There are two events this weekend in Newmarket with more happening throughout the month
Christmas is coming and there are a number of local markets, bazaars and fairs happening to help you get in the festive spirit and check everything off your holiday shopping list.
Saturday, Nov. 5
St. Andrew’s Bazaar: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, at 484 Water St. in Newmarket, is holding its Christmas bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be baked goods, knitting, jewelry, seasonal items, a cookie café and more for shoppers to get an early start. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. You will need cash for any transactions.
ADM Design & Decor Christmas Vendor Market: The store will be hosting a two-day Christmas market on Nov. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at 505 Queen St. Visitors can roast marshmallows by the fire, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and take a stroll outside and see what all the vendors have to offer. Guests can also go inside the store where the furniture and decor has been set-up in Christmas displays, specifically showcasing Christmas trees.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Jingle Bell Christmas Market: The third annual Jingle Bell Christmas Market takes place at the Newmarket Community Centre in Hall 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 40 vendors with a variety of items including skin care, jewelry, custom gifts, art and more. There will also be a raffle in support of the Ontario SPCA. Admission is free.
New Roots Holiday Market: New Roots Garden Centre is hosting a holiday market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the centre at 17235 Yonge St. Local vendors have been invited to showcase their products and it is a good opportunity to get started with holiday shopping. Customers should come prepared as not all vendors will accept all forms of payment.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Newmarket Farmers Market Annual Christmas Market: The Newmarket Main St. Farmer’s Market is holding its annual Christmas Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall. This will feature local farmers, unique food items, artisans, and other handcrafted gifts. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.
Amica Newmarket’s Annual Christmas Bazaar: Amica Newmarket is hosting its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the retirement home at 275 Doak Ln. There will be 30 artisans and vendors plus a bake table, raffle and more. Guests can also enjoy free gingerbread cookie decorating, complimentary tea and coffee, and a free caricature artist. Proceeds from the event will go toward Amica’s Helping Hands Charity, which helps seniors in need. Cash is preferred.
St. Paul’s Yuletide Fair: The church, located at 227 Church St., is hosting its annual Christmas sale with a new name this year. It will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 26. It will include baked goods, jams and preserves, and soup, Christmas decor and crafts, and knit items. There will also be a silent auction and a gift basket raffle.
Trinity Bazaar: Trinity United Church at 461 Park Ave is holding its bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.