The Toronto Christmas Market is an annual holiday celebration, found in the Distillery District of the city. It is the perfect celebration of festive food, drink, and goods.
To really slip into that delightful holiday spirit, there are decorations everywhere! This starts with the “Heart of Christmas.” This adorable display is a large, red sculpture in the shape of a heart. Walking through it puts the mood of holiday love in the air.
Then, to complement the Distillery’s preexisting unique atmosphere, there are beautiful strings of light along almost every rooftop and draped above the main paths.
And, of course, there are Christmas trees. Along with the smaller, beautiful Christmas trees, there is an enormous one which is intricately decorated and fascinating to every eye. These elements make the market all the more enchanting!
The Christmas Market is also the perfect place to take some holiday pictures. Along with the classic “Heart of Christmas” and Christmas tree photos, there are many holiday-themed booths with festive colours which make excellent photos. Another thing to consider is that at this time of year in the Distillery District, the spirited atmosphere makes almost every picture spirited too!
With it being the holiday season, one of the first things on everyone’s minds is food. Thankfully, the Toronto Christmas Market has plenty! In fact, several places throughout the market embrace Canadian culture in their food as well. Maplely Delicious sells Canada’s famous delicacy, maple syrup. Best of all, their syrup is all from Ontario! Poutine du Canada celebrates French Canadian culture as it serves yet another Canadian delicacy: poutine. This is no ordinary poutine. Poutine du Canada offers a holiday-style poutine, with turkey and stuffing, called “Gobbler Poutine.”
There are also plenty of other food choices including potato tornadoes, spiralized and seasoned fried potatoes from Das Kartoffelhaus, or potatoes with melted cheese from Raclette.
The Christmas Market also offers warm treats like Eva’s Original Chimneys. These are Hungarian “chimney cakes” with delightful flavours. There are also Good Grieves’ Scottish shortbread and Cacao 70’s chocolate fondue.
Though there is a lot of food at the Christmas Market, eating is not the only thing to do there. Watch a number of singing and dancing acts on the Christmas Market’s stage.
The Market even has carollers who regularly delight people with their festive songs. Many people enjoy walking around the market and doing some of their holiday gift shopping. The Distillery District has many adorable shops with everything from housewares to original Toronto artwork. Also enjoy a ride on the market’s ferris wheel! All these fun activities are sure to keep you entertained.
Visit the Toronto Christmas Market for a big taste of what Toronto has to offer this holiday season.