Be Merry and Bright With These Christmas Markets in Ontario
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 over ten of the best holiday markets in Ontario.
These markets combine food, crafts, lights, music, and most importantly, a strong festive holiday spirit. In case you no one has told you, these are the gifts they truly want for Christmas!
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. Discover a spectacular line-up of crafters who feature a unique line-up of handmade items.
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.
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 17 to December 31, 2022, seven days a week beginning at 10 am, including New Year’s Eve. Tickets are required on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after 4:00 pm, and between December 27-31
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.
6. Friday Harbour Christmas Market
Experience a European-style market featuring a 40-foot tree, twinkling lights and decor, and chalet cabins offering tasty treats and holiday gifts.
Learn what else you’ll find at this Christmas market on the Friday Harbour website.
Yule Love These Christmas Markets Too
Abbey Gardens Holiday Night Market
December 3, 2022
Holiday Night Market will be the ultimate gift shopping experience. The market features local artisans and handmade gifts, delicious treats, festive drinks on Holiday Spirits patio, carolers, and more.
Holiday Shopping & Holiday Magic at Blue
November 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023
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.
Holiday Markets in Oro-Medonte
Support INCREDIBLE local businesses, make some memories and get your holiday shopping done right in Oro-Medonte.
Ottawa Christmas Market
November 25 – December 23, 2022
Located in the Aberdeen Square while surrounded by snow-capped heritage buildings and wooden chalets is the Ottawa Christmas Market presented by TD.
Niemi Family Farm Christmas Market 2022
Opens November 12, 2022
Welcome to a most beautiful Christmas market in Southern Ontario. Indoor/Outdoor market area with 50 local vendors from toys to hot sauce to cookies etc. Food vendors , Candyland, specialty foods and drinks. Market area is FREE for everyone to enjoy.
One of a Kind Winter Show, Toronto
November 24, 2022 – December 4, 2023
Extensive selection of gifts are beautifully made by 600+ artisans from across Canada. Takes places at Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.
Ring the Season in At Festival 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.