Eeeek! Christmas is TWO days away!
I’m always a little torn about holidays, especially Christmas; I love celebrating with friends and family, but I hate how commercial the holiday has become. People are running around the mall with at least three shopping bags in each hand, trying to swerve through the hoards of people who are basically trying to do the same thing.
It’s exhausting. They need cops to direct pedestrian traffic as if it’s a full time job.
I’m trying to stay positive, though, and not let the stress of the holiday bog me down and have me feeling as miserable as the Grinch.
Regardless of how I feel about Christmas shopping, I do love the holiday. And what better way to bask in Christmas spirit than to head to the Toronto Christmas Market for a few hours with the boy.
We ventured over to the Distillery District a few nights ago, and it was nothing short of magical! I had never been there prior to this trip, but had always been meaning to go. It’s sort of romantic, with all the snow and lights and other couples enjoying the festivities.
Eeeek! Super cute date night + selfies = cute couple-y photo alert!
It was definitely chilly out, and while I was bundled up with mittens and a scarf, he wore a hat that didn’t give his ears any comfort at all. Poor guy’s ears were Rudolph’s-nose red by the end of the night.
Luckily, being cold outdoors makes for perfect snuggling when you get home. Hint hint..
Naturally, mulled wine (and a beer for the boy) was the perfect thing to warm me up. It’s so spicy and reminiscant of a chai tea, but with wine! It’s also got a subtle hint of orange and cloves – so yummy. I’m debating making my own batch of mulled wine, but opting for a bottle of white instead of the traditional red
We walked through the market, trying to avoid lines (and people) as best as we could. Eventually we got a little hungry, so we opted for a Tornado Potato! It had the shortest line we could find (but was still at least a 30 minute wait for the food itself).
It’s literally exactly what it sounds like: a potato that’s been sliced into a spiral, that’s deep fried and then rolled in a sauce or powder flavour. The company originated in British Columbia, so we thought it would be neat to try something a little different.
It was pretty delicious! I got parmesan garlic, and he got salt and vinegar. I liked mine better – but don’t tell him that.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to snap any photos because: a) we were both freezing at that point, and b) we devoured them before I could even pull my phone out to snap a selfie.
I did snap a photo of the stand we got them at, though.
Our final adventure of the night was hitting up the ferris wheel.
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of heights, but for this guy, I guess I’ll ride the wheel. We waited in line – freezing our toes off and chowing down on our seasoned spiraled potatoes, I might add – for a solid 30 minutes before making it to the front of the line.
And wouldn’t you know it, but at that exact moment, the hydrolics decided to stop working properly. I’m gonna consider this somewhat of a win, cause I wasn’t too keen on sitting on a ferris wheel that wasn’t quite up to par. The ride tickets we bought were non-refundable, so to make up for it we went on the carousel instead (which I preferred greatly).
It kind of was an enchanted night, despite the freezing cold wind that found us towards the end of it all.
The Toronto Christmas Market is a really cute place to go for a holiday themed date night.
I recommend heading there a little bit earlier in the night, or even early in the month to try and avoid the lengthy lines and people smushing together in front of the huge Christmas tree to take selfies.
Isn’t it spectacular?
Merry Christmas, y’all!
Stay safe during the holidays, and make sure to spend time with your loved ones!
hugs and kisses,