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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
For more details click here. Price: from $19.99
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