Star in your own Christmas Hallmark movie with a trip to the Distillery Historic District’s Christmas market. Just dress warm (and wear non-heeled boots – because of the cobblestone), as the event’s completely outdoors. The world-renowned Christmas market runs from November 14 to December 22 and is open every day except Mondays
The market began as a tribute to European-style Christmas festivals.
Warm mulled wine is on tap – the perfect concoction to get visitors in the Christmas spirit.
Grab your mittens, the @TOXmasMarket is back tomorrow to light up the Distillery Historic District with the magic of the holiday season including the market’s massive Christmas tree. @DistilleryTO https://t.co/XOAHzlsb1i pic.twitter.com/ER4AvI1mM9
— toronto.com (@torontodotcom) November 13, 2019
Santa and his elves visit regularly.
The market is free on weekdays till Friday at 5pm, after which time it’s $8. But the nearby parking ain’t cheap. Children five and under get in free.
A canopy of white lights infuses the whole market with magic.
A huge ferris wheel and vintage-looking merry-go-round make it a great spot to bring your kids.
Planning your route to #TCM19? 🗺 Please make sure to reference this year’s Traffic & Parking map before you head down so you’re aware of parking options, one-way traffic, pickup/ drop off locations, and #publictransit stops. Full directions at https://t.co/YITVcskaZ1 pic.twitter.com/3Wk8PF37YG
— Toronto Christmas Market (@TOXmasMarket) November 13, 2019
Forget Etsy: most vendors sell unique and handmade arts and crafts items.
The School of Cadence Ballet will be performing the classic Christmas ballet the Nutcracker this year.
Don’t miss out on the European culinary highlight of the market – Das Kartoffelhaus: German potato pancakes served with apple sauce and sour cream.