Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market

On Saturday we visited the Toronto Christmas Market (December 3-18) at the Distillery District. Once forgotten, but rich with history, the Distillery is now a vibrant arts and culture spot that has revived the neighbourhood east of Parliament and south of Front Street.

The Christmas Market was beautiful and enchanting – Santa’s Lane, a carousel and ferris wheel, carollers, story tellers, brass bands, elves leaping through the cobble stone streets, twinkling lights, European food vendors, and a 45 foot Christmas tree trimmed with 18,000 lights.

Take a look at our photos:


Dress appropriately for cold weather and outdoor activities.

Plan to visit early, the Market was very busy in the afternoon. Longer lines and much more difficult to push a stroller through the cobble-stone streets.

There are plenty of children’s activities – Forest Maze, Santa’s House, arts and crafts, story time, and the carousel and ferris wheel.

Pack snacks and plan ahead for meal time. We decided to eat lunch in a cafe instead of picking up food from the outdoor vendors. Most cafes were busy, but it was a nice break being inside, seated, and warm.

Bring your camera. The Market is such a unique place and quite beautiful with all of the Christmas decor and lighting. There are plenty of opportunities to capture special moments (like this photograph below - my son taking his very first bite of cotton candy!).

Are you planning to visit the Toronto Christmas Market?

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