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Five Favourites at the Toronto Christmas Market

Now in it’s eighth year, the Toronto Christmas Market has become a treasured annual tradition for Torontonians and visitors from across Ontario and the United States. We have had a booth at the Toronto Christmas Market each year since it began, and have watched this wonderful event grow each year.

The Toronto Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District November 16 – December 23, 2017! Since we have spent so much time there, we thought we should share our favourite things about the Toronto Christmas Market!

The Massive Christmas Tree

Each year Forests Ontario and Ontario Wood find the perfect Christmas tree for the Distillery District. It stands tall and proud over the Market, and becomes the backdrop for millions of selfies on Instagram.

Toronto Christmas Market tree
Toronto Christmas Market Massive Christmas Tree









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The Best Santas in Pop Culture History

Santa Claus has been featured in countless Christmas specials over the years, but they are not created equal. Sometimes Santa is sugary sweet, and sometimes he is just plain strange! It’s time to celebrate the best of the best Santas in pop culture history!

Ed Asner in Elf
Ed Asner Santa Elf

When Buddy the Elf decides to got to New York City to meet his real dad, Santa is one of the first to give him advice:
Well, there are some things you should know. First off, you see gum on the street, leave it there. It isn’t free candy.”

Ed Asner plays a tough as nails Santa with a heart of gold. He is stern yet supportive, and he genuinely cares about his North Pole colleagues and friends.

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Santa Claus is coming to (your) town! We have made a list of the Santa Claus parades in Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon  so you can mark your 2017 calendars!

Don’t see your local parade listed? Give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll add it!

Northwest Territories 

Santa Claus Parade – Yellowknife
Favourite Christmas Movie Theme
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6pm

Annual Christmas Parade – Fort Simpson
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6pm


Annual Santa Claus Parade – Iqaluit
Sunday, December 10, 2017


10th Annual Winterval Santa Parade – Whitehorse
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at