Toronto’s Christmas Market opens with a new name and tree lighting ceremony this week

Toronto’s Christmas Market in the Distillery District is back in 2021.

Nothing else screams, it’s the winter break in Toronto like the annual Christmas market held in The Distillery District. Get ready to get in the Christmas spirit when the beloved Christmas market opens for the start of the holiday season this week.

Last month, The Toronto Christmas Market announced the name change of the beloved market for The Distillery Winter Village.

Lovers of the annual market were disappointed when they learned that it was canceled last year due to restrictions, but are happier than ever to get it back this year.

In addition to the name, the holiday market also gets a new look. The Distillery Winter Village will feel less like the traditional festive market, but will become a more intimate event with a greater focus on shopping and dining at retailers and restaurants in the district.

Although the festival will change to suit a more modern and intimate style, there will still be traditional festivities, including live entertainment and the traditional wood-lighting ceremony.

This year, the Christmas tree in Trinity Square will be a 50-foot-tall silver fir Christmas tree. The wood-lighting ceremony celebrates the start of the winter holidays on November 18 at

The annual market attracts thousands of visitors each year to sip some festive treats, sip a cup of hot chocolate and shop for gifts from local vendors while exploring the market under flashing lights.

Tickets are required for the wooden lighting ceremony on November 18 and are on sale now.

Distillery Winter Village is set to run from November 18 to December 31.


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