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11 Christmas markets in Calgary where you can start your holiday shopping

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DH Calgary Staff Nov 29, 2017 8:17 am 780

Whether you’re looking for a spirited date night idea or are hunting for that perfect Christmas gift, Calgary is full of Christmas and holiday markets that will have everything you need.

Enjoy the crisp December air, locally-made products, and maybe even a nice warm hot chocolate or three at these magical markets.

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Granary Road Christmas Market 

  • What: Calgary’s newest market has a whole lot of festive fun planned for this holiday season. Get your photo taken with an alpaca wearing a festive scarf, enjoy delish holiday treats, let Santa and Mrs. Claus know what is on your Christmas list, sit back and enjoy a sleigh ride, and so much more!
  • When: Every Friday to Sunday until December 23
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Where: Granary Road – 226034 112nd Street W
  • Admission: FREE

Calgary Christmas Market – On the Table, Under the Tree

  • What: Indulge in local treats, shop for unique holiday gems, and enjoy the seasonal ambiance of the Calgary Farmers’ Market as they continue their annual holiday tradition.
  • When: November 16 to December 23
  • Time: Thursday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

  • What: With over 300+ vendors, Spruce Meadows evokes a magical world of Christmas at Reindeer Alley, Candy Cane Lane, Founders Plaza, Twin Peaks, and so many more!
  • When: Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26
  • Time:
    • Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
    • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
    • Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • TicketsOnline, $12 (save $2 when you buy online)

Little Modern Market: Holiday Edition

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  • What: Get started on your holiday shopping at this exciting market featuring all of your favourite local vendors, makers, and artists.
  • When: Saturday,  November 25
  • Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Rally Pointe – 11511 35th Street SE
  • Admission: $5 entry

Calgary Expo Holiday Market

  • What: Get in the holiday spirit at this Christmas extravaganza. Stroll through the Nerdy Wonderland consisting of comic book vendors, toy dealers, collectible retailers, and so much more. Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will even be making an appearance.
  • When: Saturday, November 25 to Sunday, November 26
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: BMO Centre, Halls B and C – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • TicketsOnline, $10

The Little Vegan Holiday Market

  • What: The market is free admission, and has a full line-up of vegan-friendly businesses selling their products – whether you’re purchasing as a gift or for yourself, no one’s judging.
  • When: Saturday, November 25
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: cSpace Projects – 1721 29th Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free

Banff Christmas Market

  • What: Head to Banff for a unique holiday shopping experience, featuring goods inspired by the Rocky Mountains.
  • When: Friday, November 24 to 26
  • Time:
    • Friday from 10 am – 8 pm
    • Saturday from 10 am –  6 pm
    • Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Warner Stables – 1 Sundance Road, Banff
  • Tickets: $5 Adults, Children 10 and under are FREE

Curated. Holiday Market

  • What: Shop over 85 different vendors for four weekends leading up to the Christmas season. Get your photo with Santa, while enjoying live entertainment, childrens workshops and more!
  • When:
    • Market 1: November 24 to 26
    • Market 2: December 1 to 3
    • Market 3: December 8 to 10
    • Market 4: December 15 to 17
  • Time: Hours vary, check the schedule
  • Where: Deerfoot City – 901 64 Avenue NE
  • Tickets:$5

Market Collective Holiday Series 

  • What: Market Collective is back for another year of holiday market cheer for three weekends in a row. These markets make sticking to local gifts and goodies an easy task every year! #locallove
  • When: December 1 to 3, 8 to 10, 15 to 17
  • Where: The Yellow Warehouse – 1390 17 Avenue SE
  • Cost: $5

Greater Goods Month Long Pop-Ups

  • What: Come sip on a Lavender Earl Grey Tea Latte while shopping some of your favourite local artists and checking out the monthly rotating pop up at the shop!
  • Where: 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When:
    • November – Flannel Foxes
    • December – Co|Create Co.
  • Cost: Free

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park 

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Christmas Market (elitravo/Shutterstock)

  • What: Decorate gingerbread cookies, get vintage photos taken, visit the alpacas, paint snow, enjoy a wagon ride, and sing Christmas carols as you experience Christmas from years gone by. You can also find some unique Holiday treasures as you peruse The Corner Emporium, Plaza Mercantile, Antiques and Collectables, Switzer’s Grocery & Confectionery, and the Toy Shoppe.
  • When: November 25 to December 17, 22 and 23
  • Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
  • Admission:
    • General (16+) – $10.95
    • Senior (65+) – $8.75
    • Youth (7 – 15) – $6.95
    • Child (3 – 6) – $5.65
    • 2 & under – Free
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