14 delicious Toronto food events to check out in December

Nov 22 2018, 10:00 pm

It’s the most foodie-ful time of the year.

Toronto’s overflowing with food events this month, and the holidays are a major theme. Here’s where to go to get your fill of food, drink, and festivities.

Toronto Christmas Market


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Always festive, always fun, always filling, you can count on the Toronto Christmas Market for your food and drink fix. Whether you’re craving savoury sausage, sweet sugar cookies or warming mulled wine, there’s something here to satisfy you.

Where: The Distillery Historic District
Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, December 23  (closed Mondays)

Miracle on Queen Street


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This holiday pop-up is the spot to visit… especially for those who may not feel so festive. The intent behind Miracle is to bring up the spirits of even the Scroogiest folks. Stop by and see if these festive cocktails and holiday decor can turn your seasonal-stress frown upside-down.

Where: 251 Queen Street West
When: November 23 to December 26

Fair in the Square

From Filipino street food to BeaverTails to fudge, there’s plenty of fare at this festive fair. Indulge in whatever your heart tummy desires while you stroll through the artisanal vendors, shopping local gift-goods.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23, closed Mondays

Brickworks Cider House Yoga and Beer Sampling


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Is there a more chill combo than yoga and beer? Not that we can think of. Stretch your legs on over to this event to deep-breathe away the stress of the holiday season.

Where: Brickworks Cider House Р709 Queen Street East
When: Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 11 am

Vegan Holiday Brunch

You can have your vegan, gluten-free, raw, nut-free options and eat them too at this plant-based brunch event. Here you’ll find vegan eats, music, giveaways, shopping and all-around good vibes.

Where: 44 Charles Street East
When: Sunday, December 2 from 12 pm to 3 pm

Gingerbread House Decorating

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into your inner child at this crafty, snacky event. Flex your creative muscles and then feast on the final result!

Where: Humber College Р205 Humber College Boulevard
When: Thursday, December 6 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl

Check out three pubs in Liberty Village, partake in an ugly sweater competition and take a swing at trivia, all through this pub crawl event. There will be complimentary food and drink, plus plenty of festively fun times.

Where: Barcelona Tavern Р109 Atlantic Avenue
When: Thursday, December 6 from 4:30 to 7:30

MomsTO does the Holidays

Shoutout moms! You work super hard all year ’round and honestly, Mother’s Day was too long ago. It’s about time you celebrated you. Give yourself a well-deserved morning to ring in the holiday season with a boozy brunch. Grab your best girlfriends and get your mimosa on.

Where: Harbour Eats by Mercatino Р1 York Street
When: Tuesday, December 11 from 9:30 am to 12 pm

Regent Park Multi-National Holiday Market

At this holiday market, you’ll be able to try food from over 10 countries including Ethiopia, Lebanon, Trinidad and Sri Lanka.¬†You’ll get a passport that allows you to go to different stations, granting you access to the food of that region. Talk about a holiday vacay.

Where: TD Learning Centre Р540 Dundas Street East
When: Thursday, December 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Wellness in Wine

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Paris isn’t the only place where you can sip wine for better health! Learn about the health benefits of wine, organic options and sustainable wine-making practices.

Where: 91 Parliament Street
When: Thursday, December 13 from 7 pm t0 9 pm

Greek Christmas Baking Class

If you’ve been just itching to learn how to make Kourabiedes, Melomakarona or Vasilopita, this is your time. You’ll go home with new knowledge on sweet holiday baking, and a tummy full of delicious snacks.

Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen Р95 Front Street East
When: Sunday, December 16 from 2 pm to 5 pm

Italian Christmas Supper Club

Mama mia. This four-course meal of traditional Italian fare might just check all the wishes off your Christmas list. Focaccia, Ziti Pasta, Agnello al Forno, Panettone, BYOB… Yeah, we’ll see you there.

Where: Massimo Bruno Kitchen Studio Р66 Fraser Avenue
When: Wednesday, December 19 from 6:3o pm to 10:30 pm

12 Beers of Christmas

This hotel knows how to holiday. Pals, a hallmark-Toronto venue and plenty of beer? Get your tickets quickly because this event is bound to be a blast.

Where: Gladstone Hotel Р1214 Queen Street West
When: Saturday, December 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Four Course Plant-Based Dinner


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If brunch isn’t your style (or maybe you just want another delicious vegan meal), Planta’s got you with a four-course meal. Enjoy delicious food and drink, sweet company, and learn about the benefits of adding more plants into your diet.

Where: Planta Toronto Р1221 Bay Street
When: Thursday, December 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm

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