoholic and the perfect addition to any leisurely activity!

With all of that in mind, here are 8 activities in Toronto that will get you into a holiday state of mind.

Winter Village In The Distillery District

winter village

Many shops remain open for curbside pick-up and they have come up with a handy holiday gift guide. Winter Village has quickly become an annual local favourite and even though shopping at the market looks a little different this year they remain committed to bringing you all the holiday cheer through their online shopping experience!

When: Now until Thursday, December 24th
Where: 9 Trinity Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5A 3C4
Cost: Free

Union Holiday

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Transport yourself to a whole new world with Union’s ode to the great Canadian outdoors. The sites and sounds they’ve got going on with this incredible light display is sure to amaze. This outdoor light installation is a definite must-see, so bring your coat and we’ll see you there!

When: Now until Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
Where: 65 Front Street West
Cost: Free

Host Virtual Game Night

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We can’t host traditional game nights but we CAN host a virtual one. Check out sites like Lets Roam
and challenge your friends across the globe! This sounds like a great way to connect and have some fun with family and friends that you haven’t seen in forever, how cool!

Winter Skating at The Bentway

Bentway Toronto skating figure eight rink

Beginning Friday, December 18th, reserve your spot online for a skate along Toronto’s newest skate trail. Get your skate on under the Gardiner and have some unique winter fun. You’ll have to register to book your time slot but this is a great way to have some outdoor fun.

When: Friday, December 18th – Sunday, January 31st
Where: 250 Fort York Blvd
Cost: Free, but donations are being accepted to the creation of Winter Care Kits for our community members experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Make a Gingerbread House

This is a tradition you cannot pass up. Pick-up a gingerbread house kit from your favourite local shop or grocery store and get to work! We think this is a great way to spend an evening even if you don’t have kids. You can even turn this into this fun activity into a friendly competition!

Outdoor Winter Walks

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Check out one of Toronto’s many picturesque trails. Some of our favourite nature trails are Don Valley Brick Works Park and the Beltline. Or for an artsy urban walk check-out the West Toronto Railpath. Either way get out for a walk with a partake in hand!

Tobogganing

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Riverdale Park is the perfect place to get in some slip-sliding fun. Bring your sled, racer or toboggan and get your adrenaline pumping at this classic sledding spot.

Toronto Islands

winter walk

One of the coolest spots to visit this winter is Toronto Island Park. This is the perfect lowkey spot because most locals only think to visit in the summer months. Get up to some cross country skiing or snowshoeing, it’s the perfect place to be socially-distanced!

So whether you’re staying in this Winter or getting out for some fresh air, make sure you have a Partake brew in hand. They are in many local stores or you can get them online, so either way you won’t have to venture far to pick them up. Cheers to the holidays!