Ontario lockdown rules ban Christmas light drive-thrus

Dec 26 2020, 8:00 am

As Ontario enters a province-wide lockdown on Saturday, for any who were hoping to still be able to experience the holiday drive-thrus won’t be able to with the new restrictions.

At 12:01 am on December 26, the province entered a lockdown and even being at an event that allows one to be inside their vehicle was cancelled for safety reasons.

According the the popular event, Holiday Nights of Lights in Vaughan, the event will be temporarily closed as of December 26th.

“We have been working with the government in hopes of reversing their decision to shut down drive thru events. These events have been designed to be contactless, Covid safe and provide much needed joy and holiday cheer during these difficult times,” the website said.

At this time, we are continuing to speak with the government and will have an update for you by mid next week. All tickets sold for dates from Dec. 26 – Jan 7, 2021 will remain valid and options will be sent to you with regards to your tickets.” 

And for the Polar Drive, Canada’s first multi-level holiday drive thru—located near Pearson Airport—the same closure is taking place.

“As of this afternoon, under the new lockdown restrictions, we will unfortunately no longer be able to operate after December 25th. We are as disappointed as all of you are, and have had so much fun bringing holiday cheer to everyone during such a difficult year,” the COVID-19 notice in the website read.

As the provinces cases have gone up with 12 straight-days of COVID-19 cases being above 2,000 the Ontario government decided to have a stringent lockdown province-wide.

For any indoor or outdoor events, there can only be a maximum of 10 people, distanced.

To date, Ontario has seen a total of 169,411 cases.