Granary Road Christmas Market

Granary Road Market
Granary Road Market
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Granary Road Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit at the Calgary’s newest Christmas tradition

Shop local this holiday season with the Granary Road Christmas Market and enjoy everything from fire pits and wagon rides to ice skating and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Find unique gifts from local farmers and entrepreneurs and discover what makes the Granary Road Christmas Market a cheery and bright way to spend the holiday shopping season.

The Granary Road Christmas Market is one of Calgary’s newest Christmas traditions and should not be missed by anyone looking for a unique experience to celebrate the holidays. Here’s all you need to know about your new festive favourite. 

This article is sponsored by Granary Road in partnership with Tourism Calgary.

Shopping at the Granary Road Public Market

Shopping at the Granary Road Public Market (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie)

What is Granary Road?

Granary Road is a friendly public market with a unique collection of local vendors, offering fresh produce, arts and crafts, snacks, and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can find everything from bakery goods and fresh brewed coffee to perogies and boutique wines as you walk into the beautiful Public Market at Granary Road.

The Granary Road Christmas Market is a fun family event that brings together local vendors with a festive collective of holiday activities. It’s a great way to enjoy your holiday shopping experience right up until December 23 for those last minute gift ideas.

Bin 905 at Granary Road

Bin 905 at Granary Road (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie)

Bin 905 at Granary Road

Ciders at Bin 905 (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie)

What can I buy at the Granary Road Christmas Market?

The Granary Road Christmas Market features more than 50 unique & handpicked vendors ready to share the holiday spirit. Fresh produce, cheese, chocolate, and handcrafted, homemade goods, make Granary Road a great place to shop local and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Additionally, the Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and is home to award winning pizza, wines and spirits, and honey, including regular vendors like A Little Taste of Country, The Chocolate Lab, Vegan Street, Going Nuts, and The Good Farmer.

Fresh pizza at the Granary Road Public Market

Fresh pizza at the Granary Road Public Market (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie)

Salt Box at the Granary Road Public Market

Salt Box at the Granary Road Public Market (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie)

What makes it different from other markets?

The Granary Road Christmas Market is a unique holiday market that makes for a great full day shopping experience. Meet the farmers and entrepreneurs behind the produce and products and keep the whole family occupied with a complete lineup of activities. With over 25,000 square feet of market space, there is plenty of room to explore and shop in comfort.

A trip to the Granary Road Christmas Market also means you can save your money for holiday shopping. There is no admission price, parking fee, or charge for some of their family friendly holiday activities including marshmallow roasting, kids colouring, hay rides and more. 

Granary Road is also Calgary’s only market with a full restaurant and bar. Salt Box offers a fresh selection of local ingredients with a made-from-scratch menu, featuring comfort food like French fries, meatballs, pretzel balls, and Alberta beef burgers. Break up your day of holiday shopping with some comfort food and cocktails at Salt Box with a great view of the market below.

Granary Road

Granary Road is located just south of Calgary

How do I go to the market and is there a cost?

Granary Road is located just south of Calgary and about a 45 minute drive from the downtown core with a large parking lot at the main entrance. The accessible parking at Granary Road makes it easy to unload the whole family or meet up with friends for a day at the market.

Granary Road also offers a shuttle service from the Shawnessy C-Train station to the Granary Road Public Market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Granary Road website for a full list of times and to book your spot on the shuttle.

There is no admission to the Granary Road Christmas Market for adults and children. Parking and some holiday activities are free of charge, so you can save your money for holiday shopping. For $10.00 you can get your photo taken with Santa or an Alpaca. Register your child for a terrarium building class hosted by their resident vendor Serendipity Gardens for $20; it makes for the perfect gift for mom and dad or great Christmas décor. The Granary Road Christmas Market runs from November 30 – December 23 and is open Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kissing alpacas

Take a picture with the alpacas at the Granary Road Christmas Market.

What holiday activities are available at the market?

Free activities make a day at the Granary Road Christmas Market one to remember, with wagon rides, ice skating, snowman building, and roaming holiday carolers. Warm your hands by the fire pits, roast marshmallows, or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate when you spend a day at the Granary Road Christmas Market. 

Make sure you tell Santa Claus if you’ve been naughty or nice this year. Santa will be at the market for photo opportunities and to hear your Christmas wish list. Or start a new tradition and get your picture taken with one of their scarf sporting alpaca. The alpacas are always ready to give out some kisses under the mistletoe for a holiday picture you will never forget. Pictures with Santa or the Alpaca are available for $10.00.

The Granary Road Christmas Market runs from November 30 – December 23 and is open Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.