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 11-12, 2017
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 17-18, 2017

Art Festivus
Huronia Museum, Midland
November 18, 2017
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 23-25, November 30 and December 1-2 & 7-9, 2017 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

Beaver Valley Handmade Market
November 12, 2017
Art, craft and food from local artists, artisans and food producers at Kimberley Hall in Kimberley Ontario. Free Admission.

Priceville Christmas Craft Show
November 18, 2017
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 9th Annual Craft Show
Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound
November 25, 2017
Hundreds of unique hand-crafted items from local vendors!

Haliburton Highlands

Christmas Artisan Market
Minden Hills
November 26, 2017
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 2, 2017
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 3-5, 2017
The most beautiful one of a kind hand crafted gift from the Barrie Molson Centre Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. On November 3, 4, and 5, over 140 of Ontario’s most talented artisans & crafters come together at the Barrie Molson Centre for the 23rd 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 11-12, 2017
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 25-26, 2017
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.

Midland

First Light
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
November 23-25, November 30 and December 1-2 & 7-9, 2017 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 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 17-18, 2017

Art Festivus
November 18, 2017
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
November 18, 2017
Browse local vendors, baked goods for sale & lunch will be available! 

Christmas Home Tour
TBA, 2017
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, 2017
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 4, 2017

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.

Christmas Show & Sale
Bracebridge
November 17-19, 2017
The 37th Annual Christmas Show & Sale features twenty-seven festive exhibitors  selling hand made work that’s perfect for gift giving. As Christmas nears, you’ll need to shop for your dears. So put on a smile and enjoy shopping at Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 37th Annual Christmas Craft Show & Sale.

Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party
Bracebridge
December 1, 2017
Bring the whole family downtown Bracebridge to kick off the holiday season with Santa!  See the official holiday lighting of downtown, enjoy some festive treats and live music, take a ride on the horse drawn wagons, and take advantage of in store specials!

XMUS Festival
Bracebridge
December 1-3, 2017
Kick back and enjoy a new side to of all your favorite winter festivities! The town of Bracebridge will be filled with holiday spirit. This unique tourism event is a laid back weekend filled with a Holiday Market, Festive Workshops, Caroling Party, Mix It Up…Get into the Holiday Spirits, and even a Jack Frost Ice Lounge!​

Crafted Muskoka 
Muskoka Foundry, Bracebridge
December 2, 2017
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 24-25, 2017
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.

Artisans Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
Thunder Bay
November 11-12, 2017
This is a juried show, featuring up to 70 talented artists and artisans offering unique high quality products.

Winter Crafts Show
Parry Sound
November 24-25, 2017
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

Orchard Park School’s Annual Christmas Bazaar
November 25, 2017
Shop from over 50 local vendors! There will be something for everyone! Silent auction table and bake sale with proceeds benefiting Orchard Park School. 

Black Friday in Downtown Orillia
November 24, 2017
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 24, December 1, 8 &15 2017
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
November 25, December 2, 9 16 & 23 2017
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 17-18, 2017
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 15-19, 2017
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 7, 2017
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, 2017
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
TBA, 2017
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 25-26, 2017
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.