Toronto Christmas Markets For the Last Minute Shopper

For one of a kind gifts

December can be a crazy busy month. Since, let’s face it, you left your shopping up until now, there’s only so much time you can commit yourself to getting everyone’s shopping done. Rather than spend all your free evenings and weekends shopping this month, why not check out a couple holiday markets where you can get all your Holiday spending done in one place?

So get your credit cards ready and hit up any of these Toronto Christmas Markets for the late shopper:

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Holiday Fair in the Square

December 1st-23rd (Closed Mondays)

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Knock a couple things off your winter bucket list at the second annual Holiday Fair at Nathan Phillips Square. Grab a photo outside the 3D Toronto sign, go for a skate before checking out the charm of a traditional European Christmas market just steps away. Have a fun-filled shopping experience at the carnival before hitting up the many craft vendors.



Saturday, December 19th

For the comic fans, head to the Xpace Cultural Centre on Saturday, December 19th for your pick of zines, comics, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, jewelry, crafts and other handmade multiples! There will be music, snacks and “good vibes,” plus music spun by DJ Grandmother Willow.



Every weekend in December & Dec 26-29

Make a trip up the Don Valley to the scenic Evergreen Brickworks for their annual Winter’s Village every weekend this month until Christmas! On Sundays, find one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones at the Etsy Vendor market.


Distillery District Christmas Market

November 16th – December 23rd

It ain’t Christmas in Toronto without the annual Christmas Market in the Distillery District! Admission is free during weekdays, $6 admission fee starts Friday at 5pm for the weekend.


Wednesday December 3rd

Miss the old bartering system? See what your old goods will get you aT the quarterly BUNZ flea at the Gladstone Market. On Wednesday Dec 20th, you’ll find unique gifts from local merchants Full Bunz Flea, complete with Open Trading Zone, Live Music & Comedy, Makers


December 1st-24th

Choose from over 30 local artisans, taste some wines and more at the Holiday MKRT in Scarborough Town Centre.



November 4th – December 24th

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For the media enthusiast, the annual Festival of Smalls has returned! Purchase original artwork from $55 to $250, with selections of photographer, silkscreen, watercolor mixed-media and more! For location and hours check here for details.


December 2/3, 9/10, 16/17

Tranzac’s annual holiday craft market is back! Take your pick from dozens of vendors offering one of a kind handmade gifts.


Saturday December 17th

Now back in its third year, ETSY is bringin back their special Christmas Marketplace for one day only! Take your pick of cool gifts from vintage sellers, enjoy festive music and snack on holiday treats.


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