Toronto Christmas Market – Decor and Dine

Toronto Christmas Market


The Toronto Christmas Market is back for its 8th year at the Distillery Historic District.

The Distillery District is a commercial and residential pedestrian-only area in downtown Toronto that contains numerous cafes, restaurants and shops housed within 40 heritage buildings in the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery.  With cobblestone streets, the annual Toronto Christmas Market offers many attractions.  Toronto Christmas market

Toronto Christmas market , Ilda

A 50-foot Christmas Tree stands majestically at the centre of the market.  It is decorated with 40,000 glowing lights, 800 Christmas ornaments and 1.5 km of gold ribbon.

The tree just before night fall

Christmas tree

As night falls it illuminates with light.

night fall, christmas tree

Candy Cane Carolers stroll through the market singing Holiday favourites.


It was a very cold day.  To keep warm Margaret hid herself in a full-sized Gingerbread House and I found something better.

gingerbread house -3

keeping warm

 This year I was “naughty” and Margaret was “nice”.



Among its many Christmas-inspired activities the market features for the first time a 100-foot long light tunnel.

light tunnel

light tunnel

Inside you can make your own cheese fondue.  A treat for visitors to engage along 3 tables.

inside the light tunnel

 At the end of the tunnel you can take a selfie. Who could resist.

Ilda and Marg

There are also vendor displays for shopping and eating.

 wood painted trees


Christmas ornaments

Laundry day for Santa.

 santa's laundry

You can look forward to plenty of seasonal sweets and European-inspired food.

food at the market

Chimney Stax, Wafel Bar, and Tornado Potatoe

The chocolate vendors are a popular destination.

lots of goodies

Together with the Vienna Schnitzel and French Canadian Poutine.

food glorious food


At nighttime the market is illuminated with colour.

colourful buildings

A giant countdown clock to Christmas Day looms over Trinity Street.

Christmas countdown

With something for everyone to enjoy, a visit to the market is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

For more information visit the Toronto Christmas Market.  It runs until December 23rd so don’t miss it.

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