Toronto holiday markets

The top 15 markets and pop-ups in Toronto for December

The top markets and pop-ups in Toronto this month are, of course, all holiday from top to bottom. There are so many to choose from in the coming weeks you’ll have no excuse but to cross everyone off your shopping list.

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    • December 2-6
      This is the seventh annual edition of this holiday market, which is a curated group of artists and designers showing of their creations. Admission is free and you’ll find clothing, accessories, pottery, textiles, hats and artisanal food. Grab something hot from Coffee Public upstairs and have fun browsing.
      Artscape Youngplace
    • December 3-4
      Admission is free to this diverse and curated marketplace offering a variety of gifts, lifestyle goods, fashion, decor and artisans. It happens in the heart of the Village and features LGBT artists and vendors. There will also be performances throughout the weekend, so pop into the ballroom and get shopping.
      519 Church Street
    • December 1-31
      This is a spooky holiday pop-up shop featuring all manner of creepy and vintage handmade gifts. If the Nightmare Before Christmas had a market in the film, this is what it would look like. Find macabre Christmas decorations, jewelry and trinkets for that special someone in your life who believes in a different kind of Christmas magic.
    • December 4
      The Junction is basically transformed into the North Pole for this massive Christmas market and day of fun. The main attractions include a visit from Santa and his elves at the Junction Train Platform and a street-wide market theme around the neighborhood, which includes shopping spots from the Junction Flea, the Firsthand Fair and the Arts Market all day long.
      The Junction Neighborhood
    • December 4
      This is a one-day shopping blitz featuring rare finds, special gems, and unique and affordable vintage fashions from some very cool underground Toronto and Montreal vendors. This pop-up space will have changerooms, lights, and DJ and a bar. A true shopping party.
      pop-up College and Euclid
    • December 4
      Admission is free to this monster Christmas shopping event with what seems like an endless list of local vendors. It will feature lots of food vendors, crafts, jewelry, clothing and gifts you never even thought about.
    • December 8-23
      Giving the Toronto Christmas Market a run for its money is this charming traditional European Christmas market outside City Hall. This one also boasts a winter carnival to add a bit more excitement and funds raised go towards Epilepsy Toronto. There will be vendors as well as food and hot drink options from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • December 9-11
      This craft-centric holiday market celebrates 10 years this season with over 60 local makers. Half of them are brand new and they’ll be showcasing workshops, installations, giveaways and according to the organizers, good vibes. There will be free screen-printed, limited edition tote bags filled with swag for the first 100 people through the door Saturday morning.
      The Theatre Centre
    • December 10 - February 28
      A major highlight of this holiday market at the Brick Works this year is the huge winter street food market. It operates alongside the annual vendors market and the Holiday Makers Market. Admission is free and everything is local.
      Evergreen Brick Works
    • December 20
      Attention last-minute shoppers, this one’s for you, and it won’t cost you a dime! It’s a trading party, and you can check out the list of vendors via their Facebook page. There will also be hot chocolate, gift wrapping and Bunz DJs.
    • December 11
      It’s pay what you can to enter this high-end vintage sale, which will be open to the public for two days only inside this gallery. There’ll be some great deals on thousands of items for both women and men starting as low as $5. You’ll find designer clothes, shoes, jackets, shirts, blazers, handbags, hats, belts and more from folks like Prada, Chanel, Yves St Laurent, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, ...
    • December 11
      A curated a collection of 50 Toronto handcrafted, sustainable, eco- friendly and wellness goods vendors under one roof at this market. It will be a day of delicious local eats and shopping without going near a mall. Admission is free and Happy Juice Company will keep you hydrated alongside a holiday soundtrack played on the speakers.
    • December 11
      The Gladstone’s monthly market is a West side shopping staple, only amplified in December. For this edition they’ve teamed up with notable fashion and lifestyle aficionados to jury and organize a handpicked marketplace. You’ll find artist goods, reclaimed vintage, craft, design, jewelry, plants, clothing, and more, all tucked inside the ballroom.
    • December 17
      On the last shopping weekend before Christmas, the masters of unique and handcrafted goods are hosting this shopping spot in Kensington Market. The first 50 shoppers through the doors at 11 a.m. will get one of their coveted swag bags filled with goodies and offers from the vendors and sponsors. Santa is also set to make a last-minute appearance.
      St Stephen-in-the Fields
    Lead photo by

    Jesse Milns

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns

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