5 Christmas events happening in Toronto to start your December off right

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We’re back with another terrific set of Christmas festivals and markets for this coming weekend. Join Santa, Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer around the city as we prepare for an extra special Christmas. Here are five Christmas markets for you to visit this weekend. Make sure to bundle up! We’re expecting a magical amount of snow.

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Holiday Fair in the Square

Running from Dec. 2-23, Holiday Fair in the Square is turning Nathan Phillips Square into a full-blown winter wonderland. The square will be lit up by some festive light installations and Toronto’s own 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, giving you a winter carnival feel (and free entry too!). Get your Christmas shopping done at a selection of over 70 artisan vendors, or bring your family for a fun afternoon of skating, rides, games and delicious food! For the night dwellers, head over to the Polar Point Bar for a naughty drink of mulled wine, hot apple cider, beer and more. Holiday Fair in the Square is the perfect holiday event for all, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the magical spirit of Christmas. And it’s all for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds will support Epilepsy Toronto, a local charity dedicated to the independence and quality of life of people living with epilepsy.

Paint Night – Northern Trees

Fresh Paint Studio Danforth East is hosting a holiday-themed paint night which gives guests the opportunity to paint the Northern Lights and pine trees! Guests will be guided step-by-step by artistic experts, ensuring you create your own representation of some of Canada’s most iconic imagery. Kick back with a refreshing beverage as you unwind, relax and have a chill Saturday night. Fresh Paint Studio will supply all materials, along with instructors, for just $45/

Christmas Night MRKT by Nickel Brook Brewery

Nickel Brook Brewery is hosting a super fun night market for all, including pooches! Well-known for its punchy IPAs, Nickel Brook is hosting over 20 local vendors who are looking to sell products for the gift-giving season for your spouse, kids, and doggos. Ugly sweater wearers will be given a discount in the taproom. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is located on The Queensway in Etobicoke.

Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Pop-up

Head over to The Great Hall for a free, one-day art crawl this Sunday. Take the opportunity to shop from over 100 amazingly talented artists and artisans from Toronto. Vendors apply their skills to a large mix of mediums, including art, photography, sculptures, jewelry, fashion, home decor, skincare and so much more! The event will be DJ’d by Kid Artik, so enjoy good tunes, tasty eats, a flurry of amazing products and more at the Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Pop-up!

Toronto Toy and Nostalgia Show: Christmas Edition

Unlock memories of your childhood at the Toronto Toy and Nostalgia Show, which is hosting its Christmas Edition of the event this Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., indulge in a collection of toys that are bound to pique your interest. Action figures, Barbie, board games, comics, collectibles, die cast, Hot Wheels, old posters, TV and movie memorabilia, sports cards, vinyl records, video games, vintage wrestling memorabilia and so much more will be available all around the venue!

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