What is the Christmas season without a cheeky visit to a Christmas Market paired with cold feet and a paper cup full of steaming hot apple cider?
It seems as though Christmas Markets are becoming the “thing” to do during the holiday season nowadays, and I’m not mad about it. Being surrounded by twinkling lights, holiday smells, and Christmas jingles really puts you right in the festive spirit.
My boyfriend, friends, and I took a jaunt up the QEW to Toronto to check out their Christmas Market over the weekend. Wrapped up in our wooly hats, winter coats, and big boots we braved the cold for some festive fun.
My boyfriend may or may not have had to pick me up so that I could be tall enough to take the picture above #shortpeopleproblems
We arrived around 4:30pm on a Saturday and there was no line to pay, nor to enter the market area. However, as we were leaving at 5:45pm, the line was about 100m long extending down the street, so if you’re planning on going on a weekend, I would recommend getting there mid afternoon so avoid the lines!
Having never been to the Toronto Christmas Market in the height of the season, I was surprised at how much land it seemed to cover. I suppose with almost 40 vendors, plus christmas trees, bars, and pre existing stores, it needs that much space to spread out!
We took our time perusing the little vendor shacks (all of which were selling products that were far more expensive than anything I could ever afford, sadly), then before our toes completely froze off, we grabbed ourselves some apple ciders and hot chocolates and huddled up by one of the little campfires they had lit.
All in all it was a lovely way to spend an evening to kick off the holiday season. Grab yourself a friend, boyfriend, or your family and head on up to a Christmas market! Christmas is less than two weeks away!!
Until next time