From sticky candy canes in kids’ hands to mulled wine under twinkling lights, Toronto knows how to holiday.
Whether you’re east, west or north of the city, or right in the downtown core, there’s a snug spot for you to get your hygge on.
New to the city this year, the Aurora Winter Festival will transform Ontario Place into a hidden village with enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole, including magical characters, captivating light displays, and endless fun, games, and activities.
When: November 29 to December 30
Where: Ontario Place, East Island
A classic favourite, the Toronto Christmas market returns to the Distillery District this year. Sip mulled wine around the outdoor fire pits, and munch on seasonal sweets while you peruse perfect gifts for family and friends.
When: November 15 to December 23
Where: The Distillery District, Toronto
This three-day market returns for its 31st year, offering loads of treats and gift options from various vendors.
When: November 16 to 18
Where: Markham Fairgrounds – 10801 McCowan Road, Markham
When: November 25
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto
This is the spot to find gifts and bites that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Hundreds of artisans are coming together to offer the most unique home decor, art and bites. Spicy peanut butter, anyone?
When: November 22 to December 2
Where: Enercare Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
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Ideal for those located north of the city, visit this market for delicious eats and gift options for everyone on your list.
When: November 16
Where: York Region Administrative Centre – 17250 Yonge Street, East Gwillimbury
Cinnamon buns. Gingerbread. Glögg. This Harbourfront event is where to get your fill of Scandinavian goodies. Our guess? You’ll find this market to be lagom (just right).
When: November 24 and 25
Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Popping up on King Street this year, The Holiday Market is an ideal spot to find local gifts and goodies. Supporting local artists sounds like a great way to get into the holiday spirit to us!
When: December 9
Where: 461 King Street West, Toronto
This free fair in Nathan Phillips Square combines elegance with excitement, making it the perfect spot for a holiday date. Have a sip at the wine bar, slip on your skates, and get festive under the twinkling lights.
When: December 1 to 23
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
As the largest outdoor holiday street market in Ontario, this event is not one to miss! Shop cozy winter-wear, listen to carollers carol and savour street food in the spirit of the season.
When: November 24
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square – 300 City Centre Drive
When: December 1 and 8
Where: Main Street, from Bell Street to Commercial Street, Downtown Milton
A German Christmas festival is not a festival that you want to miss out on. Oktoberfest beer nuts, cabbage rolls and schnitzel on a bun are just a few of the traditional tastes you can enjoy. The Sausage Man and the Strudel Ladies will be in attendance… so you probably should be too.
When: December 6 to 9
Where: Kitchener City Hall – 200 King Street West, Kitchener