Holiday Market and Craft Show season is well underway here in Halifax Regional Municipality! There's nothing like finding that perfect, unique gift made with love by a local artisan. With everything from homewares to baked goods to clothing to bath and beauty products, craft markets are such a great opportunity to enjoy some warm holiday cheer while supporting small businesses. Keep reading to see where you can find a market near you!

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Christmas At the Forum

November 10-12 & 17-19 | Halifax Forum

Don't worry if you missed out on Christmas at the Forum's "The Big Show", there's two "Boutique Shows" also happening this month! The Boutique Shows are described as a more intimate shopping experience, with less crowds and smaller selection of vendors.

Tickets to each weekend show are $5.00 each, children under 12 get in for free. Purchase tickets online here.

Boutique Show #1

  • November 10 - 12pm-9pm
  • November 11 - 12pm-5pm
  • November 12 - 10am-5pm

Boutique Show #2

  • November 17 - 12pm-8pm
  • November 18 - 10am-5pm
  • November 19 - 10am-5pm

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Halifax Crafters Society Winter Show

November 10-12 | Lighthouse Arts Centre

Shop homewares, art, baked goods, jewellery and more made by local artisans at the Halifax Crafters Society Winter Show. Their Winter Show is free admission and taking place at the Lighthouse Arts Centre at 1800 Argyle Street.


  • November 10 - 5-9pm
  • November 11 - 12-5pm
  • November 12 - 10am-5pm

Christmas at the Lake

November 12 | Mic Mac AAC

Join the Mic Mac Amature Aquatic Club on Lake Banook for a day of shopping handmade items from local vendors. The market will take place on November 12th from 10am-3pm, admission is free.

Agricola Street Holiday Market

November 12 | Agricola Street (Between Charles & North Street)

Agricola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and open for a magical afternoon of shopping local vendors, live music, family activities and more during the Agricola Street Holiday Market. There'll also be food trucks and a beer gardens on site, and make sure to visit the shops and restaurants around the North End while you're there.

The Early Christmas Market

November 12 | Mic Mac Mall

Over 65 small businesses and artisans will be at Mic Mac Mall for The Mom Market Collective's Early Christmas Market. Admission is free and there'll also be face painting, glitter tattoos and door prizes. Find them on the 2nd level by Decathlon and H&M as well as on the lower level directly below from 12-5pm on November 12th.

Christmas at the Cove

November 18 | Fisherman's Cove

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping local vendors at picturesque Fisherman's Cove in Eastern Passage. The first of their Christmas at the Cove Craft Show Series is November 18th from 10am-4pm.

Christmas in Spryfield

November 19 | Spryfield Lions Rink

The 4th Annual Christmas in Spryfield Market will have over 50 local vendors to explore! With food, jewelry, home decor, handmade gifts and more, you're sure to find something for everyone on your "Nice" list. Shop from 10am-3pm at the Spryfield Lions Rink at 111 Drysdale Road.

The Dartmouth Makers Winter Market

November 24 & 25 | 61 Dundas Street

Find the perfect gift from the Dartmouth Makers, a society of artists and crafts people, at their Winter Market in Downtown Dartmouth. Over 45 vendors will be selling everything from handmade leather goods to Halifax-themed greeting cards to stunning ceramics.


  • November 24 - 5-9pm
  • November 25  - 10am-5pm

All Things Holiday Market

November 26 | Fisherman's Cove Boardwalk

The Mom Market Collective is setting up shop at Fisherman's Cove at the end of the month. Shop this collective of Makers, Service Providers and Bakers from 11am to 4pm November 26th.

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Plenty more holiday markets, craft shows, Christmas tree lightings, and festive events in Halifax are on the horizon. Don't miss a thing by following us on Instagram or Facebook, where we share what's happening all over Halifax Regional Municipality!

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