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 10-11, 2018
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 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, children’s toys, body care products, pewter, Christmas decorations and more! All the items are handcrafted by the crafters themselves. Santa will also be stopping by on both days so don’t forget to bring your camera.

Girls Holiday Weekend
Downtown Midland
November 16-17, 2018

Art Festivus
Huronia Museum, Midland
November 17, 2018
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 22-24, November 29 to December 1 and December 6-9, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Now in its 18th 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

Beaver Valley Handmade Market
November tba, 2018
Art, craft and food from local artists, artisans and food producers at Kimberley Hall in Kimberley Ontario. Free Admission.

Priceville Christmas Craft Show
November tba, 2018
Come and shop 2 floors of crafters featuring Baking, Quilting, Honey, Wood crafts, Chocolates,  Preserves, Soaps, Paper Crafts, Jewellery, Photography, Maple Syrup, Tole, Knitting,Sewing, Christmas gifts and much more!

Grey Roots Annual Craft Show
Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound
November tba, 2018
Hundreds of unique hand-crafted items from local vendors!

Haliburton Highlands

Christmas Artisan Market
Minden Hills
November 25, 2018
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. Admission is free to the public

Headwaters

Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Dufferin County Museum, Mulmur
November 24 – December 9, 2018
We endeavor to bring you the most unique offerings from artists creating wonderful gifts in clay, glass, wood, textiles, jewelry, paintings, folk art, photographs, note and gift cards, and much more.

Lake Simcoe & Barrie

Arts & Crafts Show 
Barrie Molson Centre
November 2-4, 2018
The most beautiful one of a kind hand crafted gift from the Barrie Molson Centre Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. On November 2, 3 & 4, over 140 of Ontario’s most talented artisans & crafters come together at the Barrie Molson Centre for the 24th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show & Sale. Choose from pottery, stained glass, teddy bears, Christmas crafts, body care products, jewellery, clothing, woodcrafts, ceramics, and more, making Christmas shopping easy.

Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
Nottawasaga Resort, Alliston
November 10-11, 2018
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 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, children’s toys, body care products, pewter, Christmas decorations and more! All the items are handcrafted by the crafters themselves. Santa will also be stopping by on both days so don’t forget to bring your camera.

Midhurst Arts and Crafts Home Tour
November 24-25, 2018
In operation for over 30 years, the Midhurst Arts and Crafts Home Tour is long standing tradition for anyone living in Simcoe County. This self-guided tour is ever evolving with lots of local talent and friendly faces. It a slower pace than your standardcraft show and has a very laid back and intimate feeling. You can get to know the Artists and take your time wondering through the village while taking in all the incredible finds! 

Midland

First Light
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 and December 6-9, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Now in its 18th 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 24, 2017
This is a unique gift show with 27 juried artisans who come from near and far with their exceptional creations of pottery, fine art, blown glass, home décor, garden artistry, jewellery, children’s clothing and so much more! Our event has a beautiful Christmas ambiance, hors d’oeuvres all day, baked goods, volunteers in Victorian attire, door prizes and raffles. 

Girls Holiday Weekend
Downtown Midland
November 16-17, 2018

Art Festivus
Huronia Museum, Midland
November 17, 2018
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.

Candy Cane Bazaar
TBA, 2018
Browse local vendors, baked goods for sale & lunch will be available! 

Christmas Home Tour
TBA, 2018
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
TBA, 2018
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 3, 2018

Dozens of vendors of one-of-a-kind gifts waiting for you, along with foodie goodies you can enjoy right now. Many of our Farmers’ market vendors will be there.

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Christmas Show & Sale
Bracebridge
November 17-19, 2018
The 38th Annual Christmas Show & Sale features twenty-seven festive exhibitors  selling hand made work that’s perfect for gift giving.

XMUS Festival
Bracebridge
November 30 – December 2, 2018
The event will feature Mix it up; Food and Wine show, Live music and sampling on the Muskoka Brewery patio, hands on holiday workshops holiday gifting market and more. The weekend will also include downtown shopping specials, Festival of lights and the Bracebridge Santa Claus parade.

Crafted Muskoka 
Muskoka Foundry, Bracebridge
December tba, 2018
A bi-annual event that celebrates the extraordinary talent of Canadian artisans while focusing attention on Muskoka as a tourist destination.

Northern Ontario

Christmas Market
Kapuskasing
November tba, 2018
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.

Tis the Season Show and Sale
Thunder Bay
November 4, 2018
Featuring workshops, live demonstrations and trade-show-style displays, this event will showcase the wealth of expertise among Thunder Bay businesses and inspire beautiful ideas for holiday home décor, dinner planning, cocktails and fashion.

Winter Crafts Show
Parry Sound
November 16-17, 2018
The Winter Craft Show features original designs and handmade gifts of local artists and craftspeople. From toys, to jewelry, ceramics, clothing and art, this is the perfect time to pick up an excellent handcrafted gift. 

Ontario’s Lake Country 

Black Friday in Downtown Orillia
November 23, 2018
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 30 -December 21, 2018
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
tba 2018
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

Carefor Christmas Craft Sale and Farmer’s Market
Pembroke
November tba, 2018
We are teaming up with the Pembroke Farmer’s Market to bring you a one stop shop for crafts, treats and holiday cheer for the whole family. 

Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show
Ottawa
November 15-18, 2018
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 6-16, 2018
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
TBA, 2018
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 16-18, 2018
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 tba, 2018
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.