Why I Love Christmas in Toronto
The Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District
The Distillery is a magical place all year round. If you go to the district on any given occasion it is like you’re stepping into a different world. I always think how can something so historic be stuck in the city that is so modern. So imagine what happens if you add a lot of Christmas decorations. Well then, this magical place year round becomes the ultimate winter wonderland.
This year the Toronto Christmas Market was held at the Distillery Historic District from November 30 to December 16 2012. If you went you got a firsthand look at the beautiful market and the district all decked out for the season. The market is meant to capture the feel of a European Christmas Market and has a lot of unique gifts ranging from locally made products to food, wax products, Dutch products and some very odd knick knacks. So keep this in mind for next year because the market may be the place to buy gifts for that person who is hard to buy for.
Not only do you get to enjoy the shopping and the decorations of the area, but there is also a stage with some of Canada’s greatest musicians. This year gracing the market is the amazing Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian rock-pop group Neverest, singer-songwriter Royal Wood, country girl Kira Isabella, The Philosopher Kings frontman Jarvis Church, Rockstar: INXS contestant Suzie McNeil, Sean Jones, and the bad boy of jazz-pop Matt Dusk. There was also sing-along with Santa’s elves, choirs from different neighbourhoods, storytelling, carollers and much more.
Being in the Distillery Historic District one must think there would be alcohol involved in this event. Well there was! The Toronto Christmas Market had some beer gardens for you to enjoy a festive array of holiday drinks.
What a better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than visiting one of the most beautiful districts in Toronto all decked out in holiday attire and shopping for that someone on your list.
That is Why I Love Christmas in Toronto
The Distillery Historic District
Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market
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