Fall Craft & Artisan Markets in Alberta
Get your holiday shopping done at one of these local markets taking place across the province.
Written By: Kendall Bistretzan
October 21, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Saskatoon Farm

With the weather cooling and the holidays creeping up, one thing is inevitable: the need to do some shopping. Whether you’re preparing for a family gathering, looking for that perfect gift or wanting to indulge for yourself, there’s no shortage of markets offering handmade and local products from across Alberta.

Markets in October

Lethbridge Handmade Market

October 22, 2022

Get ready to get spooky at the Lethbridge Handmade Market. The fall event will host more than 100 artisans, and to get visitors into the Halloween spirit, it will also feature trick-or-treating at participating booths, a costume contest, a scavenger hunt and more. This unique shopping experience will be fun for the whole family.

Exhibition Park South Pavilion, 3401 Parkside Dr. S., Lethbridge, lethbridgehandmademarket.ca

Markets in November

Millarville Christmas Market 

November 3 to 6 and 10 to 13, 2022

Established in 1988, this premier craft and artisan show is still going strong today. The eight days of festivities include food trucks, music, pictures with Santa and, of course, plenty of vendors to help you get your holiday shopping done. There’s even shopping for kids! The Kids Only Shoppe, which is open Saturdays and Sundays, is an area where children can select Christmas gifts for $15 or less. Tickets to the Millarville Christmas Market must be purchased in advance, so don’t miss out.

306097 192 St. W., Millarville, 403-931-3411, millarvilleracetrack.com


Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

November 18 to 20, November 25 to 27 and December 2 to 4, 2022

The Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market has been a holiday tradition for families since 2001. Located on the outskirts of Calgary, this market features more than 200 independent local businesses and vendors, as well as a festive atmosphere that includes both indoor and outdoor booths, live performances, reindeer and more. This event is about more than just shopping — it’s about the experience.

18011 Spruce Meadows Way, S.W., Calgary, sprucemeadows.com


Made in Alberta Fall Market 

November 23 to 24, 2022

The Made in Alberta Market features past winners and runners-up of the Made in Alberta Awards. There will be vendors selling drinks, beauty products, food items and more. Celebrate these award-winning artisans and treat yourself in the process.

Bow Valley Square, 205 5 Ave. S.W., Calgary, madeinalbertaawards.ca


Little Modern Market 

November 25, 2022

Little Modern Market was launched six years ago when founder Melissa Gaylard felt that one-day markets were lacking on the Calgary shopping scene. Her vision is still going strong today. This market will feature clothing, accessories, food, health and beauty products, decor items and more.

FAC Deerfoot Campus, 12345 40 St. S.E., Calgary, littlemodernmarket.com


Royal Bison Art & Craft Sale 

November 25 to 27 and December 2 to 4, 2022

This Edmonton-based favourite is back for the holiday season with two weekends of shopping opportunities to find the perfect gift. Top-notch creators have been coming together to sell and showcase their work at the Royal Bison Art & Craft Sale since 2007.

Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, royalbison.ca



Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market 

November 25 to 27, December 2 to 4 and December 9 to 11, 2022

Few things feel as festive as a holiday market. Put that holiday market on an operating farm near Okotoks and you have an experience that’s sure to get just about anyone in the Christmas spirit. 

80181 338 Ave. E., Foothills, saskatoonfarmmarkets.com

Markets in December

Signatures Butterdome Craft Sale 

December 1 to 4, 2022

Browse the handiwork of more than 200 artisans from coast to coast at Alberta’s largest craft show. This premier shopping event is an Edmonton tradition and has been ringing in the holiday season for over 30 years.

University of Alberta, Butterdome, 87 Avenue and 114 Street, Edmonton, signatures.ca


Holiday Market Collective Series 

December 9 to 11 and 16 to 18, 2022

One of Calgary’s largest markets returns for two weekends, just in time for the holidays. Along with enjoying workshops and live music, guests can shop for food products, ceramics, home decor and more.

BMO Centre (Hall B and C), 20 Roundup Way S.E., Calgary, marketcollective.ca


Cardston Christmas Market 

December 10, 2022

From the same team who brought you the Taber Fall Market comes the Cardston Christmas Market. This annual event, now in its 11th year, brings together local creators from all across Southern Alberta. Admission is free.

Civic Centre, 67 3 Ave. S.W., Cardston, allevents.in//cardston