Holiday Season Shopping 2017: Christmas Craft Shows Not to Miss

 

 

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?

You probably already know the biggies like The Royal Bison Christmas Craft Sale, the Silverbells Winter Markets and the Butterdome Christmas Craft Sale. We love those too! But how about checking out some smaller community sales for that perfect gift?

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! In addition to the unique wares for sale, there will be a DJ, entertainment, a food truck, and more! Admission is $4 at the door.

Details:

When: November 18 & 19, 2017
Time: Saturday & Sunday: 10 am-4 pm
Where: Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
Address: 10440 108 Ave NW
Website: www.bycurated.com

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, 2017
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

The King’s University Christmas Craft Show

The King’s University is hosting our annual Christmas Gift Sale! Come and enjoy the market atmosphere as you shop 60+ vendor tables. Enjoy a snack and a drink at our Christmas Cafe as you listen to carols sung by our student musicians.

Details:

When: November 18, 2017
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: The King’s University
Address: 1925 50 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3
Phone: 780-465-3500
Email: Craftshow@kingsu.ca
Website: www.kingsu.ca

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 25, 2017
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Where: Terwillegar Community Church
Address: 1751 Towne Centre Blvd.
Website: www.hand2hand.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 25, December 2, 9, & 16, 2017
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

Christmas Ukrainian Art Market

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

Details:

When:December 2, 2017
Time:10 am-4 pm
Where:  ACUA Gallery and Artisan Boutique (9534 – 87 St.)
Website: www.acuarts.ca

Leefield Community League Gift & Craft Sale

30 local vendors and artists under one roof! Free admission! Door prize! Cash concession!

When: December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Leefield Community League
Address: 7910-36 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6K 1H7
Phone: 780-463-2456
Website: www.leefield.ca

 

Past 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.

 

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

 

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!

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

 

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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