11 of Toronto's most spectacular holiday markets in 2017

Nov 3 2017, 10:18 pm

Toronto is home to some spectacular holiday markets this season.

Whether you want to sip mulled wine huddled around an outdoor firepit, shop Scandanavian Christmas decorations, or just devour every Christmas cookie in sight, here are all the holiday markets happening in Toronto in the lead up to Christmas.

The Toronto Christmas Market

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The Toronto Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District from November 16 to 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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Home for the Holidays

Markham HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Markham Fairgrounds

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Now celebrating 30 years, this Markham market returns for three days featuring thousands of gift ideas from 130+ juried exhibitors plus all the Christmas food you can handle.

Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham
When: November 17, 18, and 19, 2017


The Toronto Vegetarian Association Holiday Market

Dolled Up Desserts

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More than 30 local businesses get together for this day showcasing cruelty-free products ideal for holiday gifting. Admission is $5 for the event featuring vendors including Apiecalypse Now – Pizza & Snack BarWully OuterwearStray & Wander,
Dolled Up Desserts, Sausage Party Toronto, and so much more.

When: November 19, 2017
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

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One of a Kind Christmas Show

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This year’s show is back and bigger than ever, featuring thoughtfully made items from 800 artisans including thousands of festive foodie treats, home décor, artsy offerings and everything else you’ll need to get your festive shopping done.

When: November 23 to December 3
Where: Enercare Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
Tickets: Available online from $15 per person

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York Region’s Holiday Market

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North of Toronto, hit up this holiday market to check out more than 70 vendors, photos with Santa, hot chocolate, and more.

When: November 24, 2017, noon to 8 pm
Where: 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket


Swedish Christmas Fair

Swedish Christmas Fair

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The Swedish Christmas Fair will transform Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre into an epic holiday extravaganza this November. Stocked with Swedish folk art, design, and traditional Christmas decorations, this holiday shopping destination also boasts a lakeside terrace and food market serving up Swedish coffee, saffron and cinnamon buns, gingerbread and more.

When: November 25 and 26
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

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Queen St. Holiday Market

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This fully decked out, one-day-only market promises interactive entertainment, a hot chocolate and cafe bar, plus a DIY Christmas tree to help you get merry while you shop.

When: November 25, 2017, 1 pm to 9 pm
Where: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto

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Fair in the Square

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Holiday market

The Holiday Fair combines the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival right in the heart of the city. Cross off items on your your holiday shopping list, spend the afternoon skating or enjoy a romantic evening drink at the ice bar… even Santa himself will make an appearance.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23

Milton Pop-Up Holiday Market

milton Holiday Street Market

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Milton’s pop-up Holiday Street Market, from the founder of Toronto’s Mac and Cheese Festival is putting on “Ontario’s largest authentic outdoor holiday market.” Expect an open concept street market complete with 242 artisan vendors selling all the holiday classics from gingerbread cookies to hot apple cider to one-of-a-kind gifts and crafts.

When: December 2, 9, and 16 from noon until 7 pm
Where: Along Main Street from Brown Street to Commercial in Milton

Christkindl Market

Christkindl Market

Canada’s original Christkindl Market is back. The annual holiday celebration has been taking over Kitchener’s City Hall will feature plenty of Gluhwein, sweet and savoury food, 90 vendors, choirs, bands and dance groups.

When: December 7 to 10, 2017
 City Hall, Kitchener

Holiday Market at the Barns

Flea at the Barns

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This Holiday edition of Flea at the Barns is bringing together 60+ vendors featuring fashion, jewelry, home decor, beauty, craft and more! Meanwhile, The Stop kitchen will be serving Syrian comfort foods and gluten-free treats.

When: December 9 to 10, 2017
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto


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