Upcoming Events: MarketSquare's Christmas Festival in Okotoks

Time: Friday 12-8. Saturday 10-5. Sunday 10-5.
Date: Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
vendor registration

Join MarketSquare's Annual OKOTOKS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL November 10-12.  A premier event that kicks off Christmas shopping each year with 135+ of Southern Alberta's best makers, creators, curators and unique businesses. With its small town charm, vibrant Christmas spirit, wide range of fabulous artisan vendors, Santa photos, children's workshop/childcare, and live caroling by the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus, Okotoks MarketSquare's Christmas Festival has become one of the most popular holiday shopping destinations around.  Join us, invite your friends, and kick off your holiday shopping in Okotoks!


NOVEMBER 10 Friday 12-8
NOVEMBER 11* Saturday 10-5
NOVEMBER 12 Sunday 10-5
*In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11th we will have two minutes of silence at 11am, and will have members of the Royal Canadian Legion collecting donations at the door.  Service members wearing uniform are invited to visit the event free of charge.  


Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks Alberta (CLICK here for map)

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135+ of the best artists, artisans, food and fair import businesses from Southern Alberta. This is a curated event where vendors are carefully selected over many months to showcase the best local vendors in our region.  PLUS, Santa's Workshop & Childcare, live caroling, and Santa Photos!

  • Art & Artisan Show (Main Hall, Rotary Room, Senior's Hall and Outdoors) with 135+ local artisan vendors selling hand crafted art, illustration, body & bath, woodworking, leather, jewellery, glass, ceramics, women's apparel, baby & kids, home décor & more.
  • Santa Photos (Stage)  $30 for professional high resolution digital photo, where $15 is donated to the Okotoks Food Bank. Professional photos by local photographers.
  • Santa's Workshop & Childcare (Rotunda) with our fabulous team of professional childcare workers from Okotoks Children's Place, offering a wide range of crafts and fun activities to keep your little ones entertained.  This is a complimentary service to parents, however a donation to Okotoks Food Bank is appreciated.
  • Live Caroling throughout Saturday and Sunday with our super talented local singers Foothills Philharmonic Chorus



$5/person (under 12 free) OR $8/person when purchasing combined Foothills Holiday Roadshow ticket which includes both Okotoks Christmas Festival & Millarville Christmas Market as well as specials to select downtown shops/restaurants.

Okotoks Christmas Festival is a proud partner in the annual FOOTHILLS HOLIDAY ROADSHOW, a collaboration between Okotoks MarketSquare, Millarville Christmas Market and Okotoks boutique shops offering the best experience in the Foothills! CLICK HERE for details.

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MarketSquare's Christmas Festival is a curated event. We make sure that at least 130 out of the 135 vendors in attendance offer handmade, home grown and unique fair import items. We allow a maximum of five non-artisan type businesses in the show, and only if they are local and serving the community at large in some way.  No distributors please.

NOTE: Due to overwhelming number of applicants this year, we have now secured a SECOND location for the same weekend.  Our second location will be Elks Hall in downtown Okotoks.  For vendor notifications please click HERE

REVIEW PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and will be confirmed within 30 DAYS of submitting your form & payment. Please note that we are swamped ... the number of applications received in some product categories are up to five times the number of actual spots set aside for those categories, and as such not all applications can be accepted by MarketSquare. Applicants who submitted applications and cannot be accepted will be notified, and will be refunded in full.