Friday, December 13, 2013

Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market -in the Distillery District

Christmas Markets originated in Germany during the early 1400s and are now becoming a trend worldwide. These markets celebrate the traditional sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the weeks leading up to Christmas. 

In Toronto you can experience the charm of a European Christmas Market, by visiting the Distillery District. Lowe's Toronto Christmas market is a free annual event showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Below are some photos of our evening out taking in this free event.


The lights are amazing!!! Carolers and choirs .....rides make this a wonderful family event!


Lots of vendor huts ...selling food, beverages and handcrafted goods.

 Imagining what could be inside such a huge gift box!!!!



A merry-go-round brings memories of my childhood Christmas in Europe....


This vendor was selling all things Dutch ... bringing back memories of our trip to The Netherlands in May earlier this year. 

 La Vela Bella Inc. had me at teacup!


Brilliant antique teacups filled with handmade soy wax candles ...


 Perfect gift for all tea loving people on your gift list!!!
You can find La Vela Bella candles here. Visit their website La Vela Bella here. or check them out on FaceBook here. I know these are on my Christmas wish list ...
These handcrafted Santas are amazing - unfortunately you can only get them while they are in the country - here at The Lowe's Christmas Market .


Magical...

Lots of people bundle up to keep warm in dark coats ... I was a beacon of beige in a sea of black...

Coca -Cola was giving out bottles of coke ....


Sipping a cool treat ... but really ready for something warm.

Just in time we came across a Tea House ... they weren't serving tea ... but the selection of teas inside was amazing. As you can see by the line-up it is a popular place to purchase tea for steeping a cup at home.


The shop inside is wonderful ... they have a no photo policy ... but I did get a card to contact the owner and hopefully she will let me feature her shop on an up coming Over a Cup Tea with Celia M. series.  The above photo is of a tea setting on the shop's outside window ledge. In the mean time I will be sharing the tea we purchased on next week's Over a Cup of Tea.

Another great way to keep warm was by sitting around these fire-pits...


Keep hands warm and toasty...


Be sure to make this Christmas Market a part of your week-end! I would suggest bringing your own thermos with hot chocolate as the line ups can be long.

Where and what you need to know:
Friday November 29 to Sunday December 15
Monday to Friday Noon to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm
Website: http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/

Hugs,
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8 comments:

  1. The market looks so inviting and truly magical and reminds me of the Chrismas markets we enjoyed in Germany a couple of years ago. Last weekend we went to a similar one about an hour's drive from home. A great way to begin the festive season. Those teacups are so charming! Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. I saw the market when BT featured it earlier this week. Quite the place to visit and some interesting vendors.

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  3. I think it's really mean (just kidding) to show me those amazing and beautiful soy candles and I can't purchase them here. Boo hoo! You always have the most wonderful things to show us. I always feel I've taken a trip to someplace magical!

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  4. This looks like such an awesome event. We have something similar in Los Angeles called CandyCane Lane and it is truly magical.

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  6. Dearest Celia,
    What a TREAT! On the Vela Bella's website I was so surprised to find on their top photo, Saint Nicholas riding on his white horse! For a moment I thought that I was not in North America but back at home in The Netherlands. You also had me stare at all things Dutch... WOW and the tea shop for sure was very special, just like those genial soy candles inside old cups! It is a pleasure to see some genial ideas for up-cycling those pretty cups & saucers.
    Thanks for taking us along with you.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. Dying to go! This looks like such a great evening.

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