With cobblestone roads and brick buildings in the background, the Toronto Christmas Market is back again this year at the Distillery District. From November 18th till December 22nd, you can enjoy all that the market has to offer. From mulled wine to eggnog, there is plenty of holiday spirit to go around. Similar to last year, there is an admission fee of $6 on weekends starting at 5 pm on Fridays. Get your tickets asap or visit for free during the weekdays.
The Toronto Christmas Market is a great place to take a date, family, or friends. It has a something to offer for everyone. If you’ve never been to the Distillery District, this is a beautiful time to visit. Not only will you get to enjoy the rustic charm of the neighbourhood, but you also get the added bonus of all the Christmas activities around.
What is there to do at Toronto Christmas Market?
You’ll find a variety of booths as you travel through the market. Many sell food, from schnitzels to poutine ($8). There are also several booths which make for great holiday shopping as they sell all kinds of things from snacks to tea ware and ornaments.
As you walk around the market, you will find various forms of art. Near the Christmas tree there is a small stage. You can find the performance schedule on the website. As you walk through the alleys you might even run into a group of carolers!
If it gets too cold, you’ll be happy to know you can pick up some apple cider ($3.50) from Balzacs or even some drinking chocolate ($3) just outside of El Catrin. Or our favourite: Uncle Betty’s Diner for some donuts. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try one of their specialty flavours – maple bacon ($6.50), cookies and cream ($6.50) and the works ($7.50). If you’re not interested in any of the specialty donuts, they do have normal donuts with cinnamon sugar ($5.50).
I suggest visiting as early as possible during the day to avoid lines if you’re planning to try all the food there is to offer. Once dinner time rolls around, the lines begin to form and service slows down a fair bit. First eat, then shop, and lastly take photos. Don’t forget to drop by one of the beer halls!
Tuesday – Noon to 9:00pm
Wednesday – Noon to 9:00pm
Thursday – Noon to 9:00pm
Friday – Noon to 10:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 9:00pm
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