Thursday, January 5, 2012

Toronto's Christmas Market

In December we went to Toronto to visit the Christmas Market in the Distillery District.  I heard about it last year but missed it so I was determined to get there this year!  I was a rainy day but mild temps meant it was easy enough to walk around - fortunately the rain stayed away while we were outside.

I took this photo on the way out against the potential of sunset!

Ever since seeing Nigella at the German 
Christmas Market I have been slightly obsessed with them.  
They seem to encompass everything Christmas is about!

I love all the little huts!  
Each is beautifully decorated with garland and lights.

I couldn't wait to visit each one!  

Heat Miser!!


There is a patio with warming stations laid out with
weatherproof furniture and firepits.  
The fire smelled wonderful!

Prince Charming is our hero!  Santa was about to go feed the 
reindeer when he stopped him and managed to get us in for a visit!

Each day there are carollers and other performers.  
One of my favourites, Matt Dusk had a concert at 
the Market on a Friday night!

Lots of European foods to sample and take home!   
I bought the mincemeat tarts...they are very yummy!  
My neighbour came over and ate 5 of them after dinner!

Chocolate covered everything!

Chocolate dipped bacon would've been better if the bacon 
had been cooked longer.  Chewy bacon and melted 
chocolate just make for a big mess.

Why is the pig eating bacon?

The Little Prince spotted the carousel and made a beeline for it!
Once he found out he needed a ticket the Suburban Prince 
was led by the hand to the ticket booth to buy one.

I loved the market and look forward to visiting next...errr this year.  It is very kid friendly and there is so much to see!  Hopefully the weather will be nicer next time so we can sit and enjoy a drinkipoo by the fire!

Have a fabulous day!


MCW said...

Looks so cute. Chocolate dipped bacon is heaven.

Emily said...

What a cool concept! Love the Rudolph and Heat Miser things.

xx Emily @

Tabitha said...

Chocolate dipped bacons sounds so wrong and yet I'm now dying to taste it!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Looks so fun. I'm a huge fan of the Christmas markets here in Germany. One of the best things about living here.

Whimzy said...

Great photos! We meant to go to this, but weren't able to get to the city. Now I know we have to make it next year - looks Christmastastic!

KatiePerk said...

What a cool market!! I have never tried mincemeat!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Looks wonderful despite the cold ;-)

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Princess Freckles said...

What fun! I wish my town did something like this!

Lily Lemontree said...

Looks like such fun!! I have never been but now it is absolutely on my list for Christmas 2012!!

Teena in Toronto said...

We had fun when we went.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a fun place! Looks like such a great time :)

John said...

Who'd have thought there were product tie-ins for 40-year-old Rankin-Bass specials! There may be hope for us all yet. :)

Cool Gal said...

That is the most adorable place. So quaint. How fun!

Debra said...

That looks really fun. I love stuff like that. I haven't tried chocolate covered bacon but I am tempted!

Hines-Sight said...

That looks great.

Carole said...

Looks like fun. I've made bacon chocolate chip cookies and they're delicious!