Christmas Markets are one of the most enchanting parts of the holidays! Lining the streets of the markets are adorable food and craft stands and overhead are strings and strings of twinkling lights. It’s a great activity for everyone in the family – during the day there are lots of entertainers for kids and at night the streets are lined with booths for sweets and stronger sipping ciders.
I visited the Toronto Christmas Market last weekend and it was a magical night! True to the family spirit of the holidays, I brought my mother as my date for the night. Toronto’s historic Distillery district was transformed into a festive fiesta! We ate on the patio of one of the restaurants. Initially I was opposed to the idea of sitting outside in the Canadian winter weather but the patio was equipped with blazing fires, outdoor heaters, and wool blankets. After dinner we wandered the streets to the tune of live Christmas carolers while we sipped Hot Toddies. There were so many adorable stands – you could snack on everything from traditional poutine to sprinkle-covered Stax pastries!
It’s definitely worth a trip to your local Christmas market – tis the season after all!0