Your December calendar is no doubt already overflowing with functions and deadlines.
But you’ll want to make room for these winter markets filled with food, drink and holiday cheer.
Nov 18-Dec 22
Toronto Christmas Market
Shop over 40 vendors, keep out the chill at the warm-up lounge, and enjoy a variety of food and drinks.
Dec 4 & 18
Toronto Bakers Market
The final sweet sessions of the year conveniently take place in both the west and east ends.
On Dec 4, head west to The Great Hall for all your sweet tooth needs. On the 18th, the Ralph Thornton Centre is home to various baked goods and gourmet treats.
Dec 5 & 6
Tree shopping is so much better when accompanied by free Bacardi rum holiday cocktails!
This unique pop up is cash-only, taking place in the alleyway adjacent to Brasaii. Hours: Dec 5th 6-9pm, Dec 6th 11am-9pm.
The Union Station Holiday Market
Shop for the foodies on your list at this downtown artisan market - stuff stockings with packets of loose leaf tea, choose handmade cutting boards, nibble on macarons, and much more.
Santa & Winter Market in the Junction
The annual west-side celebration is back this year with Santa himself as well as lots of opportunities to shop the street (including special deals and discounts), sip on hot chocolate and take part in various workshops.
Toronto Potters Winter Show and Sale
Head to the Floral Hall at the Toronto Botanical Gardens for handmade cups, bowls, plates and other vessels for the cooks and bakers on your list, or for your own entertaining needs this season.
Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square
From ice skating to lunch, midway rides to shopping, there’s a lot to see and do at this brand new attraction.
There’s even an ice bar. Polar Point will feature seasonal beer, liquor, and wine from Canada as well as other selections, along with food pairings and complementary tastings.
Winter Village at Evergreen Brick Works
Shopping is easier this season thanks to the Evergreen Garden Market filled with food, books, toys, décor and of locally-grown, fresh-cut Christmas trees in all sizes, wreaths, garland and ornamental potted greenery. Locally made holiday gifts by 60+ local vendors will be featured at the Holiday Makers Market in partnership with Etsy.
This free festival also includes a new Street Food Market with more than 20 diverse street-style eateries.