Is there any food heartier than Ukrainian food? It’s a fun discussion to have — especially while eating it. Pre-order yours, November 1 to 25, from the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts’ Christmas Market, as well as handmade items created by local artisans.
Take off to the Alberta Aviation Museum November 4 and 5 for its SCARS Holiday Gift Market to see some incredible local vendors and just try to not adopt one of the animals in attendance. You can also bring dog, puppy and kitten food as donations, because it’s Christmas for our furry friends, too.
“Unique and different” best describes the things you’ll find at The Market off Whyte: Indie Craft & Art Show, featuring the creativity of Edmonton and Albertan crafters. Find a fun and affordable gift and have a “one-of-a-kind” shopping experience November 11.
The Edmonton Downtown Farmer’s Market has a different market theme each weekend starting November 11 until it closes for the holidays December 23. It all kicks off when the Jam Lady comes to market with her preserves, followed by vintage and artisan markets, and a Very Indigenous Holiday Market December 16.
This year, the South Clareview Community League doubles up it annual Fall Craft Market with a second! Enjoy a free pancake breakfast November 12 before picking up some handmade items, then come back December 16 to load up with last-minute gifts and see a Christmas celebrity couple.
Organizers Dori and Lindsay of Hello Pretty produce this boutique-style market full of local artisan-crafted goods “to fill a niche market for customers hoping to find beautiful products that hold meaning” and want to “shop small” at “the prettiest market in Edmonton,” November 25 and 26 at Saint Basil’s Cultural Centre.
After 16 years of “twice-a-year-or-so” fairs, this winter will be the Royal Bison’s final season. So head just north of the Strathcona Farmers’ Market November 24 to 26 and December 1 to 3 to check out two rooms full of prints, books, ceramics, woodworking and “the just plain weird.”
The Signatures Butterdome Craft Sale features the works of over 220 artists, artisans, makers and designers from coast-to-coast and is a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace. Visitors can meet passionate creatives in person, hear their stories and feel their works first hand at this annual tradition (since 1990), November 30 to December 3.
With horse-drawn sleigh rides, live performances and hot food, the Edmonton Christmas Market at Fort Edmonton is more than a merry market — but it’s that too! Over 100 vendors will share their wares November 30 to December 17.
Harcourt House’s Annual Art-O-Rama Art Sale Fundraiser runs December 8 to 16 in the Main and Art Incubator Galleries of Harcourt House and in Harcourt’s online gallery. It offers original, small-format works including paintings, sculptures, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more, all from leading and emerging Edmonton artists and designers.