This week, stackt Market kick-started the holiday season with the opening of its Holiday Hills festival. Holiday Hills is a free and family-friendly event that will get you in the Christmas spirit with shopping, food, holiday-themed workshops, and live music from local artists.
The festival marks the opening of stackt’s first rooftop patio, GoldInn. Located in the South Lawn area of stackt, this patio has a speakeasy-like feel with stunning views of the CN Tower.
Holiday Hills will also include Toronto’s first Crokicurl rink. Gather your friends to book a 45-minute timeslot to play this hybrid game that combines crokinole and curling, invented by two Canadians in 2016. Players will have access to two of the heated patio tables and the Belgian Moon Brewery for snacks and drinks to keep you warm all night long. Guests are eager to give this game a try as timeslots are filling up fast!
Music will include performances by Toronto’s best up-and-coming musicians, including a performance by R&B artist Adria Kain, holiday karaoke with DJ Mel B, a soul session with Drae Ennis, and so much more.
Drag brunch and comedy shows will be ongoing throughout the five-week festival.
Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of festive workshops from acclaimed vendors. Impress everyone at your family Christmas party by taking the pie making workshop put on by New Pie Co. or a pasta making workshop with Ration Food Lab.
Then, make your own festive holiday decorations with reBLOOM’s wreath making workshop and Original Genes’ DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater contest.
With holiday activities like carolling for children and plenty of festive holiday drinks for adults, the market really is fun for the whole family!
Throughout the festival, a separate vendor market will run each week to support Toronto’s small businesses, including a few featuring all Black-owned and Asian-owned vendors. These markets will include jewelry, home goods, clothing, festive treats and more.
Holiday Hills is running until Dec. 31 at 28 Bathurst St.