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5+ Best Holiday Markets in Ontario

Be Merry and Bright With These 5 Best Holiday Markets in Ontario

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Bright festival lights, Christmas music, and hot poutine. We’re ringing in the holidays with the annual holiday tradition: Christmas markets.

If you’re looking for the best holiday markets to visit this holiday season, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of five of the best holiday markets throughout Ontario that combines food, crafts, lights, music, and most importantly, a strong festive holiday spirit!

Grab your favorite pair of gloves and get ready to hit these Ontario Christmas markets!

1. Sugar Plum Fair

Visit the Nottawasaga Resort for the 39th Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show, on Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th, 2022, and discover a spectacular line-up of crafters who feature a unique line-up of handmade items. It’s a great opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

Check out their website for more details.

2. Ottawa Christmas Market

Located right outside Lansdowne Park in the Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza, this holiday market runs from November 27 to December 23, 2022.

This Christmas market features over 35 local vendors of finger-licking seasonal foods and unique holiday gifts, but that’s not all. They’ve also scheduled a complete program of holiday and seasonal entertainment events including skate nights, family decoration, live music, and more.

Be sure to catch their tree lighting event on 2022 TBA from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm! For more details, check out their website

3. The Distillery Winter Village

This holiday market at the Distillery Historic District is a must-see if you’re in the Toronto area. Restaurants, cafes, and holiday gift vendors line this outdoor shopping area, surrounded by Christmas lights and Christmas tunes.

This holiday market in Ontario is open from November xx to December xx, 2022 (TBA), seven days a week beginning at 10 am. You must purchase a ticket in advance if you plan to visit on the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) after 4 pm.

Check out their website for more details!

4. XMUS Festival

Have you done your holiday shopping yet? If not, don’t worry. You will find a handful of local and non-local artisan crafts here at Huntsville’s XMUS Festival. You are bound to find the perfect holiday gift.

Save the date!

This Ontario holiday market takes place on December 2022 TBA at Huntsville Legion from 12:00 pm to 8 pm. There’s a $5 entrance fee and all proceeds go towards supporting local food banks.

Find more information on this holiday market here.

5. Uxbridge Farmer’s Christmas Market

If you’re reading this article before the end of November, you can still catch Uxbridge Farmer’s Christmas Market before they close shop. This award-winning market channels the festive holiday spirit each Sunday in November, hosting:

  • craft fairs
  • artisan shows
  • holiday live entertainment

Make sure you check them out if you can! Follow their website for more details.

Yule Love These Christmas Markets Too

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Abbey Gardens Holiday Night Market
December 2022 TBA

Holiday Night Market will be the ultimate gift shopping experience. The market will feature local artisans and handmade gifts, delicious treats, festive drinks on our Holiday Spirits patio, carolers, and more! Admission to the Night Market is by donation at the door. Due to capacity limits to ensure safe distancing during COVID-19 restrictions Purchasing tickets in advance will help limit wait times.  Reserve your tickets online at this link.

Holiday Markets in Oro-Medonte
Various dates

Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a visit to special events at Quayle’s Brewery, Valley Croft, Ayers Tree Farm. Enjoy shopping for artisanal gift items, tasting delicious food and drink, taking in live entertainment and festive decorations.

Holiday Shopping & Holiday Magic at Blue
2022 TBA 

The Village is wrapped up in garlands and bows and illuminated with the sights and sounds of the holidays. Stroll the 1km Light Trail and enjoy enchanting moments around every corner while you shop, dine and celebrate the magic of the season.

Ring the Season in At These Holiday Markets 

Do you feel the Christmas spirit in the air yet? Well, you’ll most certainly feel it walking through these Ontario holiday markets! Bring your loved ones or come alone and meet some new friends! It’s a merry season here in Ontario.

For more fun ideas of things to do in Ontario this holiday season, check out more from our blog! We’ve got you covered with the latest news and events happening in Ontario.

ToDoOntario5+ Best Holiday Markets in Ontario