Are you looking for something fun and festive to do with your family, to get into the Christmas spirit? The annual Toronto Christmas Market is back for 2022, and better than ever, in the beautiful Distillery District. Come for a magical time and wonder at the exquisitely decorated district and centerpiece Christmas tree. Stop at the outdoor cabins for special seasonal items and gifts or delicious food.
Make memories with your family and friends, and get into the holiday spirit.
The Distillery Winter Village is open mid-November, through Christmas until December 31st, but closed on Christmas Day.
The Toronto Christmas Market does not run on Mondays, but the shops and restaurants of The Distillery District are still open, seven days a week.
Join The Fun and Festivities
Wander the shops, restaurants, and cafés in the decorated Distillery District, and check out the outdoor Distillery Winter Village vendor cabins. Do some Christmas shopping for specially-curated seasonal items and gifts, and enjoy the delicious food. The Christmas ambiance along the cobblestones is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit! There are live carollers and other live entertainment to add to the atmosphere.
Don’t forget to stop for a moment to view the centrepiece Christmas Tree in Trinity Square. You might just spot Santa, too!
This year’s 51-foot tall White Spruce Christmas tree was designed by this year’s Distillery Winter Village sponsor, Parfums Christian Dior. Decorated with 400 custom midnight blue ornaments, 1,700 shiny and matte gold balls, and 70,000 twinkling lights, as well as 1,000 custom Dior star charms, it is sure to take your breath away.
Stop for festive photos along the Holiday Photo Walls, or join the Great Gingerbread Hunt, to find twelve gingerbread people, with a chance to win prizes.
You can also buy a star for $10 at the Wish Cabin, write down your Christmas wish, and hang your star on the Wish trees. $3 from each star benefits The Distillery Winter Village’s charitable partners.
For busy weekends and Friday evenings, paid tickets are required, and entry is offered in time slots.
Admission is free of charge on weekdays only, until Friday at 6 pm. The Distillery District and stores open at 10 am on weekends, with free entry before the Market opens to the public at noon on weekends. A limited number of same-day tickets are available at the Toronto Christmas Market Ticket Sales Tent, on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that the on-site sales tent does not accept cash; payments are debit or credit cards only.
You won’t want to risk missing out on the fun, so ordering your tickets online is recommended. You will also avoid the lineups by getting your tickets this way.
Tickets are required on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 4:00 pm, and December 27-31 after 4:00 pm. Tickets are $11 + HST each. Kids 9 and under are free of charge.
Again, at other times, access is free of charge, and tickets are not required.