‘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)
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
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
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
Where: 695 Riverside Dr
London, ON N6H 2S3
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
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