It's officially that time of year, Christmas and holiday markets are starting to open this weekend, including lots of options in southwest Calgary. These markets are a great opportunity to support local artists and businesses, and if you go early in the season, you can get your shopping done early!
- Spruce Meadows: this market is taking place over three weekends (November 17 - 19, November 24 - 26, December 1 -3). Spruce Meadows features over 300 vendors plus holiday displays and activities for the whole family. Located at 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, more information online.
- Marda Loop: this Saturday is the annual Christmas Market in Marda Loop, featuring lots of artists, vendors and local food. You can visit them from 10am to 6pm at 3130 - 16 Street SW.
- Lakeview: the Lakeview Christmas Market is happening on November 26th from 10am to 3pm, featuring crafters, artisans and a bake sale. Located at 6110 - 34 Street SW, more information online.
- Strathcona, Christie Park and Aspen Woods: these communities host an annual Christmas Craft Fair which is taking place on December 3. The market runs from 10am to 5pm at 277 Strathcona Drive SW.
There are lots of holiday markets happening around the city as well, many starting this weekend. For a complete guide, check the Tourism Calgary website here, but other communities listed include:
- Symons Valley
- Auburn Bay
- Scenic Acres
- Silver Springs
- Lake Bonavista
If you know of another holiday market in southwest Calgary that is missed here, please get in touch with me on social media.