It may seem a little early to start counting down the days until Christmas, but in reality, the holidays are just around the corner. Soon, there'll be adorable little holiday craft markets popping up all around Ottawa and we seriously can't wait. Twinkle lights, handmade goods, incredible baked treats and more. From the festive decor to the unique shopping opportunities, there is so much to love about these Ottawa Christmas markets. So, if you want to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping this season or just want to get into the spirit, take a peek at the markets we've listed below.

Fat Goose Craft Fair

Price: Free admission 

When: Sunday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 35 University Ave., Kingston

Why You Need To Go: You can find a large variety of locally made, handcrafted goods. With their reputation for high-quality, distinctive, and unique items, Fat Goose is a perfect spot to start your holiday shopping.


Aruma Christmas Market

Price: Free admission 

When: Sunday, November 17

Address: 154 Caldwell St., Lanark

Why You Need To Go: You can shop for adorable crafts and gifts inside of a beautiful log cabin that gives off all of the holiday vibes. There is also no shortage of warm holiday drinks and tasty sticky buns to enjoy while you shop.


The Nutcracker Market

Price: Free admission 

When: Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 8

Address: 1001, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal

Why You Need To Go: Get a head start on your holiday shopping surrounded by all of the holiday Nutcracker magic. From toys to beauty products and more, there's a little something for everyone. A percentage of the proceeds go towards a good cause as well.


Ottawa Christmas Market 

Price: Free admission 

When: Friday, November 29 until Sunday, December 22

Address: 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Not up for a drive at all? No problem! For the first time in Ottawa, you can enjoy a massive European-style outdoor Christmas market. In addition to shopping, there will also be incredible light displays and live entertainment to get you feeling festive.


The Museums Christmas Market

Price: Free admission 

When: Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 1

Address: 100 Laurier St., Gatineau

Why You Need To Go: You can do some holiday shopping while enjoying a breathtaking venue and a fun, festive atmosphere. Located in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History, this is one Christmas market that will truly take your breath away.


Watson's Mill Christmas Market

Price: Free admission

When: Weekends from November 23 until December 8

Address: 5525 Dickinson St., Manotick

Why You Need To Go: There's plenty of food, crafts, and holiday cheer at the mill for you to enjoy. Beautiful inside and out, this adorable market in Manotick is super close for anyone living in Ottawa. 



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