The festive season is nearly here, and there's so much to do and plan. Between ugly sweater parties, tree decorating, gift wrapping, and writing up your wishlist, the holidays can pass in a bit of a blur. Before this season slips away from you, make sure you visit some of these magical markets. Each year, Toronto is transformed by charming Christmas markets selling all sorts of treats and unique gifts. Get in the holiday spirit at these Toronto Christmas markets this year!

These events are dripping in Christmas joy, and have everything from twinkling light displays to winter-themed bars. You can check everyone off your shopping list while enjoying time at these festive local markets.

Each event offers a different kind of seasonal magic, so you'll want to try and see them all. Stock up on vegan goodies, indulge in caramelized waffles and jump on a holiday carnival carousel. 

You can also explore some amazing Christmas wonderlands outside of the city! St. Jacobs Sparkles delivers you a quaint holiday experience, while the Christkindl Market will whisk you away to Germany.

Don't miss out on the holiday magic happening right here in the city at these holiday markets that definitely belong on the nice list.

Vegan Christmas Market

Price: Free, VIP tickets starting at $9 per person

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Address: Ontario Heritage Centre, 8 Adelaide Street East, Toronto ON

Why You Need To Go: This Christmas market is a vegan's paradise! Fill up on delicious plant-based goodies, and shop tons of vegan vendors all afternoon.


Christmas Is Coming Market

Price: Free

When: Saturday, November 17, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address: 1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hosted by Trinity Bellwoods Flea, this year's market promises to be bigger than ever. Explore all things local and handmade from over one hundred vendors, and get in the Christmas spirit with drinks, food, and music.


Holiday Fair In The Square

Price: Free

When: December 7 - 23, 2019

Address: 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This magical event combines both a Christmas market and winter carnival for the ultimate festive experience. Skate, enjoy rides, shop at the many booths, and enjoy a drink at the Polar Point Bar.


Glow Toronto

Price: $19.99 per person

When: Nov 28, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Address: Toronto Congress Centre 1020 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander beneath one million twinkling lights and gaze upon impressive illuminated displays. Relax at the licensed bar for a cheery holiday drink, and explore the vendor market for some special gifts.


Veg Holiday Market

Price: $5 per person

When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Address: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Shop cruelty-free gifts at this charming market and enjoy treats by the fireside while heart-warming live music plays in the background.


Toronto Christmas Market

Price: $8 - $30 per person on weekends, free during weekdays

When: Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, December 22, 2019

Address: Distillery District, Toronto ON

Why You Need To Go: One of the most highly anticipated Christmas events in Toronto, the Distillery District will come alive with magic once more this year. Wander the quaint alleys filled with charming vendors and delicious food. There will be stage shows and twinkling installations to see as well.


 

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