A festive pop-up patio will transform part of downtown Toronto into a cozy winter forest next month.
The Sweaters n’ Snowflakes holiday pop-up opens on December 3, and it’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season.
With toasty fire pits, a sparkly light tunnel, and dozens of pine trees, the experience will turn the southwest corner of Bathurst and Richmond Streets into a winter wonderland.
The food and wine bar will include a wood-fired oven and BBQ pit, which will be turning out holiday-inspired pizzas, wok-friend noodles, and delectable desserts. Seasonal cocktails will also be available.
The pop-up features countless photo ops – such as a five-foot present and retired ski lift – and a 20-foot wall guests can add their love lock to. You can even grab some last-minute presents at the mini gift.
There’s also the option to book a wine tasting or “ugly Christmas sweater” cookie decorating for groups of four or six.
According to the event’s website, Sweaters n’ Snowflakes is laid out for social distancing, and safety is a top priority.
The event is entirely outdoors, and it’s recommended that guests wear a mask while at the pop up. Sanitization stations are available throughout and contact information will be taken for any necessary COVID-19 tracing.
When: December 3 to 13, Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: 621 Richmond Street West
Tickets: Free. Book wine tastings and cookie decorating online here
Note: While local parks, shops, and events are reopened, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the six-feet physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.