A photo of the Leighton Art Centre in the snow
Start your holiday shopping with Christmas in the Country | Photo: Courtesy of the Leighton Art Centre

Holiday Show & Sales

Get your shopping done and support local makers and artists while doing so

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Prices Vary

As Calgary heads into this busy season of mingling and planning, we all know holiday shopping also needs to happen. Luckily, arts and crafts take centre stage between now and mid-December with over 80 shows, sales, and markets taking place in and around the city.

And the best part? Shopping at these sales helps support local makers of all kinds and drives our local economy—it’s a total win-win for everyone!

Pioneer Holiday Market

October 31 – November 2, 2019
The Pioneer on 8th (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free admission

The Pioneer on 8th is excited to announce its first ever holiday market with dozens of local vendors showcasing their artisan jewellery, art, food, clothing, and much more. Admission is free and there’s an opportunity to donate to the Children’s Cottage Society.

Second Glance Art Exhibition & Sale

November 1 & 2, 2019
Edgemont Community Centre (33 Edgevalley Circle NW)
Free admission

Featuring original art work in a variety of mediums, styles, and sizes, enter to win a of door prize an original painting by one of the members. Donations for the Calgary Food Bank are gratefully accepted.

Sublime: True Craft

November 1 & 2, 2019
Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)

A thoughtfully curated artisan market, this show celebrates the art of true craft. Created and curated by Julya Hajnoczky and DeAnne Bedier, and co-presented by Wordfest, this is a shopping experience where each and every offering is an exquisite treasure. You won’t want to miss it!

Greek Ladies of Philoptochos Annual Fall Bazaar

November 1 – 3, 2019
Calgary Hellenic Banquet Hall (1 Tamarac Crescent SW)

Featuring Greek food and desserts alongside crafts and household items for sale, proceeds from the profits go to local charities and you get a pastry and regular coffee with entry.

Calgary Creative Arts Guild Fall Art Show & Sale

November 2, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Montgomery Community Association (5003 16th Ave. NW)
Free admission

The Calgary Creative Arts Guild hosts its annual fall art show and sale featuring original works from over 25 local artists. The event even includes refreshments, door prizes, and a raffle draw for an original framed painting.

Christmas in the Country

November 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville)
Free admission

Over 2,500 pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists fill the museum and galleries of the historic Leighton home. With two weekends to check out, discover over 100 talented artists and find truly unique gifts for your loved ones at this annual art sale.

Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Fall Pottery Market

November 3, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free admission

Get a head-start on your Christmas shopping! The Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild’s annual fall pottery market features a huge selection of unique, hand-made functional, and decorative pottery at excellent prices. You won’t want to miss it.

A collage of pieces at the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Fall Pottery Market

Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Fall Pottery Market returns | Image: Courtesy of the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild

Riverview Artists November Show & Sale

November 4 – 8, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm
+15 Level, Jamieson Place (308 4th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Original artwork by 12 local artists is featured in this upcoming show and sale. Paintings are varied in style and technique, reflecting the inspiration of each artist. Swing by to explore and meet the creators.

Signatures Festival of Crafts

November 7 – 10, 2019
BMO Centre, Stampede Park (20 Round Up Way SE)

One of Canada’s biggest holiday handcrafted shopping events, this marketplace features over 230 artists, artisans, and designers. Look for locally and nationally sourced handmade goods including fashion, jewellery, home decor, sculptures, glassware, body care, and gourmet treats.

Millarville Christmas Market

November 7 – 10, 2019
Millarville Racetrack (306097 192nd St., Millarville)

Established in 1988 and one of the premier craft and artisan shows in Alberta, this offering features four fabulous days of lights, food, hay rides, roasted chestnuts, forging demonstrations, carolers, music, crafts, and many seasonal vendors.

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale

November 8 & 9, 2019
Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (1139 11th St. SE)
Free admission

Get to know the Heritage Weavers and Spinners at its annual fall sale. Featuring weaving, spinning, and fibre art, all made locally by group members, this is a great chance to pick up a unique gift and see demonstrations.

The Group Art Society Fall Show & Sale

November 9, 2019, 9:00am – 3:00pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Enjoy a day of art with The Group Art Society and meet the artists to take in original paintings in a variety of mediums, sizes, and prices as well as a painting demonstration. Donations for the Calgary Food Bank are gratefully accepted.

Bowness Holiday Craft Fair

November 9, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Bowness Community Association (7904 43rd Ave. NW)
Free admission

Open to the public of all ages, this free event is a chance to check out what local Bownesian and Calgarian vendors have to offer. Grab some unique gift ideas for all your loved ones at this sale.

Alberta Potters’ Association Christmas Pottery Sale

November 9, 2019, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre (917 Centre Ave. NE)
Free admission

Christmas is right around the corner and the potters of the Alberta Potters’ Association are busy making! Swing by for a fantastic day of shopping, visiting, and holiday joy.


November 9, 2019, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Mona Lisa Art Salon (1518 7th St. SW)
Free admission

Local artists present fine art in a variety of mediums and themes, the festivities include live music, as well as Mehndi artist Shaleen Harjij with her exotic and beautiful henna designs. You can also check out this new gallery space!

Airdrie Regional ARTS Society Winter Show & Sale

November 9 & 10, 2019
CrossIron Mills (261055 Crossiron Blvd., Rocky View)
Free admission

The Airdrie Regional ARTS Society is proud to present its winter show and sale featuring talented, local artists. All are welcome to come out and enjoy seeing the diverse talent and beautiful creations.

Art Market Art & Craft Sale

November 14 – 17, 2019
TELUS Convention Centre (136 8th Ave. SE)
$8 – $12

An annual favourite in the seasonal scene, look for some of the best artisans that Canada has to offer. Art Market showcases delicate pottery, vibrant jewellery, timeless home furnishings, creative clothing, and much more.

Contextural Christmas Artisan Sale

November 15 & 16, 2019
Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 8th St. SW)
Free admission

Contextural is a group of professional artists who come together to support each of their individual fibre practices. From hand-dyed clothing and home decor to woven items, printed and painted fabrics, embroidery stitching, and more, explore their work at this upcoming sale.

International Christmas Market

November 15 – 17, 22 – 24 & 29 – December 1, 2019
Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW)
$10 – $72

Enjoy over 300 vendors spreading Christmas spirit in the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Riding Hall, Equi-Plex, Gallery on the Green, Reindeer Alley, and Candy Cane Lane. There are even musical performances and dance displays to check out each weekend.

RESET Society of Calgary 12th Annual Holiday Fair

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wild Rose United Church (1317 1st St. NW)

Supporting RESET Society of Calgary’s scholarship fund, this year’s fair includes home-based businesses, home-baked goods, hand-made crafts, local artisans, and more. Come get into the holiday spirit and support a worthy cause.

Southern Alberta Art Alliance Fall Art Show

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 19th St. NW)
Free admission

Local artists from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance present their new work at the group’s annual fall art show. Come to view original works of art in varied mediums and styles by local artists. You can meet the artists, ask them questions, and find out what inspired their work.

Tibetan Bazaar

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Westgate Community Hall (4943 8th Ave. SW)

The Tibetan Association of Alberta presents this annual bazaar featuring arts, crafts, and Tibetan cuisine—both vegetarian and non-vegetarian—alongside door prizes and so much more. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge so make a day of it!

Hand Made Here

November 16 & 17, 2019. 10:00am – 5:00pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free admission

This year’s Hand Made Here art sale features arts and crafts by local artists including Steve Dozois, Joanie Chisholm, A. S. Helwig, Susan Kristoferson, and many more. There is plenty of free parking onsite and admission is free so be sure to swing on by to enjoy this gift shopping experience.

Dalhousie Christmas Craft Fair & Night Market

November 22 & 23, 2019
Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhart Rd. NW)
Free admission

The Dalhousie Community Centre hosts vendors selling handmade goods. Enjoy the night market on Friday, and craft fair on Saturday with free parking, free admission, coffee and hot chocolate! Find a new treasure or gift this holiday season.

Calgary Night Market

November 22 & 29 and December 6, 13 & 20, 2019
Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW)
Free admission

With five upcoming markets, be on the lookout for unique items including jewellery, pottery, clothing, wood work, handmade soaps, vintage gifts, and much more.

Authentically Indigenous Craft Market

November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Kerby Centre (1133 7th Ave. SW)

A unique holiday craft market featuring Indigenous artists, creators, and makers from the Calgary, Treaty 7 area, and Southern Alberta, don’t miss the fifth annual edition. Kids 12 and under admitted free.

YYC Alternative Winter Market

November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Inglewood Community Association Hall (1740 24th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Fresh, fun, and creative, support local makers, artisans, designers, artists, and small business owners. This year’s market features a variety of items including home decor, artwork, ceramics, jewellery, clothing items, and accessories.

Let It Snow

November 23, 2019, 7:00 – 11:00pm
Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
$20 – $40

A seasonal fundraising party featuring a festive evening of music, fabulous cocktails, delicious appetizers, and a curated raffle and door prize, it’s your chance to see the best of Alberta fine craft and cross everyone off your holiday gift list!

Holiday Artisan Fair

November 23 & 24, 2019
Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)
By donation

Fort Calgary’s Holiday Artisan Fair showcases Calgary’s most talented artisans, featuring art, fine crafts and carefully handmade products right in time for the holidays! Extended to two days this year, find a pop-up cafe, drop-in childcare and crafts, and artisan demos alongside lots of gift ideas.

Noël Christmas Market

November 28 – December 31, 2019
Nutrien Centre, Stampede Park (1410 Olympic Way SE)
$20 – $25

Gather your family and friends together and indulge in a spectacular Christmas event this holiday season. From an impressive interactive light park to artisan gifts, craft beer, and spirits, there is something special for everyone.

Deck the Walls

November 28, 2019 – January 11, 2020
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Ever evolving, Deck the Walls is always a seasonal highlight and features an entire wall of small-to-medium sized artworks, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. A salon-inspired exhibition to entice viewers to give the spectacular gift of art for the holidays, there is always something for everyone.

Deck the Walls at Newzones

Deck the Walls returns | Photo: Courtesy of Newzones

Make It – The Handmade Revolution

November 29 – December 1, 2019
The Inkubator, Northland Village (511 Northland Dr. NW)

With clothing, accessories, art, home decor, gourmet goodies, baby items, and other unique treasures, you’ll be sure to find gifts for everyone on your list at this local maker fair. You never know what you’ll find!

Etsy Calgary’s One-Stop Christmas Shop

November 30, 2019, 10:00 – 4:00pm
Golden Acre Home & Garden (620 Goddard Ave. NE)

Etsy Calgary has once again partnered with Golden Acre Home & Garden to host this special Christmas shop. Full of talented vendors and lovely home decor, this sale offers everything from great gifts for family and friends to Christmas trees and outdoor decorations.

Calgary Expo Holiday Market

November 30, 2019, 10:00am – 6:00pm
BMO Centre, Stampede Park (20 Roundup Way SE)

Deck the halls with boughs of starships as you peruse aisles of comic book vendors, toy dealers, collectible retailers, and more! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year geek-style.

Christmas Market Saturdays

November 30, December 7, 14 & 21, 2019, 10:00am – 1:00pm
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free admission

A special Christmas market version of its weekly farmers and makers market, head to cSPACE King Edward this holiday season to find tons of things for your wish list.

Wildflower Art Salon & Sale

December 1, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wildflower Arts Centre (3363 Spruce Dr. SW)
Free admission

This ninth annual holiday art salon and sale showcases artworks created by the professionally trained, practicing instructors of Wildflower Arts Centre. A portion of all sales go to support footprints Dance Project Society programs.

Under $100 Art Show

December 5 – 8, 2019
Pop-Up Location (4009 11th St. SE)

The show features nearly 100 local artists, and thousands of pieces of original art—all priced under $100! This show is four days only and will be your only opportunity to get some of these pieces for that incredible price.

Market Collective

December 6 – 8, 13 – 15 & 20 – 22, 2019
BMO Centre, Stampede Park (20 Roundup Way SE)

Visitors to this year’s family-friendly event can anticipate three weekends of live music, interactive workshops, galleries, food and beverage, over 150 local vendors, and so much more. It’s the perfect time to get your shopping done. Kids 12 and under admitted free.

A vendor explains his chocolates to a shopper at MC Cheer

More than a sale, Market Collective has become a beloved Calgary tradition and its holiday shows are always some of its best | Photo: Courtesy of Market Collective

Christmas Craft Parade

December 7, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
St. Michael School (4511 8th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Take in the crafts of the season with a day of over 40 vendors showcasing jewellery, art, wood crafts, knitting, crochet, candles, pottery, homemade baked goods, and much more! Admission is free so be sure to swing on by to get some holiday shopping marked off your list.

Triwood Christmas Market

December 7, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
By donation

Looking for that perfect gift for your loved ones? Wanting to avoid the chaos of the mall? Come out to help support local handcrafted vendors. Enjoy a warm drink and some cookies, then stop and get a picture in a winter wonderland.

Community Craft Sales

There are also several community sales taking place between now and the holidays. Not necessarily big or fancy, these sales often offer gems for those who check them out and are well worth hitting up. You never know what you’re going to find!

Admission varies so be sure to bring some cash with you and go for a cruise.

November 2, 2019, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Woodcreek Community Association (1991 Woodview Dr. SW)

November 2, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Oakridge Community Centre (9504 Oakfield Dr. SW)

November 2, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Riverbend Community Association (19 Rivervalley Dr. SE)

November 2, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Dr., Chestermere)

November 2, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Dr. SW)

November 2, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW)

November 2, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Inglewood Community Hall (1740 24th Ave. SE)

November 2 & 3, 2019
Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Springbank Community High School (32226 Springbank Rd. NW)

November 2 & 3, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Parkland Christmas Market (14660 Parkland Blvd. SE)

November 8 & 9, 2019
Friday, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Glamorgan Community Centre (4207 41st Ave. SW)

November 8 – 10, 2019
Friday, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Foothills Centennial Centre (204 Community Way, Okotoks) and Elks Hall (58 Elizabeth St., Okotoks)

November 9, 2019, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Good Shepherd Church (6311 Norfolk Dr. NW)

November 9, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Varsity Community Association (4303 Varsity Dr. NW)

November 9, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Sunalta Community Hall (1627 10th Ave. SW)

November 10, 2019, 10:30am – 3:00pm
Scandinavian Centre (739 20th Ave. NW)

November 15, 2019, 4:00 – 9:00pm
Elks Hall (58 Elizabeth St., Okotoks)

November 15 & 16, 2019
Friday night, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association (5600 Centre St. N)

November 16, 2019, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Robert McClure United Church (5510 26th Ave. NE)

November 16, 2019, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Northminster United Church (3311 Centre St. N)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre (2212 13th St. NW)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Auburn House (200 Auburn Bay Blvd. SE)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church (290 Edgepark Blvd. NW)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Silver Springs Community Association (5720 Silver Ridge Dr. NW)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Blessed Cardinal Newman School (16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 24th St. SW)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Berkshire Citadel Community Church (22 Sandarac Dr. NW)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Acadia Recreational Complex (240 90th Ave. SE)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Balzac Community Hall (10075 Township Rd. 262, Balzac)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Mahogany Beach Club (29 Masters Pk. SE)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
New Brighton Clubhouse (2 Brighton Dr. SE)

November 16, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Shawnessy Barn (224 Shawmeadows Rd. SW)

November 16 & 17, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Crestmont Hall (12400 Crestmont Blvd. SW)

November 16 & 17, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Azuridge Estate Hotel (178057 272 St. W., Priddis)

November 16 & 17, 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Bragg Creek Community Association (23 White Ave., Bragg Creek)

November 16 & 17, 2019, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Lake Bonavista Community Association (1401 Acadia Dr. SE)

November 17, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cochrane RancheHouse (101 RancheHouse Rd., Cochrane)

November 22 & 23, 2019
Friday, 3:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

RockPointe Church (255024 Lochend Rd. NW)

November 23, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Deaf & Hear Alberta (63 Cornell Rd. NW)

November 23, 2019, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Rally Pointe (11511 35th St. SE)

November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Rocky Ridge Ranch (10709 Rocky Ridge Blvd. NW)

November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Kenneth D. Taylor School (30 Evanscove Cir. NW)

November 23, 2019, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Scenic Acres Community Association (8825 Scurfield Dr. NW)

November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Canyon Meadows Community Association (848 Cantabrian Dr. SW)

November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Calgary Waldorf School (515 Cougar Ridge Dr. SW)

November 23, 2019, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Kingsland Community Hall (505 78th Ave. SW)

November 30, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Montgomery Community Association Centre (5003 16th Ave. NW)

November 30, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market (917 Centre Ave. NE)

November 30, 2019. 10:00am – 4:00pm
North Haven Community Hall (5003 North Haven Dr. NW)

December 7, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
West Hillhurst Community Association (1940 6th Ave. NW)

December 7, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
North Glenmore Park Community Association (2231 Longridge Dr. SW)

December 7, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Ranchlands Community Association (7713 Ranchview Dr. NW)

December 7, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
SCA Community Centre (277 Strathcona Dr. SW)

December 11, 2019, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5th Ave. NW)

December 13 & 14, 2019
Friday, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bowness Community Association (7904 43rd Ave. NW)

December 14, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5th Ave. NW)

Have a show that’s not listed above? Email us at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or fill out this form.