A number of holiday sales have already taken place in the Northwest Territories but there are plenty left. We’ve compiled a list.
From stocking stuffers to traditional northern art, these markets are a great way to shop locally for holiday gifts. On this page you’ll find a list of markets we know about in Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River, Fort Smith, and Fort Simpson.
Though this year’s markets look different than last year’s in terms of capacity and vaccine requirements, many do still offer pre-registration, which means skipping line-ups and ensuring you get inside before they close.
Are we missing a market you’re running or appearing at? Email our arts reporter with details – the date and time of the event, the venue, and a link to a webpage that has more information if available – and we’ll add the market to this list.
Tuesday, December 13: Late-night shopping with local crafters from 5-9pm at Signed.
Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17: The Christmas Market on 47 Street will take place at the Gallery on 47th with local art, baked goods, custom gift baskets and photos with Santa. A reception will be held on the Friday night from 5-9pm, with additional shopping hours from 11am-4pm on Saturday.
Saturday, December 17: Artisans from Fort Providence will hold a Christmas craft sale from 10am till 1pm at the Tree of Peace.
Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18: Robbie’s Craig Northern Projects has a holiday pop-up art sale at The Art Den, 3602 Franklin Avenue, from 11am till 5pm each day.
YKDFN is holding their annual Christmas Craft and Bake sale in the Ndilǫ gym from 11am-2pm.
Sunday, December 18: NJ Macpherson School is hosting its One Week Until Christmas Sale from 11am-4pm.
Tuesday, December 20: Late-night shopping with local crafters from 5-9pm at Signed.
Tuesday, December 20 to Friday, December 23: Robbie’s Craig Northern Projects has a holiday pop-up art sale at The Art Den, 3602 Franklin Avenue, from 11am till 5pm each day.
Monday, December 12: The communitys second Christmas Bazaar will happen at the Ko Gocho Centre Gymnasium at 1:30pm, with traditional arts and crafts for your holiday shopping needs.
Saturday, December 17: Auntie’s House Christmas Market will take place at the Ko Gocho Centre starting at 12pm. Vendors interested in selling traditional artwork, sculptures, knit, crochet or baked goods can register online.
Sunday, December 18: An Indoor Christmas Garage Sale will be held at the Tłı̨chǫ Friendship Centre from 1-4pm. Tables are free and vendors are welcome to sell baked goods, household items, and arts and crafts.
Wednesday, December 21: A Holiday Gift Shop and Photos with Santa will be held at the Snowshoe Centre from 2-6pm.
A Children’s Holiday Gift Shop will be held at the same time for kids to shop for their families. New or gently used items can be donated to the Snowshoe Centre for kids to shop from.
Thursday, December 8 to Wednesday, December 14: The Open Sky Creative Society is hosting its third Christmas Bazaar at the Open Sky Gallery. Vendors wanting to participate can still sign up by email.
A bit different from other markets, vendors will not be required to attend their tables during the sale, and instead tables will be run by Open Sky staff.
Sunday, December 18: The Arctic Market is holding a Holiday Market at the Midnight Sun Complex. From 2-5pm, shoppers will find vendors with traditional arts and crafts, baked goods, photos with Santa, and more.