This evening, I went off to the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. It was a nice little walk around to finish off the weekend. It didn’t leave me feeling particularly festive or magical, but it was a nice stroll. I think the grumpy staff at the market had a big impact on me not feeling particularly infused with festive cheer. They all seemed a bit fed up and not how Canadians have generally been so far. Normally, I cant pass anywhere near a working Canadian without a big cheerful “Hey, how are you?”. These just grunted or gave a forced “Hi”. There were lots of different stalls selling all sorts of Christmas gifts and foods, but nothing under $10 that really grabbed me and I wasnt there for big spending.
The lights were pretty and there were lovely snow flakes projected on to the walls. There was a gingerbread house, lots of big plastic snowmen and festive music. Oh, and of course, there was Santa with lots of children queuing to meet him.