Holiday Shopping in YDH

The 2018 holiday shopping round-up. Unique gifts and fun Christmas markets!

When looking for the perfect gift for the holidays, the typical cookie-cutter, store-bought items don’t always do justice to the special person that you are buying for. The elves here in YDH encourage you to think outside the box, and get your friends and family a truly unique gift that shows them you care.

Featured Finds

We rounded-up one-of-kind “2018 Featured Finds” from vendors throughout our region. Many of these holiday gifts are hand-made and sourced from local ingredients.

Holiday Gifts – 2018 Featured Finds

Give the Gift of an Experience

After scouring the land for great stocking stuffers, our elves took things a step further and brainstormed truly out-of-the-box ideas. Check out this list of unforgettable experiences that are sure to make unique gifts for your loved ones.

Gifting an Experience

Holiday Shopping Events in York Durham Headwaters

Finally, when you just can’t seem to figure out exactly what to get that special someone, we know that visiting an artisan marketplace or one-of-kind show is the best way to get the creative juices flowing.

Check out some of these great Christmas markets in York Durham Headwaters for a shopping experience that is step-up from your typical tour at a shopping centre!

Nov 8-11

Beyond Craft Show & Sale 2018

Starts: Nov 8th, 2018 6:00 pm
Ends: Nov 11th, 2018 4:00 pm

Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park
19 on the park
Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario L4A 1G5

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Beyond Craft returns to downtown Stouffville November 8 - 11, 2018. Held at 19 on the Park, Beyond Craft is Latcham Art Centre's annual handmade, one-of-a-kind craft show and sale featuring pottery, jewellery, wood, soap, metal, chocolate, textiles and more. Find something special for yourself, a gift for a loved one, stocking stuffers and more...just in time for the holiday season! Proceeds support Latcham Art Centre’s exhibition and educational programming.

Admission by donation. Proceeds support Latcham Art Centre's exhibition and educational programming.

Opening Night: Thursday, November 8th, 6pm - 9pm - artisans present, refreshments.

Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Cost: Free

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Nov 16-18

Markham Home for the Holidays

Starts: Nov 16th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 18th, 2018 6:00 pm

Markham Fairgrounds
10801 McCowan Road
Markham, Ontario

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The Markham HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Nov 16 - 18 at the Markham Fairgrounds is our 31st annual show! We have over 130 juried exhibitors from Ontario, as well as Nova Scotia 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 and outside of 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!

Cost: $9

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Nov 16

Oshawa's Bright and Merry Market

Nov 16th, 2018 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Memorial Park
110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7M7

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Oshawa's Bright and Merry Market is a collaborative event with the City of Oshawa, Downtown Oshawa BIA, Oshawa Public Libraries , The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres John Street Branch , Simcoe Street United Church and St. George's Memorial Church. Visit all the activities in this fun holiday block party!

Back by popular demand will be an expanded footprint with room to browse the variety of vendors, entertainment and activities. Free admission to all activities!

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 16

Window Wonderland 2018

Nov 16th, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Village of Erin
Village of Erin
Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0

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Shop, dine, and celebrate the holiday season starting with Window Wonderland on Friday November 16, commencing at 6 pm.

Local merchants in the Village will black out their windows to design magical and inspiring holiday displays, and the joyous creations will be revealed to all in a dramatic unveiling.

Take in the holiday spirit; Christmas tree lighting, horse & carriage rides, and shop specials. Stroll down Erin’s quaint main street, and enjoy our authentic Country Christmas Welcome, bursting with activity and holiday excitement.

Following the celebratory event, patrons will have the opportunity to participate in additional festivities including the annual Christmas tree lighting in the village, beginning at 6:30 pm.

To help you get a head start on your holiday shopping, merchants will keep their doors open until 9:00 pm.

Cost: FREE

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Nov 17

One of a King: Handmade Holiday Market

Nov 17th, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

King Heritage & Cultural Centre
2920 King Road
King City, King, Ontario L7B 1L6

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Find the perfect gifts for this holiday season! Browse and shop a variety of handmade vendors and enjoy festive food and drink to get into the holiday spirit. Free admission!

Cost: FREE

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Nov 17

Oshawa's Christmas Night Market

Nov 17th, 2018 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Memorial Park
110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7M7

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The Downtown BIA will continue the market at City Hall North Parkette from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Stop by on your way to or from the Santa's Parade of Lights.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov-Dec 17-24

Christmas In the Country

Starts: Nov 17th, 2018 9:00 pm
Ends: Dec 24th, 2018 9:00 pm

Village of Erin
Village of Erin
Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0

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Shop, dine, and celebrate the holiday season in the beautiful Village of Erin. Enjoy the amazing window displays, and relax in our country charm.

Back by popular demand, the Village of Erin BIA is once again running their ‘Christmas in the Country’ promotion. Stroll down Erin’s quaint main street, and enjoy our authentic Country Christmas Welcome. With every purchase at any participating Erin Village Merchant, customers can collect a stamp. Collect 5 business stamps and enter the contest to win gift certificates of $250, $150 & $100.

Wander the beautiful downtown of Erin Village, enjoy the shops, and find a unique treasure for everyone on your gift list. The merchants in Erin always offer the perfect solution for your Christmas shopping. Country living meets boutique shopping in this beautiful Village, just outside the City.

You’ll want to stay into the evening, enjoy a great meal in Erin’s locally-owned restaurants, and enjoy the magical and inspiring holiday windows lit up. Make it a full day visit to one of Ontario’s best-kept historic down towns.

Cost: FREE

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Nov-Dec 24-9

Holiday Treasures Arts & Crafts Juried Show & Sale

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 5:00 pm

Museum of Dufferin
936029 Airport Road
Mulmur, Dufferin County, Ontario L9V 0L3

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Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items in the festive surroundings of the Museum at Christmastime. Meet the talented artists and artisans in person who make the many wonderful offerings in clay, glass, wood, textiles, jewelry, paintings, folk art, photographs, note and gift cards and much more. For more information please visit the Facebook event page.

Cost: $3

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Nov 24-25

Christmas in Clarington

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 4:00 pm

Various locations
5314 Main Street
Orono, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario L0B 1M0.

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Holiday Shopping Road Trip!

Meet local farmers, artisans, rural industries and specialty producers. Talk with the people behind the creations and products. Embrace the magic of the season.

Terrens Wellness, It is What it is, Apple Blossom Flowers and More.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 24-25

Kingcrafts Annual Studio Sale 2018

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 1:00 pm
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 4:00 pm

12936 Keele Street, King City Ontario L7B 1H8
12936 Keele Street
King City, King, Ontario L7B 1H8

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Welcome to Kingcrafts Annual Studio Sale. Home of York Regions oldest and finest sale of handcrafted items. Quality gifts for the holidays or any occasion! No tax, free parking, draws,raffle & light refreshments.

Hope to see you there

November 16-18th and 24-25th, 2018

Cost: FREE

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Nov 25

Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm Market

Nov 25th, 2018 Noon to 1:00 pm

Downey’s Farm Market & Winery
13682 Heart Lake Road
Caledon, Ontario L7C 2J5

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Why battle in line at the shopping center to grab a 30-second opportunity with Santa, when you can come for a one of a kind Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm in Caledon, Ontario.

Both adults and children receive lunch consisting of a steamy pizza bun,
hot chocolate/coffee/tea, and a delicious cookie.

Each child will visit with Santa, and receive a treat.

Saturdays & Sundays only. Reservations and Payment Required in advance. Visit website for full details.

Cost: $13 per person, ages 10 months +

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Nov-Dec 30-2

Aurora's Christmas Market

Starts: Nov 30th, 2018 9:00 pm
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 9:00 pm

Aurora Town Hall
100 John West Way
Aurora, Ontario L4G 6J1

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Aurora's Christmas Market
Start the holiday season at Aurora's Christmas Market from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Aurora's Christmas Market will be filled with good cheer and exciting activities, including these special features.

Friday, November 30

Christmas Tree and Peace Candle Lighting
Crafts and Games
Live Theatre and Caroling
Fire Juggling
Santa's Reindeer
Unique Festive Vendors and Great Food Available
Saturday, December 1

Celebrate Christmas Around the World with Crafts and Games
Live Theatre and Caroling
Buskers
Unique Festive Vendors and Great Food Available
Sunday, December 2

Live Theatre and Caroling
Unique Festive Vendors and Great Food Available
Nativity Pageant

Cost: FREE

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Dec 1

Annual Handmade Holiday Market

Dec 1st, 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0J2

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Join us at Abilities Centre for a handmade and local shopping experience! 100+ local artisans showcasing their beautifully handmade items. Full list of participating businesses can be found at www.acholidaymarket.com

Cost: $4

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Dec 8

4th Annual Christmas Craft Show

Dec 8th, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9

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A true Craft Show featuring the creativity of approximately 80 local Crafters and Artisans-hosted by The Grandparent Connection-, the Christmas Cafe, hosted by the Lioness Club of Newmarket, prizes, music and more

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Dec 16

The Link Winter Market

Dec 16th, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Georgina Farmers' Market
20849 Dalton Rd
Keswick, Georgina, Ontario L4P 3E9

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Take away those winter blues and enjoy an eye-opening shopping experience at The Link Winter Market on the 3rd Sunday of every month starting this December 16, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm. We’re embracing our local artisans, crafters, chefs, artists and of course, farmers plus so much more. A great Sunday outing (indoors) for all with prizes, contests and live music!

Cost: FREE

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