a comprehensive listing of the season’s GTA holiday markets
Toronto is always buzzing with events this time of the year and 2019 sees the most Christmas markets this city has ever hosted, including two vegan markets and the newest Stackt Holiday Hills market and month long festival. These seasonal shows are a perfect opportunity to find the most unique gifts, decorations and inspiration as you gear up for this magical season. Here is a list of Christmas and Holiday markets happening in the GTA.
The Toronto Christmas Market
The Distillery District
November 19-December 22
The historical village, with its Victorian red brick buildings and sidewalks is transformed into Christmas-land, capturing the essence and spirit of European-style Christmas markets with carollers, glittering fairy lights, vendors, tasty treats, hot chocolate, mulled wine and musical performances. It’s the perfect way to get into that Christmas spirit and find that unique stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift for the office party.
The best part is the Toronto Christmas Market is free on weekdays and up until 6 pm on Fridays. Also the first two opening weekends (No.v 15 – 17 and Nov. 22 – 24) it is FREE admission for anyone bringing eight cans of food to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Because of the popularity of this market, weekend tickets for this not-for-profit Christmas Market are offered in time slots. You can enter during your selected time slot an stay as long as you wish within operating hours. Tickets range from $8 for advanced general admission, to $12 for day-of purchase admission (12:00 AM onwards) and a $30 ticket allows holders to bypass the exterior entry line to the market, and includes access to two indoor warming lounges restricted to guests ages six and older.
The Toronto Christmas Market is open Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 9 pm. Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday from noon to 9 pm. The market runs until December 22, 2019.
For more information on the Toronto Christmas Market visit: tochristmasmarket.com
One of a Kind 2019 Winter Show
Enercare Centre 100 Princes’ Boulevard
November 21-December 1
The One of a Kind Show is one of the largest and best-attended craft shows in North America, featuring unique, handmade crafts and the talented, dedicated artisans who make them. Their mission is to bring together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence and a passion for buying local. For detailed ticket information visit: https://www.todocanada.ca/city/toronto/event/one-kind-christmas-show-sale/
Seasons Christmas Show
The International Centre, Airport Road Mississauga
November 22 – 24
Find the perfect stocking stuffers, or a unique handmade gift from the Makeful Market, the Seasons Christmas Show will provide you with the opportunity to shop, taste, and experience the best the holiday season has to offer!Shop, taste and experience the best the holiday season has to offer! Visitors will also be treated to an exciting schedule of guest appearances by popular TV celebrities and experts offering innovative and inspiring tips, advice and ideas as well as “How to Workshops” and of course sampling of fabulous holiday treats!
Holiday Hills market at Stackt Market Toronto
28 Bathurst Street
November 22 – December 22
Part of Toronto’s newest month-long Holiday festival. This first annual holiday market allows guests to explore the space and unique hands-on holiday-inspired workshops, curated food and wine tastings, along with outstanding winter themed art activations. The Holiday Hills Market is set to be an exciting addition to the city’s holiday season activities. Find out more about Holiday Hills festival at www.stacktmarket.com
Christmas in the Village of Streetsville
Streetsville Village Square, Queen St. South and Main Street, Mississauga
November 22 – 24
The Streetsville BIA presents the third annual Christmas in the Village festival: a weekend full of free activities and entertainment for all ages! Event-goers will enjoy crisp craft beer and mulled wine while snacking on tasty maple taffy made for them right in the Streetsville Village Square. All weekend long, family-friendly live bands will be playing for guests while they feast on delicious eats from an array of local restaurants and unique food trucks. Visitors can head down Queen St. S. to check out the many children’s activities, browse through dozens of unique market vendors, enjoy a horse and carriage ride, and take pictures with Santa! Hop aboard the Polar Express Train to ‘chug’ across the event in style!welcome Santa & a host of holiday activities to the Village!
Swansea Craft & Bake Sale
Swansea Junior and Senior Public School, 207 windermere Avenue
10 am – 3 pm
Christmas decorations, cookies, candles, pet items, knitted goods, clothing, handmade chocolate, jams, cheeses, soap, toys, pottery, greeting cards and many more distinct, handcrafted items!! Make sure that you visit our popular baked goods table!
Admission is $2 to $5
Veg Holiday Market
Wychwood Barns Park, 76 Wychwood Ave.
11 am – 8 pm
For the 3rd year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is excited to host the Veg Holiday Market – a fully vegan market with gifts that give back! Start the day by pursuing unique cruelty-free wares with your friends and family, attending a veg workshop or two, and staying into the evening to enjoy a delicious treat, fireside, with your favourite seasonal music playing in the background.Tickets: $5 Kids 10 and under are free. Buy online: www.eventbrite.ca
Vaughan Christmas Market
Life Time Athletic 7405 Weston Road, Vaughan
10 am – 2 pm
A unique shopping experience at a resort style fitness club Come out to life time athletic on nov 23, 10am-2pm and support your local entrepreneurs and artisans. You will find lots of amazing and unique items for yourself, your children or for gifts. Free admission.
Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market
The Great Hall 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
Sunday 11 – 6 pm
The 5th Annual Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market is a full day of ART + SHOPPING + CREATIVITY + LIVE DJ + FOOD + LIVE DEMOS and more!
TTES: Team Toronto Etsy Sellers Holiday Market
The Great Hall Toronto, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
10 am – 5 pm
Toronto meet your markers! That’s right meet, shop and discover all the local talent Toronto has to offer! Join us Sunday November 25th 2018 10am-5pm and meet a curated selection of Toronto’s most noteworthy Etsy sellers and crafters. Fine one of a kind goods, must have locally made essentials and swoon worthy gift and lifestyle items. If you love Etsy and you love #sholocal then you will love our curated selection of 50 makers and sellers! Find all your holidays must haves under one roof! Admission is FREE and first 50 visitors receive a complimentary swag bag.
Toronto Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Market
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, North York
10 am – 7 pm
feature over 40 local artisans showcasing their nature-inspired, eco-friendly and botanically-themed products. Highlights include: fresh seasonal greens, Amaryllis Potting Bar, an Ontario Honey Tasting Station with TBG’s very own honey (limited quantity) and three DIY holiday workshops! FREE admission
The Toronto Congress Centre – North Building, 1020 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke
November 28- January 4
Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. Explore interactive light sculptures, Stroll under 50,000 lights, Shop for unique gifts from 20+ local vendors, Enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks and breweries.
The playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while Glow’s illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos.
Glow’s Christmas Market showcases the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious options from food trucks, breweries and wineries.
It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside a cozy and spacious venue.
Prices approximately $2 more per person at the door, if tickets are available.
CBC Staff Association Charity Craft Sale
CBC Building Atrium, 250 Front St. West, Toronto
The CBC Charity Craft Sale features over 70 local artists selling hand crafted goods. Vendors include jewellers, ceramicists, artisan soap makers, home décor items, culinary treats, textile artists, and much more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to purchase directly from the artists themselves. For more Info: email@example.com
Holiday Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
November 30 – December 22 Weekends
10 am – 5 pm
Shop at one of the largest sustainable holiday markets in Toronto! Featuring a rotation of over 40 locally-crafted, sustainably produced and handmade vendors, you’ll be sure to find a unique gift for everyone on your list.
Grab a bite to eat of local street fare from the food trucks and food stalls. From dumplings to arepas, gluten-free goodies to gourmet grilled cheese, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Open every weekend from November 30 to December 22 at Evergreen’s Winter Village. FREE! Visit www.evergreen.ca
Leslieville Christmas Pop-up Market
Vandenburg House 1400 Queen Street. East
6th annual holiday market in Leslieville.
Toronto’s Chanukah Market
Artscape Wychwood Barns 601 Christie Street
1030 am – 4 pm
NoshFest, Toronto’s Jewish Food Festival, is proud to present Toronto’s Chanukah Market, a fun day celebrating Jewish food and culture with a holiday twist. This year’s event combines the best of the city’s Jewish food vendors with local artisans selling Chanukah gifts, including Judaica, toys, decor, and more. Guests can nosh on traditional Chanukah treats and other Jewish cuisine, shop for holiday gifts, and enjoy entertainment and cooking demos.
For tickets visit: www.noshfest.ca
Flamingo Market – Winter Wonderland Edition
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, Toronto
Toronto’s only independent bi-monthly market for LGBTQ2SIA+ business owners and makers! Featuring, promoting and fostering the diverse small business and artisan talent that the LGBTQ2SIA+ community has to offer. Proudly hosted at the historic Buddies In Bad Times Theatre in the heart of Toronto\’s Gay Village. Flamingo Market is a FREE ADMISSION Market with an all inclusive, child friendly environment. All are welcome to attend!
For a list of vendors visit: www.todocanada.ca
HOLIDAY FAIR IN THE SQUARE 2019
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
12pm – 7 pm
4th Annual Largest Holiday Fair on Queen St. –
In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition. Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the heated Polar Point Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone! Fair hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday – Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Closed Mondays* except December 23rd when we’re open 12:00pm – 7:00pm. For more info. please visit: www.fairinthesquare.ca
Swedish Christmas Fair
Daniels Spectrum, 85 Dundas Street East FREE admission
Saturday 10am -5pm, Sunday 11am – 4 pm
The SWEA Toronto’s Christmas Fair has moved! This year marks the 39th annual Christmas fair in Toronto and you can find us at the spacious Daniels Spectrum. Lots of excitement awaits with fun for the whole family, food, traditional performances and a market overflowing with arts and crafts. Don’t miss it. Swedish food, Childrens’ corner, traditional crafts, folk dancing and choir, swedish cafe, design and decor and more.
Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto
10 am – 5 pm
A 1-day holiday shopping extravaganza and a festive fandom celebration for the whole family! We have amazing local retailers, artists, makers and creators coming to this year so that you can shop ’til you drop for toys, unique accessories, commissioned art, Golden & Silver Age comics, various collectibles, and many more.
Costumes are not mandatory, but encouraged!
ids 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult, but if you’re a FAN EXPO Canada VIP or Premium Pass holder, you can get in for free!
Fair December Craft and Gift Show
Cawthra Park Secondary School, 1305 Cawthra Road, Mississauga
10 am – 4 pm
A unique craft and gift show featuring over 70 artisans and vendors. Door prizes and silent auction, plus Royal Café hosted by Queen Elizabeth Sr. P.S. Fundraising for Cawthra Park S.S., Queen Elizabeth Sr. P.S. and The Compass Food Bank. Featuring artisans offering Jewellery, Hand-Sewn Bags, Fashion Accessories, Preserves, Natural Bath + Body Products, Original Art, Designer Adult + Children’s Clothing, Seasonal Crafts, Pottery + Ceramics, Stained Glass, Foods, Cultural Fair Trade, Hats, Home Decor, Artisan Wood Products and Time Pieces, Leather Goods, and more! Tickets: $5
GLB Christmas Market and Tree Farm
30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke
12:00 pm – 6 pm
Join Great Lakes Brewery and start a new tradition with your friends and family at their first annual Christmas Market and Tree Farm. It promises to be a day packed with frothy seasonal brews, Christmas carols and funk music, Bavarian eats and treats, and crafty vendors to check off each gift on your Christmas list! Family friendly, $5 & $6 pours of #FreshGLB and much much more, including a visit from Santa! Bring non-perishable food items in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. For details visit: greatlakesbeer.com
Toronto Vegan Christmas Market
Ontario Heritage Centre at 8 Adelaide Street East
11 am – 6 pm
The quintessential Holiday fair for vegan and veg-curious shoppers. The Vegan Christmas Market was created to encourage the public to shop in a manner that underlines the essence of the Holidays, which is a celebration of peace, love and compassion for all beings, humans as well as animals.
3 TYPES OF TICKETS: General // VIP // Advance Access Pass
General Admission : FREE
Saturday Dec. 14, 2019 : 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
VIP Tickets : $9 (plus eventbrite & processing fees) — VIP tickets include a gift vegan beanie. Vegan, warm, designed and ethically made in Canada. Limited edition by VEGAGOOZ. Unisex. One Size. 100% Acrylic. Reg. retail price $34.95.
- Access to full day + 1 hour of advance shopping time from 10 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 14th
- Automatic enrollment in our VIP prize draws (Winners will be notified before Dec. 14th, and must pick up their prize during opening hours of the Vegan Christmas Market.)
- Exclusive promotions or discounts by some vendors.
New Toronto Holiday Market
2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
10 am – 3 pm
Shop for a special homemade gift for the holidays, visit with friends, and entertain the kids at our free craft station.
The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Happy Holidays Market
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
10 am – 5 pm
Skip the lines and the crowds this holiday season and find the special gift for that special someone on your list all in one place. For a truly one of a kind holiday shopping experience. They have curated a diverse and truly gift worthy selection of over 100+ vendors, artisans, makers and crafters. With one of a kind goods sure to please anyone and everyone on your list. Put the fun back into giving this holiday season. The best gift you can give this holiday season is the local kind Toronto. Admission is always FREE
Withrow’s Winter Market
Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Avenue (Dundas East and Carlaw), Toronto
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday, and 11 am – 4pm Sunday
This pop-up Winter Market is back for its 3rd year! Featuring locally handcrafted goods, artisanal foods & local farmers: the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and delicious holiday treats! They’ve invited a mix of farmers, artisan food vendors, and local makers & crafters to share their wares at the lovely Crow’s Theatre! Hosted by the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market and supported by Meridian Credit Union at Danforth & Logan. FREE
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