Wintertime in Mississauga is something special. With tons of magical events and amenities for every interest, you’ll be dreaming of snow-filled fun all season long. It’s the perfect spot to plan a March Break getaway or some Family Day fun. From spectacular light displays to cozy indoor activities, make sure to add these can’t-miss Mississauga attractions and activities to your winter bucket list.
BUNDLE UP FOR AN OUTDOOR ADVENTRUE
1. Journey into magical universes at Illumi
There’s nothing like twinkling lights to create a festive wintertime fantasy land, and that’s exactly what Illumi has done. The world’s largest lights and multimedia show has landed in Mississauga, bringing with it a magical journey through 14 unique universes. As darkness falls, Illumi glows with more than 20 million lights. You’ll be dazzled by carousels, lanterns, animal kingdoms, dinosaurs and so much more – not to mention the Tree of Light, standing as tall as the Statue of Liberty!
2. Experience interactive art in the square
Of course, no wintertime visit to Mississauga is complete without a visit to the heart of the city – Celebration Square. During the winter you can take in even more spectacular lights in the Square with Passage, an interactive art installation made up of 20 circles of light that form a tunnel. Perfect for selfies or just soaking up the ambiance, the passage through the tunnel activates light animations and sounds, creating a truly magical spectacle.
3. Soar on skates amid the city lights
Aside from Passage, and the bright city ambiance, there are even more spectacular lights to see on the trees all around Celebration Square. They provide the perfect winter backdrop for the free ice skating on the city’s largest outdoor rink. Afterward, you can warm up with a hot meal from one of the rink-side food trucks.
STAY TOASTY WARM AND HAVE FUN INDOORS
If the snow is too blustery for a day outdoors, there are plenty of indoor attractions and events to explore.
4. Enjoy some friendly competition
If action is the name of the game, there are no shortage of options. At GYGO you can challenge your family or friends to a Nerf battle, or step inside the Holodome for an immersive VR experience – no headset needed. Extend the fun at the nearby Rec Room featuring a variety of video games, redemption games, simulators and family-friendly activities.
5. Have a ball hitting the links
Experience some bright lights without the cold at GlowZone 360. Challenge your family to around of glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, or ramp up the excitement with a round of laser tag.
6. Satisfy your need for speed
Looking for an even more fast-paced adventure? Grab a Go-Kart and spend a day in the fast lane at Mississuaga’s newly-opened K1 Speed. Suitable for both juniors and adults, you can Arrive & Drive for an easy family activity.
7. Have a rocking time hitting the walls
Head to Hub Climbing, Canada’s largest indoor rock climbing park, for an unforgettable experience. Think you can’t climb? There are options for every age and skill level, and trained staff to help you along the way.
8. Skip the snowflakes, catch a show instead
9. Scope out future NHL superstars
If sports are more your speed, head to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and root on our home team The Mississauga Steelheads, some of the best talent in the OHL, before they get snatched up by the big leagues.
10. Have a dino-mite night with Raptors 905
Also playing out of the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Raptors 905 are the Toronto Raptors G-League team. Attend a game for an affordable night for the whole family and watch the future stars of the Toronto Raptors for a fraction of the cost.