Montréal's best holiday markets for 2022

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard has been writing for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes for the media as well as for different companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and top places to be at, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.

This article was updated on December 6, 2022.

Get out your Santa sacks! It’s that time of year, when Christmas markets spring up all over town. We’ll be taking you from modern bazaars to 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.  

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.

 

December :

 

 

The Great Montréal Christmas Market

Where: Quartier des spectacles
When: November 19 to December 31, 2022.

A magical journey awaits you in the Quartier des spectacles on Sainte-Catherine Street. Some 30 chalets of local and regional artisans will show off their wares, while a fine selection of gourmet stations will serve up holiday treats to delight young and old alike.

 

 

Montréal Christmas Village

Where: Atwater Place du Marché, 138 Atwater Avenue, at the corner of Saint-Ambroise Street

When: November 24 to December 18, 2022  

A charming festive village of about thirty booths will once again be set up around the Atwater Market. On the agenda: many local and regional artisans will showcase their treasures alongside free family activities in the Kingdom of the Elves, such as a Cine-sled and many other surprises.

Jean-Talon Christmas Market

Where: North side of the Jean-Talon Market, 7070 Henri-Julien Avenue
When: November 26 to December 18, 2022  

The Jean-Talon Market in Little Italy is spruced up in its holiday finest! Experience the magic (and the delicious flavours) of Christmas with festive local products (foie gras, cider, maple products), a tavern serving fragrant mulled wine, and a Savoyard chalet where you can sit a spell and warm up chilly fingers and toes. New this year, the market features a "boulegalow", a brilliant elf house that will delight children of all ages.

 

Marché de Noël Signé Local

Where : Time Out Market, Eaton Centre, 705 Saint-Catherine Street West

When: December 3 to 11 2022

Time Out Market is unveiling its holiday market in collaboration with Signé Local. Food lovers will have the opportunity to discover artisanal products and gift ideas for their loved ones among 140 local brands. For this exclusive holiday event, the Market has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which will be present to wrap customers' purchases. The Market will also unveil its brand new holiday menu on December 5. 

Marché des fêtes de l’UQAM

Where : Agora du pavillon Judith-Jasmin, 405, Sainte-Catherine Street East

When: December 6-7 2022

This first-ever market brings together an incubator of talented designers and artisans, both graduates and postgraduates of UQAM. A dozen of them will present their creations, including many original, local and responsible gift ideas at low prices. 

Marché de Noël by La Virée des Ateliers

Where: La Grover, 2065, Parthenais Street // Chat des artistes, 2205, Parthenais Street

When: December 8-11 2022

La Virée des Ateliers announces the long-awaited return of its Christmas Market in its Parthenais Street location. The artists and artisans of La Grover and Le Chat des artistes will be delighted to welcome visitors to the heart of their creative worlds in their own studios. This is an opportunity to give a 100% local gift that encourages local creators!

 

 

Salon des métiers d’art du Québec

WhereMontréal Olympic Stadium, 4545, Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue

When: December 8 to 18, 2022

Running strong for over 65 years, 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 300 Québecois, Canadian and international exhibitors who will be showcasing their creations and sharing their unique way of seeing the world and art.

 

 

Puces Pop

Where: Saint-Denis Church, 5075 Rivard Street
When: December 9-11, 2022 // December 16-18, 2022

This large, typical Montreal fair, much loved by locals, is back for two weekends. It is a celebration of independent creation with more than a hundred artisans, spread out over the two weekends, offering a beautiful selection of objects, clothing, ceramics, posters, leather goods and other treasures to put in your Christmas bags.

Montreal Vegan Christmas Market

Where: Maison du développement durable, 50 Sainte-Catherine Street West

When: December 10-11, 2022

Much to the delight of vegans and the vege-curious, the 5th edition of the Montréal Vegan Christmas Market will be back in person at the Maison du développement durable. On the menu: baked goods, cosmetics, artisanal soaps and clothing, all made without animal exploitation.

 

Marché des Fêtes du pôle Well

Where:  Verdun Auditorium, 4110 LaSalle Boulevard
When: December 17-18, 2022

Don’t miss the inaugural edition of the Holiday Market in Verdun, organized by Collectif Créatif Montréal in collaboration with the SDC Wellington. Pick up the perfect gift for that special someone in the magnificent Verdun Auditorium, an emblematic historic building recently restored and transformed, just a 5-minute walk from Wellington Street, voted the coolest street in the world.

 

Past events:

 

Marché des Fêtes des enfants

Where: 1695 Bélanger Street

When: December 4, 2022

Cross some gifts off your list while contributing to a worthy cause: this brand-new Holiday Market spearheaded by La Cabane Family Makeshop, a creative family space, offers an array of unique gifts made by children while raising funds for the organization.

Marché Artisanal de Noël

Where: Pop-up Lab, 4510 Cartier Street, suite 201
When: December 2-3, 2022

Following the success of its first edition, the Pop-up Lab coworking space is back this year with a new Christmas market! More than 20 artisans will be on hand to share their cultural heritage and their expertise.

Marché des Fêtes à la Japonaise

Where: Centre Communautaire de Loisirs Sainte-Catherine d'Alexandrie, 1700, Atateken Street

When: December 2-3, 2022

Bring cash and reusable bags, then stroll through a unique holiday market with many exhibitors who will show you the wonders of Japan. It's magical and exotic!

Marché des Artisans Récupérateurs

Where : Maison du développement durable, 50 Sainte-Catherine street West

When : December 2-4 2022

The greenest and most eco-responsible of all holiday markets is back. This year, local eco-creators have set themselves the challenge of using a minimum of 75% recycled materials in the design of your gifts, while favouring zero waste items.

 

Marché des Fêtes du Collectif Créatif de Montréal

Where: Locoshop Angus, 2600 William Tremblay Street

When: November 26-27, 2022//December 3-4, 2022

The sixth edition of the Marché des Fêtes, in partnership with the Technopôle Angus et Le Phare, Enfants et familles, will reunite over 85 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.

 

Grand Marché de Noël du Bazar Verdunois

Where: Notre-Dame-De-Lourdes Church, 630 4th Avenue, Verdun 

When: November 26-27, 2022

Over thirty exhibitors, local designers, vintage vendors and antique dealers will be on hand to help you find the perfect Christmas gift. While you are there, why not grab a coffee, sit back, relax and take this opportunity to meet some wonderful people in a laid-back atmosphere.

Holiday Market / Marché des fêtes

Where: Studio 001, 4950, Chemin Queen Mary

When: November 27, 2022

This year, the Studio 001 art gallery is hosting its first-ever Christmas market at the gallery, near the Snowdon metro! Discover local artists and handmade original gifts in a festive atmosphere dedicated to art and discovery.

 

Christmas Geek Market

Where: CCSE Maisonneuve, 4375 Ontario Street East

When: November 12-13, 2022

For fans of cosplay and geek culture, this market features 30 local artists and businesses showcasing their diverse creations: illustrations, stuffed animals, decorations, jewelry and much more.

Marché des Trouvailles: the holiday edition

Where: Paroisse Saint-Ambroise, 6510 De Normanville Street

When: November 5-6, 2022 // November 19 -20, 2022

Experience the fun of two combined markets showcasing numerous Québecois artisans at the Paroisse Saint-Ambroise in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood. Activities include gifts at the entrance, face painting for children, a Christmas choir, free treats and prizes to be won. Unearth beautiful objects, handmade soaps, jewelry, clothes, accessories and delicious treats among the 80 or so exhibitors present over two weekends.

Bazar Vintage Montréal

Where: Église Saint-Jean Berchmans, 5945 Cartier Street

When: October 22-23, 2022

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

 

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard has been writing for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes for the media as well as for different companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and top places to be at, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.

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