Christmas & Holiday Markets 2018

Toronto Christmas Market

What better to get in the spirit (and check some gifts off your list) than at your nearest Christmas market? We found the merriest Christmas and Holiday markets in Toronto and the GTA.

The Holly Jolly Lodge at Upper Canada Mall
November 13, 2018 to December 24, 2018
Upper Canada will have a brand NEW Santa Photo Experience this holiday season, called The Holly Jolly Lodge. Events include Celebrate the Holidays with Santa, visit the Holiday Tree Lot, Story Time with Santa, a Holiday Market, Pet Photos with Santa, and more! Free events + Purchases.

Toronto Christmas Market
November 15, 2018 to December 23, 2018
Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can't help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Rediscover the magic of Christmas. Free admission on weekdays.

Annual Holiday MRKT Show & Sale
November 18, 2018
The MRKT is a community shopping event, organized by the Toronto Creative Entrepreneurs, which features local vendors including fashion, beauty, wellness, visual artists, crafters, food merchants, and retailers. This event is FREE to the community & kid friendly!

One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale Toronto
November 22, 2018 to December 2, 2018
Since 1975, The One of a Kind Show has been connecting makers & buyers who have an appreciation of boundless creativity, local production, and exquisite craftsmanship. This holiday, join us at the One of a Kind Show & Sale and experience why makers make it better. 

Christmas in the Village
November 23, 2018 to November 24, 2018
Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree this November! The Streetsville BIA is excited to present the annual Christmas in the Village festival, and it promises to be even bigger and better than last year! 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 Children’s craft tent, browse through dozens of unique market vendors, enjoy a horse and carriage ride, and take pictures with Santa outside the Robinson Bray House. Free.

Light Up the Square 2018 at Celebration Square
November 24, 2018
kick-off the holiday season at Light Up the Square! Take in live performances and entertainment surrounded by thousands of twinkly lights. Get in the Holiday spirit with seasonal fun the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy festive fun from photos with Santa. Features a Holiday Market and more! Free event.

Swedish Christmas Fair at Harbourfront
November 24, 2018  to November  25, 2018
Get into the spirit at this two-day holiday extravaganza! Warm up to the sounds of children singing carols at the Lucia Pageant, and participate in folk dancing, craft making and more. Sample delicious Scandinavian food and have a drink of glögg, or check off your gift list with imported handmade crafts, unique Christmas décor and textiles – and tasty Swedish delicacies. Free admission.

NORDEN: The Festival of Cool at Harbourfront
November 24, 2018 to December 2, 2018
Harbourfront Centre invites you to (re)discover the richness of the Nordic region. Featuring some of the most creative driving forces in contemporary art, music and thought leadership, Norden: The Festival of Cool promises to make you think differently about the dark nights of winter. Discover the meaning of “happiness” through lively conversations, and groove on Toronto’s most scenic skating rink. Plus, with a visit to the festival’s artisan market, you’ll be ahead of the gift giving season! 90% Free + tickets events.

Veg Holiday Market
November 25, 2018
Celebrate the holiday season with the Toronto Vegetarian Association! Join us at Artscape Wychwood Barns on Sunday, November 25th with 40 of our favourite local, plant-based, ethical businesses! Shopping for family and friends? Pick up a handmade gift, indulge in some holiday treats, buy a vegan holiday recipe book or simply explore locally made and cruelty-free products at this unique Holiday Market.

Holiday Market at TBG
November 29, 2018
Stroll through the halls decked with holiday cheer and stocked with handcrafted and nature-inspired gifts, home décor, seasonal greens, forced bulbs, local honey, unique terrariums and home-baked treats. Free admission.

The Junction Holiday Market 2018
November 30, 2018 to December 2, 2018
The Holiday Market is a fun-filled weekend of festive activities! Starting Friday evening, a neighbourhood wide shopping event kicks off with holiday parties and pop-up markets in locations throughout The Junction. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, discounts, holiday treats and more. A great chance to get started on your holiday gift shopping while also enjoying activities that keep the whole family entertained all weekend long! And part of the long standing Santa in The Junction tradition, be sure to visit the info booth at The Train Platform early to grab a free ticket for free DIY photos with jolly old St. Nick! Free.

Fort York Frost Fair
December 1, 2018
Experience holiday fun for the whole family at Fort York. Shop for unique gifts made by local artisans, including jewellery, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. Experience children's drill workshops, dress-up, games, crafts and military and music demonstrations. Print your own Frost Fair souvenir on the Mackenzie House proof press. Visit with the Volunteer Historic Cooks to sample tasty authentic recipes, or stop by the Heritage Café for lunch. Free admission.

Holiday Fair in the Square
December 1, 2018 to December 23, 2018
One of Toronto’s newest favourite Holiday traditions, Holiday Fair in Square, is back and bigger than ever this December 1st to 23rd, in Nathan Phillips Square. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone. Free admission.

Evergreen's Winter Village
December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Play, eat and shop this holiday season at Evergreen’s Winter Village! Evergreen Brick Works has it all, every weekend in December and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s. Taste delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, shop unique gifts at our Holiday Market, skate on our picturesque outdoor skating rink and pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree from the Evergreen Garden Market. Free admission.

Holiday Farmers' Market & Gift Sale at Montgomery’s Inn
December 5, 2018
Artists and artisans join our regular farmers' market vendors for a special holiday event. Shop for foodie gifts and seasonal treats in a lovely historic setting, open an hour longer than our regular market. You'll find fresh bread from the Inn's bake oven, preserves, local winter vegetables, sweets, prepared foods, ethically raised meats, cheese, eggs, dried fruit, nuts, honey and wine while enjoying festive seasonal music, and more. Free admission.

Vaughan Christmas Village
December 5, 2018 to December 6, 2018
During the Christmas season, Vellore Hall will turn into a wonderland filled with sparkling lights, festive local vendors, and Christmas performances. Free photos with Santa and more! Free admission.

Annual Toronto Art Crawl - Christmas Market
December 9, 2018
From art to photography, jewelry, fashion, home decor, body care, candles, vintage, metalwork and more, we are your ONE STOP SHOP for all the gifts and goodies you need this holiday season. This is a kid-friendly event and kids under 10 enter free!

Withrow's Winter Market
December 14, 2018 to December 15, 2018
Locally handcrafted goods, artisanal foods & local farmers: the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and delicious holiday treats! Free admission.

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