2016 Holiday Markets & Craft Shows in Nova Scotia

Par nVanDusen, sur Fri, 14 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

As the vibrant autumn leaf colours remind us on a daily basis, we're well into the fall season here in Nova Scotia. It’s that time of year when holiday craft fairs and markets begin popping up around the province. If you love local and are looking for that perfect gift for someone special (or yourself!), we've pulled together a list of scheduled holiday markets and craft shows taking place throughout Nova Scotia. Discover the best that Nova Scotia has to offer; unique local gifts and treasures from our talented Nova Scotian artisans.

2016 Holiday Markets & Craft Shows in Nova Scotia

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

Dartmouth Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
October 28 - 30, 2016
Friday: noon - 9pm; Saturday: 10am - 8pm; Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Sydney Christmas Fair
See new vendors like Pine to Products, Island Metal Art, and Cape Breton Oatcake Society as well as you favourite returning vendors like Magic Valley Fudge, Moonglo, Cumberland Perfect Sleep.

Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street, Sydney
October 14 - 16, 2016
Friday: 2pm - 10pm; Saturday: 10am - 10pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

November 2016

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

Halifax Forum
2091 Windsor Street, Halifax
November 4 - 6, 2016
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Christmas Craft Village
Exhibition Park
200 Prospect Road, Halifax
November 11 - 13, 2016

Harvest & Holiday Expo
Harvest Greets the Holidays Expo at Masstown Market

10622 Nova Scotia Trunk 2 (HWY 104, Exit 12), Masstown
November 12-13, 2016
Saturday, November 12: 9am – 7pm
Sunday, November 13: 10am -4pm

Christmas at the deCoste
deCoste Centre
99 Water Street, Pictou
November 12 -13, 2016
Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Dal Festive Craft Market
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Langille Athletic Centre, Bible Hill
Saturday, November 19: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 20: 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
Friday, November 18: 10am – 9pm
Saturday, November 19: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, November 20: 10am - 5pm

Shelburne Celebrates Christmas Craft Fair
This is presented by the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Admission is free. Come and choose a from a variety of handmade crafts, arts, natural products, Christmas decorations, baked goods, preserves and jams and much more!

Shelburne Community Centre, 63 King Street, Shelburne NS
Saturday, November 19: 10:00am – 4:00pm 

NSCC Entrepreneurship Craft Fair
Admission is free, and there will be a wide range of craft vendors.

Nova Scotia Community College, Shelburne Campus 1575 Lake Road., Shelburne NS
Saturday, November 19: 10am – 4pm

Located at Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 Dundas Street, Dartmouth
A vibrant handmade marketplace with 50 local artists and crafts people located in the center of downtown Dartmouth.  
Live Music. Open to Everyone. Free Admission.
November 25: 5:00pm-9:00pm
November 26: 9:00am-5:00pm

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
Friday, November 18: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 19: 10am - 8pm
Sunday, November 20: 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, please see website for details.
November 18 - 20, 2016
10am - 5pm daily

Dalplex Christmas Craft Market
Celebrating over 30 years of one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Buy local this holiday season at the Dalplex Christmas Craft market. Featuring vendors from the Atlantic region and across Canada exhibiting their handcrafted pottery, jewelry, art, woodwork, toys, handmade treasures, delicious treats and more!

6260 South Street, Halifax
Friday, November 25: 12pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, November 26: 9:30am - 6pm
Sunday, November 27: 10am - 5pm

Millbrook Christmas Craft Show
Support local artisans, show features local leather and bead work.

Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook
Saturday, November 26: 9am – 3pm

Dartmouth Sportsplex Craft Fair (Common Room)
Support local crafters this holiday season at the Dartmouth SportsPlex. Vendors from the all areas of Nova Scotia will exhibit jewellery, handcrafted pottery, art, woodwork, toys, baked goods, home decor and more! Free admission and a draw for $200.00 for one lucky patron.

110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
Saturday, November 26: 9:00am - 7pm
Sunday, November 27: 9am - 2pm

Annual Digby Scallop Days Christmas Craft Show
Digby Elementary School
20 Shreve St, Digby
Saturday, November 26: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, November 27: 10am - 3pm

December 2016

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

Olympic Community Centre
2304 Hunter Street, Halifax
Friday, December 2: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, December 3: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, December 4: 10am - 5pm

A traditional German market held in downtown Dartmouth.

Alderney Landing
2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth
December 2 - 4, 2016

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

Last Chance Christmas Fair (Common Room)
Support local crafters this holiday season at the Dartmouth SportsPlex. Vendors from the all areas of Nova Scotia will exhibit jewellery, handcrafted pottery, art, woodwork, toys, baked goods, home decor and more! $2.00 admission (children under 12 free). Free parking, close to Macdonald Bridge and the bus.

110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth

Saturday, December 17: 10am - 9pm


If you would like to add your holiday craft market to this list please email novascotia@novascotia.ca with details!