Santa shops local for Christmas 2015

Carbon Boutique

There’s lots of interesting artisans at every craft fair this season, but you can always find great stuff in local shops too, like Carbon on High Street. Photo: Mack Male Flickr, creative commons

First, prepare yourself for the Christmas shopping task with this craft fair credo. Then, check out our (non-exhaustive) list of craft fairs below, both big and small. Since we may have missed some community league craft fairs especially, we’d love to hear from you on Facebook or Twitter about any we might be missing.

Can’t make it out on these dates? Luckily, there are lots of cool, permanent local places to purchase memorable Christmas gifts, including year-round farmers’ markets, High Street, Tix on the Square, the Carrot, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Alberta Craft Council, 104 Street (including Jacek Chocolate, who has an Advent calendar available, and Habitat), and a few other independent places we’re rather fond of. (Plus, watch the blog later this month and into December for posts about places to buy for that specific someone, whether they’re athletic, a DIY-er or fashionista, plus other cool gift guides.)

November

Christmas in November
Nov. 13, 2015, 7–10 p.m.
River Valley Place, 9150 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton

Edmonton Potters’ Guild Show & Sale
Nov. 14, 2015, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Alberta Avenue Community Centre, 9210 118 Ave., Edmonton

Bannerman Holiday Shopping & Craft Fair
Nov. 14, 2015, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bannerman Community Hall, 14324 23 St., Edmonton

Hazeldean Christmas Craft Sale
Nov. 14–15, 2015, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hazeldean Community League, 9630 66 Ave., Edmonton

Indie Handmade
Nov. 20 (10 a.m.–9 p.m.), Nov. 21 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.), Nov. 22 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), 2015
The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Alberta

Christmas Carol Market
Nov. 20 (2 – 8 p.m.), Nov. 21 (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Nov. 22 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2015
Root Seller, 16735 Zaychuk Road, Edmonton

Blue Quill Community League Christmas Party & Craft Sale
Nov. 21, 2015, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
11304 25 Ave., Edmonton

Busy Elves Artisan Craft and Bake Sale
Nov. 21, 2015, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fulton Hall 6115 Fulton Road NW, Edmonton

Country Craft Fair
Nov. 21 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), Nov. 22 (11 a.m.–4 p.m.), 2015
St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

Vixens of Vintage
Nov. 21 & 22, 2015, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 108 Ave., Edmonton

Ardent Sparrow Craft Fair
Nov. 22, 2015, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Woodcroft Community Hall, 13915 115 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Just Christmas
Nov. 27 (5:30 p.m.–9 p.m.) & Nov. 28 (9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.), 2015
Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Ave., Edmonton

Make It Edmonton
Nov. 26 (10 a.m.–9 p.m.), Nov. 27 (10 a.m.–9 p.m.), Nov. 28 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.), Nov. 29 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), 2015Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall H, 7515 118 Ave., Edmonton

Devonian Botanic Garden Crafters’ Christmas
Nov. 27 (1 p.m.–4 p.m.), Nov. 28 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), Nov. 29 (1 p.m.–4 p.m.), 2015
Devonian Botanical Gardens, Devon

Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair
Nov. 27 (5–9 p.m.), Nov. 28 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) & Nov. 29 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), 2015
Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton

Annual Winter Pottery Sale
Nov. 27 (5 p.m.–9 p.m.), Nov. 28 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), Nov. 29 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), 2015
Clayworks Studio, 10125 81 Ave., Edmonton

Christmas Craft Fair
Nov. 28, 2015, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Millwoods United Church, 15 Grand Meadow Cres., Edmonton

Golden Prairie Marketplace
Nov. 28, 2015, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, 9225 118 St., Edmonton

Hand2Hand Christmas Market
Nov. 28, 2015, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St. NW, Edmonton

December

Butterdome Craft Sale
Dec. 3 & 4 (10 a.m.–10 p.m.), Dec. 5 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) & Dec. 6 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), 2015
University of Alberta Butterdome, 87 Avenue & 114 Street, Edmonton

Christmas Carol Market
Dec. 11 (2 – 8 p.m.), Dec. 12 (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & Dec. 13 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2015
Root Seller, 16735 Zaychuk Road, Edmonton
Root Sellar

Annual Gift & Craft Fair
Dec. 12, 2015, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Leefield Community Centre, 7910 36 Ave., Edmonton

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