Toronto Christmas Market
Christmas…! The most wonderful time of the year 🙂
I love how the city becomes magical… with lights, decorations and the Christmas spirit! and of course all the shopping you have to do for your home your love ones and yourself (it’s important to treat yourself right) 🙂
And guess what? yes! The Toronto Christmas Market has opened and is in full effect!!!
This year we decided to visit the Christmas Market, many families have this tradition that never gets old and I think it will be our tradition too.
The Toronto Christmas Market takes over the well known Distillery District. It has a European town feel to it, where you can experience what it’s like to walk through a Christmas Market which is an old German tradition.
We arrived at the Distillery and parking was available right on site or any little street you can find a spot. I put my coat, scarf, hat, gloves and I was ready for the Christmas Tree lighting and all that comes with this family filled event. I walked in and felt warm (regardless of the minus degrees)
Seeing all the smiles and bright eyes as we all walked into a super well lit festive atmosphere! It felt as if we were all there for the same reason Christmas the most wonderful time of the year full of love, peace, joy, harmony and the beginning of a beautiful celebration, Jesus’ Birthday 🙂 I love Birthdays!
Security was so welcoming and helpful, there were Carolers singing jingles, an Angel and other characters greeting everyone. Also the event staff was friendly and cheerful.
We began the evening with hot chocolate to keep us warm then continued to the main stage where there was live Christmas music performed by local jazz artists. Holding our hot chocolate all bundled up and listening to the live entertainment gave me a warm fuzzy feeling right next to the lit up 54 foot Christmas Tree. This tree was a must stop and enjoy the moment, as always.
Seeing everyone laughing, taking photos, eating and just simply enjoying themselves was beautiful.
We then continued to stop at all the huts where vendors had gift ideas, clothing, ornaments, food and drinks to name a few. The food… oh my goodness… From traditional German Schnitzel in a bun with sauerkraut, Canadian poutine, eh! Belgian waffles, and the Tornado Potatoes!!! There is so much more to choose from, and are all a must try when going to The Christmas Market. Good thing we were doing a lot of walking I needed to make space for dessert from this really good little bakery that has so much to choose from. There is also a lot of sampling, coffees, chocolates, syrups, pastries, etc. There are many restaurants too choose from with a wide variety of menus to endure from. We chose seafood and chucked some oysters.
As the market began to come to a close we were very happy with another beautiful family outing and moments to cherish.