This European-inspired outdoor holiday market is held annually on unceded Algonquin territory in Wakefield, Quebec. Founded in 2013 and held for one day only in early December each year, the market brings together 70 vendors and thousands of participants to buy local, handcrafted arts, crafts, food and drink; celebrate local talent; build community; and share holiday magic with friends and neighbours.
Everyone is welcome! Wheelchair accessible parking and accessible bathrooms (with change tables for babies) are available at Centre Wakefield La Pêche. The Centre is located on one floor, with no steps. The outdoor market is all on one level; accessibility for strollers, wheelchairs and other mobility aids may be compromised if the field is covered in snow or mud. The market is loud and crowded and may be challenging for people with sensory sensitivities.
We suggest you bring the following to the market:
The market is 100% organized and operated by volunteers and would not be possible without the hard work of: Jess Harris, Jackie Hansen, Cathy Grant, Lindsay Farley, Will Lockhart, Tina Therrian, Michael Kinghorn, Dave Bradley, Jennifer Bennett and everyone who volunteers their time on market day.
We are grateful to Craft Collective, Sentiers Wakefield Trails, Leilak Anderson Tree Service, Brian Lauzon, Wakefield Mill, RONA Quincaillerie Chelsea, Centre Wakefield La Pêche, and all the local businesses who have provided in kind contributions of materials and supplies--the market would not be possible without your contributions.