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26 holiday markets and craft fairs in Ottawa—November 2022

By Apartment613 on November 1, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… holiday craft show season! That’s right—it begins in early November, we presume to give folks plenty of time to shop before the holidays are truly upon us. Here at Apt613, we love to promote small makers, craftspeople, and local businesses, so in that spirit, this is the first of two planned roundup posts of holiday craft shows and markets for your planning purposes. This one features events happening in November, and the second will publish in early December with events taking place during that month. If we’ve missed your November market or show, please let us know in the comments, and we’ll add it here.

Happy shopping!


Pride, Not Prejudice Fair
November 3–6
Online

This virtual craft & community fair features no admission fee for shoppers, a $20 flat rate Canadian/US shipping or free local pickup (at nine locations), free workshops for all, and gift bags for 25 orders (selected randomly). They will also have an interactive treasure hunt on the site! Vendors were offered sliding scale and sponsored spots as needs required to be inclusive. A portion of the fair’s proceeds will be donated to two local charities to be nominated this month, and over 50% of vendors are queer, over 30% have a disability, and over 18% are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour. Find out more at https://pridenotprejudice.ca/.

Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show
Thursday, November 3, 10am–8pm (2-for-1 admission today only)
Friday, November 4, 10am–9pm
Saturday, November 5, 10am–5pm
Sunday, November 6, 10am–4pm
Admission is $7, Seniors $5, Children/Youth under 12 free

The show will have over 100+ vendors offering local, handmade items. It’s a great chance to get a unique gift or stocking stuffer for friends or family and just for a fun outing.

Photo provided by the City of Ottawa.

Bar From Afar
Making Spirits Bright holiday cocktail calendar
$225 ($200 until Nov. 4)
In-person pickup on November 23, 24, and 30 as well as December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22
Delivery across Canada

In partnership with Burnbrae Farms and North of 7 Distillery, the 2022 calendar has everything you need to build 12 holiday-themed speakeasy-style cocktails in the comfort of your home throughout December. It includes all cocktail mixes, spirits and garnishes. This year’s edition offers two vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and bourbon cocktails, plus one rye and one pisco cocktail. More info on their website.

All Saints Craft and Gift Fair
Saturday, November 5, 10am–3pm
All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave
Admission $2

The fair has over 160 tables of a variety of wonderful crafts and gifts. Bring the kids and drop them off in the supervised Kids’ Corner. Stay for lunch at the cafe. Be sure to check out the raffle table, too. Funds raised support the school’s Christmas Hamper program providing food and gifts to families in need in our school’s community, and also Grands & Friends, an Ottawa-area group supporting grandmothers in Africa raising millions of orphaned children due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

National Capital Artisans Traditions Christmas Craft Show
November 5–6, 10am–4pm
Sir Wilfrid Laurier H.S., 1515 Tenth Line Rd

Come and check out the handcrafted works of over 70 local artisans.

Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild annual sale and exhibition
Saturday, November 5, 10am–5pm
Sunday, November 6, 10am–4pm
Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave
Free admission

Featuring hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, equipment and supplies, handwoven items, felt and nuno felt, accessories, fibre art, and a creation station. More info on their website.

Photo: HOLIYAY Market.

Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, November 6, 9am–4pm
Holiday Inn & Suites Kanata, 2nd Floor, 101 Kanata Ave
Free admission

Come and shop with some of the unique local small businesses and some great arts & craft vendors, while celebrating the holiday season. One stop where a mix of local companies and artisans come together for all your holiday shopping needs! With special guest Spenser Scarf singing all your holiday favourites from 11am–3pm.

This event is supporting the local Kanata Food Cupboard, and attendees are asked to donate a non-perishable food item or make a cash donation at the door.

Winter Craft Market
Sunday, November 6, 12–4pm
Orleans Brewing Co., 4380 Innes Rd
Free admission

Join 20 other vendors showcasing some original and handcrafted items perfect for seasonal Christmas shopping.

St. Helen’s Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 12
9am–2pm
1234 Prestone Drive, Orleans

Homemade crafts, knitting, home baking, jams and preserves and preloved jewellery and household decor. All items are made and donated by members of the Anglican Church.

One & Only Arts & Crafts Fair and Book Sale
Saturday, November 12, 10am–3:30pm
Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. E
Free admission and refreshments

This is a community-led event for shoppers who come to purchase Christmas gifts for friends and family. This year’s PLUS is the Sandy Hill Book Sale (cash only). Light refreshments will be served from 10am to 2pm for everyone: shoppers, vendors and volunteers.

Fine Finds Sale
Saturday, November 12, 2–5pm
950 Bank St.
Admission $20 (includes a glass of wine and canapés)

Hosted by Abbotsford House, a 55+ active living community centre. Among the items for sale will be jewelry, art, and elegant treasures.

Hellenic Centre Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, November 12, 10am–6pm
Sunday, November 13, 10am–4pm
1315 Prince of Wales Dr
Free admission and parking

More than 50 vendors featuring items of all kinds will participate in this show. Proof of vaccination is required.

Holiday Magic Craft Show
November 12–13, 10am–4pm
Lester B. Pearson High School, 2072 Jasmine Cr
Free admission and parking

Hosted by the National Capital Artisans with over 60 local artisans selling their amazing handcrafted works. In support of the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, donations of non-perishable food items or cash are greatly appreciated.

Rockland Christmas Market
Saturday, November 12, 9am–4pm
RiverRock Inn & Conference Centre, 2802 Chamberland St., Rockland
Free admission

OUC Holiday Bazaar
Saturday November 19, 9am–2 pm
Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd
Free admission and parking

Featuring unique handcrafted items, holiday ornaments, home decor, winter knits, woodcrafts, children’s toys, gently used books and jigsaw puzzles, baking, tourtières and other freezer meals, a silent auction and more.  Online preview available at http://ouc-bazaar.blogspot.ca

Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair
Saturday, November 19, 10am–5pm
Sunday, November 20, 11am–4pm
Saturday, November 28, 10am–5pm
Sunday, November 29, 11am–4pm
Glebe Community Centre – 175 Third Ave
Free admission

For over 40 years, the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group has been hosting the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair, featuring the highest quality, locally made merchandise. We are thrilled to be back in person and looking forward to welcoming members of the local arts and crafts community just in time for holiday gift giving.

Watson’s Mill Christmas Market
November 19–20 and 26–27, 10am–4pm
5525 Dickinson St, Manotick
Free admission

Join us for our Christmas Market featuring unique handmade products by local craftspeople. The market includes jewellery, art, glass and woodwork, pottery, knitting, holiday decorations, bath creams and soaps, baked goods, preserves, honey and much more.

Christmas Farmer’s Market
November 19 and 26, 10am–2pm
The Log Farm, 670 Cedarview Rd
Free admission

In the market, you will find various local vendors with lots of great gift ideas and food items. Make sure to check out the farm gift shop where you can purchase locally home-crafted items along with preserves, farm fresh eggs, Log Farm maple syrup and more. The market will be 100% outdoors with lots of distance and fresh air to keep everyone safe and still enjoy that great Christmas-season experience. Each week, there will be 50 different vendors with a mix of regular vendors and great local artisans. There will be great gift ideas, home and outdoor Christmas décor, and lots of baking and food options.

Pineview Holiday Craft Fair
November 19–20, 10am–4pm
Pineview Community Hub, 1700 Blair Rd
Free admission

Pineview Holiday Craft Fair has returned for its third year! They’re thrilled to bring back one of their favourite events and highlight the local talent they have in Pineview and around the city.

Canterbury Community Association Christmas Craft Fair
Sunday, November 20, 10am–3pm
Canterbury Community Centre, 2185 Arch St
Free admission

80+ vendors will be selling various homemade and handcrafted items that will make perfect gifts for the holiday season.

Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market
Sunday, November 20, 10am–3pm
Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Rd, Stittsville

Come get an early head start on your holiday shopping!

Photo: HOLIYAY Market.

St. Pat’s Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, November 26, 10am–3pm
St. Patrick’s High School, 2525 Alta Vista Dr
Free admission

Abbotsford House Holiday Craft Fair & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 26, 10am–2pm
950 Bank Street
Free admission

Homemade crafts, ornaments, baby clothes, knitwear and clever gift ideas. Handmade teddy bears and other delightful comfort creatures. Tea room to restore, chat, and enjoy the comfort of food and friends. All proceeds support Abbotsford programs and services for 55+.

Hintonburg Artisan Craft Fair
Saturday, November 26, 10am–4pm
Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W

In addition to showcasing 40+ local crafters, this event features a bake sale, hot chilli lunch, a silent auction, raffle prizes and lots of familiar faces and good cheer.

HOLIYAY Craft Market
Sunday, November 27, 11am–5pm
National Arts Centre Atrium, 1 Elgin St

HOLIYAY is a celebration of local: a curation of the best, modern local makers. Shop from 75+ makers, artists and creators in one of the most beautiful venues in the city. Their markets curate the best in local emerging talent and established makers. Enjoy an on-site coffee shop, holiday music and photo ops. Making it fun and easy to put local under the tree.

Idle Hands Craft and Vintage Show
Sunday, November 27, 10am–5pm
St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony St
$5 entrance fee

A holiday fave for craft show goers, Idle Hands features local independent businesses, artists, crafters, and vintage wares. For sale find original art, prints, jewellery, clothing, furniture, home decor, apothecary, toys, edible delights and so much more. Over 50 vendors from Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.