The Distillery District’s Toronto Christmas Market is now opening and operating in full force. Taking over pretty much every square inch of the historic ‘hood, the Christmas Market offers everything from shopping and entertainment, to ample opportunities to eat, drink, and be merry.
Here are 9 things to check out at the Toronto Christmas Market this year.
Get Your Sweet Tooth Fix
The holiday season is all about indulging in sweet treats, so make sure that you sample all the tasty treats that The Christmas Market has to offer. From chimney cakes and chocolatey crepes, to butter tarts and shortbread, get all your Christmas snacks here!
Get a Photo with Santa Claus
While you can snap a pic with the big man at pretty much any mall this time of year, there’s something about doing it at the Christmas Market that makes it more official. Head to Santa’s House to get your photo taken with Santa on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Snack On a Massive Pretzel
Throughout the market, you’ll find an assortment of massive pretzels that you didn’t know you were missing in your life. Whether you opt for comforting and savoury, or chocolate covered and sweet, these larger-than-life pretzels are worth breaking your diet for.
Snap a Photo with the market’s iconic Tree
You can’t hit up The Christmas Market and not take a picture in front of its massive Christmas tree. The tree was donated by Forests Ontario and the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association and is adorned with over 40,000 lights, 800 ornaments, and two kilometres of gold ribbon.
Catch a Show on the Main Stage
Throughout the duration of the festival, there is a variety of performances will bring the main stage to life with an assortment of top musical talent. These include award-winning singers, bands, dancers, and carolers.
Indulge in the Cheese Your Dreams Are Made Of
If you’re a cheese addict, you can’t hit the Toronto Christmas Market and not stop for a plate of gooey goodness from Raclette Swiss. served over Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes, Sauerkraut Pierogies, Frites, or House Made Kettle Chips, this dish is like a comforting hug.
Warm up at the Nespresso pop-up
Head to the Nespresso pop up that’s located at the Christmas Market for a cup of the brands quality coffee. In addition to experiencing Nespresso’s top coffee blends, stay a while and enjoy holiday card designing workshops and DIY ornament making!
Shop For Your Christmas Tree
Did you know that Saturday, December 7 is National Christmas Tree Day? To celebrate, Forests Ontario will be on-site at the Christmas Market selling trees and wreaths inDecember 6-8 and December 13-15. The proceeds from all Christmas tree sales will go towards the planting of 50 million trees!
Go on a walking tour Through the market
Whether it’s your first time visiting the Christmas Market or you’re a regular, a walking tour with a pro from Go Tours Canada Walking Tour, is a great way to spend an afternoon. Your tour guide will show you best photo spots, all while telling you the incredible story of Toronto’s famous Distillery District.
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