2014 #yegsanta gift guide

Butterdome Christmas Craft Sale University of Alberta

The Butterdome Christmas Craft Sale, December 2011. (Photo: Mack Male, Flickr, creative commons license)

Hopping between craft fairs in the city this season is a fun and great way to get all of your holiday shopping done. So, not only have we compiled a list of the great seasonal markets going on during November and December, we’ve also listed some hidden gems in the city where you can find great gifts all year. Don’t forget — one of the top tips from local artisans is to go early, since quantities of handmade, local product is always limited. There’s more craft fair survival tips in this Christmas craft fair credo post.

November

Cory Christopher Christmas Market
Nov. 1 – Dec. 23, 2014
10914 105 Ave. (alley entrance)

Make It! Edmonton
Nov. 20 & 21 (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.), Nov. 22 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Nov. 23 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.), 2014
101 Riel Drive. St. Albert

Avonmore United Church Craft Sale
Nov. 22, 2014, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7909 82 Ave., Edmonton

First Mennonite Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale
Nov. 22, 2014 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
3650 91 St

Inglewood Christmas Craft
Nov. 22, 2014 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
12512 116 Ave

Fort Saskatchewan Christmas Marketplace
Nov. 28 (2 p.m. – 6 p.m.), Nov. 29 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 2014
8700 84 St., Fort Saskatchewan

Just Christmas
Nov. 28 (5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) & 29 (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2014
9210 118 Ave. (Alberta Avenue Community Hall)

Carrot Christmas Arts Bazaar
Nov. 28 (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) & 29 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2014
9351 118 Ave. (Carrot Community Coffeehouse)

Devonian Botanic Garden Christmas Sale
Nov. 28 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.), Nov. 29 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Nov. 30 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.), 2014
Devonian Botanic Gardens, Devon

Royal Bison
Nov. 28 (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.), Nov. 29 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Nov. 30 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2014
8426 Gateway Blvd.

Silver Bells Winter Market
Nov. 29, 2014 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Snowflake Festival of Art & Craft
Nov. 29, 2014 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
301 Jespersen Ave., Spruce Grove

Castledowns YMCA Christmas Craft Fair
Nov. 29, 2014 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
11510 153 Ave.

High Level Potters & Friends
Nov. 29, 2014 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
10139 87 Ave (Strathcona Community League)

Santa’s Little Helpers Christmas Extravaganza
Nov. 30, 2014 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch (River Cree Resort & Casino)

December

Pop Pop
Starting Dec. 2, 2014
10230 Jasper Ave., Enterprise Square, University of Alberta (Student Design Association)

Butterdome Craft Sale
Dec. 4  (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Dec. 5 (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Dec. 6 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & Dec. 7 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), 2014
Butterdome, University of Alberta

Royal Bison
Dec. 5 (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.), Dec. 6 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Dec. 7 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2014
8426 Gateway Blvd. (Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre)

On the Spot Pop-Up
Dec. 6 & 7, 2014 | Dec. 14, 2014 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
10242 106 St. (Latitude 53)

You can also find unique gifts at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s gift shop, Tix on the Square, the Alberta Craft Council, the Strathcona Farmers’ Market (Saturdays), the City Hall Market (Saturdays), French Quarter Farmers’ Market (Sundays), Mother’s Market (Fridays through Sundays) and Hole’s Greenhouses (St. Albert). Areas like 104 Street, High Street near 124 Street and Whyte Avenue contain plenty of hidden gem shops for your holiday shopping too. Plus, Edmonton’s winter festival season begins on Nov. 22, with All is Bright Festival on 124 Street.

Need some more ideas? You can always check out our blog tags “craft fairs,” “Edmonton makers” and “#yegsanta” for more local gift ideas!

 

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