Well, Calgary. It’s official! A local Christmas Market just ranked as one of the best globally. This year, the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market is one of the top in the world! Let’s look into the details.

Travel website Planet Cruise has released its annual ranking of the best Christmas markets worldwide, “based on factors like number of stalls, open dates and TripAdvisor ratings.”

Calgary’s Spruce Meadows Christmas Market has landed in fourth place out of 25 Christmas markets around the world. It comes in after the Toronto Winter Village, which was third on the list.

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According to the Planet Cruise list, the Calgary market received a total of 34 social media posts and a TripAdvisor review score of 4.5.

“Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it offers Calgarians and visitors alike a place to welcome the holiday season with great festive food, unique arts and crafts, and a giant Christmas tree,” states the ranking.

“This year, the market will host over 400 stalls in the transformed equestrian centre, where you can marvel at local hand-crafted gifts, watch impressive dance displays and hum along to the Christmas choir.”

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market
Photo via Spruce Meadows

The ranking continues, adding that besides the Christmas tree, there are over 70 kilometers of twinkling lights.

One thing they also note is the length of the market. “Much shorter than the other Christmas markets on this list, though, only running for a total of nine days, you better hurry if you want a slice of Calgary’s Christmas spirit,” it states.

Be sure to check it out soon, Calgary!

2022 Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market presented by TELUS

Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
When: November 18th-20th, November 25th-27th, December 2nd-4th, 2022
Time: Fridays, 12 P.M.–9 P.M.; Saturdays, 10 A.M.–6 P.M.; Sundays, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.
Cost: $10–$30