Alright people… We don’t know about you but we are NOT yet in the Christmas spirit this year. But, we’re determined to get there and to us, there’s no better way to get into the festive season than to spend the day browsing local Christmas markets and vendors!

COVID has definitely made things tough for small businesses and event organizers this season, so do your part to support local, get your Christmas shopping done, and get into the holiday spirit while you’re at it! Win, win, win!

**NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all of these businesses are subject to change. Be sure to visit their websites before going to ensure you are aware of any procedures, practices, or closures.


granary road christmas market local calgry


This month, Granary Road has been putting on an enchanting Christmas celebration featuring stunning 40-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses, Christmas carols playing throughout the Market, beautifully decorated trees, strings upon strings of lights, and other festive décor make Granary Road a destination for holiday shoppers, foodies, and families alike! This is the perfect magical market to get you in the festive spirit – don’t miss it!

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from now until Sunday, December 20th
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, Alberta
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Admission is FREE at the gate (note that s’mores making and wagon rides are cancelled due to new Covid restrictions)


Spruce up your home, give an unforgettable gift, or just “ooh and ahh” over 100+ original pieces created by incredible local artists during the Christmas in the Country Art Sale! Unreal Rocky Mountain views included, of course!

When: Now until Saturday, December 19th
Where: Leighton Art Centre – 282027 144 Street West, Foothills, Alberta
Time: Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM from now until Saturday, December 19th
Cost: Free


Looking for something one-of-a-kind for a special someone this season? Check out Nanton’s Online Holiday Christmas Market! The Nanton & District Chamber of Commerce has created their first-ever online market so that vendors can still sell their beautiful local wares. For more information, check out their website!

When: Now until Thursday, December 31st
Where: Online
Time: Pick up dates in Calgary on Monday, December 21st and January 4th between 12:00 PM to 5:00 pm and in Nanton on Sunday, December 20th and Sunday, January 3rd between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM