holiday pop-up market

Three pop-up markets opening for the holidays in Toronto

‘Tis the season to don your toque and fuzzy mitts and make your way to one of the many one-of-a-kind pop-ups happening around the city.

Still, have some last-minute shopping to do? Nix the mall and shop local, grab a treat (or two), or dress up your dog in an ugly Christmas sweater for a sweet holiday photo.

Evergreen’s Holiday Market

Running from December 17-22, Evergreen’s Holiday Market will feature a rotating roster of more than 40 artisan and vintage vendors. Nosh on local street fare, and visit one of the many food trucks and vendors that will be serving up tasty treats from gourmet grilled cheese to gluten-free goodies. Don’t forget to swing by Enchanted Forest for a festive holiday photo-op and cap off the day by listening to live music all while skating on an outdoor skating rink

Leslieville Christmas Pop-Up Market

Back for the 8th year, enjoy a weekend of holiday shopping at this two-day event taking place December 18-19. Held in a stunning 10,000 sq. ft indoor space located at 20 Wagstafff Drive, this pop-up boasts a complimentary deluxe hot chocolate bar and more than 30-plus vendors with offerings curated especially for the event. Bring your pooch dressed in his holiday best, where he’ll be snapped by a professional photog for a chance to win best-dressed. Give-what-you-can donations and non-perishable food items will be collected in support of Second Harvest.

Holiday Street Market

Oh, the things you will see when you visit the east end for the Holiday Street Market located at the Scarborough Town Centre. Prepare to be dazzled by Ontario’s first 35-foot-tall walk-in Christmas tree, featuring more than 50,000 lights, or relax after a day of shopping at more than 80 vendors at Artisan Village. Get cozy at the fire-pit lounge complete with Muskoka chairs and marshmallows to roast. Sip on beer or cider, or grab a cup of mulled wine before you head to the rides (yes rides!) including carousel swings and a bouncy castle for the kids.
Open until Dec 24, tickets are $15 for tots and $20 for adults.

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