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‘Tis The Season to Support Small Businesses: LEAP Junction's Holiday Market Picks for 2021




‘Tis The Season to Support Small Businesses!


The holiday season is fast approaching, and shopping for the perfect gift can be challenging. We want to make it easier for you by creating a guide full of London-local holiday markets! Shop small this holiday season and discover some new businesses right in your own backyard. Whether you’re treating your loved ones, treating yourself, or just getting into the holiday spirit, these markets are the perfect place to start. Supporting small businesses is something we will always stand behind!


Reimagine Holiday Market


Check out this ECO holiday market for live music, art displays, vendors, and door prizes. This market is exclusive to vegan products and will have no single-use packaging! Not only can you browse great items, but you can also learn more about living an eco-conscious lifestyle.


When: Saturdays (Dec 4th, 11th, and 18th)

11am-3pm


Where: 206 Piccadilly St. London ON N6A 1S1



Holly Jolly Holiday Market


Live music, festive décor, and innovative artisans are flooding this market with holiday spirit. Visit their website below to take a look at the full entertainment schedule.


When: December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

10am-6pm


Where: Covent Garden Market

130 King Street London ON N6A 1C5



The Merry Market at 100 Kellogg Lane


Delicious food, warm drinks, a 35-foot tall Christmas tree, and so many local vendors are the stars of this market. Stroll through the beautiful Winter Village and Twinkle Town while supporting some great local businesses.


When: Dec. 2nd-5th, 9th-12th, 16th-19th

Thurs./Fri. 6:00-9:00pm

Sat. 10:00am-8:00pm

Sun. 10:00am-6:00pm


Where: 100 Kellogg Lane London ON N5W 0B4



Festival of Markets


Every weekend until December 19th, the Festival of Markets is a collaborative event series that hosts curated local hand-makers, art, and music with a different focus each week. Visit the Festival of Markets for large-scale art installations, projections, live music, and 12 vendor booths!


Week 1: IndigenART

Week 2: Very Vintage Christmas

Week 3: PopART

Week 4: Afrik

Bonus: Last Minute London


When: Weekends until Dec. 19th

BONUS: Thursday Dec. 23 from 10am-5pm


Where: Dundas Place

Dundas Street London ON N6A 1C3


For the full schedule, visit their website:


Handmade Holiday Market


Over 30 vendors will be featured at this indoor holiday market, along with food trucks and trees for sale. Countless gift ideas for children, adults, and pets!


When: Dec. 4th

10am-3pm


Where: 695 Riverside Dr

London, ON N6H 2S3


https://allevents.in/london/handmade-holiday-market/200021748473730


Christmas Market in Wortley Village


Save the date for the European-style Christmas Market happening in Wortley Village! There will be various entertainment throughout the event by local musicians. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas!


When: Dec 3rd , 4-8pm

Dec. 4th , 12-5pm


Where: 165 Elmwood Ave E

London, ON N6C 1J8



Hyde Park Christmas Market


Join the Hyde Park BIA for their first annual Christmas Market! Enjoy vendors, food trucks, bands and musicians, fireworks and roast marshmallows by the fire!


When: Dec. 4th 12-9pm

Dec. 5th 10am-5pm


Where: Hyde Park Village Green

1695 Hyde Park Rd

London, ON N6H 5L7



The Market at Western Fair District


An Old East Village market that is packed full of local businesses across two floors! You’ll be sure to find unique, locally made gifts here.


When: Saturdays 8-3

Sundays 10-2

BONUS Night Markets: Dec. 15th & 22nd 4-8pm


Where: 900 King Street

London, ON N5W 2X7




If you check out any of these Holiday Markets, be sure to tag us @leapjunction on Instagram to share your favourite find! Thank you for supporting local this holiday season; it’s sure to put a smile on a small business owner’s face!


Happy Holidays! ❄️


Written by Brooke Davidson





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