Jingle All the Way: A Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Markets

Story by Josie Randall

Fall 2023

The air is getting crisper, and the scent of holiday joy is in the air.

Airdrie, and its surrounding areas are set to transform into a winter wonderland with a host of vibrant Christmas events.

From bustling markets brimming with unique finds to cozy crafts sales benefitting local charities, the region is alive with the spirit of the season.


Woodside Christmas Craft Sale

  • Date: Friday, November 17th
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Address: Woodside Seniors Club, 411 Woodside Dr, Airdrie
  • Description: Delight in the joy of giving back! Join the Christmas Craft Sale at Woodside Seniors Club, offering a wide array of homemade crafts. Your $1 admission fee or a non-perishable food item goes directly to the Airdrie Food Bank.


Balzac Christmas Market

  • Date: Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Address: Gym 4031 adjacent to St. Mina Coptic Church (292120 Wagon Wheel Blvd.)
  • Description: Featuring over 75 vendors with locally made and curated products such as Christmas décor, woodworking, adult and children’s apparel, art, baking, knitting, jewelry, pet products and much more!


Holiday Artisan Market

  • Date: Saturday, November 18th
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Address: Town & Country Centre, 275 Jensen Drive Northeast, Airdrie
  • Description: Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the Holiday Artisan Market, featuring over 40 vendors. Discover the perfect, handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, from jewelry and candles to home decor and more!


St. Paul’s Annual Christmas Market

  • Date: Saturday, November 25th
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Address: St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1305 Main Street, Airdrie
  • Description: Reduce holiday stress by exploring the Christmas Market at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Browse through local vendor offerings, indulge in baked goods, and stand a chance to win exciting raffle prizes!


Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie Annual Holiday Market

  • Date: Saturday, December 2nd & Sunday, December 3rd
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Address: 200 East Lake Crescent NE, Airdrie
  • Description: Join the festive spirit at the Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie Annual Holiday Market. With more than 30 local vendors, find the perfect holiday gifts, while supporting the Club’s essential programs for children, youth, and families in the community.


Airdrie Farmers Market Winter Market

  • Date: Saturday, December 2nd
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Address: Town & Country Center, 275 Jensen Drive, Airdrie
  • Description: Celebrate the season at the Airdrie Farmers Market Winter Market, offering an assortment of crafts, baked goods, and unique handmade items. Don’t forget to bring a donation for the Airdrie Food Bank!


For those willing to venture just outside Airdrie:

Didsbury Christmas Market

  • Date: Saturday, November 25th
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Address: Zion Evangelical Missionary Church, AB-582, Didsbury
  • Description: Join the festive atmosphere of the Didsbury Christmas Market, where over 80 vendors offer a wide array of gifts and holiday treats.


Irricana Christmas Market

  • Date: Friday, December 1st
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Address: Irricana Community Hall, 300 1 St, Irricana
  • Description: Get into the holiday spirit at the Irricana Christmas Market, featuring wonderful vendors offering a diverse range of Christmas items. Don’t miss the chance to contribute to the food bank donation table!


Cochrane MADE Artisan Christmas Market

  • Dates: November 18th & 19th, November 25th & 26th, December 2nd & 3rd
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Each Weekend)
  • Address: Cochrane Lions Event Centre, 109 Fifth Avenue, Cochrane
  • Description: The Cochrane MADE Artisan Christmas Market spans three weekends, with each featuring 50 different local retailers offering an abundance of handmade treasures perfect for the season.


Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

  • Dates: November 17th – 19th, November 24th – 26th, December 1st – 3rd
  • Times: Vary (See Details)
  • Address: Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
  • Description: Explore the enchanting International Christmas Market, a three-weekend extravaganza filled with local crafts, artisanal goods, delectable treats, and a festive atmosphere. Enjoy live music and activities while finding the perfect gifts.