It’s worth the trek (via free shuttle bus) to Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave) for their Annual Winter Village this December. I know, I know: It’s cold out and it’s easier to just remain mummified in blankets on your couch. But listen: IT’S SO MUCH FUN. 

Here’s what’s going on this year:

Holiday Etsy Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village: Every Sunday inside the Young Welcome Centre, shop from a rotating list of local Etsy vendors. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list. 

Image credit Jim Felstiner

Eat & Drink: Indulge in flavourful treats from local food trucks and sample internationally inspired bites like dumplings, arepas and gluten-free baked goods. Grab a toasty beverage from the Sipping Container and roast s’mores over Evergreen’s cozy campfires.

Out & About: Take part in guided trail hikes through the Don Valley, join a fat bike ride, try your hand at street curling, and play in nature at the Children’s Garden. You’ll be celebrating the season through the eyes of local plants and animals, as well as the people who call the Don Valley home.

The Winter Village is open each December weekend (plus December 26th-29th) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.