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The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts! We’re hoping that you’ve made your list and check it twice, and channeled your inner Santa Claus while figuring out who has been naughty or nice (let’s face it, even if they’ve been the former, you’re going to get a gift for them anyways)! So, in the spirit of supporting local businesses, here are some holiday and winter markets happening around the city where you can get great gifts from local artisans!
Walk Through a Winter Wonderland at the Flamingo Market
This holiday season, grab something special for someone special from the Flamingo Market! Torontos only independent bi-monthly market for LGBTQ2SIA+ entrepreneurs is bringing a two day market with 60+ artisans, small business owners, and nonprofits over the course of the weekend!
Where: 12 Alexander St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1B4.
When: Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th.
Price: it’s free.
Discover Gifts of Wonder at the One Of A Kind Show
Taking place at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, the One Of A Kind Show features an extensive selection of gifts that are beautifully made by 600+ artisans from across the country! Support local and independent creators while you have the chance to win great prizes!
Where: 100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.
When: Thursday, November 24th to Sunday, December 4th.
Celebrate Christmas, Swedish Style, at the Christmas Fair
The Swedish Christmas Fair, hosted by SWEA Toronto, attracts thousands of people each year! Visitors will enjoy Swedish food at the Café (you must order ahead of time!), the Swedish Folk Dancers and Singers, the Children’s Loft with Christmas crafts, and of course, the vast selection of Swedish design products and folk art for sale!
Where: 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7.
When: Saturday, November 19th to Sunday, November 20th.
Price: it’s free.
Go (Red and) Green at the Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market
The Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market is an eco-minded, nature-inspired, relaxed shopping experience with over 65 local vendors! The Garden Shop will offer a wide selection of holiday home décor, nature-based gifts for kids, fine chocolates, and much more meanwhile the TBG Bloom Cafe will be serving up hot beverages and light bites for post and pre-shopping noshing!
Where: 777 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON, M3C 1P2.
When: Friday, November 25th to Sunday, November 27th.
Price: it’s free.
Head to the Distillery District for their World Famous Winter Village
The World Famous Winter Village of the Distillery District is back for another year of holiday fun! Be there for their Tree Lighting Ceremony to start the festivities, and then come back for the 65+ local merchants, restaurants, and cafés, plus additional seasonal vendors and food cabins!
Where: 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.
When: Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 31st.
Price: it’s free!
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