Beat the Winter Blues in Burlington

People walking along promenade in Spencer Smith Park in winter

January 31, 2024

Who said winter had to be cold and dreary? Make the most of what winter has to offer as you explore the kaleidoscope of experiences in Burlington.

Ride the Sound Waves:

Jazz up your winter at Wintertide (Feb 8 – March 16, tickets required). Head over to the RBG’s Rock Garden for an indoor and outdoor jazz lounge experience. Enjoy live music, take a stroll through the glowing gardens or warm up by outdoor fire pits. Make sure to make a reservation at the Rock Garden for their winter menu or grab a cocktail at the visitor center lounge. If the live bands spark your curiosity about how the human body processes sound, head over to Joseph Brant Museum for the Sound, Just Sound Exhibit to get all your questions answered. If movie nights are more your scene, don’t miss the Joseph Brant Museum’s showing of Making Waves on select Saturdays this winter! Your ticket lets you explore the sound exhibit during your visit and includes popcorn and light refreshments.

Feed the Senses:

Whether it’s a smash of the drums, a sizzle on the stove or a stroke of the brush; there is plenty to feed the senses this winter. Taste of Burlington (January 29 to February 11) is back this season and participating restaurants are ready to have your taste buds dancing. Explore the best of the culinary scene with these prix-fixe 3-course meals. Are art and music more your flavour? Check out Drury Lane Theatre’s production of the 43rd Annual Music Hall (tickets required) or Theatre Burlington’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (tickets required) to get your drama fix, or take in a performance at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Round out your cultural experience with a visit to the Art Gallery of Burlington for their Winter 2024 Opening Reception on January 18th or explore their new exhibits.

Explore the snow-covered wonders:

Skaters on Rotary Centennial Pond in Spencer Smith Park with skyway in background

Don’t let the temperatures keep you inside this winter! Whether it’s going for a skate at Burlington’s Rotary Pond, snowboarding and skiing at Glen Eden or snowshoeing through Conservations Halton’s trails there are a lot of opportunities to get some fresh air.  Add some sparkle to your outdoor experience by visiting Winterlit (tickets required) at Mountsberg Conservation area to take in the outdoor music, lights and performers or catch a wagon ride during the day on select weekends.

Make sure to explore what the city has to offer this winter and as always tag us in all your adventures on Instagram (@tourismburlington)