Shop while you celebrate the season at the Calgary Christmas Market
Shop while you celebrate the season at the Calgary Christmas Market

Explore the magic of the Calgary Christmas Market!

‘Tis the season, Calgary. Christmas is just around the corner! The Vertica Resident Services blog team wants to help make your holiday preparation and shopping a fun and stress-free affair. It’s time to explore the magic of the Calgary Christmas Market!

The Magic of the Market

Every year, the world-class Calgary Farmers Market (510 77th Avenue SE) transforms into the premiere destination for all your holiday needs. Whether you are looking for the makings of a magical holiday meal with all the trimmings, or unique gifts and stocking stuffers for the one-of-a-kind people on your list, you can find what you need at the Calgary Christmas Market. All your favourite market vendors will be there, plus some special seasonal vendors. Expect a wide array of great gifts, jewelry, food, décor and more! But the market is much more than just a place to finish your holiday chores! Dine with friends, take in great live holiday entertainment and enjoy fun activities -- all in one magical place! The Calgary Christmas Market is open Thursday to Sunday, 9am-5pm, until December 23rd.

Events and Entertainment

The Calgary Christmas Market is so well stocked for the holidays, even Santa himself can’t resist. Come meet Santa, from 11am until 2pm on December 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th. There will be cookie decorating and photo-ops in support of the Calgary Food Bank.

It’s just not the holidays without special, seasonal, sweet treats! What’s a Calgary Christmas without Maple Taffy in the snow! From 10am to 3pm, every market day, you can indulge in this sticky treat as well as maple cotton candy, from Canadian Maple Shack (outside the SE entrance).

Once you’ve chosen some great gifts for your loved ones (and maybe one or two for you), have them lovingly wrapped in exchange for a small donation to the YWCA. Visit the Customer Information desk for your gift wrapping needs and allow approximately 30 minutes for them to get to you in the queue.

You’ll never be bored at the market because there will be loads of live festive music to entertain you while you shop.

Happy Holidays from the Vertica team! Explore the Calgary Christmas Market to make it a holly jolly holiday! For information on Vertica Rental Properties in Calgary, please visit our website.