Over the last year and a half, the shop local movement has kept many small businesses afloat during hard times. Shopping locally supports our city’s economy, creates a sense of community and offers really cool gifts to share with our friends and family.
This holiday season let’s keep the shop local momentum going strong and with plenty of weekly and annual markets coming up, it’s never been easier!
Remember to buy tickets in advance when available and read COVID-19 protocols ahead of time.
CRAFTED Show + Sale | November 5-7, 2021
This seventh-annual market by WAG-Qaumajuq showcases more than 60 artists, offering beautiful art and handcrafted creations. This year, CRAFTED will also be taking over some of the spaces throughout Qaumajuq – the gallery’s Inuit Art Centre.
Inspirations Market: Winter Market 2021 | November 5-6, 2021
Featuring all local artisans, this handmade market at Assiniboia Downs is ready for your shopping spree! In the meantime, visit its website to shop your favourite up-and-coming makers online.
6th Annual Craft & Gift Christmas Market | November 13 & 27 and December 11, 2021
This Transcona Country Club event supports Special Olympics Manitoba and has plenty of vendors selling crafts, home goods, apparel and more during its three-day stint. It’s the perfect place to stock up on stocking suffers and great gifts.
The Half Moon Market at King's Head Pub | November 14, 2021
Grab a draft and buy some crafts! Located on the second floor of the King’s Head Pub and hosted by Shiver Soap, this cozy market with free admission features a handful of local artisans for you to peruse with a pint in hand.
Third + Bird | November 19–21, 2021
From homewares to fun foods and even clothing for your pets, this market has almost everything. Shoppers can enjoy a two-hour shopping block system that keeps crowd sizes in check. Limited tickets remaining.
Signatures Handmade Market | November 25–28, 2021
This handmade market has been a premier Winnipeg shopping event since 1979. It offers tons of room to roam countless booths at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. This year, the event will also feature extra-wide aisles and sanitizing stations.
German Christkindlmarkt | November 26-28
An old German tradition, this Winnipeg market will feature German imports and baking, local artists and crafters. Located in the Mall of Fort Garry Place, come by for classic German chocolates and mulled wine.
Luckygirl POP UP | December 9, 2021
The Luckygirl team always finds cool spaces for their (usually) seasonal markets and this December one is no exception, having landed the Centennial Concert Hall. On December 9 within its grand foyer you'll be able to shop from some of the chicest, sweetest, and most sensational makers around (here's the thematic listing) during the Holiday Pop Up Eve.
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market | Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more than 34 years, this market has focused on local, sustainable and great goods for the community. Located just outside Winnipeg’s south perimeter, this indoor and outdoor extravaganza is open year-round offering food, home goods, artwork and more. You can also browse more than 1000 products on its online market to order ahead or plan your pick-up.
Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market | Bi-weekly, Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Find local fruits and veggies, meats, crafts and other food and artisan items in the heart of Winnipeg’s downtown. The market runs indoors in Cityplace from October to May.
GoodLocal.ca | Online
Local Winnipeggers and small-business owners Obby Khan and Ali Esmail teamed up last year to give makers and merchants a platform to sell their products with quick and affordable delivery options. And thus, this Amazon-style local shopping hub was created! Grab gift boxes, gift cards and even a Prime membership for free shipping on the thousands of available items.
For more local shopping options, visit our Shopping page.