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Where to Stay in Toronto Close to the Christmas Market at the Distillery District

The Toronto Christmas Market is an annual holiday festival that occurs in Old Toronto in the Distillery District. Tickets to the Toronto Christmas Market are about $8 for advance and $12 upon guest arrival. With peak holiday times requiring line ups with wait times of up to an hour to limit guests' capacity. Every year the Toronto Christmas Market welcomes over 700,000 visitors over a six-week period. A grand Christmas Tree sits in Trinity square and Christmas music as part of the charming “Winter Village” experience, extending from early November until the end of March. FavoriteDistillery District shops, galleries, and restaurants are open offering unique specialty gift items, art, food. And fashion on the street.


Toronto Christmas Market – Distillery District

The Toronto Christmas Market is one of the most festive events the city of Toronto hosts annually in the holidays as everything is revealed in a winter wonderland theme. Here we are going to list some amazing exhibits and things to do and see while you visit the Toronto Christmas Market. Marvel at the 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, eat some festival food like pretzels, hot dogs, and tornadoes potatoes, just wait in line, listen to Christmas carolers, take pictures or eat under the light tunnel, hop on the carousel, buy some Christmas tree baubles like stocking stuffers, take the kids or yourself to meet Santa Clause, ride the Ferris wheel with a significant other, warm up by the fire, and just take the chance as a photo opportunity to post on social media.



If you are planning a staycation in the city or a holiday and are planning to stay at Avalon Suites Yorkville, you can have the best chances to visiting the Toronto Christmas Market in Distillery District during the peak at low times. The best time to avoid crowds and long lines with an advance purchase ticket are Tuesdays and Thursdays as these timings are less busy than Fridays and weekends. Not to mention free entrance! Avalon Suites Yorkville also suggests that you arrive one to two hours early so you can dine in the festival and take those Instagram-worthy sunset pictures.



The Distillery District permits busking with a permit unless there is a festival or outdoor event scheduled. Busking is allowed between the tome of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Buskers can perform in the following places: Gristmill Lane, near the large sculpture, Gristmill Lane, near Arvo, in Trinity Square, Trinity Street, north of Tank House Lane, and Tank House Lane, by the Love Lock sign. With restrictions and at their own discretion if they perform within the Distillery District Code of Conduct.


Food and Beverage

Speaking of dining experiences, the Toronto Christmas Market and the Distillery District has a variety of bars, cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and specialty spaces. Notable bars include Boku Japanese Eats and Drinks, Mill Street Brew Beer House, Pure Spirits Oyster House. Cafes and bakeries include Arvo Coffee, Arena Coffee Bar, and Balzac’s Coffee Roaster. Restaurants include District Pizza, Archeo, and El Catrin Destileria. And specialty food items offered include Palgong Tea and Soma Chocolate Maker. The Distillery District offers a great number of food options if you are planning to come to downtown Toronto for a foodie staycation or a place to eat when you visit the Toronto Christmas Market.


Shopping and Service

In terms of shopping when you visit the Distillery District or while you visit the Toronto Christmas Market, you can discover the city’s best boutique shops and services. Categories of shopping and services include apparel, bottle and bites, health and beauty, home and décor, Jewelry and accessories, and specialty shopping. Some notable boutiques shops and services include Artemide, Blackbird Vintage Finds, Corkin Gallery, Deciem, Floor Play Socks, Gentil Uomo, Go Tours, Hatley, Izumi Sake Brewery, John Fluevog, Lemon Water Wellness, The Queen’s Trunk, Red Canoe, Spectacle, Spirit of York Distillery, The Beery Boutique, The Sport Gallery, The Wax Pot, Wildly Delicious, and Yummi Candles.


Short-Term Suites

If you are interested in visiting the Toronto Christmas market this year at the Distillery District, whether with a loved one, or your family, come stay with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville. Experience the Christmas Market and other wonderful Winter activities Toronto has to offer with a couple of night's stays at the Avalon Yorkville. If you are coming to downtown Toronto from the Greater Toronto area, or neighboring cities and municipalities, we are sure to have a suite to accommodate you. Avalon Suites allows you to be closer to the Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District by being only a 15-minute drive or a 35-minute transit on the Toronto Transit Commission.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

If you are looking to stay in the downtown Toronto area to look after or visit a loved one or friend currently in a nearby hospital, come stay with us at Avalon Suites Yorkville! All our premium suites at Avalon are fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need. We even have a washer/dryer in all our suites. With all these features, staying in any of our suites will make you feel at home.

We have smart TVs in every room and free fast Wi-Fi so it's perfect for you to virtually visit friends and family in your suite. You will also have access to the fitness center and gym, conference space, and concierge service. Feeling hungry or want to explore? Avalon is in Yorkville, a perfect neighborhood to check out dining experiences, and local attractions.

To learn more, visit us on our website or call us at 416.731.1372.

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