Top 5 Things to Do on Christmas Day in Halton

Published December 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

While the holidays are still looking a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still great ways to enjoy celebrating Christmas Day in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills.

Here is a quick list of what to do on Christmas Day across Halton.

Stroll around downtown Oakville, downtown Burlington, downtown Milton

Grab your significant other, or your kids, hold hands and stroll along the paths and streets and enjoy the small-town charm and picturesque settings.

Go tobogganing in Burlington

There’s nothing like sliding down a hill at high speeds to get your Christmas on! Grab your sleds and layer on an extra pair of socks. The city has designated areas in Burlington that are safe for tobogganing. They include LaSalle Park, east of the parking lot; Tyandaga Park at hole number four on the west slope; Central Park on the hill northwest of the community garden; Brant Hills Park, southwest of the tennis courts; Nelson Park on the east side of park, north of the Centennial bike path; Lowville Park on the hill at the southwest end of park.

Watch a movie with family 

Whether at the movie theatre or at home, watching a movie with family members or friends remains an option as a Christmas Day activity. If you opt to stay home, put on your favourite holiday movie, grab a blanket and light some candles for the ultimate cozy ambiance.

Go for a winter walk

The beauty of fresh snow covering branches is one of the hallmarks of winter and the impermanence of snow makes appreciating it all the more crucial. If you want to grab some gorgeous IG photos and enjoy crisp air (savour it before it turns frigid), head to any local park. Here’s a bunch in Burlington. This one in Milton is lovely. You’ll get to see the trees with new eyes all over again. If you’re lucky, the park will be empty and you’ll get to make fresh tracks with your boots.

Find an ALL-DAY Breakfast place for dining, takeout or curbside pickup 

Some restaurants will be open for dining in on Christmas Day and many will be offering takeout and curbside pickup. Remember to call ahead to make sure before you can enjoy a delicious brunch.

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