The Markets of Winter
A guide to your holiday bazaars in our community.
Maichina Veri, November 11, 2022 // Brantford, Ontario
As the holidays approach, festive winter markets begin. Let’s take a look at some of the local markets in Brantford ready to greet you this season. Get out of the cold and into the markets!
ST. JAMES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
28 Dublin St. – Sat Nov 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St. James Anglican church is excited to be hosting their annual Christmas market once again. This church is located on the corner of Grand and Dublin Streets in Brantford. Here you can find baked goods, deli, gift baskets and more – including a silent auction.
BRAEMER HOUSE SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET
36 Baxter St. – Sat Nov 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Braemer House School is hosting a curated market with a range of artisans and local small businesses. Admission is free. Look out for creative makers such as Temple Body & Beauty, The Knit Wit, Duck Designs and more!
Winter landscape of Brantford, Ontario. Photo credit Paul Smith, Photohouse Studio.
CABLC CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
65 Sky Acres Dr. – Sat Nov 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre is bringing back their Christmas bazaar for the second year in a row. They’re offering meaningful local gifts made with love, from ornaments to gift baskets, and all the good things in between.
HOHOHOLMEDALE ARTISAN MARKET
16 Morrell St. – Sat Nov 19 from 10 a.m. to ?
The creative makers in Holmedale always have something special up their sleeves. Meet them in the TB Costain-SC Johnson Community Centre and discover their unique vendors. Shop for holiday gifts and chat with the vendors.
Signs of the season. Stock photo.
NAVY CLUB BRANTFORD VENDOR'S CRAFT SALE
54 Wadsworth St. – Sat Nov 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Navy Club Brantford opens their doors to guests to come check out their craft sale on Saturday, November 19. With over 20 vendors, you should be able to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special – including yourself!
BRANT ROD & GUN CLUB CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR
54 Henderson Rd. – Sat Nov 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Going all out for their Christmas and craft bazaar is Brant Rod & Gun Club! Not only are there over 40 vendors, but there will be a 50/50 draw, door prizes and hot food available. Don’t miss out on this market event.
Timeout too warm up. Stock Photo.
HOLIDAY POP UP GIFT MARKET
19 Holiday Dr. – Wed Nov 30 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sun Dec 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed Dec 21 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre is a holiday pop-up market taking place on three separate days. Each day will host different vendors offering handcrafted items, brand name products, community services and more.
What’s your favourite local winter market?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College.