It’s almost the holiday season, and it’s time to get into the spirit! It is officially holiday market season around the city, most of which are free to attend, which is ideal this time of year. So, here are the best free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this November!

Holiday Gift Market

Kick off your November at the Holiday Gift Market. Like many of our local markets, you can expect local products. This event supports the Edmonton Food Bank.

When: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th 2023
Where:Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Avenue Northwest
Cost: By donation

The Market off Whyte Indie Arts & Craft Fair

The Market off Whyte is a holiday shopping experience, with arts & crafts and it features local designers and artisans. You can get some shopping done early this month!

When: Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd NW
Cost: Free to attend

All is Bright Festival

It’s almost time to embrace the winter season along 124th Street! At the All is Bright Festival this November, you can expect the glow of lights, bask in the warmth of the Beverage Gardens, and cook some delicious treats over a fire!

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Where: 124 Street & 108 Ave.
Cost: Free to attend

Métis Market

Bring a shopping bag and head down to the Métis Nation within Alberta’s Fall Métis Market, which takes place on November 18 at Kingsway Mall. There will be artisanal-crafted beadwork, moccasins, skincare products, jewellery, and more!

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Where: Kingsway Mall, 109 Street & Kingsway
Cost: Free to attend

Holiday Bazaar

With over 30 incredible vendors, Edmonton’s Holiday Bazaar is back! This year, browse through Christmas goodies, art, decorations and more. Shop local!

When: Saturday, November 18th, and Sunday November 19th, 2023
Where:12721 120 St NW
Cost: Free

Geeky Gift Holiday Market

Need a Christmas gift for that Tele-fan, video game enthusiast, movie buff, or comic book junkie in your life? Check out Edmonton’s annual ‘Geeky Gift Market,’ a shopping experience that celebrates all things pop culture!

When: Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th, 2023
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Avenue Northwest
Cost: By Donation

The Canadian Ninja League National Finals (CNL)

Looking to watch some ninja competitors & obstacle courses inspired by the show American Ninja Warrior? Rhe Canadian Ninja League National Finals are coming to Edmonton, and you can check out the action this month!

When: Friday, November 24th to Sunday, November 26th, 2023
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $20+

Edmonton Christmas Market

Start the countdown! ‘Tis the season… almost! As we approach the holiday season, the Edmonton Christmas Market will be back at Fort Edmonton Park. Head over to Fort Edmonton Park to experience holiday magic, do a little shopping, and enjoy some food and drinks.

When: November 29th to December 17th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $19.03 for General Admission

Christmas In The Park

So many holiday activities! Christmas in the Park is one of them! You can visit with Santa, walk through a candlelight story walk, dash through the snow on a horse drawn hay ride, and of course, sing carols. New this year, there will be a mini donut truck!

When: Saturday, November 25th, 2023
Where:Devon Lions Campground (must take Park n’ Ride)
Cost: $8 per person

Enchanted Forest

This November, wander through the ‘Enchanted Forest’ a Christmas tree festival where Edmontonians from all walks of life have purchased and decorated Firs with tinsel, beads, lights and love – for your enjoyment!

When: Friday, November 24th to Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: Free