Hunting for an accessory that fits your friend’s individual fashion sense or an inspiring piece of art for that special someone on your holiday shopping list? The local artisans at craft fairs in Edmonton offer unique wares that will make your friends and family believe a gift was crafted just for them! Leading up to the holidays this year, you can browse local fairs in-person in search of cool jewellery, toys, clothes, gourmet food, and more.
Geeky Gift Holiday Market
Nov. 19 & 20
The 70+ vendors create and stock with geek-themed products in mind. Previous years have included dice sets, cosplay aprons, collectibles, embroidered towels, nerdy jewellery, crocheted creatures, and more. Entry by donation to Edmonton Food Bank.
Location: Alberta Aviation Museum | 11410 Kingsway NW
Nov. 25–27 & Dec. 2–4
Browse the beautiful boutique-like displays from local, independent vendors selling unique handmade clothing, jewellery, accessories, artwork, toys, and zines. The fair welcomes all that is weird and eclectic from across western Canada!
Location: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre | 8426 Gateway Blvd. | 780-436-6606
Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market
Nov. 25–Dec. 18, Fri–Sun
Not only can you grab your favourite produce and treats at the farmers’ market, but you can also pick up great local gifts! Themed weekends include Country/Rodeo (Nov 12–13) and African Market (Nov 18–20), while the official Christmas Markets start Nov 25.
Location: Downtown Farmers’ Market | 10305–97 St.
Edmonton Christmas Market
Nov. 30–Dec. 18
This well-rounded holiday experience includes live entertainment, culinary delights, and favourite makers.
Location: Fort Edmonton Park | 7000-143 St.
Signatures Butterdome Craft Sale
Over 250 Canadian crafters, artists, and designers display their wares including everything from home decor to artwork to children’s clothing and toys to accessories, and so much more.
Location: Butterdome | University of Alberta, 87 Ave. & 114 St.
Dec. 17 & 18
The one rule of Wholly Handmade is, of course, that it’s gotta be handmade. Come browse for that personal touch.
Location: 401 Festival Ln., Sherwood Park
A Very Indigenous Holiday Market
Previous years, the I.A.M. Collective featured all Indigenous artists and performers, traditional and contemporary crafts, and more.