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Holiday Craft Market Roundup 2019

By Alison Larabie Chase, Christina Bondi, and Jessica Green on November 21, 2019

For all your local gift shopping needs, here’s a roundup of some of the holiday craft fairs and markets coming up in the next few weeks! Enjoy the season and let us know in the comments if you know of one we missed!

November 23

Vintage Holiday Pop-Up
Westboro Legion, 389-391 Richmond Rd

20 local vendors. Vintage clothing, accessories, home decor and collectables. Handcrafted unique giftware for everyone on your Secret Santa list. Admission $2 donation to the Westboro Region Food Bank. Each $2 donation nets you a vintage prize pack raffle ballot.

Only a Month to Go! Craft and Art Market
Square Lemon Artistic Association, 877 Boyd Ave

Every two weeks, Square Lemon hosts a craft market. Shop Ottawa local crafters! So come along, donate to a great cause, and buy some gorgeous handmade local art and craft!

November 24

Idle Hands Art, Craft & Vintage Sale 2019
St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street

Ottawa’s most anticipated and longest running indie sale is back for its 11th year. Featuring local independent businesses, artists, crafters and vintage wares. Over 50 local vendors from Ottawa, Toronto, and Montréal. $5 entrance fee.


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November 28–December 1

The Museum’s Christmas Market
Canadian Museum of History
November 28 and 29, 11am–8pm
November 30 and December 1, 9:30am–5pm
100 Laurier St., Gatineau

More than 80 exhibitors await you in the majestic Grand Hall to showcase their delicious treats and unique handmade creations. Don’t forget your wish list! Free admission and coat check.

November 29

Wabano Holiday Craft Fair
Grand Gathering Space, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd

Crafts, beading, jewelry, quilts, knitting, chocolates, taco lunch. Come support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit craftspeople!

November 29–December 21

Ottawa Christmas Market
Hours vary by day – see website for opening hours
Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza at Lansdowne

At this inaugural European-style holiday market, embrace the snow and delight in a selection of handcrafted gifts and eats, festive performances, and dazzling installations. Opening night (Friday, November 29 at 6:30pm) will feature a performance by JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk.

November 30

Carleton University Field House

A magical makers’ marketplace for all your holiday shopping! This also includes 613flea’s favourite vintage, antique, and vintage clothing vendors. Fun, fabulous, free!

Hintonburg Artisan Craft Fair
Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St W

Come join your neighbours for a day of holiday shopping with local craftspeople and makers! Handcrafted items, bake sale, music, hot chili lunch, and lots of good cheer!

4th Annual Catmas Craft Fair
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive

Admission is $2 per person. Children under 12 are free! Many amazing vendors, a bake table, large raffle basket section, and they will be accepting cat food and litter donations.

Odawa’s Indigenous Craft Sale
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

Come enjoy and support Indigenous artists who’ve created art and crafts with love for Christmas for your loved ones! Food will be available, a children’s gift table, and more.

Peabody Farm’s Old-Fashioned Country Christmas
26 Sullivan, Venosta, QC

Animals, great food, and local products will be available at this family farm less than an hour’s drive from Parliament Hill. Free entry.

December 4

Indigenous Winter Market
Galleria/Atrium, University Centre, Carleton University

Hosted by CUIndigenous (The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives). Enjoy local Indigenous artisans, performances, and door prizes!

December 5–January 4

Christmas Glow
Hours vary by day; see website for calendar and tickets.
EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.

Ottawa’s largest indoor Christmas festival and holiday market. Over one million lights grace the illuminated structures and interactive features including “Glow Around the World.” Live entertainment, seasonal beverages, food vendors and a holiday market. Adults $22.99, Children and Seniors $16.99.

December 5–15

Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale
Weekdays 11am–9pm
Saturdays 11am–6pm
Sundays 11am–5pm
CLOSED Monday, December 9
EY Centre Hall 3, 4899 Uplands Drive

Over 200 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers are here for you to meet, and whose unique works will leave you truly amazed. General Admission $7; children 17 and under are free.

December 6–7

Carp Christmas Market
December 6, 3–8pm
December 7, 8–2pm
Carp Fairgrounds

Come do some local Christmas shopping with over 80 of your favourite Carp Farmers’ Market producers! You’ll find a wide variety of local products and produce all in one place.

December 6–8

Holiyay Freewheeling Craft Fair
December 6, 4–10pm (Pre-shop night market – tickets required)
December 7, 10am–7pm
December 8, 10am–5pm (Family fun day)
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr.

Shop from 125+ local artisans, artists and makers in a festive marketplace. Interactive art features, sip on seasonal local cocktails, groove to DJ sets and live music, finish your shopping off with a gift wrap station.


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M A R K E T S // If you haven’t heard yet, mark your calendars! HOLIYAY, our most popular market of the year has grown into the @centreshawcentre and we couldn’t be more excited (and nervous!) – 120 modern maker brands – Live music (@jdfun @zacharymartinmusic @therealiconoclast ) – Donut bar @mavericksdonuts – Photo ops @getfroogal – Beer by @bigrigbrewery – SWAG + raffles – Kids crafts (help us decorate our live trees for charity donated by @ruckify ) – Food crafted by the @centreshawcentre executive chef + team – Lounge + spots to chill (take a break between all the shopping local) This ain’t your regular marker folks. It’s an inspiring marketplace, one stop for all your local goods. Making shopping fun + easy. Illustration by @ericacatherinedesign

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December 7

Craftalicious 2019
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.

Trinkets and tokens that speak to you somehow. Unique art pieces that have the power to suggest, challenge, offend, and inspire.

MAC Fair
Immaculata High School, 140 Main Street

From original home décor, luscious eco-friendly body products, and stunning fashion to handcrafted jewelry, unique paintings and scrumptious treats! Over 120 local makers of quality, handmade awesomeness under one roof. Admission $3.

December 11

Gifts that Do Good Holiday Market
Impact Hub Ottawa, 123 Slater St, 6th floor

A curated roster of local, sustainable, and ethical businesses mixed with other ways to give, like donating to charities and other good causes. Grab your reusable tote, your family and friends, and swing by for some hot chocolate and community-minded shopping. Free entry (voluntary donation of $5 also accepted).

December 14

Adawaning Indigenous Women’s Art Market
National Arts Centre
Hosted by NAC Indigenous Theatre, The Indigenous Women’s Art Market features the diverse and amazing work of Métis, Inuit, and First Nations makers. Browse jewelry, beadwork, paintings, sculptures, mittens, moccasins, coffee, crafts, and much more. Come and enjoy the fun!

Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas 2019
Bell Sensplex, 1565 Maple Grove Rd, Kanata

Join us for our second annual SUPER last-minute holiday craft market featuring 140 local area handmakers and a WHOLE lot of holiday cheer. Leave that Christmas shopping till the very end this year and STILL come out a winner! $5 admission.

Ho Ho Ho Craft and Art Market
Square Lemon Artistic Association, 877A Boyd Ave

Every two weeks, Square Lemon hosts a craft market. Shop Ottawa local crafters! So come along, donate to a great cause, and buy some gorgeous handmade local art and craft!

December 15

Capital Pop Up! Holiday Edition
Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave

50 very talented artisans and food makers, supporting one pretty special charity. Entry to the show is $2 or pay-what-you-can and will be donated to CHEO along with raffle ticket sales.