The funny nutcracker, the giant Christmas tree and the handcrafted figures — Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market has it all. The event took place at the Distillery District. The historic site has been transformed into a festival of art, culture and entertainment. The Christmas Market is a street market that celebrates the wonders of Christmas. We had the pleasure of doing a phone interview with Matthew Rosenblatt. He is the Co-Owner and main organiser of the Distillery District and Market.
“The Distillery District is a historic area of Toronto, which includes the largest collection of Victorian buildings in North America. It used to be the major place to make whiskey, but now has become a line of shops and art galleries.” Rosenblatt said.
One shop we visited was Bergo Designs. It looked like a normal store from the outside, but inside it contained some of the most bizarre yet funny items. They are not just crafts; they can be used in daily life, such as the gun-shaped lighter and the cat-shaped bowl. Among them was a nutcracker shaped like a tall metal pole, accompanied with a metal ball with which you can smash the nut. There were many surprises at every corner of the store. One thing that stood out was the “reluctant bride” craft, which was a wedding topper of a groom dragging the bride. Taking photos in the store was prohibited because the designers were afraid their ideas would be stolen.