The Distillery District Christmas Market


Toronto’s Distillery District Christmas Market lived up to yet another successful year filled with traditional winter festivities, delicious treats, and holiday cheer. From November 20th to December 20th, visitors from both near and afar came to partake in a wide range of activities and sightseeing opportunities in the historic district. At night, the market transformed into a festival of lights where one could enjoy a ride on the ferris wheel to catch a glimpse from a birds eye view, or savour a hot mulled wine by the fire.


A Christmas Market is a street festival where city residents gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas.

Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world by Fodor’s Travel, USA Today, and Mashable, the Market has something for everyone in your family, in an atmosphere so romantic you can’t help but fall in love with the holidays all over again. Rediscover the magic of the holiday season.


As a direct response to the incredible crowds experienced on weekends in 2014, the Toronto Christmas Market, a not-for-profit organization, will be charging an admission fee on Saturdays and Sundays only. Admission is free of charge Tuesdays to Fridays.


Funds raised from the admission fee will help grow the festival and support three charities. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be:

  • Reinvested into the festival’s infrastructure, programming and new high quality installations
  • Used to help provide nutritious food to people struggling with hunger through a charitable partnership with Daily Bread Food Bank
  • Used to help children and families in developing countries break the cycle of poverty through a charitable partnership with Plan Canada
  • Used to provide gifts to underprivileged children through a charitable partnership with the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund

Images by Michi McCloskey

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