Toronto Holiday Markets and Festivals

    Check out what holiday activities there are around Toronto this year, bundle up, and enjoy! Be sure to plan your trip with Moovit!

    Casa Loma Christmas at the Castle

    From Dec. 2-Jan. 2, Toronto’s famed castle is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring stunning light displays performers and more. The interior will be decorated accordingly with a 40 foot tall evergreen in the Great Hall. The little ones can visit Santa’s workshop, decorate treats and enjoy arts and crafts. There will also be the castle’s Holiday Lights immersive outdoor experience.

    Distillery Historic District

    Get merry at the Distillery Historic District’s annual Distillery Winter Village (formerly known as the Toronto Christmas Market). The merry vibes run through New Year’s Eve.

    This photogenic outdoor market is one of the most popular Christmas markets in Toronto. It takes place in a Victorian-era neighbourhood, with adorable cabins where you can find unique gifts for everyone on your list and warm up with hot cocoa and gourmet bites once you’ve shopped and fêted your heart out.

    Stackt Market

    The Stackt Holiday Hills (through December 31, 2023) takes place at an iconic shipping container market downtown. This all-encompassing holiday festival includes prime shopping from independent retailers, alongside spectacular immersive installations, live music Fridays, beloved outdoor winter games, and holiday drinks to sip and savour.

    Canada’s Wonderland

    Get your jolly on at the Christmas Market at WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland  (through January 6, 2024). In partnership with Mama’s Locally Market, holiday market wares include something for everyone on your shopping list—or at least the nice ones—with soaps, jewelry, candles, imported oils, hats, scarves and delectable bites, too (cotton candy, doughnuts, bubble tea and cheesecake, to name just a few).

    Toronto Vegan Christmas Market

    Celebrate ethical and sustainable living at the two-day Toronto Vegan Christmas Market (December 9 and 10, 2023). The market will feature local entrepreneurs focused on plant-based fashion, accessories, body care and food. Foodies should make a beeline for Bodhï Gourmet, the first Canadian company to offer vegan fish sauce and vegan oyster sauce.

    Festive Nights in the Village

    If you haven’t been to Black Creek Village in a while, December is the time to go. Stroll through the village at nighttime and experience a puppet show, holiday-themed games, crafts, and some old-fashioned treats on December 9th, and 16th.

    Maker Bean Holiday Maker Market

    It’s effortless to find locally crafted goods in the GTA this time of year, and one of the best spots to find something interesting is the Maker Bean Holiday Maker Market. From December 9th to December 10th, you’ll find tons of unique goods taking up the two floors at the Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W, Toronto). Bring a non-perishable food item to donate, too.