Charming Seasonal Markets

November 01, 2023

There is something special about holiday markets. From charming European-style settings that transport you to a winter wonderland to local craft fairs that showcase the talents of New Brunswick's artisans, there are infinite possibilities for finding the perfect gift or little treat for yourself.

Saint John & the Towns by the Bay are hosting a variety of markets this season, and we don't want you to miss a single one!

November 4th | In Grand Bay-Westfield, the KBM Christmas Craft & Vendor Sale is the place to be for holiday shopping. With a mix of crafters and vendors, you can discover a wide range of products, from handmade goods to unique items from local businesses.


November 4th | Al's Country Christmas Craft Market is a festive and charming holiday market that captures the season's spirit. This market offers a delightful assortment of handmade items, from jewelry, to cards, decorations, and more.


November 5th | The Renforth Artisan Christmas Market is a gem in the picturesque town of Rothesay. Great selection of works, including pottery, jewellery, wood turnings, fibre arts, and photography. Find that special gift that stands out from the rest.


November 5th | The Q-Plex Christmas Market is back in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick. Stop by and pick up a special something for the holidays, or something to treat yourself!


November 9th | The Holiday Market at Brundage Point River Centre offers a beautiful setting for holiday shopping. Perched along the river, this market boasts a variety of local crafts and food vendors. Enjoy scenic views as you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.


November 11th & 12th | The Kingston Christmas Market has over 80 vendors offering all made-in-New-Brunswick goods. Produce, salmon, grass fed meats, arts, crafts, and food from around the world - they're keeping it real by keeping it local!


November 12th | Step into a winter wonderland at the Rothesay Yule Christmas Market, where the holiday season comes to life in all its festive glory. Hosted both indoors and outdoors, indulge in a cozy marketplace of shopping and soak up the festive spirit; complete with live music, skating, magic shows, petting zoo, treats, and, of course, a special visit with Santa. Tickets required.


November 17th to 19th | Rhoda's Christmas Craft Celebration is a beloved holiday market in Saint John. This craft fair features diverse local artisans and vendors offering everything from handmade decorations to gourmet treats. Admission charged.


November 17th to December 9th | The 2nd Annual Outdoor European Style Christmas Market challenges what Canadians know Christmas markets to be. The focus will be on eating, drinking, and socializing with friends and strangers while shopping for some of those hard-to-buy-for family and friends. Click the link for the specific days of the week the market is open.


November 17th to December 17th (Weekends) | Brace yourselves for a grand transformation! The enchanting Rockwood Park Campground is set to blossom into a mesmerizing German Christmas Market. Think charming wooden stalls filled with vendors, a captivating Nativity Scene. delightful nutcrackers, gingerbread, sizzling Bratwurst, mulled wine, and a symphony of lights and decorations!


November 18th | Christmas in the City Craft and Bake Sale is a great chance to get your Christmas shopping started (or finished) with lots of great vendors and baked goods.


November 25 & 26th | Get ready for two days filled with creativity, unique finds, and community spirit at the Kredl's Craft Fair! Browse a variety of vendor tables, and enjoy all this cozy Hampton market has to offer.


November 25th | Join Bobby's Hospice for a holly jolly time at the 1st Annual Bobby's Hospice Christmas Market! With a building packed full of vendors, you'll be able to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. 


November 25th | Board games, drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), snacks, and vendors - it's the perfect holiday celebration at Offline Board Game Cafe's Offline Holiday Market!


November 25th | Join Lakewood Heights School for a Magical Winter Wonderland at Holiday in the Heights! Featuring photos with Santa, festive vendor stalls, cheerful music, and delicious treats, this market will surely put you in the holiday spirit.


November 25th-26th & December 2nd-3rd | Celebrate the enchanting Christmas in the Village in Fundy-St. Martins. Browse a delightful array of vendors at the Vendor Market, and stick around for festive treats, pictures with Santa, and other holiday activities taking place throughout the entire village.

December 1st-2nd | Experience the magic of the Saint John Seaglass Festival Christmas Event! This enchanting gathering is a true coastal gem, where the region's stunning sea glass and treasures are transformed into exquisite art.


December 1st-3rd | The Craft NB Christmas Festival is the biggest curated fine craft event of the year in New Brunswick! From ceramics to photography, printmaking, woodworking, jewellery and so much more. Support the local craft community and shop directly from the source this holiday season.


December 1st | It's that time of year again! If you are a craft nerd, Heroes' Beacon wants to treat you to arts, craft, and baking prowess at their 3rd Annual Uptown Sparkles Christmas Craft Market! Come find awesome and wonderful geeky goods for all.


December 1st | Warm up with some hot apple cider and cookies while you browse The Sewist's mini Uptown Sparkles Pop Up Market.


December 2nd | Celebrate the Christmas season at Fullerton's Corner Market! Enjoy their annual holiday sale, while browsing a variety of vendors.


December 9th | A Very Merry Market is full of great holiday gift giving ideas! Admittance by donation, with proceeds going to Gentle Path Counselling Services.


December 10th | Missed out on the Q-Plex Market in November? The Q-Plex Christmas Market is back in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick this December. Stop by and pick up a special something for the holidays, or something to treat yourself!

Looking for more holiday fun? Celebrate the Season in Saint John & the Towns by the Bay


From charming seasonal markets, to tree-mendous holiday entertainment, and local favourite activities, there really is 'snow' other place to be this festive season. ✨❄

Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.