MUST SEE CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ONTARIO
By Natalie Friday, December 1, 2023
Whether you’re seeking the hustle and bustle of city markets or the quaint charm of village festivities, the province offers a diverse array of options to make your holiday season truly magical. Embrace the joy, warmth, and enchantment of these must-see Christmas markets as you create cherished memories with loved ones during this festive time of year.
Experience the charm of a traditional European Christmas at the Christkindl Market in Kitchener. With its authentic German-inspired festivities, this market is a celebration of holiday traditions. Browse through wooden stalls adorned with handcrafted ornaments, stay warm with a a mug of spiced Gluhwein and be serenaded by carolers dressed in classic German attire. Don’t forget to grab a warm pretzel or fresh baked Christstollen and Spitzkuchen gingerbreads to complete the experience.
Date: Dec 7- 10, 2023
Where: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West
Step into a festive dreamland at the Holiday Fair in the Square Christmas market in Toronto, right at Mel Lastman Square in North Toronto! Picture twinkling lights, friendly faces, and the delightful scent of holiday treats filling the air. Wander through charming stalls, showcasing local artisan crafts and gifts. Sip on mulled wine firside while roasting a tasty smore, indulge in yummy seasonal snacks at the food trucks, and soak up the lively atmosphere with live performances. You can even bring your dog to meet Santa and enjoy multiple photo ops, games, rides and more!
Date: Dec 1- 23rd, 2023
Where: 5100 Yonge St, North York
Experience the Magic of Christmas at Niems Family Farm Christmas in Mont Albert, 45 minutes from Toronto. Tucked away in a charming setting, roam through the Christmas tree groves to find the perfect tree for your holiday celebrations. The farm also hosts a delightful array of family-friendly activities, from Christmas train rides to meet the farm animals and Santa. Warm up around a fire with a cup of hot cocoa, and shop for gifts and holiday treats. Niems Family Farm Christmas promises a cozy and enchanting experience that will leave you with cherished memories of the most wonderful time of the year!
Date: Dec 1- 23rd, 2023
Where: 18463 ON-48, Mount Albert
The Ottawa Christmas Market is a magical experience in the heart of the nation’s capital. With its charming chalet-style wooden stalls, this market presents a perfect blend of European and Canadian holiday traditions. Visitors can shop for handcrafted gifts, indulge in seasonal treats, enjoy live music and entertainment, and take a spin on the outdoor ice skating rink.
Date: Dec 1- 23, 2023
Where: 1015 Bank St, Ottawa
The Distillery Winter Village is the epitome of holiday enchantment, transforming the historic Distillery District into a winter wonderland. Visitors can stroll through beautifully decorated cobblestone streets, explore a variety of unique artisan vendors, savor delicious festive treats, and enjoy live entertainment. Don’t miss out on the breathtaking Christmas tree and Santa’s cottage!
Date: Dec 1, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Where: Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Toronto
Located at the vibrant Kellogg’s Canadian headquarters, this indoor and outdoor market is a scene straight from a winter postcard—sparkling lights, cheerful carolers, and the aroma of seasonal treats wafting through the air. This market boasts a curated selection of local artisans and vendors, offering everything from handcrafted ornaments to delectable holiday treats. Explore the festive stalls, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of Santa.
Date: Dec 1- 17th, 2023
Where: 100 Kellogg Lane, London
Wishing you all a very happy holiday season.