The Toronto Christmas Market takes place at the Distillery District, in Toronto East. It’s an annual event that brings together Toronto’s best Christmas vendors and performers for a sixteen day public holiday event.
The main cobbled lane way is lined with small vendor booths that sell everything from knitted hat characters to small intricate toys. You can buy handmade stuffed animals, holiday cards, winter gear and clothing.
Some booths even have Cultural themes.
The best part of the Toronto Christmas Market? The food.
Dozens of food booths line the narrow streets and the local restaurants serve special Christmas deals and meals. We decided to take a relaxing break in Balzac’s for some hot chocolate and cookies. Delicious.
And something else, possibly better than the food? BEER GARDEN!
After we warmed ourselves up, we headed back out into the busy streets. Carollers sang over the speakers, echoing off every wall. Children ran and played in the Christmas displays, and families wandered the sidewalks.
The main Christmas tree and all of the decorative lights made for an awesome photo background.
We took a bunch of fun shots with the free candy canes that were handed out.
With one final look at the city skyline, we headed back to the subway station.