PURCHASE TICKETS

Admission is charged on weekends beginning at 5pm on Fridays.
Admission is FREE during the week.

DAILY SCHEDULE

DIRECTIONS

TORONTO TRANSIT (TTC)

Subway from the Bloor Line: Take Subway to Castle Frank station on the Bloor line. Connect to Bus 65A Parliament. Ride bus straight down Parliament. Exit at Front St. and walk one block South to Mill St.

King Streetcar: Take 504 King East Streetcar. Exit at the Distillery Loop. Cross Cherry Street at the Mill Street intersection and enter via Tank House Lane or Distillery Lane.

From Union Station: Walk 7 minutes North on Bay Street to King Street; board the 504 King East Streetcar and ride it to the Distillery Loop. Cross Cherry Street at the Mill Street intersection and enter via Tank House Lane or Distillery Lane.

GO TRANSIT

Take GO Transit to Union Station. Connect to Fort York-Esplanade 121 Bus to Mill Street or Cherry Street.

ON FOOT

From Union Station, the Distillery District is a pleasant 20-minute walk along the Esplanade.

FROM THE EAST

Don Valley Parkway to Richmond St. exit, West on Richmond to Parliament, South on Parliament to Front St., then East onto Front St., South onto Trinity St.

Kingston Rd. to Eastern Ave. Then proceed to Front St. West on Front to Parliament, then South on Parliament, East onto Front St., South onto Trinity St.

Queen St. West to Parliament then South on Parliament, East onto Front St., South onto Trinity St.

FROM THE NORTH

427 South to QEW. QEW East to Gardiner Expressway. Take Jarvis St. exit, then North on Jarvis St. to Front St., East on Front to Parliament St. then South on Parliament,  East onto Front St., South onto Trinity St.

Don Valley Parkway South to Richmond St. exit, West on Richmond to Parliament, South on Parliament, East onto Front St., South onto Trinity St.

FROM THE WEST

QEW East to Gardiner Expressway. Take Jarvis St. exit, then North on Jarvis St. to Front St., East on Front to Trinity St., South onto Trinity St.

SITE ACCESSIBILITY

The Distillery Historic District is an accessible site and provides for mobility-accessible parking, ramp access to buildings, shops and restaurants, washrooms with child changing facilities, and wheelchair accessible stalls. We remind all visitors of the Distillery Historic District that the streets inside the District are made of Cobblestone and are in some locations uneven, and that the popularity of the Toronto Christmas Market gives way to large crowds during peak times (evenings and weekends).

FAQ

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND HOURS OF THE TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET?

The Toronto Christmas Market is open Thursday November 15th to Sunday December 23, 2018.

Our hours of operation are:

Tuesday:       12pm to 9pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 9pm
Thursday:     12pm to 9pm
Friday:           12pm to 10pm
Saturday:      10am to 10pm
Sunday:        10am to 9pm

Please note, while the Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays, the shops and restaurants of the Distillery District are open 7 days a week.

*On Opening Day, the festival opens at 4pm.

IS THE MARKET OPEN ON MONDAYS?

The Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays. The Distillery District is open 7 days a week.

The Christmas lights remain on and the tree remains lit 7 days a week for the duration of the festival.

WHAT TIME ARE THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS OF THE DISTILLERY OPEN UNTIL?

All of the retail stores in the Distillery District are open from 10am to 9pm during the Toronto Christmas Market.

The restaurants have their own hours of operation, which are listed on their websites, and can be found here: http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/dining.html.

WHEN ARE TICKETS REQUIRED?

Visitors are required to purchase tickets on weekends, beginning at 5pm on Fridays.

Tickets are required for anyone over the age of 2.

Admission is FREE during the week.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

General admission tickets are $6.00.
Express Pass tickets are $20.00.

DO CHILDREN NEED TICKETS?

Our ticket policy required everyone over the age of 2 to have a ticket to enter the festival. If your child is age 2 or under, no ticket is required.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/tickets.html

Please note, there are limited tickets available per entry time per day.

Tickets can also be purchase on-site at our Ticket Sales Tent, just north of the festival grounds, on Trinity Street between Mill Street and Front Street East.

DO TICKETS ALLOW RE-ENTRY?

Our ticket policy does not permit re-entry. Once a ticket is scanned to enter the Market, it is no longer valid and cannot be re-scanned for entry.

WHAT DOES THE TIME FRAME ON MY TICKET MEAN? AM I ONLY ALLOWED TO STAY AT THE MARKET FOR 2 HOURS?

The time frame on your ticket is the designated time frame in which you can enter the Toronto Christmas Market. Note, there is a grace period on the time frame.

We understand that there can be delays with travel, therefore our gate staff are prepared to make exceptions on a case by case basis if you arrive outside of your entry time.

Once you have entered the Market, you are welcome to stay and enjoy the festivities for as long as you wish.

DO YOU REQUIRE AN ENTRY TICKET IF YOU HAVE A RESTAURANT RESERVATION?

If you have a reservation at any of the Distillery District restaurants, you are not required to purchase an admission ticket. Upon arrival, please head to the Green Express Lane, where you will be asked to show your restaurant reservation confirmation for entry.

CAN I SHOW MY TICKETS ON MY PHONE?

We accept both printed tickets, and tickets presented on a mobile device. Upon arrival, please make sure to have your tickets open and the screen as bright as possible in order to be scanned quickly.

WHAT DOES THE EXPRESS PASS INCLUDE?

The $20.00 Express Pass is valid for one ticket holder, and allows each Express Pass holder to bypass the General Admission lineup, and enter through the Green Express lane.

The Express Pass does not allow the ticket holder to bypass any other lineups, or provide any additional benefits once inside the Market.

I’M COMING TO THE MARKET ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DO I NEED TICKETS?

The Toronto Christmas Market is open on Fridays from 12pm to 10pm.

If you arrive prior to 5pm, entry is free of charge. Once you have entered, you are able to stay as long as you wish. Visitors who enter the festival after 5pm on Fridays are required to purchase a ticket for entry.

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS?

The Toronto Christmas Market takes place in the Distillery Historic District: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Click here for instructions on how to get here.

IS THERE PARKING NEARBY? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

There are several parking lots in close proximity to the Toronto Christmas Market.

Click here for a list of nearby parking lots.

The availability at the lots depends on the day, time, weather, etc. Our busiest times are typically weekends after 3pm.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO THE MARKET?

If possible, we recommend taking public transportation to the Distillery District. The festival is conveniently located along many streetcar and bus routes, and is only a 20 minute walk from Union Station.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to get here.

WHICH HOTEL SHOULD I STAY AT?

The Toronto Christmas Market has partnered with the Fairmont Royal York Hotel to offer an exclusive stay package. The package includes tickets to the Toronto Christmas Market, and other amenities during your stay.

Click here for more information and to book your package.

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT THE MARKET? DISTILLERY SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS?

Pets are allowed at the Toronto Christmas Market. However, we do not recommend bringing your pet on a weekend as it is our busiest time, and often not the most comfortable environment for pets to be walking around.

Pets are not permitted on restaurant patios or inside restaurants due to health and safety regulations.

I HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY SANTA PHOTOS YET.

Santa’s House photos may take up to 48 hours to be sent via email.

Please let us know if you do not receive the photo in the next 48 hours and we will connect with the photographer to get it for you.

ARE THERE TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET OR DISTILLERY DISTRICT TOURS AVAILABLE?

The Toronto Christmas Market itself does not offer tours, but Go Tours Canada is on-site and they offer walking tours through the Distillery District during the Christmas Market.

Click here for more details and to book your tour.

SPONSORS

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