Christmas Market Guide (Family Fun Calgary)

Ah, Christmas: twinkling lights, cocoa by the fireplace . . . and trying to find the perfect gift. This Christmas season, forget the mall — you don’t want to be in a crowd of people in 2020! — and do your shopping while supporting local businesses and enjoying 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. 

Be sure to double-check the event before you go, as things have been quickly changing during our time of COVID.

December 8, 2020: Please note, we are doing our best to update listings as we become aware of how the newest regulations will impact these events. See the latest measures HERE. Be sure to contact the location before heading out.

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Top Picks for Christmas Craft/Market Events in Calgary


Calgary has numerous Christmas craft fairs and markets, and we’re working on a few that really stand out.


Millarville Christmas Market (Family Fun Calgary)

Millarville Christmas Market

Just 35 min southwest of Calgary, the Millarville Christmas market is a popular country Christmas market with fabulous art, crafts, decorations, artisan food, gifts and more. Happening November 5 – 8 and 12 – 15, 2020, with 250+ vendors, this is a huge market that takes place indoors and out. Plus, you’ll enjoy family fun, with a few changes for 2020. Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Read more about it here.

 


Leighton Art Centre (Family Fun Calgary)

Christmas in the Country

Enjoy a season of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region! From November 5 – December 23, 2020, over a thousand pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists will fill the Historic Leighton Home this November, in perfect time for getting a head start on purchasing season gifts and getting into the Christmas spirit. Beautiful decorations, festive treats, and the home’s historic ambience combine to make this special event a memorable part of your family’s season. Read more about it here.

 


Okotoks Christmas Market (Family Fun Calgary)

Okotoks Christmas Market

The annual Okotoks Christmas Festival marks the beginning of the Christmas season and takes place November 6 – 7 & 13 – 15, 2020. Kick-off your Christmas shopping at this fantastic event with artisans, boutique businesses, and local artists! There will be indoor and outdoor vendors and be sure to book your shopping slot.

Read more about it here.

 


Calgary Christmas Farmers Market (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Christmas Market

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 from November 12 – December 23, 2020 (Thursdays – Sundays, plus Dec. 23). Dine with friends, enjoy live holiday entertainment, indulge in treats, and create memories with special activities. Find the very best from your favourite vendors, plus seasonal vendors. There will be plenty of activities with Santa, his reindeer, and the Grinch, too. Read more about it here.


Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market (Family Fun Calgary)

The Saskatoon Farm

The Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market

The Saskatoon Farm hosts their annual indoor Christmas Market from November 27 – 29, December 4 – 6 & 11 – 13, 2020. But it’s more than a special place to get some shopping done! Enjoy the twinkling lights and the sounds of Christmas music. Try delicious treats from the vendors and the Mexican Fusion restaurant will be open as well. You might even catch the Grinch or Santa. Get your tickets in advance and come visit this Christmas wonderland! Read more about it here.

 


Noel Christmas (Family Fun Calgary)

Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market

Celebrate the magic and sparkle of Christmas! The Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market is a family-friendly holiday event running from December 18, 2020, to January 3, 2021. It’s the perfect Christmas event, with one of the world’s largest indoor light parks and a market, bringing you delicious food, warm beverages, unique gifts, and of course, Santa. Take family photos, connect with your community, and enjoy festive shopping, all in one place this Christmas. Kids will love it and you’ll all stay warm inside.

Read more about it here.


Granary Road Christmas (Family Fun Calgary)

Granary Road Christmas Market

Come out for Granary Road’s Christmas Market on weekends (Fridays to Sundays) from November 27 – December 20, 2020. The spectacular permanent vendors will be offering wonderful Christmas merchandise and gifts, perfect for the holiday season. You can also get pictures with the Alpacas, have an adventure in Santa’s Workshop, and find more Christmas fun.

Read more about it here.


But, Wait! There Are Lots More Markets!

November

Cochrane Pop-Up Holiday Market

The Pop-Up Holiday Market is coming to Cochrane and will feature up to twenty vendors from the Cochrane area each weekend. This is a great opportunity to support the local artisan community during COVID-19 and measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all shoppers and vendors. The Pop-Up Holiday Market will also feature a Kids Shopping Area. This space is designated to help children find a special gift for their parents, grandparents, or siblings and will be located in the back corner of the market space. Items will be priced to a $20 maximum and all proceeds from this portion of the event will be donated

When: November 6 – December 20, 2020
Time: Fridays, 6 – 9 pm; Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm; Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm
Address: 609 1st Street West, Cochrane, AB
Phone: 403-478-1159
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Sale

The Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Sale features beautiful handwoven pieces, handspun yarns, and hand-dyed and hand felted gifts. While the weaving studio location at Art Point remains closed, they have relocated this year’s sale into a bright, clean, fully accessible space for your convenience. They are implementing all AHS guidelines to keep you safe and comfortable while you shop. Come find them on November 6 – 7, 2020, and enjoy free admission.

When: November 6 – 7, 2020
Time: Friday, 4 – 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Parkdale Community Association
Address: 3512 5 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-630-8175
Website: www.heritageweaversandspinners.org

Crossfield Christmas Market

The Crossfield Farmers Market is hosting its annual Christmas Market and it’s the perfect stop to pick up those unique one-of-kind Christmas gifts and holiday supplies for everyone in your life. There are three venues within four minutes of each other, with special attractions and free parking. While there, grab lunch at a food truck. Sponsored by the Crossfield AG Society: crossfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

When: November 7, 2020
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Crossfield. AB
Address: Crossfield Community Center, 900 Mountain Ave
Crossfield Baptist Church, 285176 Highway 2A
Collicutt Siding Golf Club, 1025 Western Drive
Phone: 587-284-6850
Website: www.facebook.com/crossfieldfarmersmarket

Rescue Friends Animal Foundation Christmas Market

Rescue Friends Animal Foundation is a 100% volunteer-run, provincially registered, non-profit organization that saves animals and finds loving homes for them. Mark your calendars for the second annual pet-friendly Christmas Market, as well as the culmination of their second online auction.

When: November 11, 2020
Time: 12 – 5 pm
Where: Vision Sports Centre
Address: 7475 Flint Road SE Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-561-6911
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Website: www.rescuefriends.ca

Lake Bonavista Christmas Craft Fair

The Christmas Craft Fair is the perfect opportunity to discover wonderful gift-giving ideas. You’ll find unique handcrafted items and home-based businesses. Come out and support local artisans as we all begin to count down to Christmas. Be sure to book your timed ticket, as tickets at the door will be limited.

When: November 14, 2020
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Lake Bonavista Community Association
Address: 1401 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB
Website: www.lakebonavistacommunity.com

Shawnessy Christmas Craft Fair

Come and experience two floors of unique, hand-crafted items, as well as a select number of direct sellers – all assembled for your holiday shopping pleasure! You won’t want to miss finding fantastic items for every style and budget! Admission is free with a donation to the Calgary Food Bank. They will be adhering to AHS guidelines, so masks are mandatory.

When: November 14, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Shawnessy Barn
Address: 224 Shawmeadows Road SW, Calgary, AB
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Bowness Holiday Craft Fair

Get a head start on your holiday gift list at the annual Bowness Holiday Craft Fair! This free event is a chance to check out what local Bownesian and Calgarian vendors have to offer for some unique gift ideas for all your loved ones. Extra precautions are in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 including increased sanitization, one-way traffic, physical distancing for vendors, and mask-wearing for all attendees. You can read more about the BCA’s COVID policies on the website.

When: November 14 – 15, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Bowness Community Association
Address: 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-288-8300
Website: www.mybowness.com

Balzac Christmas Market

One of the best little markets around, with a new, larger location this year! This popular market features something for everyone on your shopping list, from Christmas decor, woodworking, women’s and children’s apparel, baking, knitting, jewellery, accessories, and handmade and handcrafted items. There are Covid-19 protocols in place for safe shopping and face masks mandatory, as per venue requirements. Free admission and free parking!

When: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: GYM 4031
Address: 292120 Wagon Wheel Blvd, Rocky View County, AB (Head 1km East from Balzac Costco to Range Road 292. Adjacent to St. Mina Coptic Church.)
Event Page: www.facebook.com

Contextural Christmas Artisan Sale

The Contextural Fibre Artists are coming together for their annual Christmas Artisan Sale. See original textile work and meet the artists, while enjoying a hot apple cider. Contextural is a group of professional artists who meet to support each of the individual fibre practices. These artists work with fibres or textiles in many different ways, from hand-dyed clothing and home decor to woven items, printed and painted fabrics, embroidery stitching and more. Admission is free and they are implementing all AHS Covid protocols to keep you safe and comfortable while you shop.

When: November 21, 2020
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Alexandra Dance Hall
Address:922 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Website: www.contextural.ca

Christmas Shopping Extravaganza in Scenic Acres

It’s your turn to be Santa. Find perfect gifts for holiday giving from your favourite home businesses! It’s easy when the best vendors gather together in one place. Past vendors included Norwex, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Plexus, Thirty-One Gifts, and many more! Admission is free. Please note: this is tentatively scheduled.

When: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Scenic Acres Community Association
Address: 8825 Scurfield Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-547-9589
Website: www.scenicacresca.ca

Christmas Market

This annual Christmas community market is where you’ll find something for everyone! They will have stuffed animals, artwork, handmade wood products, note cards, children’s kits, candles, pottery, and handmade masks. Some vendors will have pictures of their items displayed on the Westminster Church website, and some will have items for purchase at the on-site Market.

When: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Address: 290 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-231-1443
Website: www.wpchurch.net/events

Aspen Crossing Christmas Market

Experience over 40 tables with an amazing shopping atmosphere! Pick out one-of-a-kind gifts and make a day of it with a reservation in the dining car restaurant.

When: November 21 – 22, 2020
Time:  Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Aspen Crossing – 1 KM West of Mossleigh on Hwy 24 (39 miles SE of Calgary)
Websitewww.aspencrossing.com

Christmas Market at The Inn on Officers’ Garden

Come visit the first Christmas market at The Inn on Officers’ Garden, where you will find local businesses and unique items! This event is free of charge and a great way to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Tickets not required.

When: November 21 – 22 & December 12, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: The Inn on Officers’ Garden
Address: 150 Dieppe Dr SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 587-885-1995
Website: www.theinncalgary.com

CANCELLED – Heritage Park Market Nights

Heritage Park is bringing us a winter night on the town with their new market this holiday season! This indoor/outdoor market will allow you to shop local vendors in the Heritage Town Square, enjoy live entertainment, grab a bite to eat, and make s’mores by the fire. You can explore the Gasoline Alley Museum and get a photo of your pet with Santa, with part of the proceeds going to Heritage Park. (Humans may also participate in the visit and photo shoot, while keeping physical distance from Santa.) There is free admission to the market and free parking.

When: Thursdays and Fridays, November 26 – December 18, 2020
Time: 5 – 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.heritagepark.ca

CANCELLED — Ranchlands Community Association Christmas Market

Did you hear? The RCA will be bringing back one of their longest-running events, The Christmas Market! Of course, it won’t be the same as always but will bring the same Christmas Spirit & Joy. There are some amazing NEW vendors and some classics coming back, so make sure to shop local this holiday season. Admission is a cash or food donation to the Calgary Food Bank. Of course, there will be AHS protocols in place and they are also hoping to launch a small sample collection of Ranchlands Merchandise at this event, so come on down to be the first to get your hands on it!

When: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Ranchlands Community Association
Address: 7713 Ranchview Dr NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-547-9589
Website: www.ranchlandscommunity.com
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com

Rocky Ridge Ranch HOA Annual Holiday Market

If you are looking for unique gifts to give away during the holiday season, be sure to check out the Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowner’s Association’s Holiday Market. They will have a variety of local vendors selling a wide array of handmade treasures like crafts, baked goods, greeting cards, stained glass sun catchers, knit & crochet items, jewellery, and more. Admission is free and there is lots of parking!

When: November 28, 2020
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowner’s Association
Address: 10709 Rocky Ridge Blvd., Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-547-6633
Website: www.rrrha.ca

Scenic Acres Arts and Crafts Sale

Come and shop local artisans and crafters for unique handmade Christmas gifts and decor! There will be free admission.

When: November 28, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Scenic Acres Community Association
Address: 8825 Scurfield Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-547-9589
Website: www.scenicacresca.ca

Bow Valley Studio Tour

In other years we’ve been able to visit the Canmore Christmas Artisan’s Market. This year, you can shop the same artisans in Canmore and Banff with the Bow Valley Studio Tour. There will be a wide range of options from November 28 – 29, 2020. Meet the artisans and plan your tour HERE.

In support of the Canmore Preschool Society.

When: November 29 – 29, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: All around Canmore and Banff
Website: www.BowValleyStudioTour.com

Holidays on 17th Market Collective

A holiday market is coming to 17th Ave and you have several opportunities to check it out! Stop by and support the community and vendors by shopping locally for your gifts this year. Add your wish to the Wishing Tree, enjoy the live entertainment while you shop, and drop off your donation for the Calgary Food Bank, too. They will be set up in Tomkins Park. They want to make sure everyone has a safe and fun experience so will be taking all COVID safety precautions. All vendors will have masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and will be practicing physical distancing.

When: November 28 – 29 & December 5 – 6, 2020
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Tomkins Park
Address: 17 Ave & 8 St SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-203-9243
Website: www.facebook.com

Holiday Market Mondays at Deane House

Love great local food and drink and cool makers? Head to the Deane House for a special series of small, safely spaced-out shopping experiences this holiday season. Holiday Market Mondays will take place on November 30, December 7 and December 14, 2020, and feature a wide array of local vendors along with great food and drink. Attendees are able to order a mix of Les Spiritueux Iberville cocktails and snacks from the Deane House menu during their pre-booked market session.

In addition to the weekly vendors, Deane House will also be selling an array of delicious preserves and breads and Eat North will have a mix of art prints, enamel pins, apparel and other food and drink-related goods for sale. For more information about this market series, head to www.eatnorth.com.

When: November 30, December 7 and December 14, 2020
Time: 5 – 10 pm
Where: Deane House
Address: 806 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-612-1700
Website: www.showpass.com

December

Authentically Indigenous Craft Show ‘Holiday Edition’

Come to visit this annual holiday craft show with a unique twist. The Authentically Indigenous Craft Show ‘Holiday Edition’ features over unique Indigenous artist vendors from the Calgary and Treaty 7 area of Southern Alberta. Here you’ll find handmade crafts, art, jewellery, food, and more. This Craft Show features independent Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs, and everyday people that make great stuff! There is free parking and no tickets will be available at the door, so order your tickets HERE.

When: December 4 – 5, 2020
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Marda Loop Community Upper Hall
Address: 3130 16 St SW, Calgary, AB
Website:  www.authenticallyindig.com

Cochrane Artisan Christmas Market

The 2nd Annual Cochrane Artisan Christmas Market is a family-friendly market with over 60 artisans showcasing their hand-crafted gifts. It’s an enjoyable shopping experience filled with treasures that make gift-giving thoughtful and from the heart! A La Carte Catering is serving up a delicious lunch, too.

When: December 5, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Lions Club Event Centre
Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, Cochrane, AB
Website: www.eventbrite.ca

Crazy4Crafts Christmas Craft Sale

Come to the Crazy4Crafts Christmas Craft Sale at the New Horizon Mall. You’ll discover beautiful handmade gifts. Admission is free.

When:
 December 5 – 6, 2020
Time: Dec. 5: 11 am – 7 pm; Dec. 6: 11 am – 6 pm
Where: New Horizon Mall
Address: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Rocky View County, AB
Website: www.crazy4crafts.ca

High River Ag Society Christmas Market

Come and enjoy a large range of vendors at the High River Ag Society Christmas Market. There will be food trucks, fireplaces and sleigh rides, all while social distancing!

When: December 5 – 6, 2020
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Where: High River Rodeo Grounds
Address: 64137 HWY 543 East High River, Rodeo Grounds
Phone: 403-652-7349
Website: www.highriverag.com

Triwood Farmers Market Christmas Market

Looking for that perfect gift for your loved ones? Wanting to avoid the chaos of the mall? Come out to the Triwood Christmas Market and help support local handcrafted vendors.

When: December 5 – 6, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Triwood Community Association
Address: 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Phone: 403-282-2677 ext30
Website: www.triwoodcommunity.com

Christmas Market at The Inn

You’re invited to the second Christmas Market at The Inn on Officers’ Garden, where you will find local businesses and unique items! This event is free of charge

When: December 12, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: The Inn on Officers’ Garden
Address: 150 Dieppe Dr SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 587-885-1995
Website: www.theinncalgary.com

Kensington Festive Market

A Festive Market is coming to Kensington on December 12, 2020! Come shop this fabulous holiday celebration; stop by and support the community and vendors by shopping local for your gifts this year. This market will be taking all COVID-safety precautions. All of the vendors will have masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer and will be practicing physical distancing.

When: December 12, 2020
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Lot 57 on Kensington Road beside Tim Hortons
Address: 1210 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-203-9243
Facebook: www.facebook.com

Cochrane Christmas Farmers Market

The Cochrane Farmers Market is hosting their largest market of the year, in partnership with Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC). There is free admission and you’ll find a variety of family fun activities, plus holiday music and entertainment.

When: December 12 – 13, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre
Address: 800 Griffin Rd E, Cochrane, AB
Website: www.cochranefarmersmarket.ca

Heritage Treasures Christmas Market

Plan a day for Christmas in the country at the Heritage Treasures Market. It’s free, festive, and fun! You can finish your shopping with treasures from talented vendors.

When: December 12 – 13, 2020
Time: Dec. 12: 9 am – 5 pm pm; Dec. 13: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: MVE The Heritage Centre (BIG Red Barn)
Address: 4148 – Hwy 580 Cremona, AB
Phone: 403-991-7993
Website: www.facebook.com

Hillhurst Sunnyside Holiday Market

Come support local small businesses this winter! Hillhurst Sunnyside is hosting a Very Local Holiday Market with an extra special extended line-up of food vendors and artisans. Whether you’re searching for an exceptional gift, seeking out a unique ingredient for that new recipe, or just looking to warm up and have some holiday fun, you will find it at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market: A Very Local Holiday.

When: December 19, 2020
Time: 12 – 4 pm
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre
Address: 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.farmersmarket.hsca.ca
Facebook Event:
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Instagram: @hsca.farmersmarket