12 holiday markets to visit in Kingston

By Visit Kingston

Shop Kingston’s artisans and craftspeople this holiday season. Luckily, you can sample a wide range of unique, locally made products all in one place, at a few special markets and pop-up events this season. 

Pair your market visit with an overnight stay in Kingston to shop locally made products on us.  

1. Sun Harvest Greenhouses Holiday Pop-Up Makers Market

Sun Harvest Greenhouses, 2542 Perth Road 

Nov 12 (10 am – 4 pm) 

Browse local, one-of-a-kind goods at Sun Harvest Greenhouses during their largest ever Holiday Pop-Up Makers Market. Meet new and returning vendors while taking in the beautiful holiday aromas of the greenhouses. 

2. Bohemian Holiday Market

Fractal Workspace, 623 Fortune Cr, Suite 100  

Nov 18 (9 am – 5 pm)  

This pop-up shop style market will showcase incredible small Canadian businesses from in and around Kingston. Shop small this holiday season from the incredible line up of boho makers. Learn more by visiting Earthly Mama’s Facebook event 

3. Home for the Holidays Gift and Craft Market

153 Van Order Dr 

Nov 18 (10 am – 5 pm)  

Shop festive vendors while supporting a great cause at the Home for the Holidays Gift and Craft Market. Proceeds from the market go towards Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region’s homebuilding project to help with their current developments. Learn more by visiting Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region’s Facebook event 

4. CFB/BFC Kingston Fall Craft Sale

Thompson Drill Hall, 7 Artisan Rd 

Nov 18 & 19 (10 am – 3 pm)  

The annual Canadian Forces Base Kingston Fall Craft Sale is returning for the 2023 season. This event will feature vendors with unique gifts and handmade items for all ages. All proceeds go toward the Military Veteran Program Plus (MVP+) and non-perishable items are being collected. Check out the event details on CFB Kingston’s Facebook event 

5. Kingston Potters’ Guild Holiday Sale

The Tett Centre, 370 King St W.  

Nov 23 (5 – 9 pm), 24 (10 am – 7 pm), 25 (10 am – 5 pm), 26 (10 am – 3 pm)  

The Kingston Potters’ Guild has been part of the Kingston community for over 50 years. The Guild’s talented potters offer a variety of wares for sale to the public during the holiday season. Items on sale range from practical kitchen and dining items (mugs, platters, teapots, and more) to beautiful artistic pieces and holiday ornaments. Learn more about the sale on the Guild’s website 

6. Fall Metal Rocks Show & Sale

Rehearsal Hall, The Tett Centre, 370 King St W.  

Nov 23 (5 – 9 pm), 24 (10 am – 6 pm), 25 (10 am – 5 pm), 26 (10 am – 3 pm) 

Sponsored by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club, the Fall Metal Rocks Show and Sale features one-of-a-kind rocks, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, home décor, and gifts. Admission is free! Learn more about the event on the Tett Centre’s website 

7. All Things Christmas, Gifts & Art Sale

Kingston Symphony Warehouse, 785 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd, Unit 7A  

Nov 24 (4 – 8 pm), 25 (10 am – 4 pm), 26 (10 am – 2 pm)  

The Kingston Symphony is here to make your holiday shopping a breeze with their All Things Christmas, Gifts & Art Sale. Discover a treasure trove of gifts, from beautiful jewelry and glassware to delightful candles and decorations. All the proceeds go to support the Kingston Symphony. Learn more about the sale on their website 

8. Kingston Holiday Market

The Tett Centre, 370 King St W. 

Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 (11 am – 5 pm)  

Enjoy three weekends of local makers at the Kingston Holiday Market. With over 50 local artisans participating each weekend, you can get all your holiday shopping done in one place. Have your choice of festive goods, from holiday-themed toys to timeless handmade apparel. You can even shop from the comfort of your own home with their online storefront. More details about the market can be found on the Kingston Holiday Market’s Facebook page 

9. Fat Goose Craft Fair

Grant Hall, 43 University Ave  

Dec 2 (10 am – 4 pm)    

The Fat Goose Craft Fair is back for its 14th year at Grant Hall on Queen’s campus. You’ll find clothing, jewelry, art prints, food and drink, soaps, sculpture, and more. If it’s handmade with love locally, you can probably find it at Fat Goose. Discover the list of vendors on the Fat Goose website 

10. MacKinnon Brothers Holiday Market

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, 1915 County 22 Rd 

Nov 25 – 26, Dec 2 – 3 

Stop by the farm for some festive cheer, good food, great brews, and holiday gift items from more than 100 local artisans and food vendors over both weekends. Learn more about the holiday market by visiting the MacKinnon Brothers’ website. 

11. German Christmas Market

Amadeus Café, 170 Princess St 

Dec 3 (3 – 7 pm)  

The German Christmas Market is back in the Biergarten at Amadeus Café. Sip on a hot mug of Glühwein and munch on a pretzel while you explore an array of Christmas gifts and goods from local artisans. 

12. Holiday Evening Market

Memorial Centre Bennett Barn, 303 York St 

Dec 21 (4 – 8 pm)  

Find the ingredients for your holiday meals by shopping for local veggies, meats, breads, and treats at this market presented by the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market. Purchase your last-minute artisan gifts and enjoy festive music while indulging in a complimentary warm drink and treat.  

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