‘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:
When: November 20, 2015 to December 20, 2015, 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, craftspeople and artisans together and is the perfect place to bring the family! Daily events include sing-a-longs, carolling, storytelling and even photos with Santa. Admission is free Tuesday through Friday and $5 on Saturdays and Sundays. Purchase tickets here.
When: November 21, 2015 to November 22, 2015
Where: Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
What: Celebrate all things Swedish including a Pippi Longstocking and traditional Lucia Pageant! The festival will also feature a winter market full of handmade crafts, decor, clogs, food & more. Admission is free.
When: November 22, 2015, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Where: The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West)
What: For the Toronto Art Crawl’s second annual Christmas Market, they will feature 65 talented Toronto artists & designers. Santa will be on site alongside interactive art demonstrations, food vendors, cash bar, swag bags, face painting, an “I Love Toronto” exhibit and more! Tickets are $5 online or $8 at the door. Purchase tickets here.
When: November 26, 2015 to December 6, 2015, 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.
When: November 30, 2015 to December 20, 2015
Where: Union Station
What: Presented by Toronto Market Co., the Union Station Holiday market is a destination for Torontonians and visitors to explore speciality retail vendors, artisans, designers, food merchants and cultural institutions. Admission is free.
When: December 6, 2015, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: 461 King St. West
What: Shop over 40 local vendors and independent retailers and sip while you shop! There will be a DJ spinning live all day. Admission is $5.
When: December 6, 2015, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. West)
What: Shop over 60 local artisans and vendors. Admission is free.
When: December 12, 2015, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields (103 Bellevue Ave. at College St. in Kensington market neighborhood)
What: An intimate show full of handmade and vintage vendors. Admission is free.
When: December 12, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas St. East)
What: Get into the holiday with shopping, live music, maple taffy, snaps with Santa & more. Admission is free.