5 things to do in Mississauga this weekend: Jan 20 to 22, 2023

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Published January 20, 2023 at 12:55 pm

Well, it’s finally Friday, so it’s time to figure out how to spend the weekend.

From winter activities to keep you active to checking out parks, trails and new restaurants, those looking for something to do in Mississauga have plenty of options.

So, without further ado, here are five things you can do this weekend (Jan. 20 to 22, 2023) in Mississauga.


Visit the Reptile Expo

Canada’s longest-running reptile event is making a comeback in Mississauga this weekend.

The event, which aims to bring together those that share a passion for keeping and breeding reptiles, will take place on Jan. 22, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the International Centre, Hall 4, located at 6900 Airport Rd.

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Enjoy the lights at Illumi

Those who haven’t gotten a chance to check out this light, sound and multimedia festival called Illumi might be happy to know that the event will now remain open until the spring.

The event is located at 7174 Derrycrest Dr. and features more than 20 million lights separated into 14 universes. Each universe features music and its own theme, making it a fun and immersive experience for a date, family outing or even solo night out.

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Check out this interactive art exhibit

An interactive exhibit about the war in Ukraine is now on display in Mississauga.

The exhibit called Doors. Through the Horrors of War. is being presented by Museums of Mississauga and the Small Arms Inspection Building and curated by Canadian/Ukrainian artist, Ruslan Kurtveliiev.

The art installation aims to tell the stories of millions of Ukrainian men, women and children who were forced to cross the doors of their homes to escape the war and illustrates the war’s horrors by using doors imported from urban battlefields.

This exhibit is on from now until Feb. 1, 2023.

Watch a hockey game

Experience the excitement of a live hockey game at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

Tonight (Jan. 20), the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League are playing against the North Bay Battalion, and on Sunday (Jan. 22) they will be facing the Niagara IceDogs.

Photo: Adam Pulicicchio

Go for an outdoor skate

If you still can’t figure out what to do, grab your friends and family and head down to Celebration Square, where you can skate on the City’s largest outdoor ice rink. The ice rink is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

And, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to go skating somewhere else, the City also has over 30 natural rinks to choose from.

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