If one thing’s for certain, Toronto is crazy about its holiday markets.
From the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District to the Holiday Fair at Nathan Phillips Square, the city comes to life over the winter months.
And this holiday season, there’s going to be an even bigger market for shoppers to get excited about.
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This winter, Milton is going to be hosting a massive outdoor street market that will feature plenty of holiday activities to suit a variety of tastes. The best part? It’s completely free!
Located just under an hour west of the city, Milton’s pop-up Holiday Street Market will be located along Main Street from Brown Street to Commercial, and some 242 vendors are expected to be selling their seasonal wares.
Philip Suos, the founder and director of the Junk Food Festival and Toronto’s incredibly delicious Mac and Cheese Festival is putting on the event and he says the pop-up market will be “Ontario’s largest authentic outdoor holiday market.”
Shoppers can expect a full open concept street market complete with artisan vendors selling all the holiday classics from gingerbread cookies to hot apple cider to one-of-a-kind gifts and crafts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
No Christmas market is complete, of course, without some delicious food and this market is promising plenty of food trucks, as well as a carousel, Santa’s workshop (so the little ones can take pictures with St. Nick), and a fire pit lounge to roast marshmallows.
For those looking to warm up over a beverage (or two), there will be a series of ‘festivals’ within the market featuring craft beer and ice wine. And to set the mood, there will be live music featuring local artists and buskers set up throughout the market, hopefully playing nothing but holiday classics.
If you’re interested in adding this market to your Christmas bucket-list, it’ll be running on select dates throughout December.
When: December 2, 9, and 16 from noon until 7 pm
Where: Along Main Street from Brown Street to Commercial in Milton