Christmas in the Foothills

Posted on: Oct 18, 2021

The Foothills will soon be filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Sleigh bells will be ringing, chestnuts will be roasting and shoppers will be out enjoying the festivities and soaking in the joys of the season.
From November to Christmas, the entire Foothills invite you to experience the magic of Christmas and come find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. So, start planning because there is a Christmas market nearly every weekend. From the biggest of them all in Millarville to the quiet and quaint community markets, you’ll find the spirit of Christmas in the Foothills.

November 3 to 6 and November 10 to 13
Let’s start with the most famous and largest of them all, the Millarville Christmas Market. For eight fabulous days in November, this decades-running market welcomes you to experience the magic of Christmas at this indoor/outdoor festival of Christmas. Hundreds of vendors come from far and wide to show off their wares in this country setting. Reindeer, food trucks, music and merriment await you at the Millarville Christmas Market. Running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, make sure you pre-purchase your tickets to comply with provincial regulations.

November 5 to December 21 (closed Mondays)
With the best views in the Foothills and an extensive collection of local and regional artists, you won’t want to miss the Christmas in the Country Art Sale at the Leighton Art Centre. This annual sale runs online and in person. Pick out some Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list amid the stunning scenery of the Eastern Slopes. Everything about the Leighton Art Centre is an absolute delight, from the views, to the Leighton home to the art itself. Do not miss the chance to see the foothills sparkling in the frosty air while getting into the Christmas spirit at the arguably prettiest property in the Foothills.
November 18 and 19
Join in the festivities at the Okotoks Elks’ Lodge in downtown Okotoks. This super local Christmas Market held each year with the Light Up Okotoks event. Each year, the market supports Heaven Can Wait animal rescue out of High River by accepting food, toys and cash donations. 
November 19 and 20
Granary Road's annual celebration of the magic and mischief of the season. Join them for some pre-Christmas fun for all the Bah Humbugs out there.

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4
December 9, 10, 11 from 9 - 5
Celebrate this holiday season with us at The Saskatoon Farm! This year marks their 6th annual Christmas Market at Saskatoon Farm and they can't wait to celebrate yet another incredible year with you. Family fun, Christmas shopping and a wonderful day in the country await.

November 26 to December 18 (Every Saturday and Sunday)
Granary Road Christmas Market
Welcome to Granary Road’s enchanting celebration of the holidays. They pull out all the stops with twinkling lights, festoons of ribbons and garlands, and of course the Christmas trees. Granary Road is the holiday destination for shoppers, foodies and families alike. Photo opportunities with Santa and Granary Road’s famous alpacas are a go this year. Just remember to pre-register

November 26
Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market
An artisan Christmas market featuring all your favourite local makers in beautiful Nanton, Alberta.

December 2 and 3
High River Winter Market
The 2022 winter market hosted by Inclusion Foothills will be held at the Highwood Memorial Centre. Come see the incredible, local vendors and artisans
Friday, December 02: 2pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 03: 10am - 4pm

December 2
High River Santa Claus Parade and Light Up George Lane Park
The only night-time parade in the Foothills, don't miss this annual event on the first Friday in December.

December 3
Light Up Black Diamond

December 3
Diamond Valley Christmas Market
Join the High Country SPCA at the Flare 'N' Derrick in Turner Valley for hot dogs, hamburgers, hot chocolate, coffee, and cider. There are pet photos with Santa, outdoor fire pits, local artists and crafts. All proceeds go to the High Country SPCA. 

Bragg Creek’s Spirit of Christmas will take you away from the crazy hustle and bustle of the city and offer you a small-town family Christmas.

December 10
Nanton Christmas Market
For all you Christmas lovers, come to Nanton and enjoy the best time of the year in this quaint Foothills town.

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