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.
Scattered Seeds | October 15-24, 2021
Celebrating 25 years of working alongside local makers, this year’s event will run over two weekends! Offering goods from more than 200 sellers, many of whom are Manitoba Etsy sellers too. This market will have loads to browse and this year, expect different makers at each weekend event.
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 13-14, 2021 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.
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.
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 8 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 minutes outside Winnipeg’s south end, 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.