If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, it’s almost mandatory that you visit The Toronto Christmas Market – now known as the Toronto Winter Village, at least once throughout the holiday season! If you’ve yet to take your annual visit – it runs all the way up to New Year’s Eve, so there’s still plenty of time! This year’s list of sponsors includes none other than Dior, giving the Winter Village a touch of luxury in the air. Although the Dior-themed Christmas tree alone would make your visit worthwhile, there is plenty to do at the Toronto Christmas Market this year! Before your visit, make sure to check out the ticket details, as some dates and times require tickets.
9 Things To Do At The Toronto Christmas Market During Your Visit
Visit Dior’s Christmas Tree
You simply can’t visit The Toronto Christmas Market without taking some time to admire (and get a picture with) the Christmas tree. This year’s tree was designed by Parfums Christian Dior, so needless to say that it’s absolutely stunning. It features 70,000 lights, 400 custom ornaments, and 1,000 custom DIOR star charms decorated throughout it.
Take Pictures At The Holiday Photo Walls
Throughout the village, there are various holiday photo ops that are sure to spice up your Instagram feed. Take a picture with your partner at the Iconic Big Heart, gather some friends around Santa’s sleigh, take the perfect fit-pic at the 11 feet-tall LED stars, and don’t forget to get some shots with the 7 feet-tall snowpeople, of course.
Hunt For Gingerbread People
There are 12 hidden gingerbread people around The Distillery Winter Village – find the one wearing a Santa hat, take a selfie, and share it on your Instagram story tagging @distilleryTO and @distilleryhospitality for a chance to win a $100 gift card to The Distillery Restaurants Corp!
Enjoy Live Entertainment
You can enjoy live entertainment from local artists throughout the holiday season, as well as sing Christmas Carol Sing-a-longs with the Candy Cane Carolers when they’re performing!
Make A Wish On A Star
Make a wish on a star from the Winter Village’s Wish Cabin! Each star is $10 and $3 goes to The Distillery Winter Village’s charitable partners. Write down your wish on a star and then hang it on the Wish trees!
Shop For Gifts
All year round you can shop The Distillery District’s 65+ shops, restaurants, and cafes – and during the holiday season you can still shop from these vendors, plus you’ll find 12 shopping vendor cabins with a curated selection of seasonal items and gifts to enjoy, too! Why not cross a few people off your gift list while enjoying the festivities?
Have A Drink At The 7 Bars
The Distillery Winter Village has no shortage of bars to visit this year! Visit 1, (or all 7), of the bars while you’re there! The bars in question: Naughty or Nice Bar, Cluny Tunnel of Lights, Archeo Bar, Thirsty Elf Bar, Madrina Bar, Fuego Bar and The Angel’s Share (a Whisky tasting experience).
Have A Bite To Eat
In addition to the restaurants you can find all year round, unique for the holiday season you can enjoy special eats from various food cabins including Churros, Hot Sauces, Empanadas, Lobster, Pierogies, Pretzels, Crepes, Fine Teas, and so much more! You’re sure to leave the village full and satisfied.
Of course, we can’t forget about Santa. See if you can find Santa and his Elves roaming around the Distillery District during your visit!
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