Holiday Arts and Crafts Markets In and Around Calgary

Craft season extravaganza runs until mid-December.

Photograph by Lindsay Skeans Photography.

It’s the time of year to shop for all things handmade. The arts and crafts markets in and around Calgary have already started, meaning now’s the time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. You can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list from now until mid-December.


Markets In October

Curated Fall Market

The Curated Fall Market returns to Calgary from October 4 to 5. The market features 70 vendors, not to mention food trucks and entertainment.

When: October 4 to 5, 2019
Where: Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave. N.W.
Cost: $4

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 grandmas are selling 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.

When: October 18 to 19, 2019
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 St. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Vintage & Vines Country Market

The Vintage & Vines Country Market is at the Livestock Pavilion Ag Society Grounds in Strathmore. Shop for a range of vintage and handmade items from local vendors such as glasswork, vintage furniture, home decor and art.

When: October 18 to 19, 2019
Where: Livestock Pavilion, 33 Wheatland Tr., Strathmore
Cost: $3 admission for adults (some of the proceeds will go towards the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society)

State of Art Society Fall Show and Sale

This annual event includes 17 local artists selling their pieces including paintings, glassworks, sculptures, jewellery, woodwork and more. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

When: October 18 and 19, 2019
Where: Strathcona Community Centre, 277 Strathcona Dr. S.W.
Cost: Fundraising with proceeds going to Art FUNdamentals program with the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

The Fibre Shindig

This craft show is dedicated to all the knitters, crocheters and felters in Calgary. Stop by the Fibre Shindig and buy yarn, beads and buttons for all your fibre-focused projects. There will also be items like ceramics, fibre tools and jewellery. Paid entry includes a raffle ticket for door prizes.

When: October 19, 2019
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 5 Ave. N.W.
Cost: $5 admission; kids are free

Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale

Beacon Original Art is holding its 10th annual fall art sale where local artists display and sell their paintings, photography, ceramics, sculptures and more. More than 30 artists will be at the event, so don’t miss the chance to meet your favourites.

When: October 19, 2019
Where: Bridgeland-Riverside Community Hall, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Cost: Free admission

Calyx Distinctive Arts Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

This two-day art exhibition and sale showcases work by more than 30 different artists each day. Now in its 38th year, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: October 19 to 20, 2019
Where: Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101 2 St. N.W.
Cost: Free 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. While you’re there, be sure to check out the “Wall if Minis” – a selection of small paintings made with the theme of Autumn. The art show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: October 26, 2019
Where: Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Bearspaw Fall & Christmas Market

This market has offered fall and Christmas goodies to the community for the last 37 years. This year, more than 90 vendors are selling various handmade items. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

When: October 25, 26 and 27, 2019
Where: Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre, 253220 Bearspaw Rd.
Cost: $3 admission

The Pioneer Holiday Market

The Pioneer on Stephen Avenue is launching its first ever holiday market at the end of October and beginning of November. Local vendors will be selling jewellery, art, food, clothing and more. They’ll be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

When: October 31, November 1 and 2, 2019
Where: The Pioneer, 117 8 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Admission is free with an option to make a donation to the Children’s Cottage Society.

Markets In November

Airdrie Christmas Show

Don’t miss the ninth annual Airdrie Christmas Show. The two-day show runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 1 and 2, 2019
Where: Airdrie Town and Country Centre, 275 Jensen Dr. N.E.
Cost: Free admission

Antique Central at the Hangar Flight Museum

This unique event will have shopping, wine and airplanes! Come in and shop a 15,000-square-feet multi level venue where there will be local vendors, a photo booth, some wine and cocktails available for purchase and more. Admission includes entrance to the museum.

When: November 1 and 2, 2019
Where: The Hangar Flight Museum, 4629 McCall Way N.E.
Cost: $5.50 to $14

Sublime True Craft Market

The Sublime True Craft Market, co-hosted by Wordfest, takes place at Memorial Park Library on November 1 and 2. This curated market handpicks their vendors and this edition will include textiles, ceramics, fine art and other artisan goods. Check this market out from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 1 and 2, 2019
Where: Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Cost: $5 for the weekend

Christmas Tea and Market

Come to this quaint country store and shop all your holiday needs including clothing, aprons, mittens, baked goods, preserves, jams and more. The market is run by Southwood Church Women and it runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 2, 2019
Where: Southwood Church, 10690 Elbow Dr. S.W.
Cost: Admission to the market is free; admission to Tea Room is $7 for adults, $5 for children and 4-years and under are free.

Peace By Piece Christmas Market

This is the fourth year the Peace By Piece Christmas Market has taken place and it’s a great spot to do some holiday shopping. This year’s vendors will be offering bath bombs, homemade preserves, jewellery, mittens, clay art and more. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are taking donations for the Interfaith Food Bank.

When: November 2, 2019
Where: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903 75 Ave. S.W.

Chestermere Christmas Craft Sale 

Shoppers have been visiting this annual market since 1993, with Crazy4Crafts running it since 2010. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to meet the artisans and pick up some Christmas gifts.

When: November 2, 2019
Where: Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre, 201 West Chestermere Dr.
Cost: Free admission with a donation to the Food Bank

Crossfield Christmas Market

Visit this annual Christmas market in Crossfield to do some shopping for the holidays. New this year is a second location for the market at W.G. Murdoch High School. Both will be operating at the same time so be sure to make time for both. There will be more than 200 vendors, including food vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a donation for the Food Bank.

When: November 2, 2019
Where: Crossfield Community Centre, 900 Mountain Ave.
Cost: Free admission with a donation to the Food Bank

TTMAC Holiday Market

Not-for-profit organization Twins, Triplets and More Association of Calgary (TTMAC) hosts its fifth annual holiday market this year. The group supports families with (or expecting) multi-birth children with programs like workshops and peer-to-peer chat. Select vendors include Nicole’s Reading Nook, Twin Timbers Rustic Design, Grandma Snuggles and food ware items from Pampered Chef.

When: November 2, 2019
Where: Inglewood Community Hall, 1740 24 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Free admission

Springbank Christmas Market

This festive craft sale is a great spot to shop for handmade crafts and artwork. You’ll find items like holiday ornaments, birdhouses, photography, bath products, candles, stone carvings and more. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 2 and 3, 2019
Where: Springbank Community High School, 32226 Springbank Rd.
Cost: Free admission

The Little Vegan Market

Join the Little Vegan Market for two Saturdays in November for some compassionate shopping. There will be everything from food to clothing and house wares at this sale, which is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturdays.

When: November 2 and 9, 2019
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association , 3130 16 St. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Fall Pottery Market

This non-profit guild is holding its fall pottery sale on November 3. The locally-made wares support workshops, lectures open to the public, the purchase of new equipment and scholarships. Buy something beautiful and unique and support local artisans in the process.

When: November 3, 2019
Where: Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Festival of Crafts

More than 230 artisans from across Canada convene at Stampede Park to sell their gorgeous handmade goods at the Festival of Crafts. The market showcases work by artists, artisans and designers — you’ll be able to find clothing, food products, artwork, glassware, bath products and much more for everyone on your Christmas list.

When: November 7 to 10, 2019
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way S.E.
Cost: Adults $7 admission

Millarville Christmas Market

Back for a 31st year, this 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 hay rides, roasted chestnuts, carolers and music. Be sure to take your kids for a photo with Santa too. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.

When: November 7 to 10, 2019
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society, 306097 192 St. W.
Cost: $5 admission

27th Annual Christmas Fair

Glamorgan Community Association is hosting its annual Christmas fair to showcase local vendors. It is selling art, spices, soaps, cards, crafts and other goods. The fair runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 8 and 9, 2019
Where: Glamorgan Community Hall, 4207 41 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Free admission with donations accepted for the Food Bank

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale

The Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild offers just one fibre arts sale per year at its Artpoint studio in Inglewood. 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.

When: November 8 to 9, 2019
Where: Artpoint, 1139 11 St. S.E.
Cost: Free admission

Holiday Craft Fair

The Bowness Community Association holds its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop from more than 100 local artisans selling items such as Christmas cards, Holiday decorations, clothing and even books by local authors. Take a picture with Santa (at a cost) and enter to win the 50/50 draw.

When: November 9, 2019
Where: Bowness Community Association Main Hall, 7904 43 Ave. N.W.
Cost: Free

Annual Craft Fair

Thirty vendors sell their creations at this annual craft fair and there will also be a musician on location providing live entertainment. A Noel Cafe will be selling food during the fair, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 9, 2019
Where: Good Shepherd Church, 6311 Norfolk Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free

The Group Art Society of Calgary’s Fall Show and Sale

This show and sale is all about paintings. In addition to displaying and selling them, The Group will also give away an original work by Linda Lalonde and showcase a live painting demonstration. Parking is free and you can attend any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 9, 2019
Where: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903 75 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Varsity Community Association Christmas Craft Sale

This free market features more than 50 artisan and home-crafter vendors. Browse knitting, jewellery, photography, woodwork and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 9, 2019
Where: Varsity Community Association, 4303 Varsity Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Alberta Potter’s Association Christmas Pottery Sale

Join Alberta Potter’s Association (APA) for their annual Christmas pottery sale. APA’s master ceramic artists will be selling tableware, structural art, mugs, teapots, bowls and more. Get an original piece for your collection or buy one for a loved one.

When: November 9, 2019
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Cost: Free admission

Okotoks Christmas Market

More than 150 artisans will be on-site for this annual curated Christmas market in Okotoks. There will be jewellery, apparel, baked goods, artwork, bath products and much more at this curated market. Plus, don’t miss out on free activities for children, food trucks and photos with Santa. The market is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

When: November 8 to 10, 2019
Where: Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way and Elks Hall, 58 Elizabeth Street, Okotoks
Cost: Adults $5 admission

Sunalta Art Collective Art Sale

Choosing to go to all the arts sales on the weekend is exhausting. Come to this Wednesday night sale and get in some holiday shopping. They will be selling handmade crafts, drawings, paintings and more. There will also be a live DJ and gift raffle.

When: November 13, 2019
Where: Sunalta Community Hall, 1627 10 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Calgary Christmas Market

Shop everything for on top of the table or under the tree at the Calgary Christmas Market, which runs Thursday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take in the sights and smells and sip on mulled wine or Christmas cocktail samples while perusing locally made and grown items. There will also be a hot chocolate bar, live entertainment, cookie decorating, visits with Santa and more.

When: November 14 to December 23, 2019
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Free admission

Tibetan Bazaar

Come and shop authentic Tibetan crafts, scarves, shawls, carpets, jewellery and so much more. They’ll also be serving Tibetan cuisine that is both vegetarian and non. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Westgate Community Hall, 4943 8 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Adults $2 admission

McKenzie Towne Christmas Craft Fair

Get your holiday shopping in at the McKenzie Towne Christmas Craft Fair. There will be local vendors in the Towne Hall gymnasium selling items ranging from jewellery to beauty products to crocheted products. The one-day market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: McKenzie Towne Hall, 40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. S.E.
Cost: Free admission

Southern Alberta Art Alliance 2019 Fall Art Show and Sale

Decorate your home with a new piece of art from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance. At its fall show, you will find locally made pieces in a range of mediums. There is free parking at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Holy Cross Anglican Church, 2828 19 St. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Christmas Craft and Marketplace

Auburn Bay Residents Association will be hosting their market for one day only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are partnering with neighbouring communities in the south including Cranston, New Brighton, McKenzie Towne and Mahogany for The Grand South Christmas Markets. Get there early and nab a passport, which will be available in each participating community, and you will be given the opportunity to win a gift basket valued at $3000.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Auburn House, 200 Auburn Bay Blvd. S.E.
Cost: Free admission; accepting donations on behalf of the Calgary Food Bank

Acadia Christmas Market

This market in Acadia will include vendors selling knitting, crocheting, ornaments and other kinds of homemade items for purchase. It runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Acadia Recreational Complex, 240 90 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Free admission

Winter Greens and Festive Lights Christmas Market 2019

Come to this annual Christmas market and you’ll find artisans selling handmade products and gifts and a huge bake table where you can buy homemade jams, jellies and baked goods. There will also be a Christmas Cafe for you to enjoy while perusing all the locally made items. This market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 290 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Art Market Art & Craft Sale

This is one of the biggest art and craft sales in the city and you’ll find great gifts here that you won’t find at any other market. There will be around 200 artisans from across Canada, evening bar service and a live band. Also, enter to win a $1,000 showcase.

When: November 14 to 17, 2019
Where: Telus Convention Centre, 136 8 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Adults $12 admission

Contextural Christmas Artisan Sale

Contextural is a fibre arts collective based in Calgary. Using textiles, they create artisan items including hand dyed clothing and home decor to accessories and original art and more. At this sale, they’ll be selling works from across the spectrum and offering Christmas decor and ornaments to help get ready for the holiday season.

When: November 15 and 16, 2019
Where: Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602 8 St. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Crestmont Christmas Market

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this weekend Christmas market. The Crestmont Christmas Market features jewellery, woodworking pieces, artwork and more. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

When: November 16 and 17, 2019
Where: Crestmont Hall, 12400 Crestmont Blvd. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

4th Annual Azuridge Christmas Market

Head to the beautiful Azuridge Estate Hotel in Priddis to do your Christmas shopping at this two-day market. Now in its fourth year, the market will feature more than 40 Alberta vendors, drinks and food samples, and the chance to take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 16 and 17, 2019
Where: Azuridge Estate Hotel, 178057 272 St. W., Priddis
Cost: Free admission, $10 per carload parking fee

Light Up Okotoks Christmas Market

Downtown Okotoks comes alive during the Light Up Okotoks Christmas Market. The market itself is held at the Elks Lodge while several downtown streets will be closed to cars so outdoor family fun can take place. There is a Sugar Shack, fire pits and wagon rides, so after you’re done in the market, head outside on the Friday and check out all the events.

When: November 15 and 16, 2019
Where: Elks Lodge, 58 Elizabeth St., Okotoks
Cost: Free admission

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

This market is taking place over three weekends starting in mid-November and running into December. Find imported and handmade items that are perfect for your loved ones at the indoor and outdoor venues. More than 300 vendors are on-site and there will also be live music performances and entertainment.

When: November 15 to 17, 2019; November 22 to 24, 2019; November 29 to December 1, 2019
Where: Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W.
Cost: $12 at the venue; $10 in advance

Banff Christmas Market

Make a weekend getaway out to this European-inspired market in Banff. In addition to shopping for handmade gifts, there are activities such as an opening ceremony, children’s storytime, Santa visits, sleigh rides and more throughout both weekends, so be sure to check the schedule of events. Plus, make sure you check out Park Distillery’s Outdoor Lounge Bar to get some mulled wine or build your own spiked hot chocolate.

When: November 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, 2019
Where: Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd., Banff
Cost: $7.50 for general admission; $15 for a weekend pass

Balzac Christmas Market

The annual Balzac Christmas Market is the perfect spot to pick up some gifts for your loved ones. Shop the market’s two levels for items like baking, knitting and woodworking. Admission is free, and the market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Balzac Community Hall, 10075 Township Rd. 262, Balzac
Cost: Free admission

Christmas Crafter’s Market

This annual Christmas craft market in Silver Springs welcomes many local vendors selling handmade items. Browse the selection of jewellery, soaps, crocheted items, accessories and more. Bring along a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank as well. This market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Silver Springs Community Association, 5720 Silver Ridge Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Mahogany Christmas Market

Browse over 50 vendors including amusing oddities like KnitWits and Company Name at this one-day market in southeast Calgary. Offerings include photography, face painting and commodities for adults, babies and even pets. Live music will be performed by the Sonata School of Music.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Mahogany HOA, 29 Masters Park S.E.
Cost: Free admission

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 4 p.m. on November 16. Local artisans, youth entrepreneurs and crafters will be on site for the day, so be sure to check them out.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: 2 New Brighton Dr. S.E.
Cost: A non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank.

26th Annual Blessed Cardinal Newman Christmas Market

This market, which is held at a local elementary/junior high school, will have more than 100 vendors and live music to listen to while you shop. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Blessed Cardinal Newman School, 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. S.E.
Cost: Entry by donation

RESET Society of Calgary’s 12th Annual Holiday Fair

Come and support a good cause while shopping local goodies for your loved ones. Rapid Exit from Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (RESET) Society of Calgary is holding their annual holiday fair in support of the RESET Scholarship Fund. The fund will help women facing obstacles while pursuing their educational goals. They will be selling local art, handmade baked goods, crafts and more. This market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 16, 2019
Where: Wild Rose United Church, 1317 1 St. N.W.
Cost: $2 admission – includes one ticket for door prizes

Shawnessy Christmas Craft Fair

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

When: November 16, 2019
Where: The Shawnessy Barn, 224 Shawmeadows Rd. S.W.
Cost: Free admission with a donation to the Calgary Food Bank

Canmore Christmas Artisans’ Market

In mid-November, more than 85 local artisans are offering paintings, photography, pottery, apparel, food, furniture and more at this Canmore market. There are also be food vendors. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

When: November 16 to 17, 2019
Where: Canmore Collegiate High School, 1800 8 Ave., Canmore
Cost: $3 admission. The admission fee goes towards the Canmore Preschool Society.

Bragg Creek Artisans 42nd Annual Show & Sale

Escape the city for your arts and crafts shopping. More than 65 local artisans showcase their work at this sale, which is back for its 42nd year. This market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the whole weekend.

When: November 16 and 17, 2019
Where: Bragg Creek Community Association, 23 White Ave., Bragg Creek
Cost: Free admission

Handmade Here Collective Boutique Christmas Sale

Local artists sell their prints, ceramics, jewellery and more at Handmade Here’s Christmas sale. Shop the work of 25 artisans and artists including Brooke Bampton, Karin Thorsteinsson and Milt Fischbein. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

When: November 16 and 17, 2019
Where: Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Lake Bonavista Christmas Craft Fair

This craft fair sells a range of products created by local artisans, including knitting and paper items. In the multi-purpose room, you’ll also find items that aren’t from crafters, like Pampered Chef and Tupperware. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m both days.

When: November 16 to 17, 2019
Where: Lake Bonavista Community Centre, 1401 Acadia Dr. S.E.
Cost: TBA

Cochrane Christmas Market

Shop jewellery, home decor, artwork, apparel and more from 100+ vendors at the Cochrane Christmas Market. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the Food Bank.

When: November 17, 2019
Where: Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Rd.
Cost: $3 admission or free with a Food Bank donation.

Calgary Night Market Holiday Shopping Series

In November and December, the Calgary Night Market heads indoors for its holiday shopping series. On five different nights from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., the market will host more than 40 vendors offering items like ornaments, apparel, jewellery and baked goods. Expect to see live entertainment and a DJ at the markets as well.

When: November 22 and 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2019
Where: Eau Claire Market, Centre Court, 200 Barclay Parade S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Dalhousie Christmas Craft Fairs

Because of popular demand, this Christmas market has extended into an extra night of shopping. On Friday, the association will open their doors for their first ever Christmas night market. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can shop the night away while enjoying a complimentary hot beverage such as hot chocolate or coffee. But you’ll want to come back the next day, because they are having different vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free for this event.

When: November 22 and 23, 2019
Where: Dalhousie Community Association, 5432 Dalhart Rd. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

6th Annual Bearspaw Christmas Market

This popular market now extends over two days. Kids can visit Santa for a photo op for a small donation that goes to a local charity. A portion of your admission fee goes to the Calgary Food Bank and includes a chance to win $25 towards shopping on site.

When: November 22 and 23, 2019
Where: RockPointe Church, 255024 Lochend Road N.W., Bearspaw
Cost: $2 per person; ages 14 and under are free

Authentically Indigenous Holiday Craft Show & Marketplace

Shop for items like art, jewellery, beadwork, home decor, dreamcatchers and baked goods made by Indigenous artists and businesses at the holiday edition of the Authentically Indigenous Craft Show. This is the fifth year the market has taken place and there will be more than 30 vendors to check out. Bring your kids to the market with you to meet Santa or make some crafts in the children’s activity area.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Kerby Centre, 1133 7 Ave. S.W.
Cost: $2 for adults

Canyon Meadows Christmas Market

The third annual Canyon Meadows Christmas Market will feature crafters, artisans and other home-based businesses from the surrounding neighbourhood. Enjoy a complimentary cup of cider while you browse the market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Canyon Meadows Community Association (Lloyd Hand Hall), 848 Cantabrian Dr. S.W.
Cost: Free with a non-perishable donation to the Calgary Food Bank

Deaf & Hear Alberta Christmas Market

This is their first ever Christmas market and they will be selling handmade crafts, baked goods, assistive devices and so much more. There will be deaf and hard of hearing interpreters on location at this market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Deaf & Hear Alberta, 63 Cornell Rd. N.W.
Cost: $2 admission with proceeds going to their Adopt-a-Family program.

Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market

Its old-world charm makes Nanton the perfect destination to shop for handmade gifts. The Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market, which will have a concession, takes place during Nanton Lights the Way.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Nanton Community Memorial Centre, 18 St., Nanton
Cost: Free admission

Little Modern Market

Little Modern Market celebrates all things local. The holiday edition features 80 vendors to shop from, including Bigfoot Custom Shoes, Honolua Ukuleles, The Vegan Popcorn Company, Wrinkle + Crease Paper Products and more.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Rally Pointe, 11511 35 St. S.E.
Cost: $5

RRRHA Christmas Market

Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowners Association’s annual Christmas market will showcase unique gifts including jewellery, soy candles, greeting cards, home decor and more. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Rocky Ridge Ranch, 10709 Rocky Ridge Blvd. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Got it Made

At the Got it Made market, more than 25 vendors sell items like handmade dolls, cards, jewellery, fibre, art, shaving accessories, children’s apparel and more. It’s a one-day event that runs from noon to 6 p.m.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Kingsland Community Hall, 505 78 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

The Waldorf Faire & Artisan Market

Held at Calgary Waldorf School, this market features vendors selling mixed media pieces, holiday ornaments, artwork, pottery and more. Guests can also grab some lunch or dessert at the cafe or take their children to activities throughout most of the day. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Calgary Waldorf School, 515 Cougar Ridge Dr. S.W.
Cost: $2 admission

4th Annual Christmas Market

Bring the whole family down to Kenneth D. Taylor School to shop for holiday wreaths, children’s books, bath products, baked goods and more at this Christmas market. Besides shopping, there will also be tons of activities including cookie decorating, face painting and the opportunity to get a photo with Santa. New this year is Kid’s Lane, which encourages young entrepreneurs to sell their creations.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Kenneth D. Taylor School, 30 Evanscove Cir. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

YYC Alternative Holiday Market 

Shop here for the rockabilly, metalhead or hipster in your life. The YYC Alternative Holiday Market’s offerings include men, women and children’s clothing, home decor, ceramics and more.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Inglewood Community Association Hall, 1740 24 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Free admission

Glenmore Temple Christmas Craft Fair and Gift Sale

For one day only, shop the Glenmore Temple Christmas Craft Fair and Gift Sale where there will be 25 vendors selling original handmade items. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: The Salvation Army, Glenmore Temple, 921 68 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

AUArts Student Association Fall Show and Sale

Support the city’s emerging artists by attending the AUArts Fall Show and Sale. Here you can buy paintings, drawings, glass, jewellery, media arts, photography and more. The market runs 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days and all proceeds go towards helping AUArts students.

When: November 23 and 24, 2019
Where: Alberta University of the Arts, 1407 14 Ave. N.W.
Cost: Admission by donation

Fort Calgary Holiday Artisan’s Fair

Fort Calgary holds a holiday artisan fair with more than 60 local vendors offering jewellery, artwork, glasswork and more. This popular event now extends over the last full weekend in November from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Be sure to check out the pop-up cafe and artisan demos. If you’re looking to extend the festivities into the evening, it also has an open bar and tickets available for purchase to its Black and White Movie Night.

When: November 23 and 24, 2019
Where: Fort Calgary, 750 9 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Free with a donation to the Veteran’s Food Bank

Lakeview Christmas Market

This market in Southwest Calgary runs one day only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy unique handmade gifts, delicious homemade treats, bake sale goodies and refreshments. Food bank donations will be accepted throughout the day.

When: November 24, 2019
Where: Lake Community Hall, 6110 34 St. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market

Canada’s largest indoor light park and Christmas market is coming to Calgary for more than a month. Buy tickets early to save and check out all the attractions including an interactive light park, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, Santa’s Village, an artisan market and more.

When: November 28 to December 31, 2019
Where: Nutrien Centre at the Stampede Grounds, 1410 Olympic Way S.E.
Cost: $15 to $75

Calgary Expo Holiday Market

This is probably the most nerdy holiday market you’ll stumble upon all season, and that’s a good thing. This holiday market is presented by the team behind the Calgary Expo, so expect all your geeky shopping and art needs to be met. Local retailers, vendors and artists sell comics, toys, collectibles and art. If you want, you can even wear a costume.

When: November 30, 2019
Where: BMO Centre Hall B, 20 Roundup Way S.W.
Cost: $10 adults; kids 12 and under free

North Haven Christmas Makers Market

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. join the North Haven Community Association as they host their Christmas Makers Market. You will find local handmade products including jewellery, terrariums, bird houses, art and more. There will also be free face painting for the kids.

When: November 30, 2019
Where: North Haven Community Hall, 5003 North Haven Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Etsy Calgary’s One-Stop Christmas Shop

Stop by the Golden Acre Home and Garden for Etsy Calgary’s Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here you will find all sorts of Christmas treasures including decorations, locally made gifts and even Christmas trees for your home.

When: November 30, 2019
Where: Golden Acre Home and Garden, 620 Goddard Ave. N.E.
Cost: $3 admission for adults

Make It! Holiday Market

If it’s handmade goods you’re looking for, the Make It! market is a must-visit. There will be tonnes of local vendors at this holiday market, selling everything from handmade treats to baby items to home decor. Shop for clothes from Ole Originals, jewellery from Adorned, sweets from Natural Kitchen Delights and luxurious soaps from Suntree Soaps.

When: November 29 to December 1, 2019
Where: Northland Village, 5111 Northland Dr. N.W.
Cost: $6 at the door for adults

Christmas at the Market

While the Farmers & Makers Market runs on Saturdays year-round at cSpace, it is stepping up its game for the imminent holiday season. Mr. Claus will be there every Saturday and you can take a “Selfie with Santa”. You can also meet the makers, growers and producers themselves at this market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday.

When: November 30, December 7, 14 and 21, 2019
Where: cSpace King Edward, 1721 29 Ave. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Markets In December

Christmas in the Country Art Sale

Visit the historic Leighton house for two weekends of art sales. With more than 2500 art pieces, including paintings, decorations, treats and more, you’ll surely find something unique for that special someone. Parking and admission are free and they’ll also be giving away complimentary holiday treats.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until December 21
Where: Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. W., Millarville
Cost: Free admission

Wildflower Arts Salon Winter Show and Sale

This December marks the ninth annual Wildflower Arts Salon and Sale. Admire artwork made by the individuals who work at the Wildflower Art Centre and purchase your favourite pieces by these artists. You can also chat with them directly about their artistic process. Artworks available include paintings, ceramics, textiles and more.

When: December 1, 2019
Where: Wildflower Arts Centre, 3363 Spruce Drive S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Foothills Alliance Christmas Market

Shop for handmade products from around 75 vendors at this Christmas market. At 10:45 a.m., there is a 40-minute inspirational program. Childcare for preschoolers provided from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

When: December 5, 2019
Where: Foothills Alliance Church, 333 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.

Market Collective

If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, don’t worry — Market Collective is here for you. The local artisan market returns for three weekends in December, and in addition to featuring the work of more than 150 local artisans, there will be food vendors, interactive workshops and more.

When: December 6 to 8, 13 to 15 and 20 to 22, 2019
Where: The BMO Centre Hall C, 20 Roundup Way S.E.
Cost: $6 for the weekend

Granary Road Christmas Market

Venture just outside the city limits to spend a day at the Granary Road attraction in the Foothills. While the learning park area is subject to admission, this free public market is open to all and includes more than 50 vendors on site for your perusal.

When: December 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22, 2019
Where: Granary Road Park, 226066 112 St. W., Foothills
Cost: Free admission (market only)

North Glenmore Community Association Annual Craft Market

Browse more than 50 vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at this annual market. Attendees are offered free admission, parking and coffee to take the stress out of holiday shopping. You’ll find knitting, crochet, pet accessories, paintings, jewellery, festive decor, food and cookies, wooden items and more.

When: December 7, 2019
Where: North Glenmore Community Association, 2231 Longridge Dr. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

Ranchlands Community Association Christmas Craft Fair

Vendors for this craft fair are mostly home-based artisans. In addition to shopping, spend $2 on a raffle ticket for the chance to win a gift basket — all proceeds benefit BowWest Community Resource Centre.

When: December 7, 2019
Where: Ranchlands Community Association, 7713 Ranchview Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission with food or cash donation to Calgary Food Bank and/or BowWest Community Resource Centre

Triwood Christmas Market

Support local by attending the Triwood Christmas Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sip on a hot beverage while perusing vendors and be sure to take a stroll through their winter wonderland.

When: December 7, 2019
Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Admission by donation to the Alzheimer’s Society

Century Downs’ 5th Annual Christmas Market – Weihnachtsmarkt

Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Century Downs is hosting their fifth annual Christmas market in partnership with New Horizon Mall in Balzac. You can shop local artisans and food vendors and there’s even going to be a cookie decorating station. Market passports will be available at both locations and be sure to get them both stamped to qualify for a prize.

When: December 7 and 8, 2019
Where: Century Downs Race Track and Casino, 260 Century Downs Dr.
Cost: Free admission

Cedarbrae’s Merry Little Christmas Market

Join Cedarbrae Community Association in celebrating the holidays with their Merry Little Christmas Market. You’ll find handmade crafts, commercial vendors, a kiddies corner and concession stand. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

When: December 7 and 8, 2019
Where: Cedarbrae Community League Association, 11024 Oakfield Dr. S.W.
Cost: Free admission

3rd Annual Christmas Market At The Farm

The Saskatoon Farm is holding their third annual Christmas market showcasing more than 250 vendors categorized as vintage, handmade and locally sourced. Music and other entertainment will keep the kids busy and there are plenty of locally made baked goods and hot beverages to keep you from dropping while you shop.

When: December 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2019
Where: Saskatoon Farm, 80181 338 Ave. East, Foothills
Cost: Free admission

A Very Local Holiday

The recurring Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Markets has invited artisans and crafters to partake in this one-day-only holiday edition. Kill two birds with one stone and get fresh, local food to serve on the big day while browsing for a special handmade gift for anyone left on your list. This market runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

When: December 11, 2019
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

Last Minute Holiday Market

Curated Market is hosting their first ever Last Minute Holiday Market. The market will feature 70 vendors that you can shop from, as well as live entertainment and food trucks.

When: December 13 and 14, 2019
Where: Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave. N.W.
Cost: $4 admission

Heritage Treasures Christmas Market

Make a day of it and take a drive through the countryside to check out Heritage Treasures Christmas Market. Once there, you can take a hayride, go skating or get your picture taken with Santa. Finish your Christmas shopping with items made by talented local vendors. The market runs 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

When: December 14 and 15, 2019
Where: MVE The Heritage Centre, 4148 Hwy 580, Cremona, AB
Cost: Free admission

Correction: Sublime True Craft Market was previously described as described as being presented by Bee Kingdom Glass. In fact, Bee Kingdom Glass will simply be one of the vendors selected by the event’s team.

We will keep updating this article as we learn of more arts and crafts and Christmas markets. Think we missed an important market? Let us know.

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