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What's On In Markham Nov 16th - 22nd

Welcome to the holiday season! We kick off with a whole host of holiday markets, parades and festive winter events for you in and around Markham this week. We also have music, a gala, crafty workshops for the kids and lots more! Scroll down to find out What’s On  In Markham Nov 16th – 22nd! 

Markham Home for the Holidays - Markham Fairground
Nov 17th - 19th

The True Spirit of Christmas awaits you” at Canada’s Original 36th Markham Home for the Holidays, Nov 17-19, at the Markham Fairgrounds. 130 juried exhibitors from Ontario & Quebec. offering Christmas decorating accents & accessories, personalized ornaments, stained glass, Shabby Chic furniture & custom furniture, Christmas food galore to taste test, Christmas shortbread cookies in gourmet flavours, stunning handcrafted jewellery, Christmas fascinators to add that Christmas sparkle to you! Fresh Christmas greenery to decorate the inside & outside your home plus 1,000’ s of unique & affordable Christmas gift ideas for a perfect old fashioned Christmas, that will fit any budget and be easy on your wallet!
Find that unique treasure for your perfect gift for a loved one.

Strolling Victorian Carolers & SANTA too!

Join us for a captivating experience at our 36th annual Holiday Market! Dive into a winter wonderland where the spirit of the season comes alive.

Celebrate the magic of the season with us & make cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
The True Spirit of Christmas awaits you with the sights, scents and sounds that are sure to warm your heart, delight your eye and tantalize your taste buds! We can’t wait to welcome you! Merry Shopping

Friday Nov 17 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday Nov 18 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Nov 19 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For more details click here. Price: $3 – $14

Merry & Bright Holiday Market - Valleyview Gardens Greenhouse - Nov 18th & 19th - 10am - 5pm

Make your lists, check them twice, and then get all of your shopping done at this one-stop-shop family-friendly market experience in the warmth of the greenhouse.

Support local vendors with gifts for friends, family, neighbours, coworkers, kids, and dogs, all while helping Markham Food Bank.

Get ready to:

📸 • Take epic photos at multiple photobooths

🎨 • Participate in Arts, Crafts, and Workshops

🛍️ • Shop local at these GTA based businesses

🍽️ • Eat at multiple food trucks like: Beavertails, Fleets Coffee, and more.

Bring your kids, bring your well-behaved dog, and bring non-perishables for the Markham Food Bank.

For more details click here. Price: FREE Donations appreciated. 

Santa Visits - CF Markville Mall - Nov 17th - Dec 24th

From November 17th through December 24th, get ready for a sleigh-load of holiday joy! Whether your little ones have a list of wishes ready or you’re simply looking to capture the magic of the season, our Santa visits are the perfect way to do so. For a $15 fee, you’ll enjoy a delightful visit with Santa himself, along with 5 digital photos that’ll make this year’s memories last. Don’t wait too long – Santa’s schedule is filling up as fast as stockings. Beat the holiday rush and book your visit with Santa now!

For more details click here. Price: $15

Nature and the Unusual Art Exhibit - McKay Art Centre
Nov 22nd - 26th - 10am - 9pm

This long awaited art exhibit is open on Nov 22nd at The McKay Art Centre, Main Street Unionville. 

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

Factory Night Out with the music of Rùm Cuillin - Live Real Factory - Old Town Hall - Markham - Nov 16th - 7pm

Come out to ‘Factory Night Out’ on Thursday November 16 from 7:00 until midnight at the Live Real Factory… come find out why we say it’s the ‘downtown vibe without the drive’… we’ll be featuring something cool every third Thursday of the month.

Rùm Cuillin Inspired by his strong Scottish heritage, Rùm Cuillin is the stage name chosen by local singer-songwriter Cameron Kennedy. Whether backed by an outstanding band of proficient professionals, or performing as a solo act; funk-fueled rock, pop and catchy favourites make up the core of a Rùm Cuillin show. Be sure to bring your voices!

Catch Rùm Cuillin in the coolest venue in York Region… the Live Real Factory on the top floor of the beautiful and historic Old Town Hall in heart of Markham Village.

For more details click here. Price: $19.56

Markham at the Movies presents: The Eight Mountains
Flato Markham Theatre - Nov 21st - 7pm

After meeting as children over a series of summers in the Italian Alps, Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) reunite as adults to build a mountainside cottage which becomes a site of both reflection and reconciliation. In THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (the filmmakers behind the Academy Award®-nominated THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN) trace with exquisite beauty and grace the life trajectories of two men whose peak moments and low ebbs become one with the landscape that has shaped them.

For more details click here. Price $15. 

Rouge River Brewing Company Presents:

GalaRouge - Nov 18th - 8pm - 12pm

An evening of elegance in Markham in collaboration with Noah’s Clubhouse. Catered cocktail hour with two dessert tables. Door prizes and interactive pay to play wine prize stations. Photobooth, silent auction, live music and more!

For more details click here. Price: $60

The School of Rock Open Jam - Nov 19th - 4pm - 8pm

Come listen to a variety of music from all music levels or sign up to perform.

For more details click here. Price: FREE 

The Fall Ball - Markham Convention Centre - Nov 17th - 7pm

Fundraiser to re-develop the football fields, change rooms & repair the roof at our community sports facility – Arcadia Sports Club.

Join us for an exciting evening at the LOC – Fall Ball Fundraiser! Get ready for a night filled with music, dancing, and good vibes! 

For more details click here. Price: $86.53

Cineplex Family Favourites - The Land Before Time 35th Anniversary - Cineplex Downtown Markham - Nov 18th - 11am

Littlefoot, a little bracheosaurus, finds himself lost and on his own while he and his family journey to the lush feeding grounds of the Great Valley. Littlefoot, along with several baby dinosaur pals, must set out across barren, dangerous terrain to reach the Great Valley, encountering perils and adventures along the way.

For more details click here. Price:  $2.99

Children's Winter Ornament Workshop - Markham Museum
Nov 18th - 1.30pm - 3.30pm

There’s still space in our Children’s Winter Ornament Workshop on Saturday November 18!
From 1:30 to 3:30 PM, your child aged 7 to 12 can create up to 10 individaul ceramic ornaments, perfect for decorating this holiday season.
For more details & price click here. 

43rd Annual Victorian Tea - Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
Nov 18th - 11.30am & 1.30pm

A delicious taste of Christmas past, featuring a traditional catered tea and a festive tour of the Museum’s buildings.

For more details click here. Price: $30

Elves in the Workshop - Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
Nov 17th - 9am - 4pm

Calling elves of all kinds! Head out on a holiday traditions tour of the heritage buildings, decorate seasonal cookies, enjoy hot chocolate and get crafty to start the festive season.

For ages 6-12yrs

For more details click here. Price: $70

Richmond Hill Merry Marketplace - Richmond Green Park
Nov 18th, 25th, Dec 2nd, 9th & 16th

Step into a winter wonderland and join us at our second annual Merry Marketplace. The spirit of the season will come alive under the twinkle of thousands of lights, which will illuminate daily until 10 p.m.

Discover the perfect gift from one of our many artisan vendors, cozy up by the fire and grab a cup of hot chocolate; kids and adults alike are sure to create memorable holiday moments together. The man in red is excited to greet you each night from 5 – 8 p.m. (line-up closes at 8 p.m. sharp) so don’t forget to bring your phone to capture a Santa selfie!

Dates and Times

Dates: Saturday, November 18 & 25, December 2, 9 & 16
Time: 4 – 9 p.m.
Location: Richmond Green Park

Winter light displays will be on daily from dusk to 10 p.m.

For more details click here. Price: FREE


Santa Claus Parades in and around Markham

There are a LOT of parades going on from this weekend up to Christmas so we have a separate blog listing them all!

Find 8 different parades in and around Markham by clicking here! 

PA Day at Claremont Nature Centre - Nov 17th

Children will be guided through a day of Forest Camp with a focus on nature based adventure and building connections with the natural world. 

Learn about different habitats and species, play games, and discover what’s going on in the forest at different times of the year!

For more details click here. Price: from: $65

WinterFest - Canada's Wonderland - Nov 17th - Jan 7th

WinterFest offers a new season of holiday fun at Canada’s Wonderland where guests will be treated to an immersive holiday experience taking place on select dates beginning November 18.

This event features ice-skating on Snow Flake Lake, more than a dozen live shows and holiday entertainment, millions of spectacular lights, and hundreds of beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park.

  • Live Entertainment
    Let our world-class performers put the spirit into your season. Enjoy your favourite holiday live entertainment including the popular Tinker’s Toy Factory, the vibrant rhythm of Four Drummers Drumming, the festive Cool Yule Christmas and so much more.
  • Lights & Sights: Enter WinterFest and be transported to a whole new world as you experience warm displays of soft, ambient holiday lights. Chill out in the ice and snow or take a walk down Candy Cane Lane. Gather around to watch brilliant lights dance to festive holiday music or take a trip back to heart-warming holidays of yesteryear with traditional sights, sounds, and experiences.
  • Experiences & Activities: Fill your night with holiday fun like ice skating on Snow Flake Lake, write a letter to Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, find that perfect gift for someone special and get a family photo with the big man in red himself!
  • Festive Food, Shopping & More


For more details click here. Price: from $19.99

Sherlock Holmes Mystery - Black Creek Pioneer Village
Nov 19th

Calling all budding detectives, the game is afoot!

Join Sherlock Holmes and help solve his latest mystery. Become part of our “Clue Crew” and discover important sleuthing techniques. Grab a magnifying glass and explore the evidence, try fingerprinting, and write in invisible ink!

Recharge with doughnuts and hot chocolate as you discover what makes a good clue. Crack secret messages as you explore differed ciphers and codes.

Gain the investigative skills needed to answer who, what where, when, and why.

For more details click here. Price: from $21.60