What organizers are calling Toronto’s one and only holiday fair is coming (back) to town!
Holiday Fair in the Square, in support of Epilepsy Toronto, will return to Nathan Phillips Square from December 7 to 23.
Now in its fourth year, Holiday Fair features over 70 talented vendors selling gifts and special treats for everyone you know, all in an open-air village.
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And on top of getting holiday shopping done, you can grab something delicious from one of Toronto’s best food trucks, enjoy a snack in the Fireside Lounge or stop by the Polar Point, an outdoor bar serving mulled wine and other seasonal favourites.
The whole family is encouraged to come and enjoy the winter midway, live entertainment, and weekend visits from Santa.
Conveniently, the whole event goes down right next to the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, and perhaps best of all: admission is always free.
Holiday Fair brings awareness to local charity Epilepsy Toronto during a time of year when support is needed the most. Epilepsy Toronto provides services such as employment, education and counselling to over 40,000 members across the GTA.
This year, Holiday Fair will be open longer with extended hours (from noon to 10 pm) from Friday to Sunday.
Tuesday to Thursday, the space is open 4 pm to 9 pm so guests can enjoy a night-market feel, and some post-workday holiday cheer.
“It’s amazing to see how Toronto has embraced Holiday Fair in the Square as a new Christmas tradition,” said Geoff Bobb, executive director of Epilepsy Toronto in a release.
“People love to have lots of fun around the holidays, and know that by attending, they are supporting 40,000 people living with epilepsy in our community.”
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 7 to 23
Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 10 pm from Friday to Sunday, closed Mondays