Montréal's best holiday markets for 2021

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard has been written for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes as much for the media as for companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and good addresses, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.

This article was updated on November 10, 2021.

Get out your Santa sacks! Because this year we can finally get back—in person—to shopping at Christmas markets going around town. We’ll be taking you from chic bazaars to pop-up boutiques and temples for artisanal products to Christmas villages. See our suggestions on the best Christmas markets to fill up your recyclable baskets or bags with one-of-a-kind local gifts.  

SOUK 18

Where: SOUK MEZZANINE, Southeast Mezzanine at Level 2 of 1 Place Ville Marie // SOUK HABITAT on the 20th floor of 1 Place Ville Marie

When: December 1 to 5, 2021

Look forward to an exclusive experience during the 18th edition of this coveted local design happening in downtown Montréal’s Place Ville Marie.  In addition to its modern SOUK HABITAT apartment-boutique, perched on the 20th floor of this iconic tower, the team is also proud to unveil SOUK MEZZANINE, a brand-new site on the ground floor where the public is invited to meet designers and browse their creations.

Marché Aire de jeux + nënë

Where: Livart, 3980 Saint-Denis Street

When: November 12-13-14, 2021

Aire de jeux and nënë are teaming up to offer you a stylish market at the heart of the  Plateau Mont-Royal. Discover a curated selection of objets d’art and artisanal wares, which will be unveiled at the Livart contemporary art centre. On the menu: workshops, meetings with the artisans, online purchases, as well as good food, drinks and music.  

Marché des Fêtes du Collectif Créatif de Montréal

Where: Locoshop Angus, 2600 William Tremblay Street

When: November 27-28, 2021//December 4-5, 2021

The fifth edition of the Marché des Fêtes, in partnership with the Technopôle Angus et Le Phare, Enfants et familles, will reunite over 65 creators from Montréal and Québec over the course of two weekends. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get your hands on hundreds of locally- and lovingly-made products.

Puces Pop

Where: Église Saint-Denis, 454 Laurier Avenue

When: December 10-12, 2021//December 17-19, 2021

This grand, oh-so-Montréal holiday market and a darling of locals, is back for two weekends. Go there to celebrate independent creations by some 120 artisans, including a panoply of beautiful objects, clothes, ceramic wares, posters, leather goods and other tasteful treasures to tuck under your tree.

Salon des métiers d’art du Québec

When: December 9 to 19, 2021

Where: Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Running strong for 65 years now, the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec is a cultural and holiday favourite that offers you a bounty of beautiful finds in an ultramodern new space. Go see some 350 Québecois, Canadian and international exhibitors who will be showcasing their creations and sharing their unique way of seeing the world and art.

 

Marché artisanal Montréal: the holiday edition

Where: Paroisse Saint-Ambroise, 6510 De Normanville Street

When: November 20-21, 2021 // December 4-5, 2021 // December 12-13, 2021

Experience the fun of two combined markets showcasing numerous Québecois artisans at the Paroisse Saint-Ambroise in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood. Unearth beautiful objects, handmade soaps, jewelry, clothes, accessories and delicious treats that will thrill young and old.

Bazar Vintage Montréal

Where: Église Saint-Jean Berchmans, 5945 Cartier Street

When: November 20-21, 2021

Wander your way through this Ali Baba cave and unearth a thousand and one vintage and antique finds.  

Le Marché des Artisans Récupérateurs

Where : Chez Ernest, 6596 St-Hubert Street

When : December 4-5, 2021 

For this very first edition, meet at Plaza St-Hubert, Chez Ernest, comptoir de curiosités. You will meet a gang of green, smart, talented and go-getter entrepreneurs!

Le Grand Marché de Noël de Montréal

When: November 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022. Consult the site for the schedule.

Where: Quartier des spectacles

Step into a holiday wonderland at the Quartier des spectacles on Sainte-Catherine Street. Local and regional artists will be showcasing their wares in some 30 magical wooden shacks, while foodies young and old can sate their appetites at the many gourmet stands.

Marché de Noël de Jean-Talon

When: November 27 to December 23, 2021. Check their web site for details.

Where: North section of the Jean-Talon Market, 7070 Henri-Julien Avenue

The Jean-Talon Market in Little Italy is getting all decked out for the holidays. Experience the magic and gourmet treats of Christmas with festive terroir products (foie gras, cider, maple products), a tavern where you can order hot mulled wine and a Savoyard chalet where you warm up if you’re chilly. Don’t miss the Bal de lutins, which wraps everything up: there will be a free show for wee ones, along with sugar waffles. And Santa, of course, will be back for his yearly visit – ho ho ho!

Montréal's Christmas Village

When: November 25 to December 19, 2021. Consult web site for details.

Where: Near the Atwater Market, 138 Atwater Avenue at the corner of Saint-Ambroise Street

A quaint and festive village of over 30 stalls has opened up near Atwater Market. On the programme: local and regional artisans, a tavern serving mulled wine and churros, concerts and free family activities at the Elf Kingdom, including a cinema sleigh and many other surprises. Don’t miss the gourmet event every Friday night, starting with the giant Raclette Party.

La Petite Station

Where: 4268 Saint-Laurent Boulevard

When: November 5 to December 31

La Petite Station, the offspring of the incredible Station Service, is back with a new and improved 4th edition that will feature local, ethical and environmentally friendly products to spruce up your holiday season.  

Marché Italien Le Richmond

Where : 333 rue Richmond

When : starting November 27

Starting November 27, the Christmas brunch at Le Richmond restaurant will return, plus Santa will be stopping by the covered terrace so that kids young (and old) can have their picture taken with him. Just next door, Le Richmond’s traditional Italian Market will be expanding and offers families the chance to rediscover its festive Christmas ambiance and goods. Enjoy local products and a wide range of delicious treats, plus activities for young and old and gift-wrapping services. You won’t want to leave this little holiday heaven!

Idée Cadeau Québec

Where and when: online

With a line-up of close to 80 artisans, entrepreneurs and Québec artisans, buying local takes on a whole new meaning at the Marché de Noël Virtuel d’Idée Cadeau Québec. This virtual storefront will connect you to online boutiques and quality multibrand stores, including an assortment of cute toys for kids, fine food products for epicureans and beautiful objects to give your home décor more sparkle.

Wearing a mask or face covering indoors is mandatory in city venues. Numerous measures, including the vaccination passport, have been introduced as of September 1 to ensure the safety of visitors and employees. We suggest you call ahead or consult the web site of each venue for the most up-to-date information. For more details on the current situation in Montréal, click here.  

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard has been written for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes as much for the media as for companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and good addresses, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.

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