The wait is almost over! One of Toronto's most anticipated holiday events is opening and it's brimming with Christmas spirit. The Distillery District will soon be transformed into a festive village filled with heart-warming installations, vendors, and food. With kiosks of mulled wine, steamy hot chocolate, tons of twinkling lights, and a towering tree, this is one event that's not to be missed. It's time to get festive because the Toronto Christmas Market opening day is November 14 and we can barely contain our excitement.
The market is officially opening on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 4 p.m, and will run until Sunday, December 22, 2019. The festivities will kick off with a tree lighting ceremony and a performance by one of Canada's top musicians.
Watch the massive 50ft tree burst into light. The branches will be decked out in 40,000 lights, 800 ornaments, and 1 km of ribbon.
Visit the beloved 'Heart of Christmas', a giant heart-shaped sculpture perfect for snapping photos with loved ones or friends.
Wander into Santa's house to glimpse him and his elves singing some classic holiday favourites. Explore the historic streets of the Distillery District and take in the many ornaments and festive installations the market has to offer.
No market is complete without a tasty treat, and you can indulge in some delicious goodies like decadent hot chocolate from Cacao 70, authentic waffles from Wafel Bar, and sweet cones from Eva's Original Chimneys.
There are many other vendors selling unique, local items perfect for stocking stuffers or for treating yourself.
You can also stop by the stage on select nights to watch some festive performances from groups like the Candy Cane Carolers. It's the best way to spread Christmas cheer!
The market is free to visit during the week until 6 p.m. on Fridays. Weekend admission ranges from $8 - $30. Tickets are available to purchase in advance online.
Whether you're going with a group of friends or on a date, the market is a must-see for anyone obsessed with Christmas.
Get ready for the festivities to begin this Thursday when the gates to this cherished holiday event are finally open.
Toronto Christmas Market
Price: Free during weekdays, $8 - $30 per person on weekends
When: November 14, 2019 - December 22, 2019
Address: 373 Front St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Watch the grand opening of this beloved Christmas event, complete with a tree lighting ceremony and live performances.