Starting today until December 16th, Toronto’s Distillery District is transformed into Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market – a street market showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products for the holidays. The entertainment includes musicians, carolers, choirs, and there is plenty of family-friendly fun.
Toronto Christmas Market has daily events including caroling competitions and elves workshops. Last year I even saw REAL LIVE REINDEERS. Seriously, I’m 5 years old inside and that made me really excited. There is also a breathtaking decorated 45 foot White Spruce tree, and complimentary gift wrapping,
The vendors booths boast tons of edible and giftable treats. One of my clients, RetroFestive has a booth near the corner of Trinity and Tankhouse Lane with all of their Christmas kitsch goodies. I talked about their moose mugs from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and other goodies in this post. Make sure you stop in and say hi – they take Christmas seriously and can help you find something for even the pickiest person on your list!
While it may be getting cold, the cute vendors booths and charming food stalls (if you call chocolate-covered bacon and lots of cheese charming, which I do) will warm you right up. If that fails, you can always head over to the mulled wine and beer gardens. The Distillery District is an enchanting place any time of the year, but it truly turns into a romantic and magical experience during the Christmas Market.
My advice: Don’t go on a Saturday night unless your idea of a romantic good time is fighting crowds and lining up for everything.
Toronto Christmas Market runs from November 30th to December 16, 2012.
Hours: Monday-Friday NOON-9PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-9PM