Ottawa Christmas Market Presented By TD
DateNovember 29, 2019 - December 22, 2019
LocationThe Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group today announced the delicious and delightful roster of artisans and food and beverage partners that will be featured at this year’s Ottawa Christmas Market presented by TD Bank. They’ll offer their wares from 20 Christmas huts in a Bavarian-style winter wonderland. It all starts November 29th and continues on weekends through December 22nd adjacent to the Aberdeen Pavilion in Casino Lac Leamy Plaza at Lansdowne. Admission is absolutely free.
For those who may wonder what to wear to the Christmas Market, “Not So Ugly Christmas Sweaters” will have a selection of not so ugly Christmas sweater gifts to choose from and $5 from every purchase gets paid forward to a local charity.
“Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly” will showcase its wonderful Canadian and Peruvian Alpaca outdoor wear.
If eclectic and cheery is what you’re looking for, “Tinkle Berries” will be a great hut haunt for you.
If you’re just wild about saffron (search the phrase for a musical treat from the 60’s) “Blusaffron” is the hut for you. Its perfumes and scents have their roots in pure life.
Instead of minding your own beeswax you can burn it with a hand-made beeswax candles from “Lucky Clover Candles.” Each of their candle creations is made from locally sourced, responsible apiaries.
“True Northern Life” is another option for twinkling candles to light-up the faces of your friends and family. They use natural soy wax, cotton wicks and recyclable glass jars for their wares.
“Made in Canada Gifts” is a melting pot of cool Canadiana. From First Nations glass art to gold maple leaves, their Christmas hut will be an eh list stop on your visit to the Market.
What’s the most popular dad Christmas gift ever? Socks, of course. The more colourful and fun the better! “Uptown Sox” is the haute couture of hosiery. Their motto is “No Boring Socks” and you’ll see why when you visit their Christmas hut.
“Maker House Co.” will be featuring Canadian made gifts crafted by some of the over 150 artisans who contribute to their unique collection. And “Ottawa Lifestyle,” our new, local apparel brand, will be joining them.
A Bavarian-style Christmas market must have Bavarian-style chocolate and “Fine Chocolate by Ludwig” is at the top of our list. Ludwig came to Canada from Bavaria bringing with him his fabulous family recipe.
“Alicja Confections” has been getting fan mail for its signature selection of Postcard Chocolate Bars. The words weird, interesting, funky and delicious will come to mind when you sample one … all at the same time.
Ottawa festival goers will be familiar with “Cloud Forest Coffee.” They’re the team that brews from a coffee bicycle cart in the summer and now that it’s parked for the winter we’ll see them at the Market.
“Farmgate Cider” is local, hand-crafted in small batches and made with organic apples grown up the line in “The Prior.”
You’ve probably heard about “Dairy Distillery.” They’re the micro-distillery from Almonte that crafts superior spirits from milk that’s from Ontario dairy farms. Enjoy a Vodkow, a unique clear spirit to enjoy on its own or mixed in your favourite cocktail.
Another spirted stop at the Christmas Market is our German Glühwein hut. We got the recipe for this fabulous mulled wine from the traditional Christmas Markets of Germany. It’ll warm you up on the coldest of nights.
Back bacon on a bun? Sure, Bud! Our friends at “Sunset Grill” will be serving-up their signature version of this Canadian standard.
Do you prefer sausage on a bun? No problem. “Jack Astor’s” will have you covered.
“Jambel,” Ottawa’s mash-up of Jamaican spiced food meets sweet Belgian chocolate and will be serving up Belgian waffles.
What was that Bon Jovi song? I want to lay you down on a “Bread and Roses?” If not, perhaps you’ll want to want to compose another one for this local Ottawa bakery once you taste its signature artisanal, old-world style breads, savoury and sweet pastries, pretzels and squares
“Kenzie Cakes” will be showcasing its creative and delicious cakes, cupcakes and cake pops? Pay them a visit and see for yourself.
Our friends from “St. Albert’s Cheese” are also part of the experience with fresh grilled cheese sandwiches.
The Ottawa Christmas Market, presented by TD Bank, opens at 5 PM on November 29th about one-hour before the lighting of the famous Lansdowne Christmas Tree. It runs on weekends right up to Dec. 22.