Holiday Season Shopping 2016: Christmas Craft Shows Not to Miss

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Christmas-Market

 

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year. Goodwill towards all, chestnuts roasting by the open fire and the thrill of the mall. Err, scratch that. Why not embrace the shop local movement and support some amazing artisans close to home? We’ve collected some of the top Christmas Markets and Craft Fairs around Edmonton and in the surrounding communities. For good measure, we’ve paired them with some great looks from Mark’s to keep you looking fab through the shopping festivities!

Butterdome Christmas Craft Sale

The granddaddy of all the Christmas craft shows is happening December 1-4th, 2016. Join over 240 top crafters and artisans as they display their wares to thousands of shoppers. Find that perfect, unique gift for everyone on your list! Admission is $7 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

These boots are made for walking! Walking the aisles of the craft show or walking through the snow, you’ll stay comfy and dry in these Sperry Arctic Grip boots

Details:

When: December 1-4, 2016
Time: Thursday & Friday: 10 am-10 pm; Saturday: 10 am-6 pm; Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Where: Van Vliet Centre (Butterdome)
Address: 87th Ave & 114th St.
Website: www.butterdome.ca

Artists, jewellers and zine makers are just some of the fun folks at The Royal Bison.

Artists, jewellers and zine makers are just some of the fun folks at The Royal Bison.

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair

Featuring mostly Edmonton-made goods, The Royal Bison Craft and Art Fair is a great place to pick up some of the local good and support and artist from our fair city! The fair runs over 2 weekends with different vendors, in case you want an excuse to go twice! Admission is $3, free for kids.

Details:

When:December 2-4 & 9-11, 2016
Time: Friday: 5 pm-9 pm; Saturday: 10 am-5 pm; Sunday: 10 am-4 pm
Where: just north of the Strathcona Farmers’ Market
Address: 8426 Gateway Blvd.
Website: www.royalbison.ca

Christmas in Strathearn

Get into the Christmas spirit at ACUA’s annual Christmas Market, this year at two locations! You will find great stuff like art, icons, pottery, baking, crocheting, felting, Ukrainian gift items and more!

Details:

When:December 3, 2016
Time:10 am-4 pm
Where:  Cloverdale Community League (9411 – 97 Avenue) and ACUA Gallery (9534 – 87 St.)
Website: www.acuarts.ca

Surrounding Areas

Sometimes a drive out to one of the towns surrounding Edmonton will yield the perfect treasure. Here are some of the best if you fancy a drive!

Sliver Bells Christmas Market takes place in Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.

Silver Bells Winter Market takes place in Camrose, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.

Silver Bells Winter Market

The Silver Bells Winter Market has locations in Camrose, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove. Whether the halls you want to deck lay to the East or West, they have you covered!

Camrose Details:

When: November 25-27, 2016
Time: Friday: 12:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: Camrose Regional Exhibition
Address: 4250 Exhibition Drive, Camrose
Website: www.silverbellswintermarket.ca

Sherwood Park Details:

When: November 26, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Where: Sherwood Park Agora
Address: 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Website: www.silverbellswintermarket.ca

Spruce Grove Details:

When: December 3, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Where: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
Address: 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove
Website: www.silverbellswintermarket.ca

St. Albert Christmas Market

All the wonderful stuff you are used to at the St. Albert Farmer’s Market, with a merry festive twist! Stock up on homemade Christmas baking, artisan crafts and unique gifts in the comfort of an indoor market!

Details:

When:November 26, December 3, 10, & 17
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Where: St. Abert Place
Address: 5 St. Anne Street
Phone: 780-458-2833
Email: manager@stalbertmarket.com
Website: stalbertfarmersmarket.com

See you at the fair(s)!

Get the Look!

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All will be merry and bright (and comfy and dry!) in these great finds from Mark’s!

  1. 3 in 1 parka from FarWest 2. Oilskin Winter Coat  3. T-MAX water resistant parka 4. Sperry Arctic Grip boots  5. 3-in-1 “Sleet to Street” winter jacket 6. Banff boot  7. Portage Low-cut rubber boots

Past Events

Curated Holiday Market

Curated bills itself as the market for, of and by creatives. Support the community and score some sweet one of a kind objets d’arts for your Christmas shopping!

Look good while you stroll the aisles in a lovely 3 in 1 parka from FarWest. You can wear each layer separately or all together when you need it!

Details:

When: November 5 & 6, 2016
Time: Saturday: 5 pm- 9 pm (must buy tickets in advance) & Sunday: 10 am-4 pm
Where: Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
Address: 10440 108 Ave NW
Website: www.facebook.com/events

Scandinavian Market

Stock up on crafts and gifts with a Scandinavian flair at this market! You don’t have to be from the northern European climes to appreciate the one of kind things you’ll find. Free admission and free parking.

Details:

When: November 6th, 2016
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Where: Dutch Canadian Centre/Home of the Scandinavians
Address: 13312 – 142 Street
Website: www.facebook.com/EscaScandinavianChristmasMarket

Santa’s Little Helpers Shopping Extravaganza

Find something for everyone on your list at the Santa’s Little Helpers market! There will be over 140 vendors selling everything you are looking for!

Details:

When: November 13th, 2016
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Where: River Cree Resort
Address: 300 East Lapotec Blvd, Edmonton
Website: www.facebook.com/events

Leduc Christmas Extravaganza

The Leduc Christmas Extravaganza is one of the busiest in greater Edmonton, offering clayware, jewellery, woodcraft, plus lots of beautiful Christmas themed items and lots more! Free admission with a donation to the Food Bank.

You’ll have the perfect jacket no matter the weather if you have a 3-in-1 “Sleet to Street” winter jacket from Columbia!

Details:

When: November 5, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Christ The King School
Address: 3511 Rolleyview Road, Leduc AB
Website: www.facebook.com/LeducChristmasExtravaganza/

Art Society Christmas Market

This market features items carefully and skillfully created by the members of the Art Society of Strathcona County. Unique gifts, art, handicrafts and more will be on hand.

Details:

When: November 12-13, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: A. J. Ottewell Centre
Address: 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park
Website: www.assc.memberlodge.org

Red Fish Blue Fish Christmas Market

Get your pictures taken with Santa and get some shopping done! Pictures will be edited and printed and ready to go while you browse the stalls! Food bank donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Whether he’s shopping with the family or trudging through the snowbanks, your man will be warm and comfortable in the Banff boot by Windriver!

Details:

When: November 12&13, 2016
Time:  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Saskatchewan Lakeview Inn and Suites
Address: 10115 88 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan
Website: www.facebook.com

Pear Tree Market

Find great handmade items, enticing confections, wellness vendors, plus clothing and accessories and lots more! Admission and parking are free!

Details:

When: November 12 & 13, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Where: Sherwood Park Agora
Address: 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Website: www.facebook.com/PearTreeMarket

TIX on the Square Holiday Open House

This open house has a twist: the artists will be creating on-site. It offers visitors the chance to see what goes into each handcrafted piece and talk with the TIX artisans about their materials and process. There will  be refreshments and festive treats too!

Details:

When: November 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: TIX on the Square (9930 – 102 Ave)
Address: Sir Winston Churchill Square, 9930 – 102 Avenue
Phone: 780-420-1757
Website: www.facebook.com/events

Bannerman Holiday Shopping & Craft Fair

Shop the wares at the Bannerman Fair, and find just the perfect thing. There will be a craft zone for kids who can decorate a plaster ornament for $1-2 while parents shop, and the first 200 guests get a free thank you gift! Admission is free.

Details:

When: November 19,  2016
Time:  9 am-3 pm
Where: Bannerman Community Hall
Address: 14034 23rd St
Website: www.facebook.com

Busy Elves Artisan Craft and Bake Sale

The Busy Elves know that bigger doesn’t always mean better! The select vendors will be selling jewellery, handicrafts and my personal favourite, baked goods! Free admission.

Bundle up when you head out on your shopping expedition in this cozy Oilskin Winter Coat from Farwest! 

Details:

When: November 19, 2016
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Where: Fulton Community League Hall
Address: 6115 Fulton Road
Website: www.facebook.com/events

Holiday Bazaar at the French Market

Support local businesses at this special two day holiday edition of the French Quarter Grand Market! There will be plenty of handmade baubles and handicrafts, plus delicious food and packaged Christmas goodies that are perfect for giving (or keeping! No judgement.)

Details:

When: November 19 & 20,  2016
Time:  Saturday & Sunday: 11 am-4 pm
Where: French Quarter Grand Market at La Cite Francophone
Address: 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury
Website: www.124grandmarket.com

Make It! Edmonton

Make It! Edmonton

Make It Craft Sale

The Make It Craft Sale is more than a craft sale showcasing Canada’s hottest artisans and artists, it’s a party! The Make It Craft Sale is back with its better-than-ever Christmas sale, in a bigger venue! As they like to say at Make It, “Handmade is the new awesome!” Adult entry admission :$7, and kids 12 and under are free!

Everything is merry and bright for Christmas, including you in this cheerful T-MAX water resistant parka by Wind River

Details:

When: November 24-27, 2016
Time: Thursday & Friday: 11 am- 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am-6 pm; Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre (Halls G and H)
Address: 7515 – 118 Ave
Website: makeitproductions.com

Glenora Gift and Craft Show

Things for kids and grandparents and everyone in between can be found at the Glenora Gift and Craft Show. Over 50 artisans will be offering unique gifts, you’re sure to find just the thing!

Details:

When: November 26, 2016
Time: 11 am-3 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum
Address: 12845-102A Ave
Website: www.facebook.com/events

Hand2Hand Christmas Market

The Hand2Hand Market prides itself on selecting premium local artists who sell handmade art that you can’t find in stores. Artisans are selected so that each table offers something different! Free parking and free admission!

Details:

When: November 26, 2016
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Where: Terwillegar Community Church
Address: 1751 Towne Centre Blvd.
Website: www.hand2hand.ca

Merry, Merry Everything Handmade Show and Sale

Visit the Fort for a fantastic line up of crafters and artisans. Shop from a great selection of your favourites, plus some new vendors too! In lieu of admission, please bring an donation for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.

Details:

When: November 19, 2016
Time:  9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dow Centennial Centre (Fort Saskatchewan)
Address: 8700 84 St. Fort Saskatchewan
Website: www.facebook.com/events

Indie Handmade Market

One of the biggest sales of the season finds its home in the lovely Enjoy Centre in St. Albert. With over 110 Canadian vendors booked, you may want to visit more than once! Your $5 admission (free for kids 12 and under) gets you unlimited re-entry to the show over the four days.

Rubber boots never looked this hip! Dad will be dry and toasty at the Indie market in these Portage Low-cut rubber boots by Windriver!

Details:

When: November 24-27, 2016
Time: Thursday:10 am-9 pm; Friday: 10 am-9 pm; Saturday: 10 am-6 pm; Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Where: The Enjoy Centre
Address: 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert

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