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Calgary Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in Calgary 2019

By Anna Rybnickova

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The holidays are fast approaching and that means one thing: Christmas markets! Get all your gifts in one place, find the best decorations and Christmas tree ornaments, enjoy the delicious mulled wine, or just breathe in the festive atmosphere.

Calgary Christmas Market
Thursday – Sunday, November 14 – December 23
This season, Calgary Farmers’ Market is transforming into the city’s holiday destination. You can enjoy the regular vendors, together with 16 seasonal stands bursting with Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and so much delicious food you won’t know which smell to follow first. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine, browse the aisles, join Santa with cookie decorating, have a cup of tea with Mrs. Claus and munch on as much Christmas candy as you can eat. This is a perfect family outing and it is free of charge!
Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Ave SE, calgaryfarmersmarket.ca

Noël Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market
Monday – Sunday, November 28 – December 31
This is Canada’s largest interactive, indoor light park and Christmas market. Stay warm while shopping for the gifts for your loved ones and have fun in this wonderful spectacle of lights! You can look forward to four themed light parks, a 250 ft interactive light tunnel, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, artisan market and, of course, Santa’s village. Ticket price range: $14.99-$21.99, children under 5 years old are free of charge.
Nutrien Centre At The Stampede Grounds 1410 Olympic Way SE, noelchristmas.ca

Courtesy of Noel Christmas Market

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market
Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1
Looking for a stress-free shopping experience in a festive environment? Look no further as Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market promises just that. Listen to instrumental and choir performances, snack on delicious Christmas treats, browse through isles of handcrafted and world-imported items and enjoy exquisite dance displays. Ticket price range: $10-$12.
Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way SW, sprucemeadows.com

Calgary Night Market Holiday Markets Holiday
Fridays, November 22 – December 20
Every Friday night, the Eau Claire Market comes to life with holiday spirit. There will be arts and crafts for the little ones so you can shop in peace at more than 40 stands, enjoy live entertainment while snacking on delicious food. This is a perfect family and friends event that is also free of charge.
Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary Night Market

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Market Collective’s Holiday Market
Friday – Sunday, December 6 – 22
The annual Market Collective’s Holiday Market will once again take place at BMO centre for three weeks of interactive fun, live music, workshops, art, food and beverage stands and over 150 local vendors selling their original items all over the place. This is an excellent family-friendly outing with $6 tickets for adults and free of charge for those under 12.
BMO Centre Hall C, 20 Roundup Way SE, marketcollective.ca

6 Calgary Christmas markets to visit this season

By SHAUNA MCGINN and SILVIA PIKAL

Holiday shopping season is upon us – and it doesn’t have to feel daunting. If busy malls aren’t your thing, head to one of these great local markets for inspired gift ideas, or simply to soak up the seasonal spirit. You’ll be supporting local vendors, getting a breath of fresh air, and turning an often-begrudged activity into a fun, leisurely experience.

Courtesy YYC Alternative Christmas Market.

YYC ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Looking to buy and promote local in your shopping this year? This neighbourhood market is for you. On November 24, the annual Alternative Christmas Market will be hosting YYC-based vendors at the Inglewood Community Association Hall, selling everything from tea, vintage goods, artisanal doughnuts and more.

MARKET COLLECTIVE
From December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16 at the BMO Centre, Market Collective is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with handcrafted wares for sale, along with food and beverage options and entertainment from musicians, DJs and some surprises along the way. Admission is $5, and free for kids 12 and under.

SPRUCE MEADOWS INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
For the next three weekends, Spruce Meadows will be alight with the holiday spirit for its annual Christmas market. There’s a free shuttle bus to the grounds from the Somerset/Bridlewood LRT station, as well as limited public parking. Tickets are $12 per person, or $10 if you buy in advance.

Courtesy MarketSpot.

MARKETSPOT YYC
Running until December 31st, this pop-up shop has set up on the second floor of The Core Shopping Centre. Visit the MarketSpot storefront to wander through aisles of paintings, jewelry and more.

MARDA LOOP CHRISTMAS MARKET
A great option for those living in or visiting Marda Loop, this one-day market  at the Marda Loop Communities Association on December 15 will be in support of the Calgary Interfaith Foodbank – so take the chance to give back while you shop.

CALGARY FARMER’S MARKET – CHRISTMAS EDITION
Until December 23, enjoy a seasonal touch to the Calgary Farmer’s Market with special vendors dedicated to all of your favourite Christmas goods, from gourmet nuts to festive fruit wines.