Christmas Craft Shows, Markets & Bazaars

Christmas and holiday shopping for unique “one of a kind” gifts, crafts, and artistic creations can be found at a variety of craft shows and bazaars in October, November and December. Everything from original art and designer clothes to unique Christmas decorations and jewelry can be found north of Toronto.

Combine your Christmas Craft Show and Christmas Bazaar visits with a stay in Ontario’s resort and cottage country and visit a Santa Claus Parade or Festival of Lights or Day Spa in the many rural towns and cities north in Ontario. Consider a girls getaway weekend for shopping and fun. Can’t get away think about a an Ontario Travel Gift Certificate at one of the many inns, hotels, resorts, spas, lodges or cottages.

Featured Christmas Bazaars

Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
Nottawasaga Resort, Alliston
November 12-13, 2016
Whether you’re a return or first time visitor you will experience a treat at this year’s show. We’re excited to welcome back some incredible vendors and introduce a line-up of new and talented crafters and artisans who will be displaying their creations during the two day show. The show features over 100 vendors from across Ontario selling a variety of items including chocolate, jam, fudge, sauces, quilts, candles, ceramics, stained glass, wreaths, folk art, woodwork, sock monkeys, body care products and more! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit.

Girls Holiday Weekend
Downtown Midland
November 18-19, 2016

Artisits’ Takeover
Huronia Museum, Midland
November 19, 2016
Huronia Museum will be taken over by artists!  We’ve got crafters, sculptors, painters, bakers and much, much more.  They will be set up all around the museum, so take the opportunity to check out our new exhibits while you shop.  Admission is FREE! So come check it out.

First Light
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
November 24-26, December 1-3 & 8-10, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Now in its 17th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.

 

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Grey County

Fine Craft Christmas Show & Sale
November 18-20, 2016
Owen Sound
The Fine Craft Christmas Show features a multitude of mediums including textiles, wood, pottery, jewellery, photography, beauty products, glass, and more.  Find unique and useful gifts for others (and a little something for yourself!) from independent designers, makers and artists from the region and beyond.  As you shop, take the time to meet and interact with the artists and makers to find out the inspiration and ideas behind their one-of-a-kind work.

Priceville Christmas Craft Show
November 19, 2016
Featuring over 30 vendors with 100% handmade crafts for all ages on 2 floors! FREE ADMISSION Hot lunch available.

Grey Roots 9th Annual Craft Show
Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound
November 26, 2016
Browse and buy from over 30 local vendors with a wide range of handmade and homemade crafts. A light lunch is available for purchase, courtesy of The Friends of Moreston. A holiday movie also plays at 2 p.m.

Handmade Holiday Market
Owen Sound
December 10, 2016
Heartwood Concert Hall will be filled with artists and makers showing and selling their one of a kind, beautiful and quirky wares just in time for the holiday.Stop by to see this unique space adorned with some of the most creative talent the area has to offer.

Haliburton Highlands

Christmas Artisan Market
Minden Hills
November 27, 2016
This is a great opportunity to buy local, handmade products just in time for the holiday season. Located in the SG Nesbitt Community Centre from 11:00am-4:00pm. Cost is $10 to enter a booth. Admission is free to the public

Headwaters

Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Dufferin County Museum, Mulmur
December 3, 2016
Just in time for the holidays! Find one-of -a-kind items for everyone on your list, while you enjoy the atmosphere of the Museum at Christmastime. One stop shopping. Over 40 artists and artisans transform the Museum’s Main Gallery into a seasonal show and sale of unique handcrafted gifts, perfect for the person who has everything. One-of-a-kind items include candlesticks, clothing, jewellery, baskets, two and three dimensional works of art, seasonal wreaths and decorations, wooden bowls and hooked rugs, candles, honey, bath products and much more!

Lake Simcoe & Barrie

Arts & Crafts Show 
Barrie Molson Centre
November 4-6, 2016
The most beautiful one of a kind hand crafted gift from the Barrie Molson Centre Xmas Craft Show. On November 7, 8 & 9, 2014 over 140 of Ontario’s most talented artisans & crafters come together at the Barrie Molson Centre for the 18th Annual Xmas Craft Show & Sale. Choose from pottery, stained glass, teddy bears, Xmas crafts, body care products, jewellery, clothing, woodcrafts, ceramics, and more, making Xmas shopping easy.

Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
Nottawasaga Resort, Alliston
November 12-13, 2016
Whether you’re a return or first time visitor you will experience a treat at this year’s show. We’re excited to welcome back some incredible vendors and introduce a line-up of new and talented crafters and artisans who will be displaying their creations during the two day show. The show features over 100 vendors from across Ontario selling a variety of items including chocolate, jam, fudge, sauces, quilts, candles, ceramics, stained glass, wreaths, folk art, woodwork, sock monkeys, body care products and more! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit.

Midhurst Arts and Crafts Home Tour
November 26-27, 2016
Midhurst is home to some incredible talent!  Come and see for yourself on this free, self-guided shopping tour in homes and studios.  The Tour celebrates its 26th year of Holiday Shopping for original designs and artwork.  Find everything from one of a kind paintings, to pottery, jewellery, soap, candles, home decor and sweet treats!  The tour is free and visits 14 homes Midhurst and Snow Valley with over 30 Artisans.

Newmarket Farmers’ Market Christmas Bazaar
November 26, 2016

Midland

First Light
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
November 24-26, December 1-3 & 8-10, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Now in its 17th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. 

Victoria Christmas Show
Midland
November 12, 2016
Come Christmas shopping at a unique gift show and enjoy the ambiance, appetizers, music, Christmas decorations and great selection of quality hand-made gifts. No two artisan’s wares are the same and their creations include pottery, fine arts, blown glass, home decor, garden artistry, jewellery and so much more. This show is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit….even Santa loves to shop here.

Girls Holiday Weekend
Downtown Midland
November 18-19, 2016

Artisits’ Takeover
Huronia Museum, Midland
November 19, 2016
Huronia Museum will be taken over by artists!  We’ve got crafters, sculptors, painters, bakers and much, much more.  They will be set up all around the museum, so take the opportunity to check out our new exhibits while you shop.  Admission is FREE! So come check it out.

Christmas Home Tour
December 10, 2016
Join us on a magical tour of Christmas past in beautifully decorated homes. Bring your slippers and your Christmas spirit! Proceeds from this event will help the Midland Heritage Committee promote and preserve our Town’s rich and unique heritage.

Artists Market
Midland Public Library
December 10, 2016
Finish your holiday shopping and discover the talent of Midland’s local artists all in one location.

Muskoka

Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market
Port Carling
November 5, 2016

Fine Muskoka crafts and gifts, face painting for the children, meet your friends for a delicious lunch, free admission, all welcome

36th Annual Christmas Show & Sale
Bracebridge
November 19-20, 2016
Muskoka Arts and Crafts presents the 36th Annual Christmas Show & Sale. Ho, ho, ho! This is where Santa would shop if he didn’t have the elves. This merry show features twenty-five festive exhibitors selling a variety of hand made work that’s perfect for gift giving

Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party
Bracebridge
December 2, 2016
Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party featuring the Festival of the Lights. Join us in Muskoka’s Downtown as we kick off the holiday season with the official lighting of Downtown. This fun filled event is sure to be a hit with family entertainment, wagon rides, camp fire, living window display’s courtesy of the Bracebridge School of Ballet and Fireworks courtesy of the Bracebridge Rotary Club.

XMUS Festival
Bracebridge
December 2-4, 2016
Visit Bracebridge December 2 – 4 and get yourself some holiday cheer at the first ever XMUS Festival. Expect a weekend of holiday excitement and festive fun … for GROWN UPS! Get your tickets for any one or all of the weekends’ events below:

Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market Christmas
December 3, 2016
Join us at the Gravenhurst Legion for the 16th annual Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market Christmas Show. Featuring fresh baked goods, preserves, maple syrup, meats, and a wide variety of crafts that make excellent Christmas gifts. 

Crafted Muskoka 
Muskoka Foundry, Bracebridge
December 10-11, 2016
A bi-annual event that celebrates the extraordinary talent of Canadian artisans while focusing attention on Muskoka as a tourist destination.

Northern Ontario

Keepsakes Christmas Show
Radisson Hotel, Sudbury
October 29, 2016
Join us at the 1st Annual Keepsakes Christmas Showcase talking place at the Radisson Hotel on Saturday October 29th from 10am-4pm. Shop for unqique and one of a kind hand made gifts made by Northern Ontario Artisans.  Admission is absolutly free and also take advantage of complimentary admission to the 5th Annual Sudbury Women’s Show.

Christmas Market
Kapuskasing
November 18-19, 2016
Visit from Santa Claus on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by kids’ arts and crafts and face painting! Food, Jewelry, Knitting, Weaving, Pottery, Soaps and more.

Ontario’s Lake Country

Christmas Exhibit & Sale
Dave Beckett Studio / Gallery of Marchmount
2016 TBA
All Unframed prints 20% off. Door Prize, Limited Edition print “Autumn Contrast”
This is a delightful local fall scene, rendered, printed, signed and numbered by Dave. Be sure to sign in at the gallery.

Black Friday in Downtown Orillia
November 25, 2016
Take advantage of the OUTRAGEOUS offers throughout the entire Downtown! Many of the stores will be open late but we won’t tell anyone if you book the day off work to SHOP! 

Coldwater Christmas Market
November 25, December 2, 9 & 16, 2016
The Coldwater Christmas Market has expanded! Now accommodating twice as many vendors as they did in the past! Be sure to drop by The Coldwater Mill and The Coldwater Library to find the perfect Christmas gift!

Orillia Fairgrounds Christmas Farmers’ Market
December 3, 10 & 17, 2016
Come and do your Christmas shopping at the market. 70 vendors will be on hand with excellent choices for gift giving and for your own table.  We will also be collecting for the Sharing Place Food Bank, and for Plan Canada to buy a ‘Farm load of Animals’ for a rural community in another country.

Ottawa Valley

Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show
Ottawa
November 9-13, 2016
For 5 days only, this spectacular new downtown venue will host 180 of Canada’s best artists, artisans and designers! Experience an urban shopping event like no other. Unique jewellery, fabulous fashions and accessories, visual art, functional home accessories & décor, natural body care lines and gourmet treats are just some exciting handmade creations you will find.

Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Show
Ottawa
December 8-18, 2016
Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale is a leading and oldest fashion, gift, art & craft Show & Sale in Canada. It will attract many visitors and best artisans, artists and designers from Ottawa and Canada to related Christmas decorations, fashions, jewellery, art, sculpture, home decor items.

Southern Georgian Bay

Winter’s Gift Show & Sale
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood
November 2 – January 8, 2016
Holiday Gifts Galore! In preparation for the Holiday Shopping season, over 40 invited artists and artisans will once again be filling the Arts Center with a rich assortment of unique, one-of-a-kind creations…and, at very festive prices!  Paintings • Photographs • Pottery • Hand-made clothing • Jewellery • Sculpture and Carvings • Furniture • Glass works …and more

Jolly Holly Christmas Bazaar
Town of Blue Mountains, Clarksburg
November 11-13, 2016
The Holly Jolly Holiday Fair is the best way to get into the Holiday Spirit! We have unique artists, vendors and crafters that offer great gifting ideas and holiday decor. We will have Santa along with elf training and much more for families.

Christmas at Blue
Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains
November 26-28, 2016
This vibrant, fun marketplace will be sure to celebrate the holiday season in style – enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas!  Over 100 vendors bringing great gift shopping ideas all under one roof;  featuring artisans, crafters, jewelry, décor, body & wellness products, tasty treats and much more.