November 1, 2023

Experience the Magic of the Ottawa Christmas Market: A Guide to the 4th Annual Celebration

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The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the festivities than by attending the 4th Annual Ottawa Christmas Market? Presented by TD, this beloved event takes place in Lansdowne, Ottawa, and promises to be a winter wonderland filled with holiday cheer, local vendors, enchanting entertainment, and much more. So, mark your calendars because from November 24 to December 17, and bonus days from December 19 to 23, the Ottawa Christmas Market is the place to be.

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Opening Night | November 24, 2023

The magic begins on November 24 with an unforgettable opening night that includes a spectacular tree lighting ceremony. Picture yourself surrounded by the warm glow of twinkly lights, the sound of carolers in the background, and the enchanting atmosphere that can only be found at the Ottawa Christmas Market. It’s the perfect way to start the holiday season.

Image of a woman with her dog talking with Santa Claus at the Ottawa Christmas Market PHOTO: Courtney Cochrane/Freestyle Photography

Santa’s Village and Santa’s Workshop

For families, Santa’s Village and Santa’s Workshop are must-visit areas within the market. Here, you can meet Santa Claus himself and engage in fun workshops and activities that will surely delight the kids (and the kids at heart).

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The East Court and Ice Rink

This year, the market has expanded into the East Court, complete with an ice rink for added winter fun. Whether you’re an experienced skater or a beginner, the ice rink is a fantastic addition to the Ottawa Christmas Market. Plus, there are special attractions and entertainment to keep the whole family entertained.
Local Vendors and Premium Vendors. With over 50 local vendors, the market is an ideal place to find unique Christmas gifts and support local businesses. You’ll discover an array of products that make perfect presents for your loved ones.
And speaking of local vendors, be sure to check out the premium vendors, including The Thirst Responder, Uptown Sox, Cookies by Kat, Spring Chips, Beavertails, and Saunders Cider. Their offerings are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

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Entertainment and Atmosphere

Local performers add a lively touch to the market, creating a festive atmosphere that’s perfect for the holidays. Warm up by the fire pits, sip on holiday beverages, and indulge in delightful treats while taking in the joyful ambiance.

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Live Hits from Move 100

Ottawa’s Best Variety and Christmas radio station, Move 100, will be broadcasting live from the market throughout the season. Tune in for live hits and the best holiday music to make your visit even more magical.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit and create lasting memories at the Ottawa Christmas Market. For more information, visit the official Ottawa Christmas Market website at You can also stay updated on the latest news and updates by following on Instagram.

As the holiday season approaches, let the Ottawa Christmas Market be your go-to destination for festive fun, shopping, and unforgettable moments. We hope to see you there, enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!

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