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It'll cost up to $20 to visit the Toronto Christmas Market

It's not even Halloween yet, but we're already thinking about the Toronto Christmas Market. It opens in the Distillery District on November 18 and runs until December 22, giving you plenty of time to sip mulled wine, take photos in front of the giant Christmas tree and inevitably, freeze your pants off.

Last year, the organizers introduced a $5 entrance fee on weekends in order to keep the Christmas-time crowds at bay. For 2016, that fee has gone up by one dollar, so you'll now have to pay $6 if you want to go to the market on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.

And if you don't want to wait to get in, you can grab a $20 fast pass ticket that'll let you bypass the lineup at the entrance. You will, however, still have to wait for other attractions, like chimney cakes and the aforementioned mulled wine.

According to the Toronto Christmas Market website, part of the proceeds will go towards three different charities.

"Net proceeds from ticket sales will be reinvested into the festival's infrastructure, programming, and new high quality installations, along with supporting three charitable organizations: Daily Bread Food Bank, Plan Canada, and the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund," reads a note on the site.

Would you buy a fast pass ticket? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Andrew Badgley via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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