Christmas day is around the corner, the trees are up, it shows in the weather, and the lights are glowing. It’s always possible to get your trees decorated or get ready for the Christmas lunch, and other ceremonial planning. One of the most essential planning is having a market where you shop exclusively for Christmas stuff. In addition to shopping, Christmas markets are known for their amusing appearance, decorations, and shows. This means, that even if you are not shopping, you can take a stroll to have a feeling of the season.  if you are new to Edmonton, or the province at least, you will need to shop for your Christmas stuff like your old locations. Here are the 8 best Christmas markets to visit in Edmonton.

1. Kids Christmas shopping event

Going to a Christmas shopping event just for kids is the best way to get them in the holiday spirit. The Fort Edmonton Park hosts Kids’ Shopping where kids can buy presents for their loved ones while having fun activities like face painting, balloon twisting, and a visit from Santa Claus. These marketplaces set aside specific areas where kids can peruse, think about, and purchase presents for their loved ones.

2. A Very Merry Pops

The event frequently happens on December 20 – 23 and it features well-known local and international musicians, creating a magical atmosphere that reflects the festive spirit. Attendees can listen to the melodic brilliance while exploring the nearby market stalls. This dazzling light and sound display includes over 100,000 twinkling lights and festive music such as Let It Snow, Sleigh Ride, The First Noel, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Joy to the World, and others. This event, held in the beautifully lit Quarters at Eaton Park, is sure to become a new family tradition.

3. Glow Edmonton – The Jolly Jumble

Glow With its dazzling Christmas trees, illuminated sculptures, and interactive light installations, Edmonton’s Christmas market is a must-visit for any city dweller.  This event happens from December until January. Join Edmonton citizens for an immersive light festival featuring over 20 glowing installations. From a giant Christmas tree and snowflake garden to a glow-in-the-dark maze, there’s something for everyone.

4. Alberta Avenue Night Market: Holiday Edition

At its annual winter wonderland celebration, the Alberta Avenue Night Market ushers in the new year in the middle of the Alberta Avenue neighborhood. Delicious local food, fun winter activities for the whole family, one-of-a-kind shopping, and exciting demonstrations like Fat Bike showcases are all part of the Night Market’s grand farewell to the year. The skating spectacular put on by the Eastwood Community League and the harmonious carollers make the celebration even more joyous. Guests can immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, show their support for local businesses, and create cherished memories in this lively and diverse community.

5. Holiday Blak Market

The Holiday Blak Market, put on by BlakBar, is the perfect combination of one-of-a-kindness and festive spirit. Look no further if you are in search of unique presents. Indulge in a meticulously chosen assortment of products at BlakBar, guaranteeing a memorable holiday season brimming with one-of-a-kind presents for those you care about.

Visiting the Holiday Blak Market is more than buying stuff; it’s about making a difference in the lives of the people around you. Buying locally made goods and services during the holidays is like giving a gift that keeps on giving. Join in the holiday cheer while supporting local businesses and finding one-of-a-kind treasures.

6. Marche de Noel

Get into the spirit of the holidays with Marche de Noel, a Francophone Christmas market held in December at La Cité Francophone. This market, presented by CDÉA, is a celebration of culture that features regional business owners and craftspeople. Explore unique crafts, savor holiday sweets, and establish a connection with the active Francophone community. It’s more than just a market; it’s a joyous beginning to the holiday season that combines customs and handicrafts. At the Multicultural Christmas Celebration, immerse yourself in the warmth and uniqueness of Francophone customs for an unforgettable experience.

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oin the cultural celebration at miyitowin ᒥᔨᑐᐃᐧᐣ – Exchange of Gifts, A Very Indigenous Holiday Market, located at the Downtown Edmonton Farmer’s Market, 10305 97 St. This event transcends the ordinary market experience, offering an immersive journey into Indigenous culture. With 50+ Indigenous vendors, live entertainment, free parking, and exciting prize draws, midtown is a vibrant expression of the Indigenous community’s diversity. It’s not just a market; it’s an opportunity to explore unique gifts, enjoy the richness of Indigenous traditions, and bask in the warmth of this unique holiday celebration.

8. Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar 

Visit the Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar for two days of shopping at 9630 66 Ave NW. There is a wide variety of Christmas merchandise available at this bazaar, which hosts more than 90 vendors and turns into a lively carnival of gift ideas. There will be no cost to attend, making it accessible to everyone. Visit Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar, a one-stop shop for all things Christmas, and get into the holiday mood while perusing a variety of goods from different vendors.


Indulge in a variety of delightful experiences at Edmonton’s bustling Christmas markets as the holiday season approaches. Each market, from the Kids Only Christmas Shopping at the World Trade Centre to A Very Merry Pops, adds unique holiday magic. The Hazeldean Christmas Bazaar, Holiday Blak Market, Marche de Noel. Also, miyitown Indigenous Holiday Market, and Alberta Avenue Night Market. All contribute unique items to the colorful tapestry of holiday festivities. Discover Christmas magic at Edmonton markets, finding unique gifts and creating lasting memories in a festive atmosphere.