Holiday Shopping in Montreal : Seasonal Fairs and Christmas Markets 2017

Montreal 2017 Holiday Markets and Fairs

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There’s all kinds of shoppers in this world.  The hunt and peck type constantly scratches about like a chicken grabbing this and that everywhere. The careful planning type lists everyone who requires a gift, considers potential gift options, follows the sales, and finishes ahead of time. The last minute type goes at the 11th hour and a gift from Loblaws or Pharmaprix is often an indication of what was open. The egoist type gives a gift that is less about the recipient and all about the donor.

Here's a list of choice places to get your gifts. They have been ongoing for several weeks already, but they'll keep on happening every weekend.

No matter your gift buying style, Montreal has a market for you. In the months leading up to the Christmas/Chanukah/Kawanza holidays, we have dozens of bazaars and sales to pick from. This list is hardly static either. Expect to see updates as holiday season approaches.

Boîte de Noel
October 12-15, 2017
1350 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval

Over 50 artisans display their wares at this juried event. It’s one of the first to kick off the holiday season. Rumour has it there’s some pretty good buttercrunch to be bought. A few vendors also sell wares on good ol’ Etsy. $2 admission. More info HERE.

McGill Book Fair
October 17-19, 2017
Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish

Book lovers should hit up Redpath hall to search through tens of thousnads of books in French and English. There are academic books, but plenty of regular books too since donations are accepted from everyone. You never know what you will find. Books are sorted by categories. There are also CDs and DVDs. Free admission. Street parking. Info HERE.

Marché de Novembre
November 4, 11, 18, and 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Marché des Éclusiers 400 rue de la Commune Ouest

Details HERE.


November 6-November 12, 2017

Norwegian Christmas Sale
November 10 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
November 11 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Norwegian Church and Community Centre, 5065 Sherbrooke St

Come to the Norwegian Christmas Sale to purchase Norwegian food, crafts and gift items, and enjoy our open-face sandwiches, specialty marzipan cakes and more! In addition to the perennial favourites (chocolates, sweaters and pewter), we will have a variety of new items for sale this year – and we’ll have plenty of stock. Be sure to save the dates now! Details

November 13-November 19, 2017

German Stammtisch Montreallemand
November 15 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
732 St Catherine Ouest

Are you German or interested in German culture and language? Join us at the German Montreal Stammtisch this month to meet others and make connections, to practice your German or to find out more about the German community in the city. We hope to see you there. Details HERE

German Christmas Bazaar
November 18 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Town Mont Royal Hall

Every year the proceeds from this event support German cultural organizations, language schools and churches and other local charities in the Greater Montreal area. If you cannot make it to the bazaar, but you would still like to support our causes, you can make a charitable donation to the Relief and Welfare Fund of the German Society. Details HERE

Marché de Noel
November 17, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
November 18 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Le Chez Nous de Mercier Est 7958 rue Hochelaga

Details HERE.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
November 18 and 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Victoria Hall 4626 Sherbrooke

If buying used books is your thing, you won’t want to miss this. The annual bookfair is a browser’s paradise. Start looking early for what you want because most people walk out with boxes of books. Admission free. Street parking available.

Marché de Novembre
November 18 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
5524 St Hubert

Details HERE.

Art Etc.
November 18 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
November 19 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Montreal West Town Hall (50 Westminster Ave (at Avon Road))

Montreal West features over 35 local artisans vending their wares. Look for woodworking, gourmet foods, jewelry, fashion accessories, and painting. Parking is free. Info HERE.

Holiday Season Market for Atelier Fiber Arts
November 18 and 19 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3993 rue Wellington, 2nd floor

Details HERE.

Treats and Treasures Bazaar and Craft Sale.
November 18, 2017 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Centre Greene Community Centre, 1090 Greene Ave.

This annual craft sale and bazaar has over 30 tables. There is also a bake sale and a light lunch available. Money is raised to support Empty Bowls, a group that aims to raise hunger and food issue awareness. Admission is free. Parking is on the street. See HERE.

Le Salon des Artist O Chats
November 18 and 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Centre Pierre Charbonneau 3000 Blvd Viau

Forget Blvd Miau. It should now be called Blvd Meow. The annual festival that focuses on all things cat is coming. 50 artisans are present with everything from origami to pins to goods for cats. Who doesn’t have a cat or a cat lover in their life to shop for? Sadly, you can’t bring your cat. Details HERE.

Weekend of Crafts and Fine Art
November 18 and 19 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dollard Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd, DDO

Dollard Centre for the arts has a juried craft fair with over 80 artisans offering works. The West Island Cake Club sells cupcakes as a charity fundraiser. Parking and entry are free. Info HERE.

Marché nene
November 18 and 19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
5333 Casgrain

Details HERE.

Fair Trade Fair
November 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. John Brebeuf CHurch 855 Bishop Power Blvd
Sometimes buying a gift can be giving someone an opportunity around the world. Pick up your world gifts without worrying if it was made in a sweatshop, in unfair conditions, or by workers who are underpaid. Tea too.

November 20-26, 2017

Christmas Market at Maison Pepin
November 23- December 24, 2017
378 Rue St. Paul West
The Pepin Courtyard transforms to a Christmas market. Gift ideas, workshops, and wreath making. Details HERE.

Holiday Aboriginal Artisan Fair // Foire artisinal autochtone
November 22 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Concordia University Webster Library LB 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest

Support the urban Aboriginal community. All proceeds and donations from this event will be given to Aboriginal shelters in Montreal. Details HERE.

Marché de Noel Africain
Styl’Afrique Coop
November 23 and 24, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
November 25 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
425 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1S4, Canada

Details HERE.

Marché éphémère EtsyMTL à la Gare Windsor
November 23 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Windsor Station 1100 Ave des Canadiens de Montreal

Details HERE

Christmas Bazaar at Alexander von Humboldt Schule
November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alexander von Humboldt Schule, 216 Victoria Drive, Baie d’Urfé
No one does Christmas markets like the Germans and Austrians do. Montreal’s German international school hosts an annual market that includes cards, soap, knits, glass, and more. The best part, though are the food for sale: sauerkraut and sausages, raclette, mulled wine, draft beer, and cakes. More info HERE.

November 25 and 26, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
454 Laurier East (across from métro Laurier).

The small press and self-publishing communities come together at this celebration of all things written and arty. Zines, books, comics, posters, and other forms of independent expression are all here. Join the fun and check it out. Info HERE.

Gem and Mineral Show
November 24: 12 noon – 9 pm
November 25: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
November 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
800 de la Gauchetiere st W.
Pick up a unique gem and get it set at the show. Over 100 vendors will be selling stones, minerals, gems, books, jewelry, tools, sculptures, and all things related to rocks and fossils is available. $8/6. More info HERE.

Le petit Marché à l’Espace L
November 25 and 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Espace L 5333 St. Laurent

Details HERE.

Marché Creatif
November 26, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
December 17 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Anticafe Loft 264 St Catherine West

Details HERE.

Bazaar Bel Bagay
November 25 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Centre des Arts de la Maison Haiti 3245 Emile Journault

Details HERE.

November 27-December 3, 2017

SAT Souk
November 29-December 3
SAT 1201 St. Laurent

Juried art and goods perfect for discerning folk. Details HERE.

The Nutcracker Market
November 30-December 10
Monday to Wednesday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday adn Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Palais des Congrès, 1001 place Jean Paul Riopelle

Pick up soap, jewelry, foodstuffs, home decor, skin care products, and clothing at The Nutcrakcer Market. This annual fair raises funds for Les Grands Ballets’ Nutcracker Fund for Children. More info HERE.

Foire Multiculturel
December 2 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
3737 Cremazie East

Details HERE.

Holiday Artisanal Market at Le Milieu

Nov 28-25

Sir George Étienne Cartier Historic Monument
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. from December 2-24
Every day 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. from December 26-31
458 Notre Dame St. E
free with Parcs Canada discover pass

Come and celebrate a Victorian style Christmas by checking out old traditions, activities, costumes, and food. Info HERE. 

December 4 – 10, 2017

Place du Marché Christmas Village at Atwater Market

Atwater and St. Ambroise
December 7-10, December 15-17

With food, bonfires, performances, and shopping, the Atwater market will transform into a Christmas village. Details HERE.

6th Marche Creatif aux Ateliers
December 2-3 12 p.m. – 5 pm
65 rue de Castelnau Ouest

Puces POP! Winter Fair
December 8-10, December 15-17
Friday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 11 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eglise St. Denis 5075 Rue Rivard

With its usual free wheeling spirit, indie artists offer super stuff. Expect music at the opening party on Friday night and some delicious foodstuffs by Phyllo Bar Mélina on offer. Otherwise, pick up fashion pieces, handmade children’s toys, ceramics, jewelry, or ever more random goods.

Salon des Métiers d’art de Montreal
December 7-17
Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 pm.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Place Bonaventure 800 de la Gaucheterie Ouest

The Salon is a juried bazaar that focuses on craft products. Each piece is designed and made by top level artisans in their fields. The price is premium, but the goods are one of a kind, high quality items with gorgeous workmanship. True artistry! Find out more HERE.

Puces POP! Winter Fair
December 8-10, December 15-17
Friday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 11 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eglise St. Denis 5075 Rue Rivard

With its usual free wheeling spirit, indie artists offer super stuff. Expect music at the opening party on Friday night and some delicious foodstuffs by Phyllo Bar Mélina on offer. Otherwise, pick up fashion pieces, handmade children’s toys, ceramics, jewelry, or ever more random goods.

December 11-17, 2017

Marché des Fêtes — Etsy Montéal
December 16 and 17 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Theatre Denise Pelletier 4353 St Catherine Est.

Details HERE.

December 18-24, 2017

December 25-31, 2017


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