The Toronto Christmas Market

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Event date November 16 to December 23, 2017 LocationThe Distillery Historic District Official website Official website

Enjoy the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, right in the heart of Toronto.

A quiet nighttime view of the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery Historic District. The Gooderham & Worts sign is seen behind an old-fashioned street light on which a Christmas wreath hangs.

The Magic of a Traditional Christmas in the Distillery Historic District

Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this is month-long event celebrates the sounds, sights and scents of Christmas. Set in the Victorian-era, cobblestone-lined Distillery Historic District, the Christmas Market brings together local craftspeople, musicians and artisanal food-makers for a truly festive experience. Sip on mulled wine and European Christmas cocktails as you peruse the selection of hand-made ornaments, wood carvings and crafts. Then cozy up by the fire or take in carollers, brass bands and authentic European dancers.

Free admission Tuesday to Friday; $6.00 admission Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Toronto Christmas Market sign in lights. Photo copyright Arienne Parzei (
Toronto Christmas Market sign in lights. Photo copyright Arienne Parzei (

The Tradition of Christmas Markets

A Christmas market is an outdoor event which celebrates the traditional sights, sounds and scents of the season in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Originating in Germany in the 1400s and now found in Toronto, it’s a place to gather with friends, share mulled wine, hear strolling carollers and find the Christmas spirit in abundance.