Seasonal / Shopping October 25, 2019

5 Must-Attend Holiday Craft Markets in Halifax

If you haven’t already heard, holiday craft markets are a big deal in Halifax. Visitors come from all over the Maritimes to attend Halifax’s legendary markets, arriving by the thousands to shop local for their holiday gifting.

When considering which craft markets to attend, how long to shop, and where to find the greatest variety, the best advice we can give is to plan ahead. Don’t rush yourself; book a hotel, enjoy a weekend in the city, and hit those markets well-fueled and prepared to shop!

Here are 5 must-attend holiday craft markets happening in Halifax. Happy shopping!

1 – Christmas at the Forum

November 1-3, 2019

Christmas at the Forum


Christmas At The Forum has developed a well-earned reputation for presenting the largest, most diverse selection of quality crafts and art in the region, for creating a joyous, festive atmosphere conducive to selling, and for continuing to bring ever-larger crowds of enthusiastic buyers to the show each year.

2019 DATES:

Friday, November 1 | 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, November 2 | 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, November 3 | 10 AM – 5 PM


The Halifax Forum
2901 Windsor St.
Halifax, NS
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Entrance fees are good for the whole weekend.

Adults: $9
Seniors (55+): $8
Under 12: Free

Saturday is 2 people for the price of 1 after 5 PM


  • The longest-running Christmas craft show in Atlantic Canada.
  • The best-attended show, approximately 25,000 customers every year.
  • Over 325 diverse exhibitors from across Canada.
  • Kids photoshoot with Santa Claus.

2 – Christmas Craft Village

November 8-10, 2019

Christmas Craft Village


It’s the perfect occasion to shop for those you love. Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place.

With over 150 Exhibitors, there is something for everyone. The show lasts for 3 days, and this is the 3rd year we are taking up two full buildings, so take your time, and have fun!

2019 DATES:

Friday, November 8 | 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, November 9 | 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, November 10 | 10 AM – 5 PM


Halifax Exhibition Centre
200 Prospect Road,
Goodwood, Nova Scotia
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Admission is valid for the whole weekend.

Adults: $10
Student/Senior: $9
Children 12 and under: FREE

Saturday: 2 for 1 after 6 PM


  • Over 150 exhibitors
  • 3 days of fun
  • 2 buildings full of great local food and handmade goods

3 – Craft Nova Scotia Winter Craft Show

November 15-17, 2019

Craft Nova Scotia Winter Craft Show


Shop local this holiday season by joining Craft Nova Scotia at the Cunard Event Centre for the largest designer craft show on the waterfront.

2019 DATES:

Friday, November 15 | 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, November 16 | 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, November 17 | 10 AM – 5 PM


Cunard Event Centre at Pier 23
961 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS
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Adults: $7
Students/Seniors: $6
Weekend Passes: $9
Children under 12: Free
Families (2 adults/2 students): $20
Groups of 7: $40


Enjoy demonstrations from many talented exhibitors, and members of Craft Nova Scotia.

At the East end of the Cunard Event Centre, watch demonstrations by fibre artists, wood turners, printmakers, metal workers, glass artists and many more who share their craft throughout the weekend.

4 – Christmas in Cole Harbour Craft Market

November 16-17, 2019

Christmas in Cole Harbour Craft Market


Get into the holiday spirit while supporting local at this annual community craft market!

2019 DATES:

Saturday, November 16 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, November 17 | 10 AM – 4 PM


Cole Harbour Place
51 Forest Hills Parkway
Cole Harbour, NS
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General: $2
Children under 12: Free


The Christmas in Cole Harbour Craft Market is currently celebrating its 31st anniversary! This community market is a great way to get your holiday shopping done while shopping local from over 50 Maritime vendors.

5 – Dalplex Christmas Craft Market

November 22-24, 2019

Dalplex Christmas Craft Market


Buy local this holiday season at the Dalplex Christmas Craft Market, an annual holiday market celebrating over 30 years of one-of-a-kind gift ideas.  

Featuring vendors from the Atlantic region and across Canada exhibiting their handcrafted pottery, jewelry, art, woodwork, toys, handmade treasures, delicious treats and more!

2019 DATES:

Friday, November 22 | 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, November 23 | 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, November 24 | 10 AM – 5 PM


6260 South Street
Halifax, NS
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General Admission (ages 13+): $5
Children Under 12: Free

Special Offers:

  • Dal/Kings students BOGO: buy one Dal/Kings student admission, get one free! Offer valid all weekend. Valid DalCards must be presented. Offer only available on Dal/Kings student admission.
  • Dal employees – 1/2 price admission from 12pm-5pm on FridayValid DalCard or other Dal employee ID must be presented.


– Wide aisles
– Food concessions
– Spacious rest area
– Charity coat check
– Wheelchairs (limited number available)

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