They’re here! Calgary is about to flood with exciting winter events, shows, and displays – but so are all the opportunities to go Christmas shopping! Browsing and sorting through shops and good is perhaps our favourite thing about the season, and we know that we’re not alone in that! Here are 10 holiday fairs and markets in Calgary to get excited for this year.
VIRTUAL SPRUCE MEADOWS CHRISTMAS MARKET
This year, the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market is going to look a little bit different than years’ past. In order to keep everyone safe in 2020 shoppers can check out their 300+ vendors online at their website above. Happy clicking!
When: Sunday, November 1st – December 31st, 2024
Where: Online here
MILLARVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
We love a good outdoor market stroll – especially in celebration of the holiday season. Until the end of this month, browse through everything from organic foods to household products and check a few things off of your Christmas to-do-list!
When: Thursday, November 12th -15th
Where: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville, Alberta
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
INGLEWOOD HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET
This holiday season, shop local – after dark! Every Friday all month long, Calgarians are encouraged to hit the indoor edition of the Inglewood Night Market! Why not check it out and cross a few things off that growing Christmas gift list?
When: November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
Where: 880 9th Street SE, Calgary
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
NOEL CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARK & MARKET
This Christmas season check Noel’s indoor wonderland at the BMO! With over a million of their sparkling lights, hundreds of artisan gifts, live music, ‘adult’ beverages, festive food, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus, you’re guaranteed to leave in the holiday spirit.
When: Thursday, November 26th – Sunday, January 3rd
Where: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
SASKATOON FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET
This Christmas, shoppers can enjoy the holiday season with goods made by local artists, bakers, and pro crafters at the Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market! Meet and greet special guests, including Santa Claus and the Grinch, and indulge in some incredible tasty snacks! We’re talking fresh mini donuts, kettle corn, soft pretzels, and cinnamon buns (just to name a few). Yum!
When: Friday, November 27th-29th, December 4th-6th and 11th–13th
Where: 80181 338 Ave East Foothills, AB
Time: See times here
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CALGARY BLACK-OWNED VIRTUAL HOLIDAY MARKET
Put those fingers to work, Calgary! This November, celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit by supporting the city’s locally owned businesses participating in Calgary’s first official virtual black-owned holiday market! Cross off holiday gift lists or get yourself something pretty – just do it without even having to leave the house!
When: Friday, November 20th – 22nd
Where: Online at the link above
CALGARY CHRISTMAS FARMERS MARKET
Whether you need something for under the tree or on top of the table, the Calgary Farmer’s Market will have you completely covered. Browse dozens of vendors selling everything from yuletide gifts and food to jewelry decor and a ton more; hit their food hall and grab some grub, sit by the fire, or meet and greet with the big man or his hairy green foe, the Grinch!
When: Thursday, November 12th – December 23rd
Where: 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
17TH AVENUE WINTER MARKET COLLECTIVE
Shop until you drop! Every weekend from the 14th of November until the 6th of December, support local businesses at the 17th Avenue Winter Market Collective! Bring your dog, your friends, family, and credit card (of course) and enjoy the sun, the frosty air, and all the wonderful wares the vendors have to offer. Just make sure you save some dough for eating and drinking. You’re on 17th Ave, after all!
When: Saturday, November 28th-29th, and December 5th-6th
Where: 17th Avenue – 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB
ASPEN CROSSING CHRISTMAS MARKET
Shop bells, whistles, garlands, and gifts at Aspen Crossing’s 2020 Christmas Market! Showcasing over 40 different vendors, this annual holiday stop will get you well into the spirit of things for this holiday season.
When: Saturday, November 21st – 22nd
Where: Aspen Crossing, AB-24, Mossleigh, Alberta
Time: See times above
GRANARY ROAD CHRISTMAS MARKET
This month, browse through everything from organic foods to household products at the Granary Road Christmas Market! Shop to the sounds of carols, among the trees and garland. Get a photo with their Christmas Alpacas, and decorate your own tree or candy apple! This market will be just as fun as it is productive – Don’t miss it!
When: Friday, November 27th – December 20th, every Saturday and Sunday
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
There you have it, friends. 10 holiday fairs and markets to get excited for this year! Enjoy yourselves out there and be safe!
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