Toronto Christmas Market Brings A Touch Of Europe To Toronto

on December 14, 2012

Like the open air? Have a burning curiosity for Old World Christmas markets? Want to soak up the holiday spirit by walking on cobblestone?

The Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market presented by the Distillery Historic District has opened for its third year and runs until December 16. For the past 700 years, Christmas Markets have become the norm in many European markets including Germany and Austria.

With over 40 vendors, 18,000 lights and a 45-foot White Sprice tree, the event has an ageless appeal. Key features include a fairytale forest maze, Santa’s House, a children’s size gingerbread house and elves’ workshop. Key sponsor Mastercard’s Priceless Torontoalso presents The South Pole, a new feature which includes a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, along with train and pony rides.

For adults, there is complimentary gift-wrapping, beer and mulled wine gardens, carolers and more. Live musical entertainment is also available on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.

“The Lowe’s Christmas Market is a not-to-be-missed event,” said Mathew Rosenblatt, one of the event’s creators. “In many ways it symbolizes what Toronto has to offer – intrigue, fun, beauty through art, community and seasonal celebrations of import to our residents.”

Here’s a preview video of what to expect at the 2012 incarnation of Toronto’s Christmas market.

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