I am SO, SO excited to be sharing these photos with you all! If there are 3 things you should know about me, they are: 1) Christmas is my favourite holiday, 2) I am an absolute sucker for markets, and 3) The Distillery District is my favourite neighbourhood in Toronto aside from Kensington Market. I can’t decide which area I love more, I love them both! My boyfriend Richard and I went to the Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District on Tuesday and even though we froze our tooshies off, I had SO much fun *prances around the room*.
There was a gorgeous, GIANT Christmas tree, all the shops were decked out in Christmas greenery, wreaths, and bows, there were signs decorated to look like iced gingerbread cookies, and there was even a life-size gingerbread house to boot! The market was beautiful with an incredibly charming old-town feel to it, selling everything from toys to tea to meats to baked goods to cakes. The Distillery District is beautiful and a photographer’s dream at any point in the year, but it looked especially magical with all the market festivities going on. I only wish I could go at night when everything is lit up, but I’m happy that I got to go during the day because at least I get to show you all everything in daylight!
I have a lot to post tomorrow with more pictures and descriptions of everything foodie-related in the Distillery I could lay my eyes on and get my hands (or mittens!) on for that day. So for now, I leave you with tons of pictures to get us started! The Toronto Christmas Market is on until the end of Sunday, so you have plenty of time to still make it down and enjoy everything. And yes, the gingerbread house is REAL, and yes, you may go huddle inside and play, and no, you cannot help yourself and start eating the wreath. Or the doorway. Or the windowsill. No, not the roof either. I know, we’ll all have to exercise self-control. There, there.
For more info on locations and directions, go here. The Distillery District is located south of Front St.E, between Parliament and Cherry St. The Distillery District is the neighbourhood east of the the St. Lawrence Market. A huge thank you to my sweetie for the last two photos!