1. Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District 🎄
Get into the holiday spirit at the famous European-style Christmas Market! Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas with beautiful dangling lights, a massive Christmas tree, singing carollers and SO MUCH FOOD! This is an outdoor event so dress warm as the cold Toronto winter can get up to minus 20 degrees – BURR!
TIP: Bring instant heater packs with you! It’ll keep you toasty in the cold ☺️
Admission is free from Tuesday to Friday at 5:59pm. Starting 6pm on Friday and all of the weekends, there will be an admission fee. Closed on Mondays. Online: $8.00 per person. At the door: $12.00 per person.
Bring plenty of cash as most vendors are cash only.
Duration: November 14 – December 22, 2019
2. Toronto’s Newest and Largest Ice Skating Rink at Union Station ⛸⛸
Toronto is getting a new free outdoor skating rink and it’ll be the largest one yet! Debuting on November 29, come see the unveiling of this rink! Bring your skates or rent a pair and skate the night away! There will be free skating lessons every hour between 12pm and 4pm daily.
After skating, why not head into Union Station and shop around its many gift, clothing, coffee shops and many more. There will also be live musical performances and free gift wrapping!
Duration: November 29 – January 4, 2020
3. Holiday Hills Market at Stackt
Toronto’s first and only shipping container market called Stackt will be transformed into a holiday market for all to attend – free all day, everyday! This is a great place to get some holiday shopping done. There is a Holt Renfrew Holiday Pop-Up with lots of great gift ideas, a cute plushie shop (Super Toy), Mack House which is a self serve sneaker customization studio and so much more! There will also be hands on holiday-inspired workshops, curated food and wine tastings and amazing winter themed art all around the market. In addition, Stackt will be announcing a new sport involving an ice rink called Crokicurl. Head over for some wintry fun ❄️
Duration: November 22 – December 22, 2019
📍 28 Bathurst Street
4. Canada’s first Eataly is in Toronto at the Manulife Centre
Opening its doors earlier this month, Eataly has been the centre of talk in the food world! Eataly is a ginormous (over 50,000 sq. ft.), upscale Italian food market consisting of a food court, cafe, restaurant, bar, and grocery store. This food market is everything under one roof 🤩
📍 55 Bloor Street West
5. DIY Kit Kat Chocolatory at Yorkdale Mall 🍫
The latest on chocolate craze is the “Build your own Kit Kat” at the Kit Kat Chocolatory. With 16 toppings to choose from, you’ve got over 2000 possible Kit Kat flavours to create! Go early to avoid long line ups.
📍 3401 Dufferin Street
6. Brunch at Lov Restaurant 🍳
This newest vegan resto on the King Street block is Instagram worthy AF! From the decor to food to drinks, this place has got your cute holiday brunch with the girls covered 😍
📍 620 King Street West
7. Get Santa Photos with your pet(s) at PetSmart Stores Canada 🐶🐰🐥🎅🏼🤶🏼
Visit any Canadian PetSmart store for fun free photos with Santa. All pets are welcome. In the past, they’ve seen dogs, cats, bunnies, lizards and even a chicken!
Duration: December 14-15 and December 21-22 from 12 pm to 4 pm
8. Holiday Wreath Workshop at Crown Flora
Put your hands to work on some DIY fun this winter! Make a beautiful wreath that’ll spice up your holiday decor that says “YOU” on it. Check workshop date availability here.
Cost: $85.00 per person
📍 1233 Queen Street West