The holidays are an exciting time, made only better by the incredibly bright and special events like light displays and fairs. This winter, cross a few things off your to-buy list, sink your teeth into tasty treats and get yourself into the spirit of things at one or all of these spectacular Christmas and holiday markets in Calgary.

INGLEWOOD HOLIDAY MARKET

 

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This holiday season, shop local – after dark! Every Friday between November 12th and December 3rd, 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 early?

When: Friday, November 12th, 19th, 26th, and December 3rd
Where: 880 9th Street SE, Calgary
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
Cost: $5
Instagram: @inglewoodnightmarket

CALGARY CHRISTMAS FARMERS’ MARKET

Whether you need something to place 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 18th – December 23rd
Where: Heritage Drive and Blackfoot Trail at 510-77th Ave SE.
Time: 12:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Instagram: @calgaryfarmersmarket

BANFF CHRISTMAS MARKET

There’s really no place in Alberta more magical than Banff – so it only makes sense that they have their very own Christmas Market. This holiday season, check out the Warner stables for live music, fantastic food and charming gifts, pieces of artwork, and more created and offered by the locals. It’s going to be enchanting!

When: November 19th – 21st and 26th – 28th
Where: 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB
Time: See times above
Cost: $7.50+
Instagram: @banffchristmasmarket

BEAR STREET HOLIDAY MARKET

 

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Grab yourself a hot chocolate and take a long stroll through the beautiful (and new) Bear Street Holiday market in Alberta’s beautiful mountain town, Banff! Check out food stalls, local vendors, and more on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 24th.

When: Friday, November 19th – December 24th
Where: Bear Street – Banff, Alberta
Cost: FREE
Instagram: @banff_lakelouise

ASPEN CROSSING’S CHRISTMAS MARKET

Choo-choose your gifts with love and care when you shop bells, whistles, garlands, and gifts at Aspen Crossing’s iconic 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: Friday, November 20th
Where: Aspen Crossing, AB-24, Mossleigh, Alberta
Time: See times at link above
Cost: Free
Instagram: @aspencrossing

SPRUCE MEADOWS INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET 

Showcasing vendors, stunning decorations, carolers, and more, this particular festivity was sorely missed in the wake of the pandemic – but alas, it’s finally back and in the way, it was intended – in person! From food to their many, many photo ops – guests can get in on the merry fun for two weekends only, so don’t miss out!.

When: November 26th – 28th and December 3rd – 5th
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Instagram: @spruce_meadows

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER MARKET – GRANARY ROAD

 

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Under 40 foot vaulted ceilings among lights and garland, shop the annual Christmas to Remember Market held at Calgary’s Granary Road. Featuring vendors selling everything from art to food; adorable holiday alpaca’s and of course, the big man himself – this enchanting event will bring a little magic to your winter season.

When: Saturdays and Sundays November 27th to December 19th
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: FREE
Instagram: @granaryroad

KENSINGTON CHRISTMAS MARKET 

This winter, check out the Kensington market, where attendees can bundle up, enjoy tasty treats and find the perfect gift for a loved one or friend. For more information check out the link above!

When: Friday, December 3rd-4th
Where: 1205 Kensington Road NW (parking lot)
Time: Friday from 4 pm – 9 pm | Saturday from 11 pm – 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Instagram: @thedowntownmarkets

SASKATOON FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET

 

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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, December 3rd – 5th and 10th – 12th
Where: 80181 338 Ave East Foothills, AB
Time: See times above
Cost: $6
Instagram: @saskatoonfarm

MARKET COLLECTIVE HOLIDAY SERIES

Shop until you drop! This December, support local businesses at the annual Holiday Market Collective! Bring your friends, family, and credit card (of course) and enjoy the many vendors, the endless items, and the spirit of Christmas. Just make sure you save some dough for eating and drinking afterward though – you’ll more than likely work up an appetite.

When:  Friday, December 10th – 12th and 17th – 19th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary (Hall B and C)
Time: See times above
Cost: $6 for the weekend
Instagram: @marketcollective