Ah, Christmas: twinkling lights, cocoa by the fireplace . . . and fighting hordes of people at the mall. This Christmas season, forget the mall . . . do your shopping and enjoy a festive holiday experience at the same time! Christmas markets and craft sales are a fun and affordable way to get into the holiday mood and tick some “to do’s” off your list.
Top Picks for Christmas Craft/Market Events in Calgary
Calgary is – happily! – awash in Christmas craft fairs and markets, but here are a few that really stand out.
Calgary Farmers Market is continuing the holiday tradition and will be transforming into the premier destination to find everything for on the table and under the tree this upcoming holiday season. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market, indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift, and create memories with special activities. There is free parking and no admission fee, so come out from Nov. 16th – Dec. 23rd (Thursdays – Sundays) from 9 am – 5 pm!
Because There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Christmas – We’ve Got Lots More Coming!
December Christmas Markets:
Market Collective Cheer
Market Collective Cheer returns for the first three weekends of December! The annual holiday market will see Inglewood’s historic Yellow Warehouse transform into a warm, cozy winter wonderland. Check out the MC Choir, exciting interactive features, a food truck alley, live music, and shopping from over 150 amazingly talented members of the local creative community.
Help spread the holiday cheer at Market Collective by supporting local non-profits! Visitors can drop off non-perishable goods for the Calgary Food Bank, write Christmas cards to the homeless for Make It Merry, and donate a piece of winter clothing to Project Warmth for a chance to win a $150 gift card each weekend.
Strategic Group is partnering with the Project Warmth Society of Alberta for the sixth year! Project Warmth is a registered charitable association that supplies warm clothing, outerwear and blankets to a number of shelters, individuals or families in need throughout the City of Calgary. They will be at Market Collective collecting clothing donations.
Admission is just $5 each weekend with free entry for kids under 12. Furry friends are welcome at this pet-friendly event! Parking is available at Market Collective designated lots.
When: December 1 – 3, December 8 – 10 & December 15 – 17, 2017
Time: Fridays 4 – 9 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Inglewood: The Yellow Warehouse
Address: 1390 17th Ave SE, Calgary AB
Marketspot’s Winter Pop-up Shop
Shop local and handmade this holiday season. Marketspot has partnered with Southcentre Mall to bring you Calgary’s best artists, makers and designers – in one easy-to-shop location. Whether you’re looking for an extra-special gift for your favourite person, unforgettable stocking stuffers, a little something for your furry best friend or just want to support small businesses – Marketspot’s Winter Pop-Up-Shop is for you.
Marketspot’s Winter Pop-Up Shop features a curated selection of more than 50 unique artisans and small businesses – including jewelry, furniture, art, body care, woodwork, sewn goods, baby products and so much more.
When: December 14 – 17, 2017
Time: Thursday: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Southcentre Mall – Centre Court (across from Urban Behaviour)
Address: 100 Anderson Rd. SE, Calgary, AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.