The Christmas season is upon us! Before you know it, the shops will be packed and the trees will be decorated. Cross every loved one’s gift off your list with the best of local artisans at the many Christmas markets in the Alberta foothills! Here’s our guide to the foothills Christmas Market Crawl!
Calgary Christmas Market – Calgary Farmer’s Market
November 14th – December 23rd, Thursday through Sunday 9am – 5pm
There isn’t a single Calgarian that doesn’t love a trip to the Calgary Farmer’s Market. With Christmas around the corner, the market is turning into a Christmas Market, featuring 16 seasonal vendors that offer everything from gifts to food, in addition to the market’s favourite mainstays. Come stop by our booth in aisle #2 to say hi and grab some craft spirit gifts for the cocktail lover on your list!
While you peruse the aisles, treat yourself to a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate from the enticing hot chocolate bar!
International Christmas Market – Spruce Meadows
November 15th – 17th, 10am – 7pm;
November 22nd – 24th, 10am – 7pm;
November 29th – December 1st, 10am – 7pm
Get into the holiday spirit at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market! With over 300 vendors, you’re sure to find something for everyone! But attending the market doesn’t have to be all about shopping for your loved ones, Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa amidst live entertainment, a crackling fire and strings of Christmas lights!
4th Annual Azuridge Christmas Market – Azuridge Estate Hotel
November 16th – 17th, 10am – 4pm
Spend your weekend at the picturesque Azuridge Estate Hotel exploring the gifts and treats from many local artisans at the 4th Annual Azuridge Christmas Market! The market will feature over 40 local makers from all over Southern Alberta. Delicious food samples and hot bevvies will keep your energy up while you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Make it a Holiday Circuit! Begin your day on the weekend of November 16th – 17th with a beautiful drive through the foothills to Azuridge’s market, then paying a visit to the plentiful Spruce Meadows market and, finally, rounding out your day with a visit to the Calgary Farmer’s Market!
Christmas Market – Granary Road
December 6th – 8th, 9:30am – 5:30pm
December 13th -15th, 9:30am – 5:30pm
December 20th – 22nd, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Explore handmade goods and delicious treats from over 40 local vendors at Granary Road’s Christmas Market! Grab some of our seasonal spirits including Christmas Gin, Apple Brandy and Gin Rummy, or one of our Holiday Gift Sets, then head to Santa’s Workshop for some family fun!
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