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10 Must-Visit Christmas Markets in Edmonton

The air is crisp, the streets are adorned with twinkling lights, and the scent of cinnamon and pine fills the air – it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by exploring Edmonton’s enchanting Christmas craft fairs?

Beyond the allure of twinkling decorations and the joy of holiday tunes, these fairs offer a unique opportunity to support local artisans and businesses during the holiday season. In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey through the top 10 must-visit Christmas craft fairs in Edmonton, each offering a distinctive blend of handmade treasures and festive cheer.

Edmonton’s Holiday Markets

The holiday season is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the festive spirit and explore the magical Christmas markets in Edmonton. From unique gifts to delicious food, these markets offer a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. Here are the 10 must-visit Christmas markets in Edmonton:

1. Marche de Noel

Date: December 9th, 2023
Location: La Cité Francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury

Experience the Marche de Noel, a Francophone Christmas market organized by the CDÉA as part of the Multicultural Christmas Celebration. This event provides a platform for entrepreneurs and artisans to showcase their products to the Francophone community.

Kick off your holiday festivities with the rich cultural experience of Marche de Noel. Stroll through La Cité Francophone, where the air is filled with the warmth of Francophone traditions. Explore unique crafts, savour festive treats, and connect with the local Francophone community.

2. TOMO Arts Market

Date: December 16th – 17th, 2023
Location: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd NW

Welcome to TOMO Arts Market! TOMO is a travelling local arts market that focuses on alternative art styles, cute merchandise, comics, and more. Admission to this market is free, but organizers ask that you please RSVP. If the venue is at capacity, priority will be given to those with a ticket.

Step into the whimsical world of TOMO Arts Market, where alternative art styles and cute merchandise take center stage. Located at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, this market is a haven for those seeking unique and artistic gifts. Join the vibrant community and support local artists in a welcoming environment.

3. Millwoods Candy Cane Christmas Market

Date: December 16th – 17th, 2023
Location: Mill Woods Town Centre, 5808 23 Ave NW

Visit Santa and complete your Christmas shopping with a host of wonderful Artisans. Enjoy small home-based businesses, crafted quality items, or independent sale products. Support local and enjoy shopping in your own community.

Dive into the festive spirit at the Millwoods Candy Cane Christmas Market. It’s not just a market; it’s a celebration of community and the holiday season. From visiting Santa to finding the perfect artisanal gifts, this market is where the magic of Christmas comes alive.

4. CASE Christmas Night Market

Date: December 8th, 2023
Location: 9910 67 Ave NW

Head over to The Church at South Edmonton (CASE) for their CASE Christmas Night Market on December 8th! There, you’ll find a bustling Christmas market featuring 30 diverse local artisans. This is going to be a fun evening out for everyone: families, a date night, or a girl’s night! Special offerings will include a free Christmas backdrop photo opportunity, free cookie decorating for kids, a mom and tots space, and Christmas workshops.

Celebrate the holiday season at the CASE Christmas Night Market. Explore the diverse creations of 30 local artisans, indulge in a free Christmas photo session, let your kids enjoy cookie decorating, and participate in Christmas workshops. It’s an enchanting night market you won’t want to miss!

5. Edmonton Christmas Market at Fort Edmonton Park

Date: Nov 29th – Dec 17th, 2023
Location: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St NW

Step back in time and enjoy the Edmonton Christmas Market at Fort Edmonton Park. With a rotating selection of vendors offering locally crafted items, this market provides a nostalgic and historic setting for your holiday shopping.

Amidst the historical charm of Fort Edmonton Park, discover treasures that echo the craftsmanship of yesteryears. Embrace the past while finding gifts for the present.

6. Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar

Date: December 9th – 10th, 2023
Location: 9630 66 Ave NW

Visit the Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar for a two-day shopping extravaganza. With over 90 vendors, you’ll find everything you need and more for your Christmas gift shopping. Admission is free, but donations to the Edmonton Food Bank are welcomed.

Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar is not just a market; it’s a festive carnival of gift ideas. With a diverse range of vendors, this is your one-stop shop for all things Christmas. Bring your holiday spirit and let the shopping spree begin!

7. 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Pop-Up Market

Date: December 15th – 16th, 2023
Location: Northmount Community Centre, 9208 140 Ave NW

Join the 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Pop-Up Market for a unique shopping experience. Featuring small, local businesses and artisan vendors, this market offers a wide range of quirky and festive products. Don’t miss the Little Santa’s Shopping Hours, where your little ones can shop for you.

Step into the world of festive quirkiness at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Pop-Up Market. From whimsical ornaments to uniquely crafted sweaters, this market is a treasure trove of holiday eccentricity. Let your little ones join in the merriment during the special shopping hours.

8. Holiday Blak Market by BlakBar

Date: December 11th, 2023
Location: BlakBar, 10762 82 Ave Main Floor

Looking for unique gifts? Head to the Holiday Blak Market by BlakBar. Support local businesses and find one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.

The Holiday Blak Market is where uniqueness meets holiday cheer. Explore a curated selection of gifts at BlakBar and make this holiday season unforgettable. Your support goes directly to local businesses, making each purchase a gift to the community.


9. miyitowin ᒥᔨᑐᐃᐧᐣ – Exchange of gifts

Date: December 16th – 17th, 2023
Location: Downtown Edmonton Farmer’s Market, 10305 97 St

Join the miyitowin ᒥᔨᑐᐃᐧᐣ – Exchange of gifts, A Very Indigenous Holiday Market at the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market. With over 50 Indigenous vendors, free parking, live entertainment, and prize draws, this market celebrates Indigenous culture and offers unique gifts.

Celebrate the richness of Indigenous culture at miyitowin ᒥᔨᑐᐃᐧᐣ. The Exchange of Gifts is more than a market; it’s an immersion into the diverse and vibrant Indigenous community. Discover unique gifts and experience the warmth of this holiday celebration.

10. Last Chance Christmas Market

Date: December 16th – 17th, 2023
Location: Norwood Legion, 11150 82 St NW

Come down to the Last Chance Christmas market, the final Vendor Connection market of 2023. Shop some amazing vendors, support local, and support your community. Admission is free, and parking is available on-site. There will be an entry Gift to the first 20 customers, on both Saturday and Sunday!

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the Last Chance Christmas Market. Join the festive atmosphere at Norwood Legion, where over 40 vendors await with unique gifts. Enjoy free entry, free parking, and the chance to win exciting prizes. Support your community and discover the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Edmonton’s Christmas craft fairs and markets are a testament to the city’s vibrant and diverse creative community. As you navigate the bustling aisles and explore the unique offerings at each market, remember that your purchases contribute to the livelihood of local artisans and businesses. This holiday season, let’s celebrate the spirit of giving by choosing meaningful, handmade gifts that tell a story.

Ready to immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season? Book your stay through Edmonton’s Best Hotels and make the most of your festive adventure. You’ll get up to $225 in rewards just for your stay! Experience the warmth of true hospitality as you explore the enchanting Christmas craft fairs that Edmonton has to offer. Book now and make your holiday memories truly unforgettable.

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