A large Christmas tree is set up each year in front of the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, lit up in the evenings with white lights.
Over on the north side of the building stands Aberdeen Square. From the end of April into early November, the farmers market is held out here on Sundays. This time of year it's inside the Pavilion. At present, a few photo op items like this sign are out here. There are plans for next year to have a European style Christmas market here in the square.
This view looks at the north side of the Pavilion.
And here we see it again in daytime. Today is the final day of the weekend Christmas farmers market inside the Pavilion. I have been several times, as the market switches to both weekend days for the duration. The regular food vendors are joined by artisans inside.
Christmas wreaths caught my eye.
It's been regularly quite busy inside. The Pavilion, sometimes called the Cattle Castle from its days as an exhibition hall for the Central Canada Exhibition (an event that no longer happens here), dates to 1898 and sees use regularly. It is the oldest surviving venue in which a Stanley Cup has been contested- in 1904, games of the series were played here. It is named for Lord Aberdeen, who was Governor General at the time. Extensive restoration work was done in the 1990s.
One of the regular vendors makes pasties, both take home and eat here at the Market.
One of the vendors I regularly stop at each week does meals ready to eat and baked goods. Here are some of their wares.
An artisan present this year has specialized in wooden toys for younger ones, as well as birdhouses.
Dogs are in and out with their humans, and I'll have more of them tomorrow. Here's one.
Knitted goods caught my eye, including these cats. We'll pick up with more from the Christmas market tomorrow.