Ottawa Holiday Craft Fairs 2019

Published Oct 23, 2019 | Updated Nov 13, 2019

It's craft fair season! Believe it or not, it's already time to start thinking about buying gifts for that special someone. Craft fairs are the perfect place to find unique treasures and gifts. Here's a list of some upcoming holiday craft fairs in Ottawa. 

Ottawa Holiday Craft Fairs 2019

Christmas Craft Show

October 24-27, 2019 - Nepean Sportsplex

If you're one of those people who gets your Christmas shopping done months in advance, this craft show is for you. It's held at the end of October (Halloween won't even be over yet!), and there will be over 125 talented artists, designers, and artisans showcasing their creations. To get the most unique Christmas presents for your loved ones, this is the place to come. 

The Christmas Ottawa Craft Show

November 2 & 3, 2019 - Centurion Conference and Event Centre

Just two days after Halloween, Ottawa Craft Shows is hosting its Christmas show at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre. This is an excellent opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping by browsing thousands of treats and handmade crafts made by some of Canada's most talented artists. And Santa will be there! Make sure the kids are on their best behaviour! 

Tudor Hall Christmas Craft and Gift Show - Sopping Extravaganza 

November 24, 2019 - Tudor Hall

This event will feature over 100 local artists, crafters, and artisans selling their homemade gifts. You'll not only feel good about getting your Christmas shopping done relatively early but you'll also feel good knowing that you supported local artisans and small businesses. Admission and parking are free, and there will also be free door prizes. 

Holiyay Craft Market

December 6-8, 2019 - Shaw Centre

This is the "shop local" market of the season. Over 125 vendors will showcase their amazing goods that are made right here in Canada. The market runs from December 6 to 8, but December 8 is kids and family day. Kids will not be allowed at the market on the other two days. 

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Festival Sale

Fridays and Saturdays November 1-30 - Ottawa Mennonite Church

Handmade fair-trade gifts by makers from close to 30 countries will be featured at this one-of-a-kind Christmas fair hosted by Ten Thousand Villages. Shopping fair trade supports makers' living wages so they can provide for their families. You'll shop for great things for your friends and family while doing good for families dotted around the globe. 

Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show

November 2 & 3, 2019 - Almonte Arena, Upper Hall

This craft show features 30 carefully selected local artisans, crafters, and bakers who will be showcasing their creations in a friendly and festive atmosphere. You'll find an array of times, from local photography prints to scented soaps and candles. You're sure to find something of everyone on your Christmas list! 

All Saints Craft Fair

November 2, 2019 - All Saints Catholic High School

Support the All Saints Catholic High School by visiting their Christmas craft fair on November 2. There will be over 165 tables with crafts and gifts. There will be a supervised Kid's Corner where you can drop off your kids so you can roam freely around the fair. Lunch will be served at the cafe, and there will also be a raffle table.

Traditions Christmas Craft Show

November 2 & 3, 2019 - Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School

Over 70 artisans will be displaying their unique items at this annual holiday craft show hosted by Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School. Admission and parking are free, but donations will be taken in support of the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. 

Cheerfully Made Holiday Craft Market

November 3 & 4, 2019 - Almonte Old Town Hall

Held in the beautiful Almonte Old Town Hall, the Cheerfully Made Holiday Market takes place on the weekend of November 3 and 4. Each day there will be around 50 makers showcasing their creations. Admission is only $2 for adults; kids under 16 are free. 

Something New Edinburgh Craft Show

November 2, 2019 - Memorial Hall (39 Dufferin Road) 

The 5th annual Something New Edinburgh Craft Show brings together a vibrant art community, local artisans, and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship to create an unforgettable craft show. You're bound to find a lot of incredible gifts for loved ones at this craft show—you won't leave empty handed! 

St. Helen's Bazaar

November 9, 2019 - St. Helen's Anglican Church

You'll feel the love all around you at this special craft fair. There will be home baking, homemade preserves and pickles, hand-knit items, pre-loved jewelry, a men's table featuring handiwork made some men of the St. Helen's Parish, and a babies table selling gifts and clothes for little ones. Stop by and browse around!

Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair

November 15-17, 2019 - Glebe Community Centre

Come and check out the works of 50 talented artists who make everything by hand. This fair has been running for around 40 years and continues to be a big hit! All guests will receive a free raffle ticket to enter to win gifts made by the event's artists. 

The Museum's Christmas Market

November 28 - December 1, 2019 - Canadian Museum of History

This market is held in the fabulous venue of the Canadian Museum of History's Grand Hall. Here you'll find Christmas decorations, woodworks, glass items, gourmet food, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and more. You might even find items to add to your own wish list. 

Now that your have all of your Christmas shopping taken care of, it's time to plan other fun and family-friendly holiday events. Check out ChatterBlock's events directory and filter by "Christmas" to explore seasonal events in Ottawa. 

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