Distillery Historic District
|Dates:||Friday November 29 to Sunday December 15|
|Times:||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.
Toronto 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
Contest starts November 30th and runs until December 25th. Winners announced in the New Year.
Massive Christmas Tree donated by
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 treesontario.ca.
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.
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
World Caroling Challenge
Saturday Dec 8, 5:00 PM
Join us for the Mill Street World Caroling Challenge at the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District.
Mill Street will hand out candle holders and reusable LED candles and will donate $1 to Daily Bread Food Bank for every person that participates. Come join us!
Features a fairy tale forest maze, Santa's house, presented by Natrel Baboo
Children's story telling, Santa's Elves Workshop presented by Lowe's, meet and greet opportunities with Grimm's Brother characters and a gingerbread house.
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The South Pole presented by MasterCard’s Priceless Toronto
A family adventure with deals available exclusively through Priceless® Toronto.
As a new addition to the Toronto Christmas Market this year, MasterCard® Priceless Toronto presents the South Pole. Gather up your little ones and experience the magic of an assortment of family-oriented rides like the Ferris Wheel, Merry-go-Round, and train rides.
Register for Priceless Toronto and get an exclusive special discount: The Priceless Toronto South Pole Rides package – 8 rides for 25% off. Go to MasterCard® Priceless® Toronto to get your voucher.
Complimentary Gift Wrapping
No time to wrap? MasterCard will be providing free gift-wrapping to patrons of the Toronto Christmas Market who shop with MasterCard (with proof of purchase). This offer will be valid on all purchases at Christmas Market vendors and Distillery retailers. Visit MasterCard® Priceless® Toronto to find out more.
PREFERRED PAYMENT PROVIDER
MasterCard® is the preferred payment provider of the Toronto Christmas Market.
Credit card payments are accepted compliments of MasterCard and Moneris Solutions.
Warm up and Celebrate Christmas with SHOP.CA.
Located within the beautiful Biltmore Domicile; SHOP.CA features a Christmas Cozy Warming Lounge and offering of a bevy of Sweet Treats for everyone and a special offer to put under the Christmas Tree!
Complimentary Samples on Weekends
Wine Country Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario’s wine-growing regions—from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete experience of each destination: local cuisine, year-round activities and warm hospitality. The Wine Country team is back again for another year to offer free samples of delicious local wines and to share their experiences with everyone attending this festive event
Complimentary Samples on Weekends
Get into the festive spirit with the Nabob Coffee Co. Visit our Coffee Truck and wrap your mittens around a complimentary sample of the NEW NABOB. Look for us on Santa's Lane.
Test-Drive a SMART FORTWO for the Holidays
SMART FORTWO for the Holidays
Be sure to stop by the smart booth from November 30 – December 16 and check out great holiday offers from smart Canada.
Click here for more information on the Thursday, December 13th test–drives.
We’re proud to mention that The Toronto Christmas Market is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.
What does this mean? Bullfrog Power’s generators inject clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity this event uses. Bullfrog Power is helping us reduce the event’s environmental impact, and helping to create a cleaner, healthier environment.
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 or MasterCard 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 www.thestar.com/santaclausfund
Daily Bread Food Bank
Visitors to the Toronto Christmas Market are encouraged to bring a nutritious non-perishable food item to donate.
Most needed items include baby formula & food, beans & lentils, canned fruits & vegetables, canned fish & meat, cans of soup or hearty stew, dried pasta & tomato sauce, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, rice, tetra pak, canned or powdered milk.
Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Every month, Daily Bread provides and distributes 73,000 hamper boxes to individuals and families who are struggling with hunger in our communities. Close to 12 million pounds of food was distributed to those in need last year alone.