The Best Christmas Markets in Calgary

Posted by Justin Havre on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 11:20am.

The best Christmas markets in Calgary

The time has come for Christmas celebrations, gatherings, and parties for all! Calgary is filled with plenty to do throughout the winter season, whether you are a fan of the outdoors or prefer to stay huddled close to the fire. It is a time for family and friends, cheer and joy. But aren't you forgetting something? The gifts! With only a few weeks left until Christmas, it is time to get busy on that last-minute Christmas shopping! Thankfully, there is an abundance of Calgary Christmas markets filled with handmade local goods, delicious treats, and other amazing gifts for you to explore. Take a look at these Calgary Christmas markets and find the perfect gift for that special someone!

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

Dates: November 22nd-24th & November 29th-December 1st

One of the most anticipated Christmas markets in Calgary is the extravagant Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market! Featuring over 300 vendors and shops that carry goods from across the globe, here you will be able to find all that you need! Don't forget to wander around the Spruce Meadows grounds, grab a warm drink, and see the beautiful Christmas lights, crackling fire pits, and even some of Santa's reindeer! Tickets are available online or at the grounds.

North Haven Christmas Makers Market

North Haven Christmas Market

Dates: November 30th

Taking place at the North Haven Community Centre is the Christmas Makers Market on November 30th. This free event is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to come down and support local artists and check out the many YYC products! This Calgary Christmas market will feature over 15 local shops and is open from 10am until 4pm — come and complete your shopping and grab a hot apple cider!

Calgary Christmas Market

Calgary Christmas Market

Dates: November 21st-24th, 28th-30th, December 1st, 5th-8th, 12th-15th, 19th-23rd

The Calgary Farmer's Market has undergone a transformation this season and has become a wonderful destination for Christmas gifts, goodies, and treats of all kinds! Here you can shop the many permanent vendors found at the Farmer's Market selling regular and seasonal goods, as well as 16 season-specific vendors visiting for the holidays. Get every wish list item while enjoying local entertainment, Christmas cocktail samples, and holiday cheer!

Calgary Expo 2019 Holiday Market

Calgary Expo Christmas Market

Dates: November 30th

For the geek, nerd, or ultra-fan in your life, you can find beyond-perfect gifts at the Calgary Expo 2019 Holiday Market! Featuring an abundance of local vendors at the BMO Centre, you can get everything from art prints, figurines, comic books, fan-specific clothing, geeky home décor, and more! This Calgary Christmas Market will begin at 10am and end at 6pm. Purchase your tickets ahead of time, and don't forget to dress up in your favourite cosplay!

Etsy's Calgary One-Stop Christmas Shop

Etsy Calgary One-Stop Christmas Market

Dates: November 30th

Are you, or someone you love, a fan of the amazing handmade gifts found on Etsy? Then you will not want to miss the Etsy's Calgary One-Stop Christmas Shop this November located at Golden Acre Home & Garden Centre! From 10am until 4pm, find great items, holiday décor, and crafts that will inspire and delight. Admission to the event is $3 per person, kids under the age of 12 are free.

Christmas Market 2019

Dates: November 30th

Get the family together and head to the Calgary Christmas Market 2019 hosted at the Skyview Community Church in the northwest. It is at this local market that you can search through gifts such as baked goods, jewellery, art, woodwork, candles, and more! Additionally, there will be cotton candy, visits with Santa, colouring stations, free hot chocolate and candy canes, and an origami station for the kids to enjoy! This event is free for all; free parking can be found on site.

Noël Christmas Festival — Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market

Noël Christmas Festival in Calgary

Dates: November 28th-30th, December 1st, 4th-8th, 10th-24th, 26th-30th

The Calgary Christmas event, the Noël Christmas Festival is one of the shopping experiences you will want to participate in! It is here that you can search for presents in the market, or you can enjoy the live festive entertainment and music, as well as take in the millions of Christmas lights, say hi to Santa, and taste delicious food and drinks. This event will be held at the Nutrien Centre on the Stampede grounds and will be an indoor winter wonderland for Calgarians to explore!

Downtown Christmas Market

Downtown Christmas Market in Calgary

Dates: December 10th

Celebrating its second year, the Downtown Christmas Market is welcoming everyone to come down and discover a wonderful array of gifts! Search the many pre-made gift baskets for the person or client on your list, or find local producers offering everything from meats to health and wellness products. The event will be held on the main floor of the Gulf Canada Square building located on 9th Avenue, and will be open from 10am until 2pm.

Market Collective Christmas Market

Market Collective in Calgary

Dates: December 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd

Hosted at the BMO Centre, Hall C in downtown Calgary is the Market Collective Christmas Market! This event will be taking place various weekends throughout December, open Fridays from 4-9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm. Whether you are looking for music, interactive workshops, or a special present for under the tree, you will find everything you need here. Browse through over 150 vendors and keep your eyes open for some special surprises! Only $6 admission for the weekend.

Whoever you are shopping for (or if you are looking for something special for yourself), there is plenty to find at these numerous Calgary Christmas markets this winter! May you find the perfect gift, and may your holiday be merry and bright!

Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.

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