Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Family friendly entertainment includes musicians, carolers and children’s choirs.
“Selected as one of the World’s Best Holiday Markets.” -Fodor’s Travel
The Toronto Christmas Market takes over the Distillery Historic District for another year of holiday magic and romance. Now in its eighth year, the market has become one of the city’s favourite holiday traditions, ranked one of the world’s best Christmas markets by Fodor’s Travel, USA Today, Mashable and more. Take in sparkling Christmas light canopies, traditional music and carols, dance performances and family-friendly activities like Santa’s House, a ferris wheel, carousel and life-sized gingerbread house. Foodies can taste traditional European street-style food as well as Canadian holiday treats and sip on cold and warm brews in the beer gardens.
This year’s Toronto Christmas Market offers Christmas-inspired activities for the whole family to enjoy. With one of the city’s largest real Christmas trees, magical lighting and seasonal decor, more than 450 stage performances, unique and locally handcrafted products and, of course, Santa and his elves.
This year’s schedule includes themed entertainment each day (subject to change):
- TUESDAYS: Traditional Tuesdays – bluegrass, folk, roots, traditional
- WEDNESDAYS: World Wednesdays – world music, dance, and cultural performances
- THURSDAYS: Classical Thursdays – Seasonal opera, oratorio, and cross-over Classical performances
- FRIDAYS: Friday Night Jazz – holiday jazz and swing
- SATURDAYS: Pop/Variety Saturdays – Emerging artists (afternoon) and Featured artists (evening), performing pop, rock, Adult Contemporary, blues, and more
- SUNDAYS: Ensemble Sundays – Instrumental Ensembles (afternoon), Vocal ensembles and Choirs (evening)
Daily schedule always includes:
Daily Santa’s Elves Sing-Along
Tuesday to Friday at 5:00pm and Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am & 2:00pm
Children and adults alike will delight in the presentation of a daily interactive stage show ‘Santa’s Elves Sing-Along.’ A performance exclusive to the Toronto Christmas Market, come see what mischief the Elves are up to and sing, dance, and play along with them. With Christmas getting closer, will Santa’s Elves have everything ready in time?
Daily Christmas Carolers
Roaming throughout the Market each day and performing regularly on the main stage, the Toronto Christmas Market presents carolers singing Christmas favourites in close four-part harmony. Daily Caroling Gathering presented by Toronto Real Estate Board
Tuesday to Sunday at 6:00pm
Join us daily for 15 minutes at the main stage for caroling led by the Toronto Christmas Market’s resident carolers. The Elves will be handing out song sheets so everyone can join in the fun.
Activities for children on Santa’s Lane:
- Ferris Wheel and Carousel
- Santa’s House
- Life‐Sized Gingerbread House
The Toronto Christmas Market is located in The Distillery District Toronto
Friday November 16 to Sunday December 23, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays – Noon to 9pm – FREE
Friday – Noon to 10pm – $6
Saturday – 10am to 10pm – $6
Sunday – 10am to 9pm – $6
The Toronto Christmas Market is not open on Mondays, however the Distillery Historic Districts shops and restaurants are open 7 days a week.
For more info visit their website at: www.torontochristmasmarket.com