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Five Completely Non-Holiday Things to Do in Mississauga

Business and innovation | December 18, 2017

Do you like to stay home and avoid the crowds, the bright lights and the gingerbread lattes? Sometimes, those holiday-related activities aren’t your thing. So instead, here are a few things you can do in Mississauga to kick off winter.

1) Rock Out to Something Less Traditional

Heard one too many “Fa La La La La’s?” Download the Freegal app on your smartphone or tablet to listen to today’s top non-holiday hits.

Girl listening to Freegal

2) Take the Stress Out of Running Errands

Now that you’ve got your new tunes taken care of, plan a trip with MiWay to run some last minute errands. Go online and plan the fastest route to get your errands done. You’ll be able to hit the grocery store, doctor’s office or gym in no time!

MiWay bus

3) Get your Workout On

Put that drumstick down. Remember that New Year’s resolution of living a healthier lifestyle? It’s never too late to make that happen – visit one of the City’s recreation facilities in your neighbourhood to stay active during the winter.


4) Enjoy the Free Stuff

Free is always fun – especially in Mississauga. Visit one of the City’s 18 libraries to pick up a book or magazine. If you really want to avoid the holiday clichés, try not to read it beside the fire or with a holiday drink.

Mississauga Central Library

5) Get in Some Extra Steps with Random Activities

It’s hard to get those steps in during the winter months. Have no fear, the City has more than 480 parks that you can visit all year round. Try visiting one of the destination parks, build a snowman, make a snow angel and get those legs moving and give yourself the best kind of workout.

Mississauga Kariya Park in winter

Mississauga is buzzing with lots of stuff to do. So if you’re over rocking that ugly sweater and had enough holiday music to last you a lifetime, try out these five fun, non-holiday activities this winter. For more fun, visit

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