CNN names Toronto Christmas Market one of the best in the world

Dec 16 2019, 4:13 pm

There’s no question that Toronto loves to get festive, and as it turns out, the city’s doing a pretty good job… and getting recognized for it.

The Toronto Christmas Market has been named by CNN as one of the best Christmas Markets in the whole world.

This year marks the 10th annual celebration in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, and the mention by CNN draws a perfect picture of what you can expect when visiting.

“It’s an enchanting scene, with glittering lights, a Santa’s Grotto, fairground rides, beer gardens, and holiday vendors selling everything from poutine to one-off Christmas gifts,” the article reads.

“The market, which is usually closed on Mondays, also offers up plenty of entertainment, which [sic] numerous music performances taking place on a daily basis, including brass bands and carolers.”


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The piece notes that the centrepiece attraction of the market is its “dazzling” Christmas tree, which stands 50-feet tall.

“What makes it special,” the story says, is that “for the last few years, a 100-foot long light tunnel has been erected at the market, adding even more magic to the festivities.”


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The city’s famous holiday market sits among a list of 16 others — many of which are European — including:

  • Strasbourg, France
  • Viennese Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria
  • Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham, UK
  • Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
  • Winter Wonders, Brussels, Belgium
  • Fira de Santa Ll√ļcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival, Hungary
  • Skansen’s Christmas Market, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Advent in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, New York
  • Tallinn Christmas Market, Estonia
  • Basel Christmas Market, Switzerland

If trips to the above locations aren’t in the cards this year, but you’re wanting to get a taste of some of the most festive seasonal cheer across the globe, there’s still one week to hit up the Toronto Christmas Market.


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Don’t miss your chance to get holly and jolly.

The Toronto Christmas Market

Where: The Distillery District
When: Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, December 22, 2019 (closed on Mondays)
Tickets: Available online


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