Tis the season for community support and local market magic! As we move into the month of December, let’s dive into the holiday spirit. Immerse yourself in the twinkling lights, festive tunes, and the cozy charm of supporting local businesses. Southern Georgian Bay has some amazing shops and markets, especially for the holidays. Choose to shop local this holiday season!



Collingwood Christmas Market

The Collingwood Downtown BIA is bringing you a special Holiday Spirit filled Christmas Market.

On Friday December 1st, 8th and 15th from 5:00-8:00pm, Hurontario Street will be lit up with our amazing light installations, along with local vendors & extended store hours for all your holiday shopping, strolling entertainment from hula hoopers to stilt walkers and jugglers.

Enjoy the magic of the dancers from Fleetwood Dancentre as they perform in store windows. We also can’t forget about the big guy in red! Santa will be back in town in his big red sleigh, from 5-8pm beside the Federal Building!

A Very Artisan Christmas Market

Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list at the annual A Very Artisan Christmas Market. With over 25 artisans showcasing their creations, delicious food, raffles, and free admission, it’s your one-stop-shop for all your gift-giving needs! 10 am to 4 pm at the Nottawa Community Hall.

Location: Nottawa Hall
Date: December 9th, 10am-4pm

Christmas on the Bay Market – Meaford

Experience the magic and taste the pleasures of Georgian Bay’s largest outdoor Christmas market in the heart of charming historic Meaford. Immerse yourself into a world of delightfully decorated traditional wooden stalls, endless seasonal lighting, multiple fire bowls, winter princesses, Christmas trees galore, music, a Santa Claus Parade, dancing windows, and an entertainment stage for live music and performances. Explore and sample a tantalizing array of the area’s finest locally made foods, artisanal products, and hand crafted gifts while you sip on cider made from apples grown right here in dog-friendly Meaford and on the Bay.

Location: 12 Nelson St East, Meaford
Date: November 30th to December 3rd, all day




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