November is here and that means it’s time to start thinking about shopping for the holidays. If you are looking for gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then you’ll enjoy exploring Christmas craft shows in Toronto in 2017. It’s great to avoid the busy shopping malls and shop in relative comfort at these Toronto Christmas craft shows. Look for unique, handmade holiday gifts for family and friends. Check out our holiday warehouse sales in Toronto blog post.
The Bloor West Village Arts & Crafts Show at Runnymede United Church is one of the best local Toronto Christmas craft shows. This popular Christmas craft sale in Toronto takes place Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features Christmas decor, skincare products, jewellery, children’s clothing, accessories, antiques, and home baking. The quality of products at this Christmas show is very high; I have bought unique Christmas decorations from this sale in the past. Coffee and snacks are available for purchase. Admission is $3; 12 and under free. Runnymede United Church is located at 432 Runnymede Road (three blocks north of Bloor St. W.).
One of a Kind Christmas Craft Show and Sale 2017
One of the most popular Toronto Christmas craft shows, the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale takes place Nov. 23, 2017 to Dec. 3, 2017 at Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. The show offers handmade gifts including adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, art work, ceramics, home decor, skincare products, eco-friendly goods and gourmet foods. Main Stage seminars include Must-Have Holiday Gift Ideas by Charmaine Gooden, Zoomer Magazine on Mon., Nov. 27, 2017 at 3 p.m. Fashion shows take place each day. Show hours are Thurs-Sat from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Late night shopping on Thurs., Nov. 30, 2017 to 11 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors/Students $7.50, children 12 and under Free.
The Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square takes place Dec. 1-23, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Look for unique Christmas gifts including art, bath and body, clothing, accessories, food, home, kids and pets at this traditional European Christmas market, enjoy a cocktail at the Ice Bar with its own crackling fire, and enjoy live musical and dance performances. Take the kids for a meet and greet and photo with Santa and a ride on the carrousel and tea cups at the Holly Jolly Midway. Purchase seasonal fare from Toronto food trucks and enjoy a skate on the Nathan Phillips Square ice rink.
Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District from Thurs., Nov. 16 to Sat., Dec. 23, 2017 has morphed into one of the most popular Christmas craft shows in Toronto. It features a European-styled street market with vendors selling artisan gifts and gourmet treats for Christmas. Enjoy listening to roaming carollers and brass band and organ concerts while you shop, duck into the beer and mulled wine garden for Christmas spirits, or take the kids to see Rudolph’s Reindeer Zoo, a forest maze and gingerbread house. The Distillery District’s towering Christmas tree will be lit on the opening night. Market hours are Tues-Thurs noon to 9 p.m., Fri from noon to 10 p.m., Sat from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free Tuesdays to Fridays until 5 p.m. Admission is $6 after 5 p.m. on Fridays and on Saturdays and Sundays.
Enjoy four floors of shopping at Toronto Art Crawl’s Christmas Market on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The Christmas Market returns to the Great Hall for its fourth year from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find vintage goods, customized art and gifts for the whole family from over 95 local artisans and makers. Enjoy a complimentary photo booth between 12 noon and 5 p.m., live DJ, cash bar and a toy and food drive. Tickets are $5 if purchased online or $8 at the door. Kids under 10 are Free.
Woodlawn Pottery Studio Holiday Show and Sale
Purchase beautiful pottery gifts at the annual holiday sale of works by the artists of the Woodlawn Pottery Studio. The sale takes place at Artscape Youngplace, Flex Studio 107, 180 Shaw Street from December 8-10, 2017. Sale dates and hours are Friday December 8, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017 and Sunday December 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The City of Craft Show takes place on Dec. 8-10, 2017 at the Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West. The juried craft sale offers festiv gifts, ceramics jewelry, skincare products, prints, glass, and fine art. Admission is $2; 12 and under Free. City of Craft Show hours are Dec. 8, 9 and 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Find handcrafted gifts for the nature lover at the Holiday Market & Open House at Toronto Botanical Garden on Thurs., Nov. 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll find holiday gifts, home decor, seasonal greens, terrariums, local honey and home baking. Enjoy complimentary cider. Cafe and coffee bar will have light fare and sweets. Free admission.
Seasons Christmas Show at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Hall 5, Mississauga, takes place Nov. 17, 18 and 19, 2017. You’ll find Christmas decor, gifts, clothing, jewelry, accessories, toys, and gourmet food from over 200 vendors. Get holiday entertaining tips from show presenters. Celebrity guests to be announced. Stop by the Polar Bar to sample holiday drinks. Hours are Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is Adults $15, Seniors/Youth $12 and children 12 and under Free. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 is 2-for-1 admission after 5 p.m. (at the door). Donations of unwrapped toys for CTV Toy Mountain will be accepted. Free parking.
Markham Home for the Holidays takes place Nov. 17-19, 2017 at Markham Fairgrounds. Find fresh greenery, personalized ornaments, holiday decor, gifts, jewellery, furniture, antiques and shortbread. Listen to strolling carollers as you shop. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children $2, 2 and under Free. Show hours are Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free ECE daycare for children 2 and older. The Markham Fairgrounds are located at 10801 McCowan Road.
Historic Fort York will be home to the Fort York Frost Fair, which will feature vendors selling goods inspired by previous centuries on Sat., Dec. 9, 2017. Enjoy a children’s drill workshop, military exercises and demonstrations by Culinary Historians of Canada. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Frost Fair is included with regular admission to Fort York. Adult $14.01 Senior (65+) $10, Youth (13-18) $8.02, Child (6-12) $5.99 and 5 and under Free.
Leslieville Flea Holiday Market 2017
The Leslieville Flea Holiday Market takes place on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SH Armstrong Community Centre. Find up-cycled goods and vintage furniture, antiques and collectibles at the holiday market. SH Armstrong Community Centre is located at 56 Woodfield Road (Dundas St. E. and Greenwood Avenue).
The Tranzac Club at 292 Brunswick Ave. in the Annex will host the 20th annual Artisans Gift Fair on the first four weekends in December including Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2017. Show hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. You’ll find handmade gifts, gourmet foods, jewelry and holiday decorations at this holiday craft show. Free admission.
Look for holiday gifts at the Toronto East Rotary Club’s Craft Sale on Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eastminster United Church. The sale will feature more than 50 vendors, live music, and face painting. Free. Proceeds benefit Eastminster United Church programs including Out of the Cold. Eastminster United Church is located at Danforth Avenue and Jackman Avenue.
Toronto Handmade Christmas Fair 2017
Visit the Toronto Handmade Christmas Fair 2017 at Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street. Find handmade holiday gifts while children enjoy kids’ activities, children’s entertainers and photos with Santa. Food trucks on site. Free admission. Date for 2017 TBA.
Stop by the Swansea Craft and Bake Sale at Swansea Public School on Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and shop for jewellery, Christmas decor, pottery, soap, toys, candles, baked goods, greeting cards and more from 80 vendors. Santa will be visiting from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will be able to do an art project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swansea Public School is located at 207 Windermere Avenue (Bloor St. W. and Jane St.).
If you know of any other Toronto Christmas craft shows in 2017, please advise us in the comment section.