Festive foods to look forward to at Toronto's Holiday Fair in the Square (PHOTOS)

Nov 19 2019, 7:11 pm

What organizers are calling Toronto’s one and only holiday fair is coming (back) to town.

Running December 7 to 23 in Nathan Phillips Square and located in the heart of downtown, Holiday Fair has festive family fun and food for everyone.

Now in its fourth year, the fair includes an open-air artisan village with over 100 talented vendors offering unique gifts and special treats that you can snag for your loved ones… and for yourself.

Visitors can grab a delicious bite from one of Toronto‚Äôs best food trucks, enjoy their snack in the Fireside Lounge, or stop by Jackson-Triggs Polar Point — the outdoor bar serving mulled wine and other seasonal favourites.

This year, festival goers can also look forward to the winter midway, live entertainment, and weekend visits from Santa.

Plus, the fair is right next to the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink — bring your blades.

Holiday Fair brings awareness to Epilepsy Toronto during a time of year where support is needed the most. Epilepsy Toronto provides services such as employment, education, and counselling to over 40,000 members across the GTA.

And since ’tis the season, here are some of the delicious eats you’ll find at Holiday Fair in the Square:

Decadent Donut

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Not your typical donut. Go with a classic or get creative and chow down on maple bacon, s’mores or kitchen sink. No matter what, your tummy will be pleased.

Burrito on Wheelz

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This is a Mexican cuisine food truck featuring all the classics from burritos to tacos. Using local Ontarian products, everything is made fresh from scratch and is oh so comforting.

Foxies Bakeshop

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Made with natural ingredients, all these cookies are four ounces with a super soft centre and a crunchy outside.

Hip Hip Gourmet

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Get ready to indulge in delicious cheesecake with a holiday twist. Pick up your eggnog, candy-cane or gingerbread cheesecake to enjoy with your loved ones!

Poutine Supreme

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Hand cut russet potatoes, real curd cheese, all in a rich beef gravy. There’s no better way to warm up, in our humble opinion.

The Nut Hut

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Offering a variety of nuts from pecans to cashews to almonds, this sweet spot is a must-visit.


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Whiskey barrelled maple syrups and bitters are available at this cozy booth. They’ll be selling product infused baked goods on weekends, too!

In addition to all the wondrous eats pictured above, you’ll be able to get your hands on giftable snacks like honey, macarons, teas, chocolates, coffee, olives, and much more!

Plus, you’ll be able to tuck into puff pastes — that’s a cross between a Cornish pastry and a Mexican empanada — potatoes on a stick, BeaverTails, and Korean-Japanese fusion cuisine… and that’s just the beginning.

Holiday Fair in the Square

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 7 to 23
Hours:¬†4 pm ‚Äď 9 pm from¬†Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 10 pm from Friday to Sunday, closed Mondays


Daily Hive is a proud community sponsor of Holiday Fair in the Square

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