Just one week until Christmas! There’s no time like the present to finish shopping for presents, sipping mulled wine by an open fire, or spending time with friends at one of these fine food events!
Here’s what’s happening in Toronto this weekend.
The Toronto Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District from November 16 to December 23 and in addition to the twinkling lights and holiday cheer, look forward to plenty of seasonal sweets and European-inspired eats.
Where: The Distillery District
When: November 16 to December 23 – closed on Mondays.
This massive holiday market and winter carnival located outside Toronto City Hall kicks off on December 1 and runs until the day before Christmas Eve. Look forward to holiday shopping, an ice bar, and plenty of festive foods including a two-handed festive feast dubbed Deep Fried Christmas, plus Beavertails, poutine, fudge, and more.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23
Le Gourmand’s legendary chocolate chip cookies are available throughout the month from a food truck parked outside of Sick Kids.
When: Throughout the month of December
Where: Sick Kids Hospital, 555 University Avenue, Toronto
Acclaimed Montreal restaurant Au Pied de Cochon pops up in Toronto for two days in December to deal out festive favourites like tourtière, foie gras terrine, house-made ketchup, apple jelly, and more.
When: Pick up on December 15 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Spaces Self Storage, 356 Eastern Avenue, Toronto
Some of the best Syrian cooks in Toronto join forces with a chef from the CN Tower, performers, and volunteers for this fundraiser dinner featuring a menu of pita, baba ganoush, tabouleh, kabsa, and more. Funds raised will go to support a Syrian refugee family in Ghana being sponsored to come to Canada by Community Matters Toronto.
When: December 15, 5:50 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen Street East, Toronto
Roast s’mores over the open campfire and enjoy warm beverages from the Sipping Container while shopping or playing street curling at this Winter Village. Hungry for more? Look forward to a rotating line-up of food trucks serving up comfort foods ranging from crêpes to gourmet grilled cheese, and more.
When: Weekends in December and weekdays from December 26 to 29, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free
Pulled pork nachos, pulled pork bao, and a vegan Sloppy Joe pop up for an afternoon of bar snacks and beers at Henderson Brewery Co.
When: December 16, 2 pm to 7 pm
Where: Henderson Brewing Co 128A Sterling Road, Toronto
Price: $8 to $12
This vegan holiday market from the same folks behind this summer’s Vegan Wine & Cheese Fest, offers a festive way to warm up with seasonal treats, shop an abundance of gift options from local vegan-friendly businesses, and stock up for holiday entertaining.
When: December 17, noon to 7 pm
Where: Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: Admission is $5 online, $8 at the door.