Over the last two years, 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. With plenty of markets and pop-ups coming up, it’s never been easier.
Inspirations Market: Winter Market 2023 | November 11+12, 2023
Featuring all local artisans, this handmade market at Assiniboia Downs (3975 Portage Ave) is ready for your shopping spree! In the meantime, visit their website to shop your favourite up-and-coming makers online.
Human-Made at the Human Rights | November 11+12, 2023
Third + Bird Christmas Market | November 17-19, 2023
From homewares to fun foods and even clothing for your pets, this market has almost everything. Shoppers can enjoy a scheduled check-in time and are not bound to a two-hour shopping block, so you can take your time to complete your shopping. It's located at the Red River Exhibition Place (3977 Portage Ave). Limited tickets remaining.
Signatures Handmade Market | November 23-26, 2023
This handmade market has been a premier Winnipeg shopping event since 1979. It offers tons of room to roam amongst countless booths at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
Holiday at Hargrave | November 25 + 26, 2023
Hargrave St Market (242 Hargrave St) is hosting its first Holiday Market on November 25 and 26 with 20+ local curated vendors. There will be a VIP experience available.
Made Here pop-up | November 30 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Made Here MB (1 Lombard Place), a shop located in the lower Richardson Centre concourse beneath the Fairmont Hotel, has teamed up with the Richardson Centre and POP Collab Space to create a unique dedicated pop-up retail space for the local makers also featured in Made Here's storefront.
This event is the perfect chance to meet the creatives behind the products in Vendor Alley and savour some delightful local snacks and drinks made right here in Manitoba by local artisans.
Annual Event and Market at Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum | December 2, 2023
Enjoy the annual holiday event and market at Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum (494 Tache Ave) which is fun for the whole family. From unique holiday crafts, hot cocoa by an outdoor fire and family photos with Santa. Free admission.
Holiday POP-UP | December 10, 2023
The Luckygirl team always finds cool spaces for their seasonal markets and this December is no exception as they return to the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St). On December 10, within its grand-foyer you'll be able to shop from some of the chicest, sweetest and most sensational markers around during the Holiday POP-UP.
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market | Saturdays | 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.
Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market | Every Thursday | 10 a.m. to 2 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.
Other holiday markets and craft sales
Nov 12 | Santa’s Little Helpers Craft & Vendor Sale, West St. Paul Access Centre
Nov 12 | Holiday Market, St. Eustache Community Club
Nov 12 | Christmas Edition VIII, 517 Pandora Avenue
Nov 12 | Happy Holidays Critter Craft Show, Norwood Community Club
Nov 12 | Assiniboia West Recreation Craft Sale, 861 Buchanan Blvd
Nov 18-19 | Craft Sale & Market, Transcona Country Club Renaissance Ballroom
Nov 18 | Christmas Craft Sale, Park City West Community Centre
Nov 18 | Sturgeon Heights Christmas Craft Sale, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Nov 18 | Rise Above 2023 Handmade Holiday Market, St. James Civic Centre
Nov 18 | Spirit of Hope Rescue Christmas Craft Sale, Roblin Park Community Centre
Nov 18 | Holiday Edition III, Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain
Nov 23 | Crafts & Cocktails, Club Regent Event Centre
Nov 24 | Made in the Middle Craft Market, Norwood Community Centre
Nov 25 | Holiday Delight Craft & Bake Sale, Archwood Community Club
Nov 25 | Atlantic Garden City United Church Craft Sale, 725 Atlantic Avenue
Nov 25 | Winter Craft Sale and Market, Pembina Trails Collegiate
Nov 25 | Christmas Market, 331 St Charles Street
Nov 25 | Let it Snow Market, 490 Sinclair Street
Nov 25 | Tails of Freedom Winter Makers Market, Transcona East End Arena
Nov 25 | Christmas Craft Sale, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in the Bronx Park Community Centre
Nov 25 | A Special Holiday Market, Tyndall Community Market
Nov 25 | Ste Anne Christmas Market, Ecole Point-des-Chenes School
Nov 25-26 | 11th Annual Indigenous Arts & Crafts Sale, Neeginan Centre
Nov 26 | Christmas Quilt & Craft Sale, 150 Bayridge Avenue
Dec 1-3 | 38th Annual Christkindlmarkt, Fort Garry Place Mall
Dec 2 | SCA Christmas Market, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd
Dec 2 | Hello Winter Craft/Bake/Vendor Sale, Chalmers Community Centre
Dec 2 | Holly Jolly Winter Craft Sale, Robert. A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue
Dec 2 | 2nd Christmas Tiangge, Valley Gardens Community Centre
Dec 2 | Jingle Bell Rock Market, South Winnipeg Community Centre
Dec 2 | Craft Sale, College Miles Macdonell Collegiate
Dec 2 | Christmas Craft & Vendors Market, Glenwood Community Centre
Dec 2 | Craft Fair Bake Sale, Red River Community Club
Dec 3 | Shaftesbury Craft Sale, Shaftesbury High School
Dec 3 | Cozy into Christmas Market, 180 McPhillips Street
Dec 3 | Craig Street Cats Annual Winter Craft Show, Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
Dec 15-17 | 2nd Vinterfest Craft Market, IKEA Winnipeg
Dec 16 | Mrs. Claus Approved Market, West St. Paul Access Centre
Dec 16 | Events by Tazz, DeMolay Manitoba Craft Show, East End Arena Transcona
Dec 16 | Christmas Tiangge 2.0, Valley Gardens Community Centre
Dec 16 | Meenah kaaih Inc. Christmas Arts, Craft and Bake Sale, 755 Elm Street
Winnipeg is full of creative talent so we know we may have missed some!
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