Christmas is a time of joy, love, and togetherness. It is also a time of gift giving! Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone special or keeping with the holiday traditions, there will be lots of amazing finds at the markets in Halifax, Dartmouth, and beyond. Get in the holiday spirit and shop local by visiting one of the 2021 Christmas Markets and Craft Fairs!
Here are some places and fairs you can visit for all your gifting needs!
Christmas At The Forum has developed a well-earned reputation for presenting the largest, most diverse selection of quality crafts and art in the region, for creating a joyous, festive atmosphere conducive to selling, and for continuing to bring ever-larger crowds of enthusiastic buyers to the show each year.
This year, it will take place over 5 consecutive weekends and tickets can be purchased online by date. The first weekend will host ‘The Big Show’ and the following weekends will host smaller ‘Boutique Shows’. Tickets for the big show are $10/person and the boutique shows are $5/person. The shows will be on November 5-7; November 12-14; November 19-21; November 26-28; and December 3-5.
You can also enjoy the NS Designer Crafts Council Christmas Show! Come to the Cunard Event Centre for the largest designer craft show on the waterfront. You will find original, interesting and contemporary fine craft by Nova Scotian and Atlantic Canadian artisans. Featuring over 40-juried craftspeople, including works in clay, fibre, food, glass, leather, metal, organics, visual art and wood. Give gifts that are as unique as their recipients are. The event will take place at Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Nov 19th – 21st!
Warm-up to Winter at the Annual Christmas Craft Fair at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm on November 20 at 11:00 am! The Heritage Farm Christmas craft show is moving outdoors this year. Shop local hand-made goods and warm up by the fire with festive drinks and snacks! This event will take place outdoors in the Farmyard, providing ample space for physical distancing.
Also happening on November 20th is the Tantallon Christmas Craft Sale! This is a one-stop shop for everyone on your Christmas list! Tour through a festive, holiday atmosphere created in the largest rooms St. Luke’s has to offer with 24 vendors showcasing their crafts for sale at the Annual Christmas Fair. Holiday baking and an on-site canteen will provide refreshments. Head on to
St. Luke’s United Church from 9:00am to 3:00 pm and enjoy products from local crafters, bakers, and artisans who will have lots of great treasures for all your shopping needs.
You and your family can also stop by for a large and unique variety of crafts and treats from local artisans at the 7th Annual Lawrencetown Christmas Craft Fair! This 2-day event will feature a variety of different vendors each day starting November 20. Admission is FREE!
An adventure, or a wrong turn, leads you to Meander River Farm & Brewery. A Farm that provides an agritourism experience like no other. With 186 acres, the farm features a microbrewery, cidery, retail shop, hopyard, rows of lavender, lush gardens, Hants County’s tallest waterfall, and seasonal livestock. T There will be local vendors, food, beverages, a bonfire, and twinkling lights. Join them on the farm for their Holiday Market at Meander!
Sparkles n’ Sawdust Studio is a creative oasis, located in the heart of Downtown Halifax. Offering creative workshops and guided forest therapy walks for adults. This is a great opportunity to check out the studio in their Open Studio Holiday Sale on November 26 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Let’s support local, purchase a gift certificate, sign up for a workshop, browse/shop and safely socialize.
All of these and more events at https://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/halifax-christmas-markets-and-craft-fairs/