Book cheap tickets to Toronto this fall and see the city’s famous mid-December Christmas market. Whatever religion or faith you believe in, one of the best ways to get to know a new place is to see its holiday traditions. For the holiday season in Toronto, both locals and visitors look forward to the annual Christmas market, a holiday festival with free admission to beautiful lights displays, musical performances, and shows by all the characters of popular Christmas stories. There is also a huge craft market where you can get lovely local products for your own house or holiday celebration. For visitors in an especially jolly mood, don’t miss the beer and wine gardens with local microbrews and tasty mulled wines. Beers from Germany’s Weihenstephan, possibly the oldest brewery in the world, will be making an appearance, as well as Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the Toronto Christmas Market can be a great way to sample local dishes and drinks, meet local artists, and get an inside view of some Torontonian traditions. Find those low fares on cheap flights to Toronto and get ready for some holiday fun.
Toronto and many other cities have borrowed the Christmas Market concept from Germany’s holiday markets originating in the 15th century. Today, Toronto’s market is one of the city’s signature events, especially for families and children. There are many sections of the market devoted to children, like Santa’s Lane, where you’ll find Santa’s House, the reindeer zoo, workshops with Santa’s Elves, a gingerbread house and more. Kids can send Santa Mail or listen in on storytelling events. Kids of all ages will love the centerpieces of the event: a forty-foot Christmas Tree and a magically lit Ferris Wheel. If you book cheap plane fares for flights to Toronto in time for the first night of the festival, make sure you see the tree lighting ceremony. There is an exciting musical lineup for the market, including children’s choirs, carolers, a classical organ group and a Bavarian brass band. And of course, being a market, there will be products for sale from all kinds of vendors. Browse tempting snacks like marzipan, Christmas cookies, and Canadian maple syrup, as well as Old World and New World ornaments, winter clothes, and other handcrafted products. Visitors are sure to find beautiful souvenirs to bring on their cheap plane flights home.
This year’s market will begin on Friday, December 2 and last until Sunday, December 18. The market is held at Toronto’s Distillery Historic District and there will be shuttles headed back and forth from several points in the city. This leaves flight options pretty flexible for travelers trying to find low fares. Give yourself an early Christmas present and book cheap plane tickets for flights to Toronto this winter.