3 holiday markets to check out in Calgary this winter season

Nov 18 2020, 11:59 am

There are some festive holiday markets taking place in Calgary this winter season – and you won’t want to miss out on them!

Check out our list to see where you can find some of the best holiday cheer in Calgary:

Heritage Park Holiday Market 

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Calgary’s iconic trip-back-in-time town has announced its plans to host free Market Nights throughout November and December, allowing attendees to enjoy adult beverages, s’mores by the fire, artisan vender booths, and even the chance to get a picture of your pup with Santa Claus himself.

Market Nights start on Thursday, November 26, and will run for the following three Thursdays and Fridays in the lead up to Christmas.

Both admission and parking for the Market Nights are free, and they will operate on a drop-in basis, with no reservation required.

When: Thursdays and Fridays from November 26 to December 18
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park — 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: Free!

Inglewood Holiday Night Markets

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The Inglewood Night Market has been bringing some holiday cheer to the neighbourhood this November, and has held two holiday markets over the past few weekends.

Given that Calgary’s weather has begun to take its turn for the cold, organizers have moved the winter edition of the market into the retail space below the South Bank apartment complex.

Those hoping to attend the November night markets will need to purchase their $5 ticket ahead of time to reserve their place in a two-hour time slot.

The Inglewood Night Market Holiday Edition has two markets left, taking place on November 20 and 27.

Dogs are not permitted, and masks are required.

When: November 20 and 27
Time: Two-hour blocks from 3 to 11 pm
Where: 880 9th Street SW
Tickets: $5, available online, must be pre-purchased

Black-Owned Virtual Holiday Market 

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Calgary’s immensely popular Black-Owned Market is planning a second event this month just in time for the holidays.

This month’s edition will be held virtually, according to a post on the organization’s Instagram page.

The group has begun taking vendor registrations as of Monday, and anyone hoping to register can do so by filling out this form.

The virtual market will run from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22.

When: Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22
Where: Online

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