8 Holiday markets in Calgary that are perfect for gift shopping

Nov 7 2018, 7:13 pm

It’s already November, which can only mean one thing: The holidays are coming!

We know you’re excited, that’s why we’ve put together a list of holiday markets to get all your shopping done with a lot of time.

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Don’t forget to put together ‘to-buy’ checklist to make sure you get your loved ones the nicest and most authentic gifts.

Bragg Creek Artisans Christmas Sale

The Bragg Creek Artisans Christmas Sale has become a tradition! They’re back for their 41st edition and this year’s market comes with 65 artists showcasing their work, including pottery, jewellery, fibre arts, woodwork, paintings, country crafts, and much more!

When: November 17 and 18, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bragg Creek Centre — 23 White Avenue, Bragg Creek
Admission: Free

Cochrane RancheHouse Christmas Market

With over 100 vendors participating, this market is the right one if you’re looking for not only arts and crafts but also home furnishing, decorations, clothes, photography, and more. Food bank donations are welcome.

When: November 18, 2018
Time: 10 am 4 pm
Where: Cochrane RancheHouse — 101 RancheHouse Road
Admission: $3

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market


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Promoted by Telus, the market comes with both indoor and outdoor attractions. Enjoy over 300 vendors showcasing world-imported items and hand-crafted gifts, as well as great food and live entertainment, such as shows and choir presentations.

When: November 16 to 18, 2018; November 23 to 25, 2018; November 30 to December 2, 2018.
Time: Friday: 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission:  $10 online, $12 at the gate, $72 multi-entry pass. Seniors (+65) and child (-12) are admitted free

Canmore Christmas Artisans’ Market 

Back for the 23rd year, this edition includes 85 vendors selling nearly anything you could be looking for; furniture, body products, clothes, jewellery, food, and much more. All proceeds from the market support Canmore Preschool Society.

When: November 17 and 18, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Canmore Collegiate High School — 1800 8th Avenue
Admission: $3

Mahogany Christmas Market

Join local vendors and artisans and get your shopping list done. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a gift bag with coupons and offers from local businesses. There will be musical performances, photography sessions, and face painting for kids.

When: November 17, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Mahogany Beach Club — 29th Masters Park SE
Admission: Free, non-perishable food donation accepted

Banff Christmas Market


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This market welcomes all ages to enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountain landscapes at a traditional, European-style Christmas market. The weekend will be full of culinary delights and warm beverages. Check the full list of vendors and activities and pick a must-visit day (or just attend all of them)!

When: November 22, 2018 (5 pm to 8 pm); November 23, 2018 (10 am to 8 pm); November 24, 2018 (10 am to 8 pm); November 25, 2018 (10 am to 4 pm)
Where: Warner Stables — 1 Sundance Road, Banff
Admission: $5 per day of $8 for the weekend, free for children under 12 years old

Calgary Expo Holiday Market


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This market might be just perfect for you if you’re dreaming of a nerdy Christmas. Join the Expo Holiday Market and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in true geek-style, with comic books, artisan crafters, collectables, statues, and more. Costumes are definitely encouraged.

When: December 1, 2018 (10 am to 6 pm) and December 2, 2018 (10 am to 5 pm)
Where: BMO Centre — 20 Roundup Way SW
Admission: $10 per day or $ 40-weekend bundle (includes a sweater, holiday ornaments and admissions for both days). Tickets are available online and children under 12 years get in for free

Downtown Christmas Market

A market couldn’t get more convenient! This market is located on the main floor of Gulf Canada Square and will bring the most diverse vendors right into the heart of the city. Shop local for baking, fashion, art, and health and wellness.

When: December 12, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square — 401 9th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

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