10 CHEAP Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Dec. 13-15)


Happy Friday! It’s December which means that the Christmas Market and a plethora of other wonderful things to do are happening that are free, cheap and sure to get you in the holiday mood.

Read on to find out more about exciting events happening in the city.

READ: Toronto Road Closures To Steer Clear Of This Weekend (Dec. 13-15)

1. Toronto Christmas Market


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Where: Distillery District  — 373 Front St. E
When: Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $8-12

Expect a gorgeous 50-foot Christmas tree, tons of beautiful lights, an outdoor stage, beer gardens, mulled wine and vendors. Bundle up! Don’t forget to dress warm because the weather is likely to be cold.

2. Stackt Market: Holiday Hills


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Where: stackt — 28 Bathurst St.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

It’s time to head on down to the newest holiday market in the city! Enjoy a curated series of events (some of which cost extra) and enjoy a warm or alcoholic beverage in hand as you “eat, drink, shop, play, make, see and connect.”

3. The Festival of Cool: The Arctic Night

Where: Harbour Centre — 235 Queen’s Quay W
When: Friday from 7 p.m. to Saturday at 2 a.m.
Price: Pay What You Can

This all-ages event brings you a choose-your-own-adventure mega-concert experience featuring a line-up of Toronto talents and artists from the Arctic Circle.

4. Holiday Fair in the Square

Where: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen St. W
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

In the heart of downtown Toronto, enjoy a thriving winter festival with skating, rides, games, treats, food and beverages.

5. Leslieville Winter Market

Where: The Redwood — 1300 Gerrard St. E
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: Free

Featuring brunch minus the line-ups, kids’ activities, food, music, and shopping, this winter festival in Leslieville has everything you need for a cozy Sunday.

6. Left Wing Book Sale

Where: Communist Party of Canada — 290 Danforth Ave.
When: Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Bring cash with you and get ready to check out contemporary political works from dozens of authors.

7. Arts Etobicoke’s Holiday Market

Where: Arts Etobicoke — 4893A Dundas St. W
When: Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Enjoy a curated selection of hand-made gifts from local artists and artisans. This market will feature jewelry, art, stationary, hot sauce, hair accessories, baby gifts, pet accessories, bath products, candles, and more.

8. Kind Karma at Evergreen Brickworks Winter Village

Where: Evergreen Brick Works — 550 Bayview Ave.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free
Play, eat and shop in Evergreen Brick Works’ Winter Village. There will be delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, unique gifts and the chance to skate on the newly reopened skating rink. Plus, you can even pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree.

9. Wonder Holiday Märkit

Where: Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen St. W
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Feast your eyes on a curated selection of Toronto’s most noteworthy artisans. Check out one of a kind, locally made holiday must haves and essentials under one roof. The first 50 visitors receive a complimentary swag bag.

10. Black Owned Holiday Market

Where: The International Centre — 6900 Airport Road
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: Free

Come shop great products and services by Black-owned businesses from various industries. Enjoy music, performances, amazing food, as you do your holiday shopping.  Contributions are accepted at the door and online, a portion of which funds business development opportunities to support Black youth entrepreneurs.

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