It’s Christmas market season! That means there are plenty of opportunities to shop local goods and explore new retailers. No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, there’s TONS of events that are either free, cheap and sure to get you in a cheery mood.
Read on to find out more about exciting events happening it the city.
Where: Distillery District — 373 Front St. E
When: Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Expect a gorgeous 50-foot Christmas tree, tons of beautiful lights, an outdoor stage, beer gardens, mulled wine and vendors. Bundle up! Don’t forget to dress warm because the weather is likely to be cold.
Where: stackt — 28 Bathurst St.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It’s time to head on down to the newest holiday market in the city! Enjoy a curated series of events (some of which cost extra) and enjoy a warm or alcoholic beverage in hand as you “eat, drink, shop, play, make, see and connect.”
Where: The Baby G — 1608 Dundas St W
When: Sunday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 12 a.m.
This benefit concert brings local and international artists together to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Groove to the beat for a good cause.
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Starting to feel the winter chills? Come by Mud Makers Studio on Saturday, November 23rd for a toasty day of community fun and holiday shopping! Come for the sale, stay for the fun! Sip on a hot drink, munch on a holiday snack, groove to the sounds of kilnside DJ sessions, decorate a collaborative vessel, and submit your name to the raffle for a chance to win a piece by one of our above mentioned artists! Kid friendly! Free entry! Bring your friends and family! Looking forward to sharing our space with you and your kin ❤️ 163 Sterling Road, Unit 12C – stairs to access. Thank you @carmenjanelew for this beautiful poster!!!
Where: Mud Makers Studio — 163 Sterling Rd.
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Enjoy a holiday sale, sip on a hot beverage or munch on a snack, groove to DJ sounds, and enter your name into a raffle to win a piece by a featured artist.
Where: Gallery TPW — 170 St. Helens Ave.
When: Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This exhibit celebrates the community of artists that inspires and sustain the gallery, which includes those widely celebrated to promising recent art-school graduates. Photorama enables arts enthusiasts an opportunity to purchase affordable lens-based artworks.
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Where: OnlyOneGallery — 5 Brock Ave.
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Get to this event early because a lineup is anticipated. If you’re looking for vintage streetwear from more than 30 local and international vendors, you can join Canada’s largest selection of handpicked garments catering to the 1980s-2000s street and sportswear aesthetic.
Where: Project Spaces King West — 73 Bathurst St., 4th floor
When: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop by for an afternoon of clothes swapping and socializing for a good cause that supports the environment and community. This event is based on a desire to reduce the wasteful and harmful effects of fast fashion.
Where: Glad Day Bookshop — 499 Church St.
When: Sunday from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of readings from queer femme writers at the end of this wonderful literary festival.
Where: ACT — 543 Yonge St., 4th Floor
When: Sunday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Whether your tastes or body have changed or you need a change of scenery altogether, this gender-free clothing swap is sure to have something in store for you.
Where: The Great Hall — 1087 Queen St W
When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Get ready to shop 110 talented local artist and designers for a variety of goods alongside interactive demos, a cash bar, live DJ set, food, face painting for kids and free swag bags for the first 25 attendees.