COVID may be changing the way we gather across Ontario but these markets aren’t going to let it get in the way of their holiday spirit. Many markets have moved online to help connect you with their artisans and makers, while others have beefed up distancing protocols outside to keep you safe. Here’s a round-up of markets forging ahead this season.
Kingston Virtual Holiday Market
When: Thursdays until Sundays from 5PM until 8PM from November 12th – December 13th
The Kingston Virtual Holiday Market will be welcoming over 90 artisans/makers online. Check them out on Facebook for a peak at what is on offer.
Downtown Windsor Holiday Market
When: Saturdays until November 21, 10AM – 4PM
At the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market you’ll find farm fresh fruit, vegetables, produce and unique artisan food products from the best our area has to offer. This season, they’re transforming the market into a holiday wonderland and extending the season well into December.
Indigenous Artisan Marketplace
When: November 13 – 22, 2020
Canada’s Largest Online Indigenous Artisan Marketplace has gone online. Explore handmade art, gifts and more from Indigenous creators across the country.
Brockville Christmas Market
When: December 5th – December 12th
Imagine a farmers market where you can not only get something for that special someone but also have fun! Multiple vendors will be available, plus lots of local food, hot apple cider, mulled wine, and live entertainment!
MacKinnon Brothers Holiday Market 2020
When: Friday November 27th, 28th, 29th and December 4th, 5th, 6th
MacKinnon Brothers will be hosting their annual holiday market outdoors. Stop by the farm for some festive cheer, good food, great brews, and to cross those gifts off of your holiday list! Be sure to bundle up.
t Home With Christkindl Market
When: December 1 – 24, 2020
Kitchener’s longest running holiday market is going online! Visit your favorite vendors online to shop for holiday gifts, traditional and handmade treasures as well as delicious holiday specialty foods and treats.
Ottawa Farmers’ Market December Market
When: Saturdays, November 28th until December 20th, 2020
This holiday season, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market will feature 60+ vendors at the Lansdowne Market with plenty holiday-themed goods and gifts for purchase.
Leslieville Flea Virtual Market: Holiday Edition
When: Sunday through Wednesday, November 8, 2020 to December 9, 2020 online
This popular Toronto market has taken things online – specifically onto Instagram! Explore their Instagram stories during ‘market hours’ to shop small.
Holiday Potters Market
When: December 4 – 5, 2020
Make your spirit bright at London Potters Guild Holiday Potters Market. Featuring two days of shopping for local, handmade pottery for free!
Looking for more local gift giving ideas? Check out our All-Ontario Gift Guide.