Revel in the holiday spirit at one of the city's most popular holiday markets.
If there's a single place in the city guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit, it's the Distillery Winter Village, formerly known as the Toronto Christmas Market. The picturesque historic Distillery District, with its cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets and beautiful 19th-century buildings, is even more beautiful during the holiday season, dressed up with twinkling lights and a jolly, festive atmosphere.
Plan for a few hours for your visit and soak up the holiday charm by checking out all the sights and sounds.
Take a photo with the stunning 56-foot-tall Christmas tree in Trinity Square
This year's majestic Silver Fir tree is the tallest tree ever at The Distillery Winter Village. Don't miss your chance to snap an iconic holiday photo with the majestic centrepiece of Trinity Square. Its splendour will warm even the Grinchiest of hearts.
Explore international flavours at the charming food cabins
The Distillery District is a foodie favourite year-round, but for the holiday season, they’re serving up some delicious cuisine from around the globe. Choose from Mexican churros, Jamaican jerk cuisine, Ukrainian perogies, and Portuguese pastéis de nata, to name just a few.
Warm up with a beverage
When you feel the winter chill, grab a mulled wine or hot cocoa at one of the heated patios or by a fire pit or pop into one of the bars for a cocktail to warm up.
Get some holiday shopping done
For those people on your list who are impossible to shop for, between the local vendors in this year's cabins and the shops in the Distillery District, you'll be all set to cross everyone off of your shopping list.
For fashion lovers, stop into Gotstyle, and for charming host gifts and stocking stuffers, check out Bergo Designs and wellness goods at Lemon Water Wellness.
Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols
Karaoke lovers, this is your moment. The Candy Cane Carolers are back this year and will be singing classic holiday songs outside Spirit of York—join in and sing your favourites along with them. Will you make like Mariah and belt out "All I Want For Christmas Is You”?
Do you need tickets for Distillery Winter Village?
Tickets are only required on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after 4:00 p.m. and December 18-31 after 4:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 + HST each. Kids 9 and under are FREE of charge. Everyone must purchase tickets online ahead of their visit.
At all other times, access is free of charge and tickets are not required.
How long does the Toronto Christmas Market last?
The Distillery Winter Village is open from November 16 to December 31, 2023. The outdoor shopping cabins and food vendors will open at 10am, Monday to Sunday. See more event details for specific closing times.