14 Calgary Christmas markets to get you into the festive spirit

Nov 29 2016, 11:46 pm

Written for Daily Hive by Aly Khan

Calgary is a wonderland during Christmas time. With dozens of holiday markets to excite all types of crowds, here are the must visit Calgary Christmas markets of 2016.

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Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park

  • What: Hands-on activities and entertainment are sure to delight guests of all ages. Come and get your fix of wholesome holiday cheer! Highlights include a Christmas train display, vintage photo parlour, and a live Christmas play in the Canmore Opera House
  • When: Weekends until December 18 from 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Cost: General (15+) $10.75, Senior (65+) $8.50, Youth (7 – 14) $6.75, Child (3 – 6) – $5.50, (2 & under – free)

APVC Annual Winter Market

  • What: An outstanding array of handmade goods such as holiday inspired décor, jewelry, apparel, and more. 30 vendors will be on hand to help you find the right holiday gifts
  • When: December 3 at 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Inglewood Community Hall – 1740 24th Avenue SW
  • Cost: Free

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

  • What: 250 plus vendors selling world-imported items of all categories that will leave you finding a unique gift
  • When: December 2 to 4 (various times, check website for details)
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • Cost: $12 gate admission valid for one day of the weekend purchased

Market Collective Cheer

  • What: Local artists create a marketplace selling art, photography, clothing, glasswork, woodwork, and more
  • When: December 2 to 4, 9 to 11, and 16 to 18 (various times, check website for details)
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Farmers Market Christmas Market

  • What: Calgary’s newest Christmas market with exciting holiday vendors, offering Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and more. Santa is on hand to meet with children
  • When: December 1 to 4, and 8 to 11
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Cost: Free

Kids Christmas Craft Fair

  • What: Local Christmas market for the child shopper. All items are $10 or under
  • When: December 3 at 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Lake Bonavista Community Association – 1401 Acadia Drive SE (multipurpose room)
  • Cost: Free

Century Downs 2nd Annual Weihnachtsmarkt

  • What: Local artisans and vendors offering a wide selection of holiday gifts. Shop while enjoying the singing of Christmas carol singers, and enjoying some fine hot chocolate
  • When: December 4 at 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino – 260 Century Downs Drive, Rockyview
  • Cost: Free

30th Annual Festival of Crafts

  • What: One of Canada’s biggest holiday handcrafted shopping events, with over 250 vendors providing an incredible range of locally and nationally sourced quality gifts
  • When: December 8 to 11 (various times, check website for details)
  • Where: BMO Centre, 20 Round Up Way SE
  • Cost: Adults $7, Seniors (65+) $5, Youths (13-17) $5, Children (12 & under) free

Azuridge Christmas Market

  • What: Christmas Market in Priddis
  • When: December 11
  • Where: Azuridge Estate Hotel – 178057 – 272 Street W, Priddis
  • Cost: Free

SCA Community Association (Strathcona, Christie and Aspen) Christmas Craft Fair

  • What: Christmas Craft fair for the SCA Community
  • When: December 3 from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: SCA Community Association – 277 Strathcona Drive SW
  • Cost: Free

Triwood Christmas Market

  • What: 50 Christmas vendors will be on hand to help you find the right gift for your loved ones at the first annual Triwood Christmas market
  • When: December 4 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
  • Cost: Free

Seeds of Enrichment’s Annual Christmas Market

  • What: A small Christmas market with an African style and flavour
  • When: December 10 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Canmore Miners’ Union Hall – 738 7th Street, Canmore
  • Cost: Free

Christmas in Inglewood

  • What: Live music, hot drinks, and special offers at local boutiques combine for a fun night out shopping with friends
  • When: December 3, 10, and 17
  • Where: Inglewood
  • Cost: Free

Christmas in Kensington

  • What: A different array of activities every weekend leading up to Christmas will be happening in Kensington. Shop, eat, and enjoy one of Calgary’s premier downtown communities
  • When: Weekends until December 24
  • Where: Kensington
  • Cost: Free
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