Call for Vendors: Calgary Christmas Market

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Calgary’s favourite farmers’ market is transforming into the Calgary Christmas Market from November 16th – December 23rd, 2017! The Calgary Christmas Market will host 90 vendors carrying unique locally made holiday gifts, jewelry, décor and more. The Calgary Christmas Market is the ultimate destination to find everything for under the tree and on the table this upcoming holiday season.

The Calgary Farmers’ Market is looking for unique Christmas products to add to the vendor mix from November 16 to December 23, 2017 to add to the Calgary Christmas Market.

Download the Calgary Christmas Market application below and submit via email to Stacey@calgaryfarmersmarket.ca or drop off at Customer Information.

All applications must be in by 5pm September 3rd, 2017.   

2017 Calgary Christmas Market Vendor Application Form

2014 Market Gift Guide

This year the Calgary Farmers’ Market will be open TWO extra days for all your holiday shopping needs! Our extended holiday hours include Monday, December 22 and Tuesday December 23 (9:00am – 5:00pm).

Take advantage of these extra days to pick up last minute ingredients for holiday entertaining and of course, gifts! There always seems to be a few that get left until the last minute, but don’t worry because the market has gift ideas for everyone on your list!

For the Kids

The market is a great place to shop for unique gifts for the little ones. Wild Things Baby Stuff has a great selection of knits, toys and accessories for babies and kids. They have beautiful handcrafted wooden toys and great (handmade out of recycled materials in Canada) hand puppets! You can even purchase a kit to make your own.

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Berit Havre Designs has a plethora of toques, mitts and other cozy clothes, but the holiday favourite is definitively their extensive line of custom sock monkeys!  Stop in to see them all. Canadian Comforts has some wonderful baby products made out of bamboo. The material is so soft and just perfect for the smallest people in your life.

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D’Alpaca Peru is a great place to look for some colourful kid gifts. From hand woven sweaters to games, colouring pencils and jewelry, you’re sure to find something unique here. Did we mention the beautiful Dream Catchers?

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And finally for the kids, big and small, in your life, Cribbage Works has a great selection of (you guessed it) crib boards, but also puzzles (for adults, kids or families), educational games and craft kits. These gifts are great because they include the gift of time spent with loved ones.

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For the Parties

The market is absolutely the best place to stop if you’re heading to a holiday party this season. From potlucks to cocktail parties, we’ve got what you need.

Pick up some fruit wine from Field Stone Fruit Wines the next time you head out the door – they make wonderful host gifts. You can also mix up a great, festive cocktail with these wines! Going Nuts has great mixed nut trays to put out for guests, or try some crowd-pleasing dips from Stock and Sauce.

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If you’re in need of a sweeter surprise, there is no shortage at the market! Papa Chocolat is the place to go for chocolate goodies. Also, try some delicacies from Orchid Pastry, cookies from Yum Bakery or homemade fudge from A Taste of Quebec , and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Other great host gifts to really impress include gift packs from Soffritto, spices from the Silk Road or even some specialty honey from Beeland! The possibilities are endless.

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For the “I-have-no-idea-what-to-get-them’s”

You really can’t go wrong with the gift of food, and many of our vendors will package up a beautiful gift basket for the hard-to-shop-for person in your life. Pick up a basket from TotaliTeaInnisfail Growers, or Saskatoon Farm  this season!

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If you’re going to make your own basket, be sure to check out all the delicious goodies at La Cucina or Fresh Delicious.

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For the Stocking

Sometimes stocking stuffers can be the best gifts. You know what they say about small packages! A great place to start looking for stocking fillers is Eden Essentials.

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TotaliTea has some great tea-infused lip balms. Beeland has lip balms too, and some amazing beeswax candles. If you stop by Jolly Goods Candy Stop, you’ll be sure to find some great goodies. Papa Chocolat has some great items for stockings too.

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Don’t forget about the beef jerky! A classic stocking stuffer – and we’ve got four different kinds! So many to choose from, but whether it’s from Longview Jerky Shop (beef jerky), Silver Sage (beef jerky), Wapiti Ways (elk jerky) or Olson’s High Country Bison (bison jerky) – you can definitely get jerky at the market.

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For Someone Special

Nothing is harder than shopping for your significant other. We would recommend checking out Stillwater Designs for that perfect piece of jewelry (or clothing!) for her.

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Art C Creations has some amazing hand-painted glassware, and cute wine accessories to go with it!

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Knifewear is definitely the place to go when shopping for the man in your life. Beautiful knives are always a great gift, and they’ve also got a full line of shaving tools and accessories.

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A gift you and your loved one can both enjoy – some beautiful bamboo sheets or new bamboo pillows from Canadian Comfort!

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Don’t forget about our wonderful art selections at the market as well. Pick up a piece from Artistically Inclined, or a photograph from Ursula Krol Photography to really impress that special someone.

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These gift ideas hardly scratch the surface of the amazing selection of products that our vendors have to offer! Make the Calgary Farmers’ Market your one-stop-shop this holiday season; you won’t regret it!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season from everyone at the Calgary Farmers’ Market!

***Remember, we will be closed from December 24th – January 7th, reopening for regular hours on Thursday, January 8th, 2015. See you in the new year!

Holiday Gift Ideas

Sick of fighting for a parking spot at the mall?  Tired of the crazy crowds?  Need a last minute gift?

Well, skip the mall!  We have a plethora of gift options for pretty much everyone on your list.  AND, you can get a delicious cuppa and a meal while you’re here too.  Heck, the kids can even play in the Barnyard Kids Area to burn off some steam before they drive you nuts.

Need some ideas?  Check out the goods and then come on down.  We’re even open an extra day!

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Check out Artistically Inclined for handmade art work and Ursula Krol Photography for a wonderful selection of local natural photography for the art-lover in your life.

Bon-a-Pet Treat Collage

Why shouldn’t the dog (or cat) get a treat too?  Pick up a stocking stuffer at Bon-a-Pet Treat for Spot while you’re shopping.Cribbage Works Collage

Have a cribbage lover in your life?  Crib boards, puzzles, card games, even hands-on Seedling toys can be found at Cribbage Works.

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Unique and beautiful gifts from Peru at D’Alpaca Peru for you.

Eden Essentials Collage

Need to chill out after a busy Christmas season?  Start the New Year on a relaxed foot with a wide variety of natural bath and body products at Eden Essentials.

Food on your Shirt Collage

Who doesn’t like as super cool shirt?  Food On Your Shirt has probably the most unique t-shirts this side of… well, heck anywhere… and if you’re lucky, you can meet the artist himself and snag a copy of his new cookbook: “Alice Eats” too.

Glasswurks Collage

Handmade jewelry is always a lovely gift, and the offerings at Glasswurks are no exception.

Kinfewear Collage

Knives and razors might be an ‘odd’ gift, but we promise that your receiver will NOT be disappointed with the goods at Knifewear.  Things of beauty they are!

Rainbow Glass Collage

Upcycling is a hot trend these days… and Rainbow Glass is a great place to find purses, glassware, scarves, necklaces, and more!

Silk Road Set

Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned chef, a foodie, or a novice, great spices are a really fantastic gift.  The Silk Road Spice Merchant puts together some stellar gift boxes with your choice of spices.

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Stillwater Jewelry has gorgeous handmade jewelry and carries comfy and stylish Neon Buddha clothing too!

Taste of Quebec Collage

A Taste of Quebec is a great place to pick up those nostalgic (and delicious) French-Canadian favorites: fudge and chow-chow for example!

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Tea lover on your list?  Totalitea has an impressive selection of teas and accessories for them.

Willow Collage

Willow Blooms & Garden has some unique gift ideas for the home.  AND, they also happen to have beautiful arrangements for your holiday parties and dinners too. AND, Willow will be open for online and phone orders while the market is closed December 24th – January 8th offering FREE delivery.

Andy's Toys Collage

Need to grab a gift for a kid (of the young at heart)?  Andy’s Toys has an incredible selection of wooden toys for kids of all ages, even adults!

So what do you think?  Check off the last items on your list AND beat the crowds?  Score!  We are open Monday, December 23rd from 9am-5pm too for the last minute items you need to make your holiday just right.

From everyone here at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, we wish you a very Happy Holiday and a joyful and prosperous New Year.

*Please note, we are closed from Tuesday, December 24th reopening on Thursday, January 9th.