Christmas in Edmonton is an exciting time of year. With all the unique shops and markets to explore during this bustling season, it’s easy to find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. No matter what you’re looking for and who you’re shopping for, you’ll find lots to choose from at these festive holiday events.
Back for another thrilling season at Fort Edmonton Park, the Edmonton Christmas Market holiday extravaganza is one of the biggest and most popular markets in Edmonton. While walking the grounds, you’ll find plenty of gift ideas from the local venders while taking in the beautiful light displays and entertainment.
There are family-friendly workshops, a train station, Frosty’s Funhouse, horse wagon rides, delicious dining with tasty treats, roving performers, a festive live theatre, and numerous Christmas activities in Edmonton’s Christmas Market to entertain the whole family. This annual holiday event runs from November 30 – December 17, Thursday through Sunday.
If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind or unusual gift, you’ll find everything you need at the Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair. With over 100 artisans selling everything from toys, apparel, photography, woodworking and textiles, film, design and so much more, there is something for everyone at this holiday event. The fair runs over two weekends from November 24 – December 3.
The St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market is open every Saturday starting November 25 to December 16, located at Salisbury at Enjoy located in the Enjoy Centre. Each Saturday, over 250 local venders will be on site selling everything from home décor and artwork, crafts, clothing, plants, and numerous unique items.
Food and produce including fresh baking and homemade bread, preserves, and fresh produce are also available at this festive market so you can enjoy an abundance of savoury treats while shopping.
The Edmonton Youth Economic Ecosystem Collaborative celebrates the talents and entrepreneurship of the city’s young performers and artisans. Vendors ages 15 to 30 will be at the EYEEC Youthpreneur Pop Up Holiday Market to showcase their handmade crafts, tasty treats, and other goodies while young artists entertain the crowds with their live performances. The holiday market will be held on December 10.
If you’re looking for an authentic Indigenous gift, the annual Very Indigenous Holiday Market Last Minute Shop till You Drop two-day event is the place to be. This event, held at the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market, is the city’s largest all-Indigenous experience and market in the city. Over the weekend, enjoy Indigenous culture, arts, cuisine, story telling, live entertainment, door prizes, and so much more. The Indigenous Holiday Market runs on December 16-17.
Celebrate the anniversary of Edmonton’s iconic Butterdome building during their annual four-day Butterdome Craft Sale. This highly anticipated annual event showcases a variety of gift ideas and handmade goods such as jewellery, glassware, savoury gourmet treatments, natural body care products, sculptures, and home décor. All the merchandise is made by Canadian artisans and celebrates the talents of the Canadian handmade community. The market runs from November 30 – December 1.
If you are looking for a festively fun Edmonton Christmas event that the whole family will enjoy, Glow Edmonton is the perfect attraction. This magical festival of beautiful light displays, animated attractions, charming characters, giant ornaments, and magical Christmas trees. Enjoy strolling the Merry Makers Market, and discover one-of-a-kind items to nourish your home, body, and soul by local creative artisans while supporting small businesses. Glow Edmonton and the Merry Makers Market runs from December 1 – January 1.
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With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to plan your Christmas in Alberta holidays. This scenic province has something to offer everyone during this festive time of year.
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