The holiday season is quickly approaching. It is time to start shopping for everyone on your Christmas list so you can skip all the crowds and stress of last-minute holiday shopping.
If you are looking for unique gift ideas, a Christmas market is the perfect place to shop. Ottawa has plenty of Christmas markets all across the city offering handmade goods that would make for extraordinary gifts.
Mark your calendar, you will want to join for these Christmas Markets in Ottawa that you will want to visit this holiday season.
Where: Bell Sensplex - 1565 Maplegrove Road, Kanata
Get all of your last minute holiday shopping done at the Cheerfully Saves Christmas Last Minute Holiday Market. At the massive two day event there will be 150 makers selling their goods, so you'll be able to finish all your Christmas shopping. The first day of Cheerfully Saves Christmas is a night market on December 21st from 6 to 9 pm, and tickets will be $15. The next day, on December 22nd the market is open from 10 am to 4 pm and admission is $5 (children may enter for free).
Where: Carp Farmers' Market - 3790 Carp Road, Carp
Get your holiday shopping done early at the Carp Christmas Market. The two-day holiday market takes place on November 30th from 3 pm till 8 pm and on December 1 from 8 am till 2 pm. The event takes place at the Carp Farmers' Market and will be spread across 2 buildings to accommodate all the 75 producers and international food court! While at the Christmas market you'll be able to see Santa, enter to win a gift basket, and enter the 50/50 draw. This event is free to attend, and there is free parking available too.
Where: Fieldhouse at Carleton University - 85 University Rd, Ottawa
Do you love exploring the 613Flea Markets? If so you need to attend their Christmas market which takes place on Saturday, December 1st from 10 am till 5 pm at Carleton University Fieldhouse. Admission to the event is free, and here you will be able to find 150 vendors selling a variety of vintage items along with plenty of Christmas goods too.
Where: 5 locations - 1115 Dunning Rd, 2557 Old Montreal Rd, 2565 Old Montreal Rd, & 2620 Market Street
You need to attend the massive Cumberland Farmers' Christmas Market on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am till 4 pm. The market will be so big it will take place at 5 different indoor locations to fit the goods from over 99 local artisans. All the products sold at the market are grown or locally made, and you will be able to find a wide selection of food and artisan goods. Parking and admission to the event are free.
Where: Canadian Museum Of History - 100 Laurier St, Gatineau
Get gifts for everyone on your list at The Museum’s Christmas Market. The multi-day event takes place at the Canadian Museum Of History from November 29 to December 2, 2018. It will be open on Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am till 5 pm. At the market, you'll be able to browse unique handmade goods from 80 exhibitors who will be selling Christmas decorations, glass items, jewelry, fashion, woodcraft, gourmet foods and more! Enjoy the relaxed setting as you get all your holiday shopping done in one place. The event is free to attend.
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, 452 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa
Get all your holiday shopping done at one stop - The Ottawa Farmers' Christmas Market. The event will take place on the four weekends in December from 10 am till 2 pm at the Aberdeen Pavilion within Lansdowne Park. The holiday market will feature 120 vendors selling locally grown or made goods such as arts and crafts and foods perfect for gifts or stocking stuffers. In addition to the market, there will also be horse and wagon rides, a kids craft corner, and live music from choirs and buckers. Admission to the event is free.
Where: Shaw Centre - 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Shop goods from Canada's most talented artisans from across the country at Signatures Show. At Signatures Show you'll be able to shop a vast assortment of products including jewelry, home decor, art, beauty products, gourmet treats and more from 180 Canadian producers. The Canadian handmade Christmas market takes place on November 15th to the 18th at the Shaw Centre. The market will be open from 11 am till 5 pm, and tickets to the show are $10.
Where: My ByWard Office - 78 George Street, Suite 201, Ottawa
You'll want to be one of the first people to arrive at Haute Bazaar this December! The first 25 guests receive a free swag bag you will love. The event takes place on Saturday, December 8 at My ByWard Office (located above The Grand Pizzeria in Byward Market) from 2 to 6 pm. At the market, you'll be able to sip mimosas as you enjoy a leisurely afternoon Christmas shopping.
Where: EY Centre - 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa
Get gifts for the all the geeks on your holiday lists. Ottawa Comicon: Holiday Editon will take place at the EY Centre. Here you'll be able to find unique gift ideas from 25 local artists and over 50 specialty retailers. Admission to the event is free, and you'll receive 15% off Ottawa Comiccon 2019 tickets.
Where: 10 Blackburn Ave., Ottawa
You won't want to miss the Mistletoe & Ivy Handmade Market. At the event, you'll be able to shop local handmade goods and artisan food. It will take place on Saturday, November 24th from 10 am to 4 pm at 10 Blackburn Ave. Admission to the event is $2.
Where: Shenkman Arts Centre - 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa
Discover unique handmade gifts perfect to give this holiday season. Baz’Art – Holiday Arts Market will have a variety of ceramics, paintings, photography, and jewelry for sale. The market will take place on November 24 to 25th. Baz’Art will be held in the lobby of the Shenkman Arts Centre both days from 11 am to 4 pm. If you visit on Saturday, November 24th, make sure to stay for Santa’s Parade of Lights that evening! There is free admission to this event.
Where: Bronson Centre - 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa
Find the perfect gift for all your vegan friends and family this holiday season at the Ottawa Vegan Market. It will take place on December 8 from 7:30 pm till 11 pm at the Bronson Centre. The night market will feature tons of vegan vendors including Kitty Kate Confections holiday macarons, Oat And Mill ice cream, Eat Lover mini donuts, and a variety of pickles and jams from Top Shelf Preserves. Admission to the event is free.
Where: Watson's Mill - 5525 Dickinson St, Manotick
Explore the wonderful Watson Mill Christmas Craft Market to find perfect gifts for all your friends and family. The market will take place on November 17-18, November 24-25, and December 1-2 from 10 am to 4 pm. At the market, you'll be to find a diverse range of goods from hot sauce, pies, pastries, beauty products, candles and much more! The event is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Mill, and admission is free.
Where: Centre Wakefield La Peche - 38 ch de la Vallee de Wakefield, Wakefield
You won't want to miss the 6th annual Wakefield Christmas Market! There will be over 70 vendors, live music, bonfires, and even mulled wine! The market takes place on Saturday, December 8th from 2-7 pm at the Centre Wakefield La Peche.
Where: Dominion City Brewing Co. - 15-5510 Canotek Rd, Ottawa
Pick up some fantastic craft beer to give this Christmas at the Dominion City Christmas Night Market. The event takes place on Sunday, December 2nd from 3 to 9 pm at Dominion City Brewing Co. At the market, you'll be able to shop for goods and gifts, and they will be collecting donations for the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard.
Where: EY Centre - 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa
This holiday season you won't want to miss Ottawa's largest craft show. The Originals Christmas Craft Sale takes place on Thursday, December 6 till Sunday, December 16 from 11 am to 5 pm each day. At the show, you'll find a diverse assortment of Canadian handmade goods that would make fantastic gifts for people of all ages. Tickets to the Originals Christmas Craft Sale at the EY Centre are $7.
Where: Makerspace North - 250 City Centre Ave Bay 216, Ottawa
Join for the 3rd annual Holiyay Christmas Craft Market. The two-day event takes place on November 24 to 25th from 10 am to 5 pm at Makerspace North. At the market, you'll be able to find local handmade and artisan food for sale from local favorites like Alicja Confections and Pink Soapworks. Admission to the Christmas market is $3 (kids under 16 are free).