A Swedish Christmas Fair is coming to Toronto this weekend

Dec 2 2019, 8:12 am

Toronto can’t get enough holiday markets, and the Swedish Christmas Fair is back to make its mark on the city this season.

Taking over Daniels Spectrum on Dundas West from December 7 to 8, the event has relocated from its previous location at Harbourfront Centre.

But despite the location change — and a date that’s closer to Christmas than last year’s late November timing — you can count on the same good eats, good vibes, and good tunes you’ve come to expect from the annual affair.

Presented by SWEA, the Swedish Women’s Educational Association, this Swedish Christmas Fair is one of the largest in the world… outside of Sweden, of course.

Anticipate the chance to tuck into hard-to-find Scandinavian food imports, artisan crafts, unique Christmas décor, and Swedish design products. Foodies can look forward to a café featuring traditional Scandinavian open-faced sandwiches and pastries too.

On-site activities are set to include a Lucia pageant, Swedish Folk Dancing, an arts and crafts workshop for kids, and an exhibition of work by Swedish glass artist Ulrica Hydman Vallien.

SWEA Toronto is the local chapter of an international volunteer organization with over 7,000 members, in 36 countries on five continents.

The Christmas Fair will run from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, with all proceeds going to SWEA Toronto’s Scholarship program and charitable initiatives.

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Swedish Christmas Fair

When: December 7 and 8
Where: Daniels Spectrum — 585 Dundas Street East

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Note: The photograph above is of the Gothenburg Christmas Market and is used for illustrative purposes only.