Christmas craft fairs in Eastern Ontario, West Quebec and beyond

Yes, your house is still full of Halloween candy…but it’s already time for Christmas craft fairs! Seriously, they’re a boon for organized people who like to find unique gifts. And if you are really organized, you can use this handy list to plan multiple holiday shopping outings between now and December 25. Heck, you could go to a sale or two every weekend for the next two months.

The Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal is one of many craft fairs and artisan shows within an easy drive of Ottawa.

Photo of the Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal copyright Laura Byrne Paquet.

Here’s where to find pottery and carvings, soap and candles, knitted hats and crocheted afghans, and hipster artisan products of all descriptions in Eastern Ontario, West Quebec and upstate New York this holiday season. A number of the links lead to Facebook pages, as that is the only online presence for some of these shows. Happy browsing!

(P.S.: I’ll keep adding to this list as we get closer to Christmas, so keep checking back! And if you know of a fair that isn’t listed here yet, please let me know in the comments.)

November craft fairs and holiday markets

November 2 to 5

November 3

November 3 to 5

November 3 to 25

Saturday, November 4

November 4 and 5

November 9 to December 21

November 10 to 12

Saturday, November 11

November 11 and 12

Sunday, November 12

November 12 to 26

November 15 to 19

November 16 to 19

November 17 to 19

Saturday, November 18

The Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour is one of many craft fairs and artisan shows within an easy drive of Ottawa.

Photo courtesy of the Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour.

November 18 and 19

November 18 to December 3

November 18 to December 23

  • Kingston Holiday Market, 274 Princess Street, Kingston (usually Fridays through Sundays; check link for exact dates and times)

Sunday, November 19

November 23 to 26

November 23 to December 10

November 24 and 25

November 24 to 26

November 25 to December 3

November 25 to December 10

Saturday, November 25

November 25 and 26

Sunday, November 26

December craft fairs and holiday markets

November 30 to December 3

November 30 to December 23

December 1 to 10

December 1 to 17

December 1 to 22

December 1 and 2

December 1 to 3

Saturday, December 2

December 2 and 3

Sunday, December 3

December 7 to 17

December 8 to 10

December 8 to 23

Friday, December 8

Saturday, December 9

December 9 and 10

Saturday, December 16

Do you know about craft fairs or artisan shows between now and Christmas that aren’t on this list? Let me know in the comments.

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21 Responses to Christmas craft fairs in Eastern Ontario, West Quebec and beyond

  1. Alice Gilchrist October 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    2 December 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Snow Road Snowmobile Club, 1106 Gemmill’s Road, Snow Road, Ontario. Lunch/refreshments available.

  2. Shanna Sunley November 1, 2017 at 12:23 am #

    Mistletoe and Ivy Handmade Market
    Nov 4 at the Bronson Centre
    Q
    10 am – 4 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1481512655275963/?ti=icl

  3. Shanna Sunley November 1, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    Mistletoe and Ivy Handmade Market
    Nov 4/17 at the Bronson Centre
    10 am – 4 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1481512655275963/?ti=icl

  4. Shanna Sunley November 1, 2017 at 12:30 am #

    Holi-yay Free Wheeling Craft Market Nov 25-26
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1900920283496670/?ti=icl

    Idle Hands on Nov 26
    https://www.facebook.com/events/151498005450652/?ti=icl

  5. Vanessa November 1, 2017 at 6:29 am #

    MAC Fair, December 2
    Immaculata Highschool, 140 Main Street, Ottawa
    10-3
    By admission or food donation

  6. Christine Beelen November 1, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    The May Court Club of Ottawa will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 am to 2:00pm at their Club house — 114A Cameron Street. Homemade crafts, baked goods, candy, nearly new and a tea room. All proceeds go to supporting our community service programs. http://www.maycourt.org

  7. Angela Thomson November 1, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    All Saints School at 5115 Kanata Ave
    Sat Nov 4 from 9 to 4
    Over 160 vendors
    https://www.facebook.com/events/279840732503259/

  8. Louise November 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    Thanks, Laura! This one might be too far away but I like the look of it, starting with the Moscow breakfast!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/152234115363715/?ti=cl

  9. Lindley McPhail November 1, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m a little early with this but on Saturday, Jan. 20/2018 the tenth annual Living Locally Fair will run in Russell at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Living Locally Fair is a partnership event between the Russell & District Horticultural Society and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School which funs on a mandate of 50% food and farmers, 25% artisans and the remaining 25% being made up of community groups, health and wellness and environmentally friendly ideas. We have between 140 and 150 exhibitors. There is no charge to attend but non-perishable items for our local food bank are gratefully accepted. There is a light lunch of a fresh bun and soup or chili available. Plenty of fresh baked treats to finish up your lunch with or to take home.

    • Laura Byrne Paquet November 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

      Thanks for the info, Lindley! I’ll add it to my files for a weekly roundup in early 2018.

  10. Laura November 1, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    HI Laura,
    Every year Merrickville has their annual Christmas in Merrickville the first Saturday of December. http://www.christmasinmerrickville.ca and I will be holding my Merrickville’s Christmas Outdoor Makers Market that same day. https://www.facebook.com/merrickvillesmakersmarket/
    So lots to do. Cheers, Laura

    • Laura Byrne Paquet November 2, 2017 at 8:20 am #

      Thanks, Laura! I’ll add the market to this post and put the Christmas in Merrickville event in a future post (I usually do a roundup of Santa parades, as well as the weekly road trip roundup).

  11. Amanda Watson November 2, 2017 at 12:59 am #

    I am hosting Country Moments Holiday Social and Christmas Craft Fair taking place on December 8th from 3pm – 8pm at both Country Moments Spa and St. Mary’s Hall! They are right across the street from each other in Navan!! All handmade goodies! Traditional, rustic craft fair!! And an opportunity to come by the spa and go for a tour and say hi. We are in a 140 year old farmhouse!!!

    Thank you!!!

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