Edmonton’s Best Christmas Markets

December 7, 2018

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Christmas is quickly approaching, and you need to get your shopping wrapped up. You may have already picked up some gifts at the mall or big box stores, but some of your family and friends deserve something a little more special. By shopping at any of these Christmas markets throughout the month, you’ll be able to pick up some unique items while helping to support small local businesses. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

Terwillegar Community League Holiday Sale

December 8, 2018

Start or finish your holiday shopping with a trip to the holiday sale put on by the Terwillegar Community League. The entrance fee ($1 for League members and $2 for non-members) goes toward putting on more community-wide events in the area. There will be a combination of craft booths and direct marketing sellers, so you’ll have a good opportunity to pick up a variety of great gift items for everyone on your list.

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Ellerslie Community League Christmas Sale

December 8, 2018

If you want to avoid the large crowds at both the mall and large craft fairs, this is the market for you. There will be about 30 vendors at this free event, so you’ll be able to easily find some great gifts without feeling completely overwhelmed by all of the people and gift options that are at some of the larger events. Current vendors include local artisans selling hand-dyed wool and delicious treats, along with representatives from businesses like Discovery Toys and Lipsense.

Holiday Bazaar

December 14-16, 2018

Presented by the Wild Heart Collective and 124 Grand Market, this Christmas market is sure to be a hit. It features a variety of vendors selling their handcrafted goods, but there will also be live entertainment. There’s a small cost to get into the event (to cover the cost of the entertainment), but it’s worth every penny to experience this fun shopping event. It’s also in a convenient location downtown, with ample parking and easy access from the LRT station.

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Rudolph’s Shopping Extravaganza

December 15-16, 2018

Want to combine your Christmas shopping with a trip to the museum? Head to Rudolph’s Shopping Extravaganza at the Edmonton Aviation Museum. There will be over 150 vendors selling all kinds of different gifts. You’ll also enjoy some entertainment and a free activity for the kids. Admission is free, but you’re required to bring a donation of a new toy or non-perishable food item. That’s a small price to pay for this fun event.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Blitz

December 15-16, 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Last Minute Holiday Shopping Blitz is becoming increasingly popular. This year’s event will include 175 vendors, and there are no repeats, so you can truly find a wide variety of items. Whether you’re looking for a few last minute stocking stuffers or something special for your loved one, you’ll be able to find it here. Bonus: There are gift bags available for the first 50 people to arrive, and you can enter the raffle for one of five gift baskets worth over $500.

Let It Snow Christmas Market

December 15-16, 2018

There’s free admission and parking to the Let it Snow Christmas Market at the Killarney Community League location. This event might be a bit smaller than some of the others on the list, but you can still find some great gifts. Vendors will be selling handmade wreaths, Christmas decorations, and jewellery, and there will be a variety of popular home-based business vendors there as well, including representatives from Usborne books and Tupperware. Check the Facebook page for the vendor list because some vendors are only there for one day.

St. Albert Place Indoor Christmas Market

Saturdays in December

Looking for a little variety outside of the city limits? Check out the Indoor Christmas Market held at St. Albert Place. Each Saturday, they feature a different selection of up to 75 vendors selling things from crafts to jewellery to clothing. Since the vendors change, you can go a few times to see all there is to offer.

Thanks to these great Christmas markets in Edmonton, there are plenty of options for you to buy unique gifts and support local businesses. Now all that’s left to do is make a plan to get out there and get your shopping finished!

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