We could be wrong, but the holiday season is the best time of the year. Things just look magical with all the snow and merry lights. We can't wait to celebrate through to the new year at all the festive events taking place. One thing you'll need to scratch off your winter bucket list is to visit some Christmas markets in Canada.

Christmas markets are the perfect way to get you in the festive spirit. These joyful events combine twinkling lights with vendors selling delicious seasonal treats and extraordinary gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

Throughout the country, there are so many incredible Christmas markets to discover. For example, there is Lights Of The North in Winnipeg and the Glow Gardens in Ottawa. Both events combine picture-perfect Christmas markets with twinkling light trails and illuminated structures. 

Or, if you're near Toronto, you won't want to miss the Toronto Christmas Market, which is one of the best Christmas markets in Canada. This year, Toronto Christmas Market Creator and Executive Director Mathew Rosenblatt promises that it will be "the most magical yet."

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to invite your friends to join you in exploring a holiday market near you.

Here are 12 jolly Christmas markets in Canada that you need to visit at some point:

Lights Of The North

Price: Weekdays $19.99, weekends and holidays $22.99

When: December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Address: 450 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun wandering through the dazzling light displays and shopping at the holiday market.


Vancouver Christmas Market

Price: $12.99 per person

When: November 20 - December 24, 2019

Address: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: In addition to all the amazing vendors selling goods and food items, there will also be a massive Christmas tree with 36,000 twinkling lights.


Quebec City's German Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 22 - December 23, 2019

Address: Multiple locations in Quebec City, QC

Why You Need To Go: This Christmas market is one of the dreamiest festive markets in Canada.


Halifax Lights Festival

Price: Free admission

When: November 30 - December 7, 2019

Address: Multiple locations in Halifax, NS

Why You Need To Go: At this incredible festival, there will be a Christmas "market" for holiday shopping, concerts, carolers, a dance party, a petting zoo and much more.


Christkindl Market

Price: Free admission

When: December 5-8, 2019

Address: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be more than 100 vendors at this traditional German Christmas market.


Ottawa Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 29 - December 22, 2019

Address: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON 

Why You Need To Go: This will be Ottawa's first European-style Christmas market.


Joliette Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: November 29 - December 23, 2019

Address: Place Bourget (downtown), Joliette, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a picture-perfect winter day getting all your holiday shopping done at this adorable market. 


Toronto Christmas Market

Price: Free on weekdays, weekends from $8

When: November 14 - December 22, 2019

Address: 373 Front St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is one of the best Christmas markets in Canada. 


Illumi Enlightenment Fair

Price: From $18.50 per person

When: November 12, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Address: 2805, Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Go: There will be 10 million twinkling lights decorating the site. Head here to shop for tasty food and gifts at the Christmas market.


Banff Christmas Market

Price: $7.50 per person

When: November 15-17, November 22-24, 2019

Address: Warners Stables, 100 Sundance Road, Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: In addition to the Christmas market, there will be live music, a lounge where you can enjoy mulled wine, sleigh rides and much more.


Glow Gardens

Price: Weekdays $19.99, weekends and holidays $22.99 ($2 more per person at the door)

When: Various dates (depending on location)

Address: Multiple locations across Canada

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to stay toasty at this indoor Christmas market and light garden.


Aurora Winter Festival

Price: From $17.99 per person

When: November 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Address: Vancouver and Toronto

Why You Need To Go: At this magical event, you'll be able to see beautiful light displays, go skating, visit the tube park, and of course, shop at the holiday market.


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