Ottawa’s Most Popular Christmas Market Is Opening This Weekend

Sophia Quinn Sophia Quinn

Ottawa’s Most Popular Christmas Market Is Opening This Weekend

Ottawa’s only European-style Christmas market at Landsdowne launches this weekend until December 22nd and we couldn’t be more excited!


The capital truly shines at this time of year under a dusting of snow and the glow of twinkling Christmas lights. The Ottawa Christmas Market looks straight out of a storybook. This year, the market will be hosting more than 6o live performances, 35 vendors and tons of fun events for all ages.

Visiting this winter wonderland event really is the best way to get into holiday spirit here in Ottawa. The opening night on Friday will also be the official lighting up of their huge Christmas tree at 6pm!


Other exciting events include their Silent Night Disco on December 4th from 10pm – 12am and their Lit Up Xmas Dance supporting #PRIDE on December 17th. Both of which will be fun DJ nights filled with Christmas cocktails and great vibes. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more tame, you can create your own evergreen Christmas wreath on December 12th.

For some family-friendly events, check out their arts and crafts pop ups like snowman building, Christmas cookie decorating and Santa Claus meet-and-greet. There really is something for everyone!


After all these fun activities, you’re sure going to be hungry and you can bet the market has all the festive treats you could dream of. We’re already drooling just thinking about the hot mulled cider from Farmgate that’ll go great with some authentic German grilled sausages from the Candy Cane Chalet. Oh and not to mention the sweet treats from Cookies by Kat or the Strudel Ladies…yum!

So what are you waiting for? Grab some buddies and head over to Ottawa’s beautiful Christmas Market this coming weekend to participate in all the holiday festivities.


When: November 26th 2021 – December 22nd 2021. Hours and schedule of events change by weekend so check out further details here.

Where: Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza, MarcheĢ Way, Ottawa

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