One of the best parts of the Winter season is all the Holiday bazaars that start to pop up in the city! In Hamilton, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bazaars and craft shows in the city – and if you felt the need, you could fill every single weekend with a new bazaar. We gathered some of our favourite bazaars and craft shows together in the list below, for all your Holiday shopping needs!
Stuffed! Holiday Shopping event
November 25th, 2017 – 11am to 6pm @ Collective Arts Brewing
Back for their second year, at Stuffed you’ll find a variety of stocking stuffer offerings to satisfy every person on your list. All local, all thoughtful. The show features the tunes of DJ Donna Lovejoy
Purchase tickets at the door or ONLINE at: Bruha or Their Website
Free Parking, Admission $5 (Under 12 are free)
Hamilton Christmas Market
November 26th, 2017 – 10am to 4pm @ Hamilton Convention Centre
Craft items, art items and everything in between that you’ll need to complete your Holiday shopping. Perfect for last minute add-ons for gifts or a full present – they’ll have just what you’re looking for.
Admission $5 (Under 12 are free)
11th Annual Holiday Market
Dec 1st, 2017 – 6pm to Dec 2nd, 2017 4pm @ 252 James Street North
Facebook Event | Detailed Poster
The annual Holiday Edition of the Maker’s Market take place inside the historic Christ’s Church Cathedral, and aims to be full for all ages. The market will be accessible, on public transit, and will provide you with the venue to purchase items as original as the person you’re gifting them to.
Handmade Hamilton: A Holiday Craft Show and Sale
Dec 2nd, 2017 and December 3rd, 2017 – 11am to 5pm @ Staircase Café
The sixth Holiday edition of the Handmade Market Craft Show features 32 of the finest makers in Hamilton. Have a bite to eat in the café, and find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list. The first 50 shoppers on both days will be gifted with a swag bag! *Please note that not all of the building is accessible due to it’s historical status. The main floor of the building is accessible.
Hamilton – Craftadian Christmas Market
December 2nd, 2017 – 10am to 4pm @ McMaster Innovation Park
Facebook Event | Website Info
The Craftadian show returns for the Hamilton Christmas Market, with a curated selection of 70+ artisans, handmade in Canada. Enjoy DJ music while you shop!
Free Parking, Admission $5
Streets of the World – 13th Annual International Marketplace
Dec 1st and 2nd – 10am to 5pm @ the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Support immigrants and refugees in Hamilton by attending the International Marketplace. It’s an opportunity for you to do your holiday shopping with a social conscience. The marketplace encourages immigrant women craftspeople and artisans with home-based businesses to display and sell their products.
Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton Christmas Bazaar
Dec 2nd – 10am to 3pm @ 45 Hempstead Drive
Previous years have included the sale of Christmas crafts and decorations, plus a baked pie table, and authentic Japanese Food Service beginning at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome! This is your chance to find that unique gift for that “Hard to Shop for” person. Details for this year’s have yet to be released, but watch their Facebook page for more information.
Called to Create
December 2nd – 10am to 5pm @ AGH Design Annex
Shop from a unique selection of talented artisans for gifts that are sure to please, or sign up for one their workshops (like Intro to Calligraphy, or a Needle-felted Gnome) and get your DIY on.
Admission is $5, or $2 with a food bank donation.
December 8th and 9th – 6pm to 3pm @ Paris Fair Grounds
A smidge outside of the city, The Santafest Marketplace begins with a Night Fair at the Paris, Ontario fairgrounds, and a day fair on Dec 9th. The Santafest Marketplace provides a platform for artisans, crafters and small businesses who will provide amazing gift ideas!
Admission $2 (Under 12 are free)
Hamilton Holiday Market
December 8th to 10th – 1pm to 5pm @ The Centre on Barton
Right on Target brings a new event to the community, a market like no other, in a big-box store, with 60 vendors! Wheelchair friendly, easy access by bus.
Free parking, Free admission.
December 9th – 10am to 3pm @ Crossroads Television CTS
Facebook Event | Their Website
VIP Passes and Children’s Art Workshops can be purchased at this link.
More than 60 juried artisans from Toronto to Niagara attend this Burlington market. Enjoy gourmet coffee and food, a live band, and children’s art workshops. Swag bags for the first 50 shoppers in line! One dollar from each ticket sold will benefit Halton Women’s Place.
Free parking, Admission $5. Under 16 are free
Shop the Cotton Factory
Dec 16th – 11am to 4pm @ The Cotton Factory
Shop 35+ artists, makers, and fine art galleries. The Kids Craft Zone will be located on the 3rd floor.
For more Holiday craft sales and event listings, check out our events page.
Thank you to Jessica Peter for her assistance with the creation of this list.
What is your favourite Holiday Bazaar in the city? Share it with us in the comments below!