8 Enchanting Christmas Markets Around Ottawa That You'll Want To See This Holiday Season

Get ready for mulled wine and twinkling lights!

Staff Writer
8 Enchanting Christmas Markets Around Ottawa That You'll Want To See This Holiday Season

If you are looking to escape the crowds at the mall, here are eight Christmas markets around Ottawa to visit instead.

This winter, there are locations across the city where you can shop for festive treasures. Plus, some of them have live entertainment, twinkling lights, and tasty desserts to try.

Christmas In Old-Aylmer

Price: Free admission

When: November 26-28 and December 3-5

Address: 120 Principale St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: The Christmas market in Old Aylmer is fit for a holiday postcard, and this year there will be over 30 vendors and food trucks.

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613Christmas

Price: Free admission

When: November 20

Address: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be 125 vendors selling goods perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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Ottawa Farmers' Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 27 - December 19 (Saturday and Sundays)

Address: 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: On Saturdays and Sundays, you can head to the Aberdeen Pavilion to purchase everything from gifts to mouthwatering desserts.

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Watson's Mill Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 20, 21, 27, 28 & December 4-5

Address: 5525 Dickinson St., Manotick, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you live near Manotick, you won't want to miss this charming holiday craft market.

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Ottawa Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 26 - December 22

Address: Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza at Lansdowne, Marché Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here you can sip mulled wine under the twinkling lights and shop at the over 35 vendors selling everything from festive food to gifts.

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Holiday Art Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 28

Address: 1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be a DJ and entertainment while you shop at the craft market within the National Arts Centre's atrium.

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Ottawa Comiccon: Holiday Edition

Price: $8+ per person

When: November 19-21

Address: 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to get your hands on gifts for your friends who love anime, gaming, sci-fi shows or unique graphic tees.

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Originals Christmas Craft Sale

Price: $6 per person

When: December 8–12

Address: 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Within the EY Centre, there will be tons of Canadian artisans selling a wide variety of goods.

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Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Stephanie White
Staff Writer
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