As a small business owner, I always support buying locally as much as possible vs purchasing items from the big box stores when making decisions about holiday shopping.
And at this time of year the best way to find as many local artisans and merchants under one roof is to visit some of the local craft shows that are ongoing at this time of year.
There have been some excellent Facebook pages that have been created to help find local artisans and craft shows and Kijiji is an excellent source for this as well.
However I do realize that it is time consuming to review the many craft shows that are taking place throughout Winnipeg so I have done the work for you and have included a list of a few that you may like to attend to help with your holiday shopping this year. I have listed them by date so you can plan when you would like to attend.
Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Annual Craft Sale
2665 Ness Avenue 9am-3pm
Burrows Resource Centre Presents…
Holiday Craft & Vendor Sale
90 Sinclair Street (North Centennial Rec Complex)
The Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba Christmas Craft Sale Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 201 Scurfield Blvd 10am-3pm
In Support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Canad Inns, Windsor Park, 1034 Elizabeth Road 10am-4pm
John Pritchard 19th Annual Holiday Craft Show 1490 Henderson Hwy 9:30am-3pm
Calvin Christian Schools 24th annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale 245 Sutton Avenue 10am-3pm
Ecole Lansdowne Holiday Craft Show 715 Wiginton St. (off Inkster) 9am-3pm
Catholic Women’s League of Christ the King Parish “Pious Penguin” Craft Sale 847 St. Mary’s Ave in school gymnasium 10am-4:30pm
Earl Grey Craft Sale and Flea Market 360 Cockburn St N 9am-3pm
31st Annual Window on Christmas Craft Sale Greendell Park C.C., 75 Woodlawn Ave 11am-4pm
Heritage Victoria CC Craft and Vendor Sale 950 Sturgeon road (St James area) 11am-4pm
West St. Paul School Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale 3740 Main Street, West Saint Paul 10am-4pm
George Waters Middle School/St James Collegiate 190 Ferry Road 10am-4pm
Signatures Craft Show and Sale RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre
Samuel Burland Craft & Bake Sale 192 Burland Avenue 3:30-9pm
St Bart’s Christmas Tea and Bazaar 881 Autumnwood Drive 1pm-4pm
North Kildonan CC Craft Sale 1144 Kingsford Place 10am-3pm
Good Neighbors Craft Sale 720 Henderson Highway 9am-2pm
11th Annual Holidaze Craft Show 586 Ellice Avenue 10am-7pm
10th Annual Christmas Market and Craft Sale College Jeanne-Sauve School 1128 Dakota St 10am-3pm
Miles MacDonell Christmas Craft Show 757 Roch Ave 10am-3pm
Silver Heights United Church Christmas Craft Sale
199 Garrioch Ave 10am-3pm
Corydon Community Club Craft and Vendor Sale 1170 Corydon Avenue 10am-4pm
Springs Church Christmas Craft Sale 595 Lagimodiere Blvd 10am-4pm
Sinclair Park Christmas Craft Sale 490 Sinclair Street 9am-3pm
25th Annual Tuxedo Holiday Craft Sale Canadian Mennonite University 500 Shaftsbury Blvd 11am-4pm
In addition, Travel Manitoba has done an outstanding job outlining the many holiday craft shows taking place throughout the province. I have included the link for their suggestions as well:
So happy shopping local this holiday season everyone!
After all ’tis the season!
Wishing you all a peaceful holiday season. Lisa