Holiday Arts and Crafts Markets In and Around Calgary

Pick up some holiday gifts (or treats for yourself) at one of these local markets in October, November or December.

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Markets in December

Under $100 Art Show

This year is the 15th annual Under $100 Art Show hosted by Art Spot Calgary, and there is an extra weekend this year for all of your holiday shopping. The group exhibition and sale displays art under $100 from local artists, helping them sell their wares and helping buyers purchase affordable, original art. The market includes a variety of items including paintings, photography, pottery, glassware, jewellery, clothing, woodwork, leatherwork, sculptures and more. This market runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

When: December 1 to 4 and 8 to 11, 2022

Where: TBA

Cost: $7 to $15, pre-sale timed tickets

 

Vend Urban Market

This local market features more than 60 vendors set up in Contemporary Calgary. If you happen to be one of the first 50 shoppers on either day, you’ll even get a swag bag. The market runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on December 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 3.

When: December 2 and 3, 2022

Where: Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St. S.W.

Cost: $5 admission

 

Christmas Craft Market

At New Horizons Mall, head in for the annual Christmas Craft Market for more than 50 local vendors, take a selfie with the giant Christmas tree or stop by one of the free crafting stations. This market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: December 3, 2022

Where: New Horizons Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres., Balzac

Cost: Free

Ranchlands Winter Craft Market

The Ranchlands Winter Craft Market features local artisans. This market is a great spot for anyone looking for unique, handcrafted goods. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: December 3, 2022

Where: Ranchlands Community Centre, 7713 Ranchview Dr. N.W.

Cost: Free

 

500 Collective Inaugural Christmas Market

500 Collective is a new collective for creatives in Calgary, providing co-working and workshop space for artists to rent out. There will also be pop-up markets, with the first one happening on December 3 and 4. The market will feature items from current 500 Collective members, plus more than 20 additional local vendors.

When: December 3 and 4, 2022

Where: 500 Collective, 321 50 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free

 

Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market

This annual market, located at Century Down’s Racetrack and Casino, will feature barns filled with items from local vendors. While you shop, enjoy German street food or a warm glass of mulled wine. This market is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: December 3 and 4, 2022

Where: Century Down’s Racetrack and Casino, 260 Century Downs Dr., Rocky View

Cost: Free, donations will be accepted for Make-A-Wish Foundation

 

Azuridge Christmas Market

At the Azuridge Hotel, this market will feature plenty of festive activities, like sleigh rides, Santa and his reindeer, and so much more. Vendors include names like Bowness Soap Works, Burnt Glass Studios, Planet Wrap YYC and more. The Azuridge Hotel Christmas Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

When: December 3 and 4, 2022
Where: 178057 272 St. W.
Cost: Free

 

Wildflower Art Salon and Sale

The Wildflower Arts Centre is hosting its 12th annual art salon and sale that will feature professional Calgary-based artists. The art sale includes ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, textiles and more. This sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: December 4, 2022

Where: Wildflower Art Centre, 3363 Spruce Dr. S.W.

Cost: Free

 

Whole Earth Market Christmas Market

This local monthly market series will be holding its Christmas edition on December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Inside the two floors of the Shawnessy Barn, you will find great gifts from artists, creators, crafters and more.

When: December 4, 2022

Where: The Shawnessy Barn, 224 Shawmeadows Rd. S.W.

Cost: Free

 

Market Collective

Market Collective returns for two weekends in December. In addition to shopping for local products, guests can take part in workshops, listen to live music, order food and more. Vendors will be announced at a later date.

When: December 9 to 11 and 16 to 18, 2022

Where: BMO Centre Hall B and C, 20 Roundup Way S.E.

Cost: $7 weekend admission, free for children under 12

 

Heritage Treasures Christmas Market

If you missed the Heritage Fall Market in October, you’re in luck. More than 70 artisans, crafters and vendors offer a ton of variety for your gift-giving list at the Christmas edition. The market runs from Saturday at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay tuned to its Facebook page for more information to be announced.

When: December 10 and 11, 2022

Where: MVE The Heritage Centre, 4148 Hwy 580, Cremona

Cost: Free admission

 

Peak to Prairie Market

The second annual Peak to Prairie market will feature local vendors and makers offering baby items, clothing, accessories, decor and more curated gift options. Opening hours, vendors and ticket prices will be announced at a later date.

When: December 11, 2022

Where: Winsport, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W.

Cost: Tickets will be available closer to event date

 

Markets in October

Ujamaa Grandmas Bags, Babies and Beyond

Ujamaa Grandmas holds its annual fall sale in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports organizations dedicated to helping people in Africa who are affected by HIV and AIDS. The market sells handmade purses, accessories, decor items and toys. If you go home with nothing else, get a felted bag — it’s what the group is known for. Note that only debit and credit transactions will be accepted at this event. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

When: October 14 and 15, 2022

Where: Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 St. S.W.

Cost: Free; Timed tickets required for Friday, walk-ins allowed on Saturday

 

Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale

Beacon Original Art is holding its annual fall art sale where local artists display and sell their paintings, photography, ceramics, sculptures and more. Different artists will appear each day, so stop by both days to see everything on offer. The art sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

When: October 15 and 16, 2022

Where: Bridgeland-Riverside Community Hall, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.

Cost: Free admission

 

Bearspaw Fall Harvest Market

Formerly known as the Fall & Christmas Market, this market has offered fall and Christmas goodies to the community for the last 40 years. There will be over 100 vendors on site this year. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

When: October 21 to 23, 2022

Where: Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre, 253220 Bearspaw Rd.

Cost: $3 admission

 

Palette Fine Art Show and Sale

Pick out a new piece of artwork for your home at this show and sale put on by the Calgary Community Painters Society. The art show runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

When: October 21 and 22, 2022 

Where: Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.

Cost: Free admission

 

Fibre Shindig

Talented Alberta fibre artisans will be showcased at this market, featuring hand-dyed yarn, spinning fibre, felting, weaving, beads, buttons, jewellery and lots more. Admission includes a raffle ticket for door prizes provided by vendors. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: October 22, 2022

Where: Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.

Cost: $5 for adults, free for children

 

Heritage Treasures Fall Market

Make a day of it and take a drive through the countryside to check out the Heritage Fall Market. Once there, you can peruse items by more than 65 artisans and custom crafters and purchase some unique gifts. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a similar market in December as well.

When: October 22 and 23, 2022

Where: MVE The Heritage Centre, 4148 Hwy 580, Cremona, AB

Cost: Free admission

 

Markets in November

Festival of Crafts

This marketplace features works by makers and designers from across Canada, including pottery, food products, jewellery, children’s toys and more. This market starts at 10 a.m. each day.

When: November 3 to 6, 2022

Where: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way S.E.

Cost: $8, ages 12 and under are free

 

Millarville Christmas Market

The 34th annual Millarville Christmas Market is sure to give you all the seasonal feelings. Visit the vendors set up indoors and outdoors to find baked goods and handmade gifts such as pottery, stained glass pieces, woodworking, apparel and jewellery. You can also spend the day enjoying food trucks, campfires, music and more. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 3 to 6 and 10 to 13, 2022

Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society, 306097 192 St. W.

Cost: Pre-purchase tickets for $7 

 

Crossfield Christmas Market

Visit this annual Christmas market in Crossfield to do some shopping for the holidays. This year, there will be more than 200 vendors set up across four locations. All venues will be operating at the same time from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. If you can, bring a donation for the food bank.

When: November 4 and 5, 2022

Where: Crossfield Community Centre, 900 Mountain Ave.; WG Murdoch School, 1020 Mountain Ave.; Collicut Siding Golf Club, 1025 Western Dr.; Crossfield Elementary, 1120 Mountain Ave.

Cost: Free admission; accepting donations on behalf of the Calgary Food Bank

 

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale

The Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild offers just one fibre arts sale per year. Browse a selection of warm, locally made garments and learn from the pros with demos done throughout the event. With temperatures dropping and Christmas around the corner, this may be the place to find a snuggly gift for someone special. It runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 4 and 5, 2022

Where: Parkdale Nifty 50’s Senior’s Association, 3512 5 Ave. N.W.

Cost: Free admission

 

Holiday Inglewood Night Market

The Holiday Inglewood Night Market returns for another year, with more than 50 local vendors in attendance. Plus, live music, holiday workshops and a licensed bar make this a market you can spend an entire day exploring. The Inglewood Night Market will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.

When: November 4, 5, 11, 12, 25 and 26, 2022
Where: Quonset at the Crossroads Farmers’ Market, 1235 26 Ave. S.E.
Cost: $5, proceeds go towards local charities

 

Christmas in the Country Art Sale

This popular market is hosted by the Leighton Art Centre and features fine artworks and crafts from over 100 local artists in the historic Leighton home. Head to this market to find a unique, one-of-a-kind gift. Christmas in the Country runs from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from November 5 to December 21, 2022

Where: Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills, Alberta

Cost: Admission by donation

 

Mount Pleasant Potters Guild Christmas Pottery Sale

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild for its annual sale. Everything from delicate clay work to hearty pots can be found here, all from local artists.

When: November 6, 2022

Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.

Cost: Free

 

Glamorgan Christmas Fair

Now in its 29th year, this annual market has over 40 vendors selling a huge variety of local art, crafts and products. You can find food products like preserves and baked goods, art and photography, or woodworking and leather goods. The Glamorgan Christmas Fair is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 11 and 12, 2022

Where: Glamorgan Community Association, 4207 41 Ave. S.W., 403-246-8218

Cost: Free, donations accepted for local food banks

 

Holiday Craft Fair

The Bowness Community Association will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair across two days this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop from local Bowness and Calgary artisans selling items such as Christmas cards, holiday decorations, clothing and books by local authors. More details will be released closer to the event date.

When: November 12, 2022

Where: Bowness Community Association Main Hall, 7904 43 Ave. N.W.

Cost: Free admission

 

Art Market Arts and Craft Sale

Started in 1987, the Art Market has been going for more than 30 years, bringing more than 200 artisans and artists together for one of Calgary’s biggest craft and art sales. This year will include evening bar service and live music to put you in a shopping mood.

When: November 17 to 20, 2022

When: Second level of the Calgary Telus Convention Centre, 136 8 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Adults, $15; seniors and students, $12

 

Balzac Christmas Market

This annual sale has added an extra day of shopping this year. At the Balzac Christmas Market, you will find more than 75 local artisans, selling items like decor, women’s and children’s apparel, baked goods and plenty more handmade and handcrafted goods. Open Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 18 and 19, 2022

Where: Gym 4031, 292120 Wagon Wheel Blvd., Rocky View County

Cost: Free admission and parking

 

Christmas in the Creek Market

The Bragg Creek Artisans return once again this year with their annual craft market, Christmas in the Creek. Teaming up with the Bragg Creek Community Association, makers from Bragg Creek and across Alberta will be selling their goods at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Christmas in the Creek will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the weekend.

When: November 18 to 20, 2022

Where: Bragg Creek Community Association, 23 White Ave., Bragg Creek

Cost: Free

 

Banff Christmas Market

Live music, photos with Santa and an outdoor fire lounge are just a few of the perks you can experience while shopping at this Banff market. There will be more than 100 vendors in attendance, so be sure to buy a pre-purchased ticket in advance for one of the three market weekends.

When: November 18 to 20, 25 to 27 and December 2 to 4

Where: Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd., Banff

Cost: $10 entry fee, pre-purchased tickets required

 

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

This year, the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market is held over three weekends, throughout the Spruce Meadows complex. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 6:30  p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and closes at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

When: November 18 to 20, 25 to 27, and December 2 to 4, 2022

Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W.

Cost: TBA, tickets go on sale in October

 

Canmore Christmas Artisans’ Market

Paintings, pottery, body products and food items are just a few of the things you can pick up at this Canmore holiday market. It will be taking place at two locations this year, so be sure to check out both spots from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission proceeds will go towards the Canmore Preschool Society.

When: November 19 and 20

Where: Canmore Seniors’ Centre, 600 9 St. and Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7 Ave., Canmore

Cost: $5 admission (free for children under 12)

 

Shawnessy Christmas Craft Fair

This one-day Christmas craft fair will fill two floors with more than 30 vendors you can shop from. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 19, 2022 

Where: The Shawnessy Barn, 224 Shawmeadows Rd. S.W.

Cost: Free admission with a donation to the Calgary Food Bank

 

The Grand South Christmas Market

This Christmas fair will have more than 70 vendors, covering multiple floors for all your market shopping needs. Drop your kids off at the kids zone and take care of all your holiday shopping at once. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 19, 2022 

Where: Mahogany Beach Club, 29 Masters Park S.E.

Cost: Free admission, with a requested Calgary Food Bank donation

 

Auburn House Christmas Craft and Marketplace

Browse a variety of vendors for uniquely handmade products, just in time for the holiday season. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 19, 2022

Where: Auburn House, 200 Auburn Bay Blvd. S.E.

Cost: Free, requesting food bank donations

 

New Brighton’s Annual Christmas Market

Get your holiday shopping done at this market by the New Brighton Residents Association, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 19. Browse the wares of exhibitors indoors and in the outdoor tent for all of your Christmas needs.

When: November 19, 2022

Where: The New Brighton Clubhouse, 2 New Brighton Dr. S.E.

Cost: Free, requesting food bank donations

 

Century Hall Christmas Market

This year, the Cranston Residents Association will host its annual Christmas Market at Cranston Century Hall. The market is free to check out and will feature local vendors and a kid’s market. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 19, 2022

Where: Cranston Century Hall, 11 Cranarch Rd. S.E.

Cost: Free

 

Crafts and Christmas Baking Sale

Come to this annual Christmas market and you’ll find artisans selling unique crafts and gifts such as candles, pottery and handmade wood products. More information on this market will be released closer to the opening date. This market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When: November 19, 2022

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 290 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.

Cost: Free admission

 

Acadia Christmas Market

Head into Acadia Recreation Complex for this market full with local vendors and artisans. Parking and admission is free, and it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 19, 2022

Where: Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free

 

The Holiday Market at Deerfoot Inn & Casino

This holiday market is back for its second year. Taking place inside Deerfoot Inn & Casino, the market will feature more than 60 vendors, with all kinds of local crafts for purchase. 

When: November 20, 2022

Where: 11500 35 St. S.E.

Cost: Free admission

 

Made in Alberta Fall Market

The Made in Alberta Fall Market is full of award-winning products. Stop by to celebrate Alberta makers with vendors like Lazy Bake, Draw the Line Jewelry by Kari Woo, Mighty Pines Cocktail Co. and 2022 grand prize winner GroundUp eco-ventures. All of this will be taking place at Bow Valley Square, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

When: November 23 and 24, 2022

Where: Bow Valley Square, 205 5 Ave. S.W.

Cost: Free admission

 

AUArts SA Show + Sale

This year, the AUArts Students’ Association is hosting an in-person show and sale, for the first time since 2019, to highlight the impressive work of its artists. Expect ceramics, digital prints, mixed media, jewellery, paintings, sculptures and more. Stop by on Friday for the First Night Fundraiser for the first look at items up for sale.

When: November 25 to 27, 2022

Where: AUArts Campus, 1407 14 Ave. N.W.

Cost: Free

 

Little Modern Market

At Little Modern Market, expect a wide range of products by local vendors including jewellery, children’s items, clothing, beauty products and more. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

When: November 26, 2022

Where: First Alliance Church, 12345 40 St. S.E.

Cost: $5 entry fee, or a donation to the Calgary Food Bank

 

Springbank Heritage Centre Gingerbread Tea Artisan and Bake Sale

The Springbank Heritage Centre is hosting a bake sale to fundraise for the non-profit organization. At the sale, you’ll find handmade goods, holiday decor, jewellery, paintings and baked goods. This sale is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 26, 2022
Where: Springbank Heritage Centre, 244168 Range Rd. 33
Cost: Free; or $5 for gingerbread and refreshments

 

Lake Bonavista Christmas Craft Fair

This craft fair sells a range of products created by local artisans, including knitting and paper products. You’ll also find items that aren’t from crafters, like Pampered Chef and Tupperware. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

When: November 26 and 27, 2022

Where: Lake Bonavista Community Centre, 1401 Acadia Dr. S.E.

Cost: Free

 

Cochrane Artisan Christmas Market

The annual Cochrane Artisan Christmas Market has added two extra days this year, making it a four-day event that is a great option for grabbing gifts. There will be over 45 artisan vendors selling hand-crafted giftware. This market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and until 3 p.m. on Sundays.

When: November 26 and 27 and December 3 and 4, 2022 

Where: Lions Club Event Centre, 109 Fifth Ave., Cochrane, AB

Cost: Free admission

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