‘Tis the season to go gift shopping and if you want to switch things up this year, why not jazz things up this holiday with gifts from local and Canadian vendors? There are tons of holiday markets this year taking place all over the city, starting as early as this week The markets are a great way to explore new artists, discover great eats and spend time with your friends and family! We’ll be updating this list frequently, so keep checking back for more Toronto holiday markets.

Here is our Toronto Holiday Market Shopping Guide by Date:

1. The Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District

When: November 18 to December 22, Tues.-Thurs. 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Fri. 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Where: Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street)
What: The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District brings Ontario’s best artists, crafts people, and artisans together and is the perfect place to bring the family! Daily events include sing-a-longs, caroling, storytelling and even photos with Santa. Admission is free Tuesday through Thursday and $6 on Fridays after 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Purchase tickets here.

2. One of a Kind Show

When: November 24 to December 4, Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Enercare Centre (100 Princes’ Blvd)
What: Shop over 800 Canadian artisans and designers under one roof. Tickets are $13 per person online or $15 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

3. Holiday Midnight Market

When: November 25, 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Where: 461 King St W (2nd floor)
What: Join a special edition market of creative local vendors for all your Holiday shopping needs. In addition to shopping, enjoy food truck favourites, a bar featuring SPIK’D MRKT PUNCH and tunes by favourite Toronto DJs. Admission is free.

4. Winter Folk Fair

When: November 26, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: St. Vladimir Institute (620 Spadina Ave)
What: A full day event and community gathering of artisans, vendors, musicians, and singers to share the Holiday Spirit! Browse through 20 different vendors featuring handcrafted works and enjoy 10 different musical acts, workshops, and local food.

5. Leslieville Flea Holiday Market

When: November 27, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: S.H. Armstrong Community Centre (56 Woodfield Rd)
What: Shop a variety of unique and affordable vintage, handcrafted and upcycled items that make perfect gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. The flea market also includes coffee, food, and music. Admission and parking are free.

6. Toronto Urban Collective x CF Shops at Don Mills

When: December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, Fri. 3:00 to 9:00 pm, Sat. 12:00 to 6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: CF Shops at Don Mills
What: Toronto Urban Collective is teaming up with CF Shops at Don Mills to curate special weekend markets featuring a variety of local artisans and vendors, festive food and drinks, outdoor activities, and live entertainment. Admission is free. See a full list of vendors here.

7. The Holiday Post Market

When: December 4, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. West)
What: Shop over 60 local artisans and vendors and indulge in a variety of food and beverages. Admission is free.

8. Union Station Holiday Market

When: December 5 to December 16
Where: Union Station
What: Presented by Toronto Market Co., the Union Station Holiday market is a destination for Torontonians and visitors to explore specialty retail vendors, artisans, designers, food merchants and cultural institutions. Admission is free.

9. Holiday Fair in the Square

When: December 8 to December 23
Where: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St W)
What: The famous square in the heart of the city will be transformed into an exciting Holiday experience with lights, decorations, vendors, artisans, skating and more. The celebration promises to have the charm of a traditional European Christmas Market and the fun of a winter carnival! The event will also take place to support Epilepsy Toronto.  

10. Toronto Christmas Festival at Harbourfront

When: December 9  to December 18, Mon. to Thurs. 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Fri. to Sun. 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
What: Fun for the whole family including 60 different vendors, activities like skating, a polar express train, 28 live bands and carolers and more.

11. Etsy Christmas Marketplace

When: December 17, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields (365 College St. West)
What: An intimate show full of 30 handmade and vintage vendors, festival music, treats and a visit from Santa. Admission is free.

Did we miss any holiday markets? Let us know in the comments below!

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