It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas after all. We know it’s tough to welcome the cold weather and the consequences it brings but, there’s no harm in lightening up. Step into the festive season with best holiday markets in Toronto, summon that shopper inside you and read up;
It’s all about
tradition at Distillery District:
This German model of a holiday market will entice you with what it has to offer. Being the largest market in the city, you shall find a variety of goods ranging from Alpaca scarves to hand painted dolls. Placed in small wooden huts, you shall find the most eccentric holiday trinkets. Be sung to be carollers and down a cup (or more) of that eggnog. Visit for free on the weekdays or pay a wee little fee of $6 on the weekends. The market is operational from November 16 to December 23, be sure to visit.
Browse the Brick
Save Sundays for this heaven on earth. Every Sunday, Etsy sellers assemble to bring to you a display of their craftsmanship. It’s a Winter Wonderland, decorated with plantations and lights to add to the vibe. Snag up some vegan soaps from Terra Soap Co. or get your hand on the fine glacier hued Ceramic mugs from Studio Indent. There will be enough food to appease you, so make sure to stop by the food carts for some warm beverages and delicious snacks for free. Mark your calendars for December 3, 10, 17, 24 and every day after Christmas.
Get in the giving
spirit at Geary:
Shop at 20 female led brands. For the first time, Bad Girls Collective, is hosting a social event which calls for entertainment. From leather goods to makeup to Authentic Turkish rugs, this market is satisfying your aesthetic needs. Look out for Kotn, this local brand will be selling their beautiful ensembles to fund the opening of a school in Egypt, from the proceeds. With music and a bit of booze, what event could be more worthwhile? Just for $5, join them on November 25.
Food and fun at the
Toronto Botanical Gardens:
Be a part of the soirée held on 16th of December. Wonder through the gardens, feasting your eyes upon the best Canadian made kitchen appliances, essentials and wares from over 40 retailers. Get on the house food and drink samples to enjoy while perusing. Tickets include parking, snacks workshops and children’s activities (Children under the age of 12 are free). Pay $10 in advance, $15 at the door and enjoy.
With over 800 stalls of merchandise, you will find all you want for Christmas right here at North Americas colossal craft show. Learn how to DIY your presents in free workshops, make coasters and origami ornaments. You are guaranteed to find presents people will love to receive and some that you will love to snag for yourself. Purchase tickets for just $15 and witness the greatness from November 23 to December 3.
Spends some $’s at the Great Hall:
50 vendors under one roof, it’s too good to be true. Free for all, the Bellwood's Flea offers something for everyone. Find snazzy garments for your friends who like the edge and out of the box accessories that everyone will love. All the while, stuff your face with an array of diverse cuisine on November 19.
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