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Seven Free Things to Do in Mississauga this Holiday Season That You Didn’t Know About

Entertainment and activities | December 5, 2022

It’s almost winter, which means the temperature is dipping and Jack Frost is nipping at our noses. Turn those frozen frowns upside down because the cold can be fun. Check out the below list of free, fun winter-inspired activities and events fit for the entire family to enjoy.

  • Skating at Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS)
    The City’s largest outdoor rink is now open until mid-March 2023 (weather permitting). Stay cozy in one of the heated lounges located in the Amphitheatre or next to the skate rental cabin. The Square also boasts glowing public art works and amenities, including Passage – a massive immersive tunnel of light and sound that responds to movement. Download the site map. Be on the lookout for upcoming outdoor rink schedules happening around the city. View the MCS rink hours of operation.

    Skating at Celebration Square
    Photo by Adam Pulicicchio Photography
  • Lights! Camera! Empowerment! at Bradley Museum
    Stop by to view an art exhibit that draws inspiration from The Conference of the Birds picture book by Alexis Lombard, adapted from the poem by Persian poet Farid Uddin Attar. This exhibit has been provided by DEEN Support Services. Learn moreBradley Museum
  • Festival of Trees
    Take a stroll through the light-filled Small Arms Inspection Building and experience beautiful tree and woodpile art installations, live local entertainment, artisan/culinary markets and workshops. Learn more
    Festival of Trees
  • Virtual Programs for Older Adults
    Looking for something low key that you can participate in from the comfort of your home? Join us on weekdays for virtual activities, programs and fitness classes. Programs are designed for adults ages 55 and up. Learn more
    Older Adults Yoga
  • We Are Resilient Travelling Exhibit
    Inspired by the City’s Climate Change Action Plan, view compelling photos and stories created by Mississauga residents, perspectives from international scientific leaders and learn how you can take climate action today. Learn more
    We Are Resilient Exhibit
  • Free Fitness Classes
    Join the fun with special online fitness classes throughout the month of December. From Yoga to Zumba® and seated chair exercise, there’s something for everyone. Classes are 45 minutes and are designed to keep you active. These virtual classes also provide a sneak peek into upcoming classes that will be included in the new virtual fitness membership launching in January 2023. Learn more
    Older Adults Swimming
  • New Year’s Eve on the Square
    Ring in 2023 at Celebration Square! Come hungry to sample treats from tasty food trucks, skating, live entertainment and a fabulous firework finale – plus an early, exciting confetti countdown for the kids. Learn more
    New Year's Eve

Whatever you decide to do this holiday season, have fun! For more information on upcoming activities and programs, visit


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