Updated for 2019: If you are searching for the perfect gifts for women, men or children for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then you’ll enjoy exploring Christmas craft shows in Toronto in 2019. This season’s Toronto Christmas craft shows make it a bit easier on you by offering a wide variety of seasonal gifts all in one location, including original, hard-to-find items for discriminating tastes.
You’ll find over 200 vendors at the Seasons Christmas Show at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Hall 5, Mississauga, which takes place Nov. 22, 23 and 24, 2019. Here’s the Toronto Christmas craft show where you can pick up seasonal items such as Christmas decor, wreaths, garlands, gifts, clothing, accessories, hostess gifts, toys, gourmet cheeses, dips, preserves and chocolate. Visitors will receive seasonal entertaining tips from show presenters including Kimberley Seldon, Kate Seaver of Kate’s Garden, Lynn Spence, frequently on Cityline, Peter Blanchet of Purdy’s Chocolates Chocolatier, and Owen Reeves. You can also sign up for seasonal craft workshops online (extra charge). 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. Tickets are Adults $15, Seniors/Youth $12 and children 12 and under Free. Get 2 for 1 Adult admission on Friday after 4 p.m. Donations of unwrapped toys to be placed under the 25 foot real Christmas tree for CTV Toy Mountain will be accepted.
Wander through the historic buildings at Fort York, which will feature vendors selling goods inspired by the 18th and 19th century on Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a children’s drill workshop, military exercises and demonstrations by Culinary Historians of Canada. The Frost Fair is included with regular admission to Fort York, which is Adult $14, Senior (65+) $10, Youth (13-18) $8, Child (6-12) $6 and 5 and under Free; Family (2 adults, 3 children) $35.
Are you looking for an original gift for your special someone? You have a good chance of finding it Craftadian on Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Port Credit. All items from the 150 Canadian artists including Christmas decor, jewellery, art, ceramics, wood, glass, toys, clothing, photography, accessories and knitting are handmade. Admission is Adults $5; Children 16 and under free. Free swag bags for first 50 families.
Markham Home for the Holidays takes place Nov. 15, 16 and 17, 2019 at Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd. Enjoy a visit from Santa each morning from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. who is available for pictures with kids while you shop for Christmas decor, gifts, furnishings, antiques, cottage and garden accents and folk art. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children $2, 2 and under Free. Print online coupon for $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. Visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for CTV Toy Mountain.
The granddaddy of Toronto Christmas craft shows, the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale 2019 takes place from Thurs., Nov. 21, 2019 to Sun., Dec. 1, 2019 at Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. You’ll find original gifts (see our favourite picks from the One of a Kind Christmas Show) including ceramics, clothing, art work, jewellery, natural skincare products, eco-friendly goods and gourmet foods. Enjoy fashion shows exhibiting emerging artists’ work. The Family Centre provides complimentary childcare for ages 2-8 on a first-come, first-serve basis (1 1/2 hour maximum). 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. 28, 2019 to 11 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors and Students $8.50, children 12 and under Free, $10 university/college (must present valid student ID).
The Tranzac Club at 292 Brunswick Ave. in the Annex will host the 19th annual Artisans Gift Fair on the first four weekends in December including Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2019. 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.
Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District from Thurs., Nov. 14 to Sun., Dec. 22, 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. 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. Children under 2 are Free.
CBC Charity Craft Sale 2019
Buy the perfect holiday gift at the CBC Charity Craft Sale at the national broadcaster’s head office at 250 Front St. W. on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019. This Toronto Christmas craft sale runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the CBC’s main floor atrium and features art, skincare products, jewelry, clothing, fair trade products, candles, knits, pottery, glass, crafts and food. Proceeds from table rentals will be donated to local food banks.
The City of Craft Show takes place in December 2019 at the Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West. The juried craft sale offers seasonal gifts, ceramics, glass, jewelry, prints, fine art and skincare products. Admission is $2; Children 12 and under Free. Sale hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Dates to be announced.
More than 50 artists will be selling crafts at the Toronto East Rotary Club’s Craft Sale taking place on Sat., Nov. 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eastminster United Church at the corner of Danforth Avenue and Jackman Avenue. The sale will also feature live music, a draw and face painting. Free. Proceeds benefit Eastminster United Church programs including Out of the Cold.
Leslieville Flea Holiday Market 2016
If you’re in the east end, drop by SH Armstrong Community Centre for the Leslieville Flea Holiday Market on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques and collectibles at the market. SH Armstrong Community Centre is located at 56 Woodfield Road (Dundas St. E. and Greenwood Avenue).
Please let us know in the comments if there are other Christmas craft shows in Toronto to be included in our roundup.