Are you a procrastinating gift buyer struggling to find the perfect Christmas present? Well, fret not friend, because Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square is back this year, and it has got everything you need to immerse yourself in those gift-giving vibes. You can also enjoy some boozy drinks and other festive activities after you've shopped until you've dropped.

The fair allows you to shop at various artisan village-style vendors, all of which offer a selection of unique handcrafted gifts, perfect for last-minute present ideas.

You can also collect karma bonus points for supporting local artists and appearing super thoughtful to a loved one in the process. I mean, who doesn’t love a win-win?

If you find yourself overwhelmed by the pressures of gift-giving while shopping at the variety of vendors at the fair, you can always head over to the Polar Point Bar for something warm and boozy.

The festive tavern offers everything from mulled wine to spiked apple cider, so you can kick back after checking everyone off your Christmas list.

Make sure you fill up on delicious snacks from the fair’s various food trucks as well! Vendors will be offering a variety of foods including BeaverTails and holiday burritos that will be sure to get you jolly.

However, the fair offers a lot more than just shopping. You can also bring along a pair of skates and take a spin on their amazing ice rink. 

If skating isn't your thing, you can grab your significant other or some friends and take a ride on the carnival rides that will be on location, including a merry-go-round. 

Shopping for all of your friends and family is great, but did we mention Santa is going to be there?

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping in at the Holiday Fair on weekends, so you can tell the man in red what you want for the holidays this year, and make a donation to Epilepsy Toronto while you’re at it.

The event which runs from December 7 to December 23, and is completely free to visit! So grab your shopping list and go buy all your presents in one afternoon at this holiday mega-market. 

Holiday Fair in the Square

Price: Free

When: December 7 to December 23, 2019

Address: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Grab some gifts for your friends and family while enjoying all the festivities that this Toronto fair has to offer!

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