9 Toronto food events to check out this weekend: December 22 to 25

Dec 22 2017, 12:54 pm

The holidays are here! It’s the last call to visit one of Toronto’s holiday markets, plus there’s a Festivus dinner, donut pop-up, and food-centric film screening to enjoy.

Here are all the food events happening over the weekend in Toronto.

The Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

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The Toronto Christmas Market wraps up another season in the Distillery District from on 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.

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Fair in the Square

Holiday Fair in the Square

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This massive holiday market and winter carnival located outside Toronto City Hall 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

Milk & Cookies for Sick Kids

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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

Evergreen Winter Village

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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

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12 Beers of Xmas

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Come enjoy 12 local craft beers at this annual all-you-can-taste, beer-drinking extravaganza. There will be live music, DJs, and enough suds to give Santa’s village a hangover.

When: December 22, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

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Ramen Heads

Tour the best noodle houses, learn secrets, recipes, and insights with Osamu Tomita, one of the most revered ramen chefs in Japan during this ramen-centric screening that’ll leave viewers with an insatiable craving and new appreciation for this delicious dish.

When: December 22
Where: Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: $11.50

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Dipped Donuts & Chau Xmas Brunch Pop Up

Dipped Donuts

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Dipped Donuts pops up in the brewery pre-Christmas for an afternoon of delicious donut creations.

When: December 23, noon to 5 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Christmas Eve Dinner

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Just one more sleep until Christmas Day! Start the holiday off right with a feast shared with family and friends. We’ve rounded up where to find festive Christmas Eve menus, buffets, and family style meals.

Festivus Dinner



Frank Constanza’s legacy lives on with a holiday dinner that’ll leave you without a single grievance to air. On the menu, a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings!

When: December 25
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $35

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