Festive Toronto Spots to Visit During the Holidays

Festive Toronto Spots to Visit During the Holidays

One of my favourite things about Toronto is that there’s always something happening in the city. Next to the summer months, the holiday season is one of my favourite times to go out to events around the city. Everything is just so festive and jolly and I love it! This year, I went to the Union Station Holiday Market, Holiday Fair at Nathan Phillips Square, and Toronto Christmas Market.

Last year’s holiday market at Union Station was outdoors, which I actually thought was cuter. However, I did like the set up they had going on inside the station! I got myself a cute little succulent I named Spike and caramel chocolate on a stick. Lately, I’ve really been liking the idea of shopping at local and small businesses. The market has already closed, but you should definitely check it out next year!

I’m pretty sure the Holiday Fair happening at Nathan Phillips Square is in its first run, but please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Adam and I had these amazing kung pao fries from Heirloom that were so delicious! We wanted to try the mini donuts as well, but the booth was closed when we were there. The fair is open until December 23rd, so you can still check it out!

I’m trying to get better at cooking and baking, and I baked these eggnog cookies, which were actually really good. I’m actually getting pretty sick of drinking eggnog (I still have 2 out of the 3 I bought this year), so I think I’m going to use whatever eggnog I have left to make more cookies.

Adam and I went to the Toronto Christmas Market last year as well, and we really enjoyed it. We were pretty disappointed that the ferris wheel wasn’t running the night we went, and I was pretty disappointed that I couldn’t find turkey legs anywhere. Nevertheless, we still had a lot of fun there!

I really loved the pink forest they had this year! We walked into it not knowing that there was a lineup on the other side to get in, and we felt pretty bad about it. They definitely should have made it more clear that you had to line up to go inside!

I’d been craving apple cider for awhile and I finally got to try it hot, but I actually didn’t end up liking it that much. We also got mini donuts with cookies and creme, which was literally just crushed oreos and whipped cream on top of donuts. It was definitely not worth the $7, but it was still really good. The Toronto Christmas Market is definitely a staple on my holiday to-do list, so you should definitely check it out. It’s open until December 22nd this year.

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Jessica Lam

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  • I’ve always been curious about Toronto since I have a few relatives staying there. It’s nice know you’ve got some Market festivities going on haha! Have to keep that in mind for the future.

    With Love, Fatema | http://creativeinthearts.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Haha, Toronto is a really great place to visit! Thanks for reading Fatema 🙂

  • Man this makes me miss Canada

    • Haha hopefully you get to come back soon!

  • I’ve never been to Toronto but I would like to someday. However, I have been to Vancouver 3 times because I have relatives who live there. It looks so magical during the holidays 🙂


    • I went to Vancouver this past summer for the first time and it’s beautiful there! You should definitely come to Toronto someday, even if it isn’t during the holidays 🙂

  • Looks like a great Christmas market! Toronto is definitely on my travel list!

  • I love that you named your plant “Spike”! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to go to a Christmas market, but there aren’t any near where I live. Glad you two went and had fun. Y’all are adorable!
    erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

    • Thanks Erin! Haha you should definitely visit one someday, they’re so festive and cute!

  • Such a wonderful post, dear! So many nice places to visit! I’ll definitely take a tour when I’m in Toronto! <3

  • Looks like so much fun! I haven’t made it to Toronto yet but it’s on the list 🙂

  • Toronto has such festive activities! Love the photos 🙂

  • I love finding fellow Toronto bloggers! The Christmas Market is definitely a great local tradition and I love skating in Nathan Phillips Square

    • Haha me as well! I have yet to skate there, it’s always too busy haha

  • Candy Kage

    I have never been to Toronto your photos are beautiful and looks like a fun place to visit. Those eggnog cookies sound pretty good.

    • Toronto is amazing and you should definitely visit someday! Thanks for reading Candy 🙂