11 Toronto Holiday Markets To Visit This Season

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The holiday season is quickly approaching, and holiday markets in Toronto have already opened. If you thought there was just a few holiday markets to check out, then think again because there are plenty more to look forward to this holiday season. Holiday markets are a great resource to buy unique gifts for your loved ones (or even yourself), while enjoying some winter holiday festivities. And you’re in luck because Toronto is the home of some of the best holiday markets that the winter season has to offer.

If you don’t want to do your gift shopping in the mall, or simply just want something to do during the holidays, check out these 11 local holiday markets!

Toronto Christmas Market

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Price: Free entry on weekdays, $8-$12 on weekends
Where: Distillery District
When: November 14 – December 22

The Toronto Christmas Market is arguably the biggest and most famous Christmas market that our city has to offer. Running from November 14th all the way until December 22nd, if you decide to visit the Toronto Christmas Market this season, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests. There are multiple different vendors supplying tasty treats and gifts, as well as plenty of different activities to enjoy including a walking tour, a visit to Santa’s house, or even just enjoying the beautiful seasonal decor that makes for the perfect IG shot.

Vegan Christmas Market

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Toronto Vegan Market

Price: Free entry
Where: 8 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
When: December 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is the holiday market for you if you’re vegan or enjoy clean, vegan products! To be honest, who wouldn’t want eco and animal friendly gifts and treats? All of the vendors at this market are cruelty free and vegan and you can expect the vendors to be carrying food, cosmetics, clothing, soaps, and more.

Botanical Garden Holiday Market

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Price: Free entry
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden 
When: November 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Toronto Botanical Garden is hosting a free holiday market with more than 40 different artisans that offer nature-inspired and eco-friendly products. There is even an option to participate in your choice of 3 different D.I.Y crafty workshops for $45 because there is nothing more special than giving a gift hand-made by you!

Hygge Holiday Market at Stackt Market

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Price: Free entry
Where: Stackt Market
When: December 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sustainability has been a running theme for holiday markets this year, and we can’t get enough. The Mindful Market will be at Stackt Market on December 7th that’s hosting sustainability focused vendors. There will even be meditation sessions as well as conscious conversation to help inform you on how to get through the holidays in a mindful way. Check out this holiday market to approach the holiday season in a totally different light. 

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea: Christmas Is Coming Market

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Price: Free entry
Where: Great Hall Toronto
When: November 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea: Christmas Is Coming Market has over 100 vendors to shop from, all while having music, food, and drinks. Admission is free, so it’s the perfect place to visit and do some shopping with your friends and family!

One of a Kind Winter Show

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Price: $15
Where: Enercare Centre
When: November 21 – December 1

While it’s not necessarily a holiday market, The One of a Kind Winter Show has tons of Canadian handmade gifts to shop this holiday season! General adult admission is $15 and the show is running from November 21st to December 1st, so you can definitely find some time to check it out. You won’t be disappointed with what this market has to offer with items ranging from lovely unique gifts, to amazing food and drinks!

Aurora Winter Festival

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Price: $19.99
Where: Ontario Place West Island
When: November 22 – January 5

Although, Aurora Winter Festival has a marketplace, this festival has so much more to offer than just shopping! It’s basically a winter wonderland that has tons of winter/holiday festivities to do for all ages. The festival has rides and games, including a ferris wheel and tubing, plus there’s even a large skating rink! Don’t miss out on the beautiful displays!

Team Toronto Etsy Sellers Holiday Market 

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Price: Free entry
Where: 1087 Queen Street West
When: November 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Etsy is hosting a holiday market that’s featuring 50 different Etsy sellers. This is a great opportunity to have an in-person shopping experience with some of the e-retailers great sellers to buy handmade gifts without having to shop online, or the dreaded shipping delays. Admission to the holiday market is free and you may just leave with a swag bag!

Holiday Fair Nathan Phillips Square

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Price: Free entry
Where: Nathan Phillip’s Square
When: December 7 – 23 (closed Mondays except the 23rd)

If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday market experience, you won’t want to miss the Holiday Fair in the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square! Whether you’re there for the shopping or to spend a day out enjoying winterized activities, there are tons of options at Nathan Phillips Square from December 7th to 23rd! 

Fan Expo Holiday Market

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Price: $10 entry
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 
When: December 7

The Fan Expo Holiday Market isn’t your average holiday market. This market features unique gift options including toys and collectables, and even artwork from professional comic artists. Plus, you’re probably not going to find another holiday market you can cosplay at!

A Green Christmas: Sustainable Beauty & Fashion Pop-Up

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Price: Free entry
Where: 555 Richmond Street West, Unit 909
When: Sunday, December 8th, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’re looking to shop sustainably and eco-friendly, then make sure you head to the Green Christmas pop-up that’s happening on December 8. Expect to shop brands like Kaia Naturals, EVIO Beauty, Franc, and more. Plus there’s a feel good factor as a portion of sales will be donated to WoodGreen Community Services Homeward Bound program.

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