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Our Favourite Christmas Markets in Ontario

Strings of twinkling lights, Christmas carols, warm, spiced mulled wine and a leisurely browse through stalls filled with festive goodies… Christmas Markets are back this year – and they are better than ever! We’ve rounded up 10 of the most magical markets in Ontario that are guaranteed to get you in the festive mood.

[Note: The markets are subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic. Please check websites prior to your visit for the latest updates.]

Photo Credit: The Distillery District

Distillery Winter Village

55 Mill St. Toronto, ON

The Victorian-era brick buildings and cobblestone streets of Toronto’s historic Distillery District provide the perfect setting for this popular Christmas market. The highlight, though, is its beautiful 55-foot Silver Fir Christmas tree, which is lit with over 60,000 twinkling lights. The market is open seven days a week, and features the city’s finest craftspeople, carolers, local shops, restaurants, and cafés.

When: now until Dec 31

Christkindle Market

Gaukel Sreet, Kitchener, ON

Now in its 25th year, Kitchener’s German-inspired Christmas Market is sure to get you in the festive spirit. Experience the magic and splendor of this outdoor village as you browse through over 20 wooden stalls selling Glühwein, baked goodies and adorable, handcrafted wooden gifts and decorations.

When: every weekend from Nov 27 to Dec 22

The Burlington Holiday Market

Burlington, ON

You can easily spend several happy hours following the trail of market stalls, festive displays, decorated storefronts, and glittering Christmas trees through the city center. To round off the evening, catch a Christmas concert or a traditional choir performance.

When: Dec 9 – Dec 12

Photo Credit: Ottawa Christmas Market

Ottawa Christmas Market

425 Marche Way Ottawa, ON

Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of Christmas lights and sparkly decorations, local vendors, live entertainment, a site-wide liquor license and the tallest tree in town!

When: every weekend from Nov 27 to Dec 22

The Holiday Market

4833 Tufford Road, Beamsville, ON

Dillon’s Distillery has teamed up with Ricky + Olivia to bring you the perfect outdoor Holiday Market this December. From cocktails (warm ones of course!), fire pits and festive treats, to live music, local makers, and a holiday tree farm, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.

When: Dec 2 – Dec 20

MacKinnon Brothers Holiday Market

1915 County Rd 22, Bath, ON

MacKinnon Brothers is hosting their annual outdoor Holiday Market once again this year featuring over 30 local artisans and food vendors, horse and buggy rides, outdoor games, gingerbread cookie decorating, Christmas carolers, fire pits, a live band and a photo op with ol’ St. Nick himself!

When: Nov 27, Nov 28, Dec 4 & Dec 5

Photo Credit: Niagara Falls Christmas Market

Niagara Falls Christmas Market

Queen Street, Downtown Niagara Falls, ON

You’ll find over fifty decorated Christmas cabins selling everything from candy canes to handmade Christmas ornaments. along Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls, plus enough twinkly lights to fill your Insta feed. Highlights include, glow swings, light-up seesaws, a human-scale interactive piano, fire pits with Muskoka chairs, street entertainment and nightly live music.

When: now until Dec 19 (market runs Fri-Sun)

Quinte West Holiday Market

Centennial Park, Quinte West, ON

For three weekends in December, the City will celebrate the holiday season with a festive market complete with local vendors, food trucks, free skating and live entertainment.

When: Dec 3-5, Dec 10-12 & Dec 17-19

Lent Lane Holiday Market

Lent Lane, Downtown Port Hope, ON

For all your holiday shopping needs head down to Port Hope’s outdoor marketplace in Lent Lane. And if you tire of shopping, enjoy music in Memorial Park while strolling through magical light displays or take a classic carriage ride around the seasonally decorated, historic downtown.

When: Nov 26-27 & Dec 4, 11 & 18

Kingston Holiday Market

Kingston, ON

This local artisan online market offers you the opportunity to #supportlocal this holiday season from the comfort of your armchair. From woodwork to clothing to bath and beauty products, the market features over 90 local vendors under one (virtual) roof.

When: Nov 12 – Dec 13