These Virtual Holiday Markets Are Perfect For Gift Shopping


It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, seriously. It may feel harder to get in the festive spirit, but holiday music already abounds, Christmas decor is filling our Insta feeds and gift giving is firmly top of mind. And although we’re unable to partake in our favourite holiday pastime—attending every Christmas market within a reasonable driving range, that is—the show must go on. Holiday festivals across Canada have embraced the circumstances and have transitioned to online events you can shop from the comfort of your own home, while supporting local businesses and artisans. (There is also at least one curb-side option available to Torontonians: Stackt is offering curb-side pickup from the 20 vendors that were planning to participate in its Holiday Hills marketplace.) 

Here are some of the best virtual—and free!—holiday markets to check out this year.