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What’s Open and Closed in Toronto on Christmas Weekend

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Whether you’re planning a household-only Christmas dinner and need a last-minute item, or you need to pick up a last-minute gift to leave on your neighbour’s doorstep, there are plenty of reasons you might need to know what’s open and closed over the holiday weekend.

Some places will be open on Christmas Eve only, others on Boxing Day only, and some will have varied hours across December 24, 25, and 26.

There are, as always, holiday closures and reduced hours, not to mention ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in place, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and enjoying Toronto over the holiday weekend.

As always, remember to check and follow all COVID-19 regulations when heading out, including wearing a mask and physical distancing.

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What’s open Christmas weekend in Toronto:

Public Transit

  • The TTC is running on its Sunday schedule on Christmas day, and its holiday schedule on December 26.
  • GO Transit is running Sunday service on Christmas day and on December 26.

Attractions

  • Aga Khan Museum: The Aga Khan Museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm on December 24, 10 am to 5:30 pm on Dececember 26, and closed on December 25. Booking tickets in advance is recommended to ensure admission and avoid wait times.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario: The AGO is open from 10:30 am to 4 pm on December 26, and closed on December 24 and 25. Tickets must be booked in advance.
  • Bata Shoe Museum: The Bata Shoe Museum is open from 10 am to 3 pm on December 24, 12 pm to 5 pm on December 26, and closed on December 25. Tickets can be booked online in advance.
  • Canada’s Wonderland: Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest is open from 3 to 9 pm on December 26, and closed on December 24 and 25. Tickets must be booked in advance.
  • Casa Loma: Casa Loma’s Christmas at the Castle is open from 9:30 am to 4 pm, with its Holiday Lights Tour on from 5 to 10 pm. Book your tickets online.
  • CN Tower: The CN Tower is open from 9:30 am to 9 pm on December 24 and December 26, and closed on December 25. Admission is limited to timed tickets that are subject to availability, book in advance to ensure admission and avoid wait times.
  • Conservatories: Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatory are open from 10 am to 4 pm daily.
  • High Park Zoo: High Park Zoo will be open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: The HHOF is open from 10 am to 4 pm on December 24 and 26, and closed on December 25. Book tickets in advance to ensure entry.
  • Movie theatres: Theatres will be open throughout the city. Be sure to check your local theatre for specific showing times and operating hours.
  • Ontario Place: The Ontario Place grounds are open from 6 am to 11 pm.
  • Ontario Science Centre: The Ontario Science Centre is open from 10 am to 5 pm on December 24 and 26 and closed on December 25. Tickets must be booked in advance.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Tickets must be booked in advance.
  • Riverdale Farm: Riverdale Farm will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Royal Ontario Museum: The ROM is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on December 24 and closed on December 25 and 26. Book tickets online to reserve a time to visit.
  • Skating rinks: Check the City’s skating web page for hours and information for outdoor rinks.
  • Toronto Botanical Garden: The Toronto Botanical Garden’s outdoor gardens are open daily. However, the Garden Shop and building are closed from December 24 through the end of the year.
  • Toronto Zoo: The Zoo is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on December 24 and 26, and 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on Dececember 25. Non-member tickets must be booked in advance.

Malls:

  • Eaton Centre: The Eaton Centre is open from 10 am to 6 pm on December 24, 8 am to 9 pm on December 26, and closed on December 25.
  • Fairview Mall: Fairview Mall is open from 10 am to 6 pm on December 24, 9 am to 9 pm on December 26, and closed on December 25.
  • Scarborough Town Centre: Scarborough Town Centre is open from 9 am to 6 pm on December 24, 8 am to 9 pm on December 26, and closed on December 25.
  • Sherway Gardens: Sherway Gardens is open from 10 am to 6 pm on December 24, 9 am to 9 pm on December 26, and closed on December 25.
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre: Yorkdale Mall is open from 9 am to 6 pm on December 24, 8 am to 9 pm on December 26, and closed on December 25.

Grocery stores

LCBO

LCBO locations will close early on December 24 at 6 pm and will remain closed on December 25. Select stores will be open on December 26. Visit the LCBO website and use the store locator to check hours for your local store.

The Beer Store

Select Beer Store locations will have extended hours on December 24. However, Beer Store locations will be closed on December 25 but will re-open on December 26 from 11 am to 5 pm. Visit The Beer Store website to check opening hours for your local store.

What’s closed Christmas weekend in Toronto:

  • Government offices and major banks are closed on December 25 and 26, and may close early on December 24. Check your local branches to confirm operating hours.
  • Canada Post offices are closed on December 25 and 26. However, privately operated post offices within host businesses may be open depending on the host’s holiday hours.
  • Toronto Public Library branches are closed on December 25 and 26, and open from 9 am to 1 pm on December 24. Branches are also closed on December 27.

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