As November draws to a close, Christmas shopping is becoming an unavoidable reality that can often inspire more hardship than hallelujahs. Luckily, Christmas markets are popping up like carollers and offering a local and intimate alternative to the frenzy of shopping malls.
#AtelierNoël | November 26, 27, 29 and 30, and December 1 and 2
Offering someone a homemade gift is always special, but it can be stressful if we don’t quite know how to go about it. Participate in one of the six DIY (do-it yourself) workshops supported by the creators of Fibres Collectives and Fripe Fabrique and gain inspiration from their know-how to concoct small gifts that are sure to delight your loved ones.
Souk@sat - Take 13 | November 30 to December 4
For its 13th edition, Souk@sat is staying true to its origins and its flawless aesthetics. Held in the Société des arts technologiques space, the event brings together young designers whose latest creations will awaken your taste for discovery... and self-indulgence!
Little Market of Mimi & Cie - Christmas Edition | December 2 and 3
Newly established in Montréal, Mimi & August is also dashing into the Christmas market fun and, over two days, is assembling a selection of businesses whose fine products will be a welcome balm during the holiday rush.
La Virée de Noël | December 8 to 11
Buying local is great, but meeting the artisans behind the products is even better, and that’s exactly what the Virée de Noël is offering. Do your holiday shopping directly in the creators’ studios and take the opportunity to talk to them and discover their inspirations!
Puces POP Winter Edition | December 9 to 11 and 16 to 18
POP Montréal’s classic biannual market is donning its nicest wool sweater and uniting many of our favourite creators in a festive ambiance, in the basement of Église Saint-Denis.
Marché des ateliers Capitol | December 16 and 17
Ateliers Capitol already bring together several creators under the same roof, but many more are being added to the list for the market. From well-established names to emerging labels, there is something unique for everyone on your list.
Here are a few more options to help you place some “made in Montréal” under the Christmas tree:
Nutcracker Market | November 24 to December 4
Haut+fort, the Design Market | November 26 and 27
Salon des artisans récupérateurs | December 2 to 4
MMMarché de Noël | December 3
Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal | December 8 to 18
Etsy Montréal Holiday Market | December 10 and 11