8 Toronto food events to check out this weekend: December 1 to 3

Dec 1 2017, 10:56 pm

It’s the weekend! Time to catch up with friends, feast with family, and get start getting festive as the holidays quickly approach.

From holiday markets and winter carnivals to FREE unicorn cake giveaways and beer fests, here’s what’s happening in Toronto this weekend.

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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Fair in the Square

Holiday Fair in the Square

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This massive holiday market and winter carnival located outside Toronto City Hall kicks off on December 1 and runs until the day before Christmas Eve. Look forward to holiday shopping, an ice bar, and plenty of festive foods including a two-handed festive feast dubbed Deep Fried Christmas, plus Beavertails, poutine, fudge, and more.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23


Milk & Cookies for Sick Kids

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Le Gourmand’s legendary chocolate chip cookies are available throughout the month from a food truck parked outside of Sick Kids.

When: Throughout the month of December
Where: Sick Kids Hospital, 555 University Avenue, Toronto

Evergreen Winter Village

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Roast s’mores over the open campfire and enjoy warm beverages from the Sipping Container while shopping or playing street curling at this Winter Village. Hungry for more? Look forward to a rotating line-up of food trucks serving up comfort foods ranging from crêpes to gourmet grilled cheese, and more.

When: Weekends in December and weekdays from December 26 to 29, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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Free unicorn treats from Le Dolci

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Le Dolci

To celebrate the opening of Le Dolci’s Scarborough Town Centre location, the bakeshop is planning a day full of music, samples, and balloons. Additionally, the first 100 people through the doors will get a mini unicorn cake or unicorn cupcake!

When: December 2, 2017, 10 am
Where: Le Dolci Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough

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Hop Chow

Hop Chow

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This inaugural food and beer festival happening the first weekend in December and promises curated pairings as chefs and brewers buddy up to collaborate on menu items complemented by amazing brews.

When: December 2, 2017, noon to 11 pm
Where: 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto
Price: From $25 online

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Milton Pop-Up Holiday Market

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


Barley’s Angels Pop-Up Market

Granite Brewery

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This annual Christmas Market in a brewery offers the chance to do some holiday shopping while sipping beers and winning prizes.

When: December 3, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Granite Brewery, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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