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

Vend Urban Market

Vend Market is teaming up with Thistle + Clover to host a holiday market at the Lake Bonavista Promenade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 2.

When: December 2, 2023

Where: Lake Bonavista Promenade, 755 Lake Bonavista Dr. S.E

Cost: Free admission

 

Under $100 Art Show

This year is the 16th annual Under $100 Art Show hosted by Art Spot Calgary, with two weekends to get all of your holiday shopping done. 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.

When: December 7 to 10 and 14 to 17, 2023

Where: TBA

Cost: TBA

 

Christmas Craft Market

Watts Alberta Events is debuting its first annual Christmas Crafts Market. Join in the festivities with 93 vendors, raffles, prizes and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and ends at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

When: December 8 to 10, 2023

Where: Magnolia Banquet Hall, 5075 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.

Cost: Free admission

 

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.

When: December 8 to 10 and 15 to 17, 2023

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

Cost: $7 weekend admission

 

Ranchlands Winter Craft Market

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

When: December 9, 2023

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

Cost: Free

 

Heritage Treasures Christmas Market

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

When: December 9 and 10, 2023

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

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 2 to 5, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

Millarville Christmas Market

The 35th annual Millarville Christmas Market is sure to give you all the seasonal feels. 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 2 to 5 and 9 to 12, 2023

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

Cost: Pre-purchase tickets for $6

 

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale

The Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild offers only 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 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 3 and 4, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

Festive Foothills Art Sale

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

When: Tuesday to Sunday from November 10 to December 21, 2023 (starts online November 7)

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

Cost: Admission by donation

 

Peak to Prairie Market

The third annual Peak to Prairie market will feature more than 75 local vendors and makers offering baby items, clothing, accessories, decor and more. Opening hours, vendors and ticket prices will be announced at a later date.

When: November 12, 2023

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

Cost: TBA

 

Art Market Arts and Craft Sale

Dating back to 1987, the Art Market has been going for more than 35 years, bringing hundreds of 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 help put you in a shopping mood.

When: November 16 to 19, 2023

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

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

 

Contextural Fibre Arts Sale

Contextural is a group of artists who support each other in their individual fibre practices, and they’ll be hosting their annual Contextural Fibre Arts Sale this November. Shoppers can view and purchase beautiful fibre work, while learning about the art process from the artists themselves. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

When: November 17 and 18, 2023

Where: Alexandra Dance Hall, 922 9 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free admission

 

Balzac Christmas Market

At the Balzac Christmas Market, you will find local artisans selling items like decor, women’s and children’s apparel, baked goods and plenty more handmade goods. The market is open Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: November 17 and 18, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission and parking

 

AUArts SA Show + Sale

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

When: November 17 and 18, 2023

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

Cost: On November 17, First Night Fundraiser tickets are $25, with a portion of proceeds supporting AUArts scholarships. On November 18, entry is by donation.

 

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 to secure a timeslot for one of the three market weekends.

When: November 17 to 19, 24 to 26 and December 1 to 3, 2023

Where: Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd., Banff

Cost: $15 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 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

When: November 17 to 19, 24 to 26, and December 1 to 3, 2023

Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W.

Cost: TBA, tickets go on sale in October

 

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 evening exploring. The Inglewood Night Market will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.

When: November 17, 18, 24, 25 and December 1 and 2, 2023
Where: Quonset at the Crossroads Farmers’ Market, 1235 26 Ave. S.E.
Cost: $5

 

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 18, 2023

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 75 vendors across multiple floors for all your shopping needs. Drop your children 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 18, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

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 18, 2023

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

Cost: Free, requesting food bank donations

 

Westminister Christmas Market and Bake 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. There will also be an opportunity for lunch and coffee as you catch up with friends. This market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: November 18, 2023

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 290 Edgepark Blvd. 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 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.

When: November 18, 2023

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

Cost: Free

 

Holiday Craft Fair

The Bowness Community Association will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair across two days 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 18 and 19, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

Cochrane Artisan Christmas Market

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

When: November 18, 19, 25, 26 and December 2 and 3, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

Bragg Creek Artisans Christmas Sale

The Bragg Creek Artisans return once again with their annual Christmas Sale. Teaming up with the Bragg Creek Community Association, makers will be selling their goods at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. The Christmas sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When: November 18 and 19, 2023

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

Cost: Free

 

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. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission proceeds will go towards the Canmore Preschool Society.

When: November 18 and 19, 2023

Where: Canmore Recreation Centre, 1900 8 Ave. Canmore

Cost: $5 admission

 

Made in Alberta Fall Market

The Made in Alberta Fall Market is full of award-winning products, so be sure to swing by to celebrate the work of these local makers.

When: November 22 and 23, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

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 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

When: November 25 and December 2, 2023

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

Cost: $5 entry fee, which is donated to Mamas For Mamas or The Calgary Food Bank

 

The Holiday Market at Deerfoot Inn & Casino

This holiday market is back for its third year. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside Deerfoot Inn & Casino, the market will feature more than 60 vendors, with all kinds of local crafts for purchase.

When: November 26, 2023

Where: 11500 35 St. S.E.

Cost: Free admission

 

Markets in October

 

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 14 and 15, 2023

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 more than 40 years. There will be more than 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 20 to 22, 2023

Where: Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre, 253220 Bearspaw Rd.

Cost: $3 at the door, $2 online advance tickets.

 

Fibre Shindig

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

When: October 21, 2023

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 Treasures Fall Market. Once there, you can peruse items by talented Albertan artisans and 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 21 and 22, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

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 27 and 28, 2023

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

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

 

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 27 and 28, 2023

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

Cost: Free admission

 

 

[Note: This story has been updated to reflect the online and in-person dates for the Festive Foothills Art Sale.]

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