Get your wallet out because the holidays are coming! Here’s a selection of our favorite chic bazaars, ephemeral shops, handmade and zero-waste holiday markets to shop in Montréal.
This chic and contemporary bazaar offers the best of Montreal design in very curated selections. We have, of course, found some French expats in Montreal selling their goods there, such as the founders of the spread maker Allo Simonne or the Franco-Swede behind the minimalist apron label Dahls”.
When: from November 28 to December 2
Where: Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), 1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
In the same avant-garde vein, head to the brand new market, Collectif Studio, which will be held at La Montréalaise Atelier in December. Also take a look at the second edition of the very refined Decade Building market, where you’ll certainly make some sublime discoveries.
When and where:
65, rue Saint Viateur Est, from December 6 to 9
6551 Avenue Durocher, December 8-9 and 15-16
For lovers of handmade products, discover original treasures from more than 100 creators in and around Montreal. There’ll be a good-natured atmosphere that encourages hours of strolling between stalls.
When: November 22-24 // December 15-16
Where: Salle Des Pas Perdus at Windsor Station, 1100 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal // Théâtre Denis-Pelletier, 4353 rue Sainte-Catherine
This collective, composed of about fifteen local entrepreneurs and designers, invites you to their ephemeral holiday shop, designed for the whole family. Jewelry, stationery, children’s toys, cosmetics, ceramics, and craft products will all be available for purchase. Among the many cool creators you can talk to, you’ll have the pleasure of chatting with the creators of the boutique Nouveau Rivage.
When: from November 23 to December 9
Where: L’Espace 8, 4040 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
If you like this market, try: Le Petit Marché Mimi & Cie. – Édition Noël, on December 7-8, 110 rue McGill, suite 202.
Le Salon des Artisans Récupérateurs (Artisans of Recycled Goods)
More than 35 designers will offer beautiful objects that combine utility and pleasure. They all have the same thing in common: a composition of at least 75% recycled materials. Fabrics, stainless steel and recycled leathers, construction wood, birch bark, sea glass, or sturdy cardboard take on a second life in the wonderful selection of goods in this eco-responsible holiday market.
When: November 30 to December 2
Where: Maison du développement durable, located at 50 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
If you like this market, try: Le Marché de Noël Zéro Déchet (The Zero Waste Christmas Market) and Le Marché de Noël Vintage & invités (Vintage & Guests Christmas Market), both on Saturday, December 8, in the Verdun district.
This great Montreal handmade art market is back on two different weekends. Of course, we’re going to celebrate the independent creators and their beautiful selection of objects, clothing, ceramics, posters, leather goods and other local treasures.
When: from December 7-9 // from December 14-16
Where: Église Saint-Denis, 5075 rue Rivard
This is a little paradise for families to come and have a good time on the weekend. On the program: shows and entertainment, workshops for the youngest kids, outdoor movies, gourmet evenings, all in a warm atmosphere of 40 chalets, where you can, of course, do your holiday shopping.
When: weekends from November 30 to December 23
Where: on the Place du Marché Atwater
This article was first published on our sister site Maudits Francais.