The capital's first-ever European-style outdoor Christmas market finally opens Friday, and it’s shaping up to be a truly magical event. Having an Ottawa Christmas market like this means residents will no longer have to travel all the way to Toronto to enjoy this Euro-inspired event. That’s right, you can get those special holiday vibes right here.

With everything from live music to twinkling lights, holiday vendors, local crafts, festive treats, and much more, you’re going to be overwhelmed with seasonal cheer. 

This highly anticipated market will take over Ottawa's Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza this Friday, November 29 and will remain open every weekend until December 22. 

From under the canopy of lights, you can search for that picture-perfect holiday snack, or shop around for unique holiday gifts for your BFF. 

You’ll see traditional market cabins, festive decor, and much more.

There will even be cozy firepits, a central bar, and some seriously Insta-worthy light installations. 

So if you’re looking for something to kick off your holiday season (finally), then you’ll totally want to check out this incredible market.

All that’s left to do is pick a weekend and mark Ottawa Christmas Market on your calendar ASAP.

The market will be open on Fridays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m until 6 p.m. 

While there is some parking available on-site, it is suggested that you take public transit to the market if possible. Thankfully, there are numerous bus routes that pass by the area.

What could be more romantic and/wintry than strolling through Ottawa, picking up delicious snacks, hot drinks, and neat gifts?

If that isn't enough, there will be entertainment, too.

Among the long list of exciting live performances already scheduled is JUNO Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk.

Kreviazuk will be in the market on opening night performing songs from her latest Christmas album during the tree lighting ceremony.

As if you needed another reason to be there!

Ottawa Christmas Market 

Price: Free to attend

When: Fridays to Sundays from Nov. 29 to Dec. 22, 2019

Address: Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: To experience the first ever European-style winter market in Canada's capital, with all its Euro vibes!


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