"Selected as one of the World's Best Holiday Markets." -Fodor's Travel
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Friday November 29 to Sunday December 15                                          Getting Here
Monday to Friday Noon to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm

This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free 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.

What is a Christmas Market?

A Christmas market is a street market which celebrates the traditional sights, sounds and scents of Christmas and is staged during the weeks leading up to Christmas. These markets originated in Germany, beginning in the early 1400's, and are now
being held in countries all over the world.Photos



AMEX Warming Lounge
American Express invites you to warm up in the AMEX heated lounge with complimentary hot chocolate. The American Express lounge is open Friday evenings to Sunday night during the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market. American Express wishes everyone a happy holiday season.

Toronto.comToronto Christmas Market Photo Contest
Last year thousands rediscovered the magic of Christmas through their camera lenses with the Toronto Christmas Market's inaugural Photo Contest.

This year, the Toronto Christmas Market is again in search of a photograph that captures the true essence of the magic and romance experienced at the event.

Winner will receive $250 cash prize
2nd place will receive $150 restaurant gift certificate
3rd place will receive $100 restaurant gift certificate
Click Here to Enter

Massive Christmas Tree donated by Trees Ontario
The 45 foot White Spruce tree featured at this year's Market was donated by Trees Ontario. Working with its partners, Trees Ontario’s goal is to support the planting of 10 million trees a year to ensure the health of future generations. Be sure to drop by the Trees Ontario booth to buy your Christmas trees, wreaths and green gifts in support of our tree planting programs.
For more information, please visit

Magical lighting and seasonal décor
Magical lighting and décor displays which create an incredible traditional and romantic Christmas setting for visitors to enjoy. The street and squares of the Historic Distillery are transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells.

Musical Entertainment
The stage hosts many activities and musical performances including: Carolers, Bavarian brass band concerts, classical organ concerts, trumpeters, children's choirs and more. An outdoor seating area is created around the stage

Variety of beer and mulled wine (Glühwein) gardens
There are many areas for visitors to lounge and enjoy an authentic holiday beverage including many varieties of beer, mulled wine, hot rum beverages, European Christmas cocktails and much more. Mulled wine is one of the most popular beverages at European Christmas Markets. click here for more information

mill st logoWorld Caroling Challenge
Join us at 5pm, December 15th for the Mill Street World Caroling Challenge at the
Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. Mill Street will hand out
reusable LED candles and candleholders and will to donate $1 to Daily Bread
Food Bank for every person that participates. In addition, we encourage and welcome
visitors to bring non-perishable food donations to give the daily Bread Food Bank.

Pet Photos with Santa Claus, Monday 2pm to 7:30pm
New this year, each Monday the Toronto Christmas Market is hosting Pet Photo
Day. Bring your pet to be photographed with Santa Claus as a holiday
keepsake. Pets like Santa too!

Free Concert Wednesdays, 7pm
Join us every Wednesday at 7pm for a special guest musical concert performance on
our main stage. Bring along a loved one and enjoy an entertaining and romantic evening
of music.

Santa's Lane
• Visit Santa’s House presented by the official milk of Santa
• Children’s story telling
• Children’s life sized gingerbread house

Come by the Mini-Wheats* Try it Hot food truck and have a taste of your favourite recipe
for free. Not only is Mini-Wheats*a delicious cereal it’s also low in fat and high in fiber.

Coca-Cola is providing guests with an opportunity to create magical memories at the
Toronto Christmas Market with a vintage photo booth. Through a small $1 donation to
the Star Santa Claus Fund, guests can walk away with a keepsake Coca-Cola photo
strip that captures the essence of the holiday season.

car2go provides a new way of car sharing which gives members 24/7 access to a free-­‐floating network of smart fortwo cars.

Members have access to 375 car2go vehicles for a low rate of 38 cents per minute which includes free parking, gas, insurance, GPS navigation and maintenance. Our one-­‐way car sharing model means there is no specific return time or return location, when you’re done simply park the car in a designated car2go parking location within the Home Area

Members can use the first available car2go they find, via a smartphone app, the car2go vehicle finder at, by calling the customer call center or by simply walking up to an available car2go.

Parking locations available for car2go members:
-­‐271 Front St East
-­‐44 Parliament Street -­‐55 Mill Street

nabob Official Outerwear Provider of the Toronto Christmas Market
Moose Knuckles is born of Canadian heritage, Personality, Sports and Leisure from our nation's obsession with ice hockey, to our reputation as the class clown of the global schoolhouse. Moose Knuckles clothing can be purchased in the Distillery Historic District at GOTSTYLE.

We would like to thank HSM, for their continued support.

Participating Charities
The Toronto Christmas Market a not-for-profit organization which relies on public donations and corporate support. The Toronto Christmas Market will be handing out bright red Rudolph noses with each donation. Please help continue to spread the magic and romance of a traditional Christmas for years to come.

Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund
$5.00 is donated with each purchase of a photo with Santa.
The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund was established in 1906 by Toronto Star Founder, Joseph E. Atkinson. In 2008 Toronto Star Santa Claus distributed Christmas gift boxes to 45,000 needy children.

To make a Creditcard donation by phone, please call our hotline at 416-869-4847. Cheques or money orders can be made payable year-round and mailed to The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund, One Yonge Street, 9th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E6. Online donations can be made by visiting

For information on volunteering (for 2013) please click here
For application form please click here


Transportation Getting there by TTC