Pine Tree Potter’s Guild Holiday sale continues in Newmarket, Market Brewing hosts its fifth annual Christmas market and Northridge Community Church and Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora are both holding Christmas sales on Saturday
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. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 20
Northridge Christmas Artisan Marketplace: The Northridge Community Church in Aurora is holding an artisan market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature talented artisans, Victorian carolers and a tea room. The church is located at 15338 Leslie St.
Trinity Aurora Bazaar: The Christmas Bazaar is back at Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. shoppers can enjoy a market of local vendors, baked goods, jewelry table, Clothes Closet thrift shop, a luncheon and more. Admission is free.
Market Brewing Company Market: This will be Market Brewing’s fifth annual Christmas market. There will be more than 25 local vendors, live music, food trucks, and the taproom will be open for folks to enjoy a drink. It takes place outdoors so guests are reminded to bundle up. It is also dog friendly! The market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free with a donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry or $5.
Pine Tree Potters Guild Holiday Sale: The sale continues on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thirty-nine artists from the Pine Tree Potters Guild will be selling their handcrafted creations, including a number of Christmas items and other decor, at Old Town Hall.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Newmarket Farmers Market Annual Christmas Market: The Newmarket Main St. Farmers 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. There will be a baked goods table, craft table, used books table, and Christmas decor table. There is also a hot roast beef lunch (vegetarian options available) with two sittings at noon and at 1 p.m. Tickets for the lunch are $15 and will be sold at the door.
Saturday, Dec. 3 to Wednesday, Dec. 7
Newmarket Legion Christmas Bazaar & Craft Sale: The Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 426 is hosting its annual Christmas sale. There will be baked goods, knitted gifts, holiday decorations, Legion merchandise, and local vendors. There is also a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. All proceeds will support veterans and the community. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Christmas Craft Show: The seventh annual Christmas craft show on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre. There will be more than 60 local crafters and artisans as well as a Christmas cafe, music, prizes and the opportunity to write a Christmas card for a senior.
St. Andrew’s College Christmas Market: The St. Andrew’s College Parents Guild is holding a Christmas Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. There will be seasonal decor, fresh floral arrangements, one of a kind jewelry and gifts, stocking stuffers, luxury bags and clothes, and speciality bags and treats. It is being held in Staunton Gallery.
Canadian Martyrs Catholic School Christmas Market: The school, at 170 London Rd. is holding a holiday market on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be decor, specialty items, crafts, jewelry, candles, sweets, food, dog treats and more. Guest can also take a stroll down candy cane lane and get pictures with Santa. Admission is free with a donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry. The first 100 visitors will also receive a free swag bag.
Friday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 10
TSBC Christmas Market: Turkey Shoot Brewing Company’s first annual Christmas Market takes place on Friday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. There will be seven local vendors, yummy snacks, hot drinks, and live music. Each vendor will also have a clue for the Christmas Riddle which visitors can figure out to be entered into a prize draw. There will also be a kids area to keep the young ones entertained. The event will be indoors and outdoors. Entry is free with a donation to the Georgina Food Pantry.
Royal Rose Holiday Market: The Royal Rose Art Gallery in Aurora is holding a holiday market on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be artists and vendors on hand for visitors to shop art and handmade gifts for everyone on their gift list.
Other Christmas Markets
Niemi Christmas Market: The Niemi Family Farm’s annual Christmas market runs on weekends throughout November and December. The farm, located at 18463 Highway 48 in Mount Albert, is transformed into Christmas land with bonfires and smores, the Polar Express that takes visitors on a ride to see the animals, Santa in his workshop, and a Christmas market of vendors. Tickets are required and can be booked online. The market is open Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, and 22.
The Distillery Winter Village: Toronto’s popular distillery district is once again welcoming guests to its festive winter village this year. Along with the local shops and restaurants in the area there will also be vendor cabins featuring a number of unique artisans. Tickets are required on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after 4 p.m. but all other times you can access the village free of charge. The winter village runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.
Festive Nights at Brooks Farm: Starting Nov. 25, visitors are invited to experience the season of lights at Brooks Farms, at 122 Ashworth Rd., Mount Albert. The festive event features an enchanted forest, holiday displays, live music, a bonfire with marshmallows, holiday characters, a storytime wagon ride, a craft market with local artisans, gifts for the kids, festive foods and Santa. Tickets are required and can be bought online. Festive Nights runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 5 p.m. from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18 with two extra nights on Dec. 22 and 23.