Our Market

A Christmas market is a traditional event that celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of the season, staged during the weeks leading up to Christmas. These markets originated in Germany and Alsace, beginning in the early 1400’s and now they are held in many other countries all over the world.

The Banff Christmas Market is inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. It captures all of the tradition, heritage and romance of these European Markets, while showcasing the best artisanal products of the Bow Valley and its surrounding regions. Boasting unique products, family friendly entertainment and an exotic menu of beers, BBq, mulled wine, and sweets, The Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening.

WHAT: A traditional European style Christmas Market

WHO: Families and adults of all ages

WHERE: Banff Trail Riders- Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd

WHEN: Thursday, November 22, 2018 to Sunday, November 25, 2018

Entry Fee: $5 Per Day or $8 for the Weekend. Children 12 & under are free.

Come have a warm drink by the fire at our Outdoor Lounge Bar by Park Distillery. You will be able to choose from:

  1. Our Christmas special- Mulled wine

  2. Build your own Hot Chocolate choosing from: Vanilla, Bird's Eye Chili or Espresso Vodka

  3. Hot Chocolate (non-alcoholic)

  4. Cougar Milk - Espresso Vodka or Vanilla Vodka, Condensed Milk, Honey, Hot Water, Butter, Whip Cream)

  5. Maple Rye On the Rocks

Story telling time: every morning at 10am the Banff Public Library will be hosting kids Christmas activities in Santa’s house, an outdoor heated tent. Dress appropriately. 

See a list of our 2017 vendors below:


Jewellery Artists

Rockstar Jewellery

Creative Cutlery

Balance Explore

Shooting Starfish

Rockies Jewels

Sassy Spoon Design

Out of the Woods Jewelry

Rada Luxury Goods

Nebula Jewellery and Textiles

Molly's Emporium

White Otter Design Co.

Annabelle's Silver and Crafts

Home Idea's

The Trail Rider Store

Studio M Design

Three Sisters Mountain Designs

Sweet Baboo Farm

The Kindling Maker

Heather Down Designs

Gillian Mitchell Ceramics

Whimsy In Nature Designs

Olivewood Glory

Winslow Rowe

All natural cleaning products

Mirkos Woodworkign and Art

Clothing & Accessories

Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere

Stripes Gear

Twisted Sisters Mill

Crazy Hat Lady

Rocky Mountain Vintage

Woollen's Woolies

Wise Wearable Art

Wool 'n stuff

Rock Paper Brushes

Sherpa Soles

Warped Wonders Weaving