How Mississauga residents can enjoy the shortest day of the year


Published December 21, 2022 at 1:16 pm


Today (Dec. 21) marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, making it the shortest day of the year for residents in Mississauga and beyond.

Since this 24-hour period has the fewest daylight hours of the entire year, residents may be wondering what they can do today to make the most of it.

So, without further ado, here are five things Mississauga residents can do to enjoy the shortest day of the year.


Get some fresh air

What better way to enjoy the daylight hours than to get outside while the sun is up?

The City of Mississauga is home to over 500 parks that range from small green spaces to larger destination parks.

So, grab some friends or some headphones and venture down a new trail.

At night, residents can also look for constellations, shooting stars and the moon.


Get into the holiday spirit

Several Mississauga residents have set up beautiful light displays ahead of the holidays, so now is a great time to take a stroll or go for a drive to check them out.

Since the sun goes down earlier these days, it’s also a great opportunity to turn your lights on a little earlier.

Visit Celebration Square

Whether you’re going for a walk or a skate, there are lots of things to do at Celebration Square.

Take a stroll and enjoy the holiday lights, glowing installations and heated patios, or grab a group of friends and go skating.

Winter Magic at Celebration Square runs daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Do some last-minute shopping

The City of Mississauga is home to more than 2,800 local shops, boutiques and retailers including one of Ontario’s largest malls, Square One Shopping Centre.

No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, you’ll be sure to find something in Mississauga.


Cozy Up at Home

Sometimes after a long day, there’s nothing better than staying in.

Use this as an opportunity to try a new recipe, play a board game or watch a holiday movie with the family.


So, even though it’s the shortest day of the year, there are many ways to make the most of it in Mississauga.

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