It’s that time of year again! While you might not want to start thinking about the snow and cold weather that is characteristic of Edmonton winters, it’s always exciting to look forward to the holiday season. A great way to tackle holiday shopping and get something for everyone on your list is to check out a craft show for unique products. Whether you want something traditional or with a contemporary twist, here’s a list of some Craft Shows in Edmonton for 2013:
Cory Christopher Christmas Market
Step into a treasure trove of yuletide delights made by talented local and Canadian artists and designers. Enjoy fresh brewed apple cider as you find the perfect accents for your home, holiday gifts, and of course something special just for you!
When: November 14 – 30; Mon – Tue 10 am – 5 pm, Wed – Thu 10 am – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 10 am-5 pm, Closed Sun.
Where: 10914 105 Ave.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/592865227441081/?ref=5
Make It! Edmonton Craft Fair
Shop for unique handmade items from over 140 of Canada’s hottest urban artisans, designers, and crafters while enjoying live music in a fun, modern setting.
When: November 21 – 23; Thu – Fri 10 am – 9 pm; Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Where: The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert
Admission: $6 (4-day admission); Children 12 and under are free
More Info: makeitproductions.com
Crafters Christmas Sale
Shop for seasonal handmade crafts like wreaths, centrepieces, dried floral arrangements, potpourri, candles, cards, unique gifts, cookbooks and much more. Products are handmade by members of the Devonian Botanic Garden’s Crafters Association, many with materials harvested at the garden.
When: November 22 – 24; Fri 1 pm – 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Sun 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Gardens,
More Info: www.devonian.ualberta.ca
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair
This contemporary show features handmade goods by local, independent vendors with beautiful boutique-like displays selling unique and creative clothing, jewellery, accessories, artwork, music, reading material, and gourmet creations.
When: November 29 – December 1; Fri 5 pm – 9 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd.
Admission: $2; Children 12 and under are free
More Info: royalbison.ca
Butterdome Craft Sale
Over 240 Canadian crafters, artists, and designers pack the marketplace with home decor, artwork, children’s clothing, toys, accessories, gourmet food, cards and staionary, and so much more!
When: December 5 -8; Thu – Fri 10 am – 10 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Butterdome Sports Complex, University of Alberta, 87 Ave. & 114 St.
Admission: $7 Adult; $5 Senior(65+)/Youth (13-17); Children 12 and under are free
More Info: www.butterdome.ca
A Merry Mercer Market
This Christmas “Makers Market” features unique handmade goods made by artists, designers, crafty folk, artisans, writers, and bakers in a boutique-like setting — everything is handmade, there are no re-sold products.
When: December 7 & 8, 14 & 15; 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Vacancy Hall, Mercer Warehouse, 10359-104 St.
More Info: www.mercercollective.com