2015 Christmas Craft Markets in Nova Scotia

By msears, on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments

We're well into the fall season here in Nova Scotia as the vibrant autumn leaf colours remind us on a daily basis. Though it may seem a bit early, this is also the time of year where Christmas craft fairs and markets begin popping up around the province. For those looking for the perfect gift for someone special or perhaps a unique gift for yourself, we've pulled together a list of scheduled holiday markets and Christmas craft shows taking place throughout Nova Scotia this fall to help you get started on your shopping list. Here's your opportunity to discover unique gifts, wonderful treasures and the talented Nova Scotia artisans at the shows.

Holiday Markets & Christmas Craft Shows in Nova Scotia

October 2015

Dartmouth Handcrafters' Guild Christmas Craft Festival
Features crafts and art from over 200 guild members.

Dartmouth Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
October 23 - 25, 2015
Friday: 12pm - 9pm; Saturday: 10am - 8pm; Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Sydney Christmas Fair
Bicentennial Gymnasium
100 Hospital Street, Sydney
October 23 - 25, 2015
Friday: 1pm - 10pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 6pm

November 2015

Christmas at the Forum
This three day market in Halifax features crafts, foods, art and antiques.

Halifax Forum
2091 Windsor Street, Halifax
November 6 - 8, 2015
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Christmas Craft Village
Exhibition Park
200 Prospect Road, Halifax
November 13 - 15, 2015

Harvest & Holiday Expo
Masstown Market
10622 Nova Scotia Trunk 2 (HWY 104 Exit 12), Masstown
November 14 - 15, 2015

Christmas at the deCoste
deCoste Centre
99 Water Street, Pictou
November 14 - 15, 2015
Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Dal Festive Craft Market
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Langille Athletic Centre, Bible Hill
November 14 - 15, 2015
Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council Christmas Craft Show
Discover fine art crafts by juried Atlantic Canadian Artisans. Fibre artists, wood carvers, metal workers and glass artists, and more.

Cunard Centre at Pier 23
961 Marginal Road, Halifax
November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday: 10am - 9pm; Saturday: 9am - 5pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Acadia Craft Expo
This show brings some of the finest artisans and craftspeople from across Canada together to create a unique marketplace.

Acadia University Athletic Complex
550 Main St, Wolfville
November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday: 12pm - 9pm; Saturday: 10am - 8pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Annual Seaside Christmas
Follow the numbered wreaths to all the local businesses from Three Fathom Harbour to Jeddore to find locally made crafts and gifts.

Various locations
November 20 - 22, 2015
10am - 5pm daily

Dalplex Christmas Craft Market
Market features handcrafted pottery, jewelry, art, woodwork, and more.

Dalplex
6260 South Street, Halifax
November 27 - 29, 2015
Friday: 12pm - 9:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

A Holiday Affair - Gifts Made with Passion
A Holiday Affair: Gifts Made with Passion is a pop-up show held at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
322 Charlotte St, Sydney
November 27 - 28, 2015
Friday: 5pm - 8pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Annual Digby Scallop Days Christmas Craft Show
Digby Elementary School
20 Shreve St, Digby
November 28 - 29, 2015

Wintergreen Craft & Gift Fair
World Trade & Convention Centre
1800 Argyle St., Halifax
November 29, 2015
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

December 2015

Halifax Crafters Society Winter Market's 'Squirrely Season Winter Show'
Discover one-of-a-kind handmade treasures and unique crafts at this winter market.

Olympic Community Centre
2304 Hunter Street, Halifax
December 4 - 6, 2015
Friday: 5pm - 9pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Christkindlmarket
A traditional German market held annual in downtown Dartmouth.

Alderney Landing
2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth
December 4 - 6, 2015

Renegade Christmas Craft Fair
New Dawn Enterprise
37 Nepean Street, Sydney
December 5 - 6, 2015
Saturday: 10am - 8pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Last Minute Christmas Craft Fair
Halifax Forum
2901 Windsor St., Halifax
December 12 - 13, 2015
Saturday: 11am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Christmas Farmers' Markets in Nova Scotia

Farmers' Markets throughout Nova Scotia are popular spots for discovering handmade items and artisan creations. While many markets run seasonally, a number of them reopen during the holiday season. Discover a farmers' market near you.

Annapolis Royal Farmers' & Traders Christmas Craft Market
Annapolis Royal Regional Academy
590 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal
Saturday, December 5, 2015
9am - 3pm

Wolfville Farmers' Market Christmas & Holiday Events
Wolfville Farmers' Market
24 Elm Avenue, Wolfville

Get Un*Scrooged - Saturday, December 5, 2015 (8:30am - 1pm)
Yule Market - Saturday, December 12, 2015 (8:30am - 1pm)
Handmade for the Holidays - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (4pm - 7pm)