Who’s ready for some holiday cheer?
With Christmas quickly approaching, you won’t want to miss out on the holiday magic happening right here in South Eastern Ontario.
There are loads of Christmas markets to visit and check off everyone on your list. Some of these enchanting markets will even have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a Hallmark Christmas movie. From holiday vendors, festival sweets, crafts, and much more, here is a list of Christmas markets to visit in South Eastern Ontario.
1. Kingston Holiday Market When: Nov. 1 – Dec. 22
Returning for its third year, Kingston’s annual pop-up holiday market brings together the best artistic talent around the city every weekend. You can check everyone off your shopping list while enjoying your time at this festive market.
2. Kingston Outdoor Holiday Market When: Dec. 7
Hosted at the quaint Hochelaga Inn for its third year, the outdoor holiday market will be one sure-fire way to get the holiday spirit warming your heart. Enjoy a European themed market full of local artists, live music and entertainment, food and warm drinks!
3. Wreck the Halls When: Dec. 13
This is not your typical DIY celebration! When Friday the 13th falls in December, it’s a reason for holiday anti-crafting. For only $10, join in on things like choose-your-own crafting station, special holiday exhibition, ugly sweater competition, live music, refreshments and more! This event will have your heart growing two sizes!
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4. Holly Jolly Holiday Market When: Dec. 7, 14, 21
Take a look at what’s new in Picton! Santa will be visiting every Saturday from 10 am-12 pm and 2 pm-4 pm. Local vendors will have their products for sale for everyone on your holiday list.
5. Busy Hands When: Dec. 14 – Dec. 15
Just in time for last-minute shoppers, meet over 70 local makers in Wellington to find jewellery, art, photography, baked goodies and more!
6. Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Christmas Market When: Nov. 30, & Dec. 7, 14, 20
Find everything you will need for holiday dinner with the family from winter-grown food straight from the farm, to beautiful crafts to give as gifts to those you love. From jewelry, to word working, to wreaths and soaps, there will be something for everyone on your shopping list.
7. Prescott Stocking Stuffer Showcase When: Dec. 1
Over 60 vendors are attending this year’s Stocking Stuffer Showcase! If you have ever found it hard to decide what to stuff in those giant socks, this classic Christmas market will provide you with everything you need. Want more? There will be live music by Ryan James, and food and drinks brought to you by Windmill Brewery!
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8. Enchanted Holiday Night Market When: Dec. 7
This is the perfect night to bring out your kids, nieces, nephews and friends to experience one of the most “enchanted” evenings December can offer. Enjoy fun holiday-themed activities including meeting Santa, watching street performers, listening to Christmas carols and sitting aside a cozy fire pit.
9. Signal Holiday Bazaar When: Dec. 15
Discover yummy baked goods, craft beer, local wine and meet the Artisan Makers showcasing their creations! Even Scrooge would love this event.
10. MacKinnon Brothers Holiday Market When: Dec 8
On December 8th from 11 am – 4 pm, MacKinnon Brothers hosts their first-ever Holiday Market in the Old Barn! Stop by the farm for some festive cheer, good food, great brews, live music, and to cross those last few gifts off of your list! Be sure to bundle up.
11. Christmas Vendors Market When: Dec. 7
This year you can attend the annual Christmas Vendors Market at The Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School! With over 100 vendors, you will be greeted by spirited students ready to help you in your Christmas shopping spree.
12. Christmas in Merrickville When: Dec. 7
Prepare for the perfect Christmas celebration on December 7th in Merrickville! Starting out the day at 8:30 AM, enjoy a lovely breakfast with Santa Clause himself! Then warm your belly with some chilli before watching the Santa Clause parade, and finish your evening off with a beautiful tree lighting ceremony.
13. Lyndhurst Shop & Hop When: Dec 7
Spend the day shopping and ‘hopping’ from store to store. Collect stamps at participating shops for a chance to win prizes!
14. Kemptville Christmas Farmers’ Market When: Dec. 8
The ideal place to get one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and decorations for your family and friends this holiday. With local artisans providing their beautiful crafts including baked goods, crafts, soaps and more. As well as a kids zone and live music to enjoy, you will make memories to last a lifetime!
15. Merrickville’s Country Christmas Makers Market When: Dec. 14
Merrickville wants this Christmas to be especially magical for you and your family, so it is hosting another annual Christmas Makers Market, where you can find delicious goodies including caramels, cakes, pies, meats, cheeses and other delicacies, all while sipping on some fresh eggnog and hot apple cider.
16. Chaffys Lock Christmas Craft Market When: Dec. 15
Check out this year’s Christmas Craft Market at the Opinicon in Elgin this December! Tis the season for giving, so find the perfect handcrafted gift for the special people in your life while giving back to the community artists who create them!
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