Despite reports of incoming snow falling short, the holiday season is still on its way. Whether the snow starts to fall or not, the holidays are coming. For some, this is great news – it means their favourite holiday traditions are about to begin. For others the season causes the ‘I hate holiday shopping’ panic to set in. Luckily the markets that come to Toronto during this time of year work for both types: they serve as the perfect holiday activity, while also making gift shopping super easy and fun. One such market is the Union Station Holiday Market. Here’s an overview of what to expect!
For the 3rd year, the Union Station Holiday Market returns to get the season started. Running for 12 days, starting December 5th through until December 16th, this holiday market has lots to offer. With festive custom booths, over 20 unique vendors, and a newly renovated venue, 2016’s Union Station Holiday Market gives us lots to look forward to.
If you love all things local then you’ll love the Union Station Holiday Market. The market features all unique and local merchandise, with a wide variety of friendly and talented vendors. You’ll come across great options in retail, artisan, and cultural goods. On the hunt for gifts? This is a great place to get your holiday shopping started with amazing merchandise from vendors like Bathorium, Encircled, G Fox & Co, The Honest Leaf, Knixwear, Labord, and Twig Floral. For those looking for delicious foodstuffs, the long list of gourmet food vendors, such as Menos, Morocco Chocolat, and Saha Cuisine (to name a few) will have something that suits your tastes.
The annual pop-up can be found in the newly renovated Oak Room located at Toronto’s transportation hub, Union Station. Stop by on your lunch break or on your way home from work to browse, start your holiday shopping, or to simply get into the holiday spirit.
The market is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All Images via Union Station Holiday Market