One thing I love about the holiday season is shopping for unique gifts at Christmas craft shows in Toronto. I always find unique gifts for my family and friends at these holiday craft sales. If you are looking for gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then you’ll enjoy exploring these Toronto Christmas craft shows in 2019. I like to avoid crowded shopping malls, preferring to shop in relative comfort at these Toronto holiday craft shows. You might also want to check out these holiday warehouse sales in Toronto in 2018.
The Bloor West Village Arts & Crafts Show at Runnymede United Church is one of the best local Toronto Christmas craft shows. I have bought gorgeous holiday decor at this craft show. This popular Christmas craft sale in Toronto takes place Saturday, November 9, 2019 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. 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 Street West).
One of the most popular Toronto Christmas craft shows, the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale takes place Nov. 21, 2019 to Dec. 1, 2019 at Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. The show offers handmade gifts including adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, scarves, hats, handbags, ceramics, home decor, art work, skincare products, eco-friendly goods and gourmet foods. 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 is on Thurs., Nov. 29, 2018 to 11 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors/Students $7.50, children 12 and under Free.
The Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District from Thurs., Nov. 14 to Mon., Dec. 23, 2019 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. You won’t find a better backdrop to take a holiday selfie. Enjoy listening to roaming carolers 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.
5th Annual Toronto Art Crawl’s Christmas Market
Enjoy four floors of shopping at Toronto Art Crawl’s Christmas Market on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. The Christmas Market returns to The Great Hall for its fifth year from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find jewelry, original art, fashion, home decor, vintage, photography and skincare from 110 local artists. Enjoy a live DJ, and face painting for the kids. Tickets are $8 if purchased online and $10 at the door. The first 25 attendees will receive a free swag bag. The Great Hall is located at 1087 Queen St. W.
Seasons Christmas Show at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Hall 5, Mississauga, takes place Nov. 22, 23 and 24, 2019. 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. 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is Adults $15, Seniors/Youth $12 and children 12 and under Free. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 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.
Norden Holiday Market 2018
Pick up artisan gifts at this holiday market at the Brigantine Room & Lakeside Terrace at Harborfront Centre taking place Thurs., Nov. 29, 2018 and Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 and Sun., Dec. 2, 2018 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Free admission. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West.
Swansea Craft and Bake Sale 2019
Stop by the Swansea Craft and Bake Sale at Swansea Public School on Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and shop for jewellery, pottery, Christmas décor, soap, toys, candles, greeting cards, baked goods 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.).
The Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square takes place Nov. 29 to Dec. 23, 2019 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 music and dance performances. Kids will be able to meet and greet with Santa and get their photo taken and enjoy 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.
Find handcrafted gifts for the nature lover at the Holiday Market & Open House at Toronto Botanical Garden on Thurs., Nov. 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll find holiday gifts, home decor, seasonal greens, nature-inspired gifts, terrariums, forced bulbs, local honey and home baking. Enjoy complimentary cider. Cafe and coffee bar will have light fare and sweets for purchase. Free admission. Complimentary coat and parcel check. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the North York Food Bank.
Markham Home for the Holidays takes place Nov. 15-17, 2019 at Markham Fairgrounds. Find fresh greenery, personalized ornaments, holiday decor, gifts, jewellery, furniture, antiques and shortbread. Listen to strolling carollers as you shop. Santa will be strolling throughout the event so bring a camera to take a pic of Santa with your kids. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children $2, 12 and under Free. Take a photo of their online ad to receive $1 off admission. Show hours are Fri., Nov. 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free ECE daycare for children 2 and older. ATM Machine on site. Please feel free to bring an unwrapped toy for CTV Toy Mountain. The Markham Fairgrounds are located at 10801 McCowan Road.
Leslieville Flea Holiday Market 2019
The Leslieville Flea Holiday Market takes place on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jimmie Simpson Community Centre. Find up-cycled goods and vintage furniture, antiques and collectibles at this Toronto holiday market. Jimmie Simpson Community Centre is located at 870 Queen Street East (just east of De Grassi Street).
You can find unique holiday gifts at church craft markets! Get your holiday shopping done early at the Christmas Market at Leaside Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Artisans will be selling hand-made jewelry, accessories, handmade holiday cards, crochet and knit items, leather and wood items, chicken pies, baked goods, pillows and other gift items. There will also be a silent auction. The Christmas Market hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leaside Presbyterian Church is located at 670 Eglinton Avenue East at Hanna Road.
The Toronto East Rotary Club’s 6th Annual Arts and Craft Sale takes place on Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eastminster United Church. It’s a great place to buy holiday gifts in Toronto. The Christmas craft sale will feature more than 50 vendors, live music, face painting, draws and refreshments. Free. Proceeds benefit Eastminster United Church programs including Out of the Cold and other community programs. Eastminster United Church is located at Danforth Avenue and Jackman Avenue.
If you know of any other Toronto Christmas craft shows in 2019, please let us know in the comments section.