On Nov. 15, the City Market Downtown at City Hall will extend its hours until 6 pm so that customers can browse, enjoy and partake of holiday shopping while being a part of the Edmonton Downtown Business Association‘s annual Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up event.
The Holiday Light Up runs from 4 pm until 7 pm, when Santa will light up the massive Christmas tree in the square. The market, meanwhile, which runs every Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm, will be open from 9 am until 6 pm. And don’t forget: after you’ve finished shopping, you can leave your items at the Veggie Valet service at the Info Desk, where staff are pleased to look after your purchases while you enjoy the Holiday Light Up events on the Square. This free service is just a small part of the ways the City Market Downtown shows its customers who convenient it is to shop local.
A map of the vendors in attendance from 3 pm until 6 pm can be found here. Vendors who will be on site from 3 pm until 6 pm include:
- Ada’s Soap Shop
- Bamboche World Cuisine
- Big G Foods
- Caribbean Kitchen
- Confetti Sweets
- Crazy Hounds Homemade Tasty Treats
- Dean’s Enterprises
- Erdmann’s Gardens
- Fiesta Olives
- Heirloom Blooms
- Holy Cow Popsicles and Ice Cream Bars
- Hunt’s Harvest
- Inked Cakes
- Jewels by Amy
- Kirk’s Moccasins Manufacturing
- Kuhlmann’s Market Gardens & Greenhouse Ltd.
- Lily Aitch
- Little Jack Horner Meat Pies
- Medicine Man Bison
- Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic
- Munro Jewellery Design
- Mr. Jerky
- Ocean Odyssey
- OMG-oh my goodies
- Phil’s Fudge Factory
- Piroska Strudel
- Productions Latinos Inc.
- Redneck Roxie
- Sara’s Korean Kitchen
- Sassy Sauces /Purr…Ogies for Cats & Bow Wow Biscuits
- Shooting Star Ranch
- Sinfully Addictive Snacks
- Spring Harvest Farm
- Strathcona Country Kitchen
- Steve and Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit
- Sweet Stuff Cakes
- Thai Sab Thaifood
- The Art of Cake
- The Bangle Box
- The Dancing Moose
- Theo’s Greek Kouzina
- Three Chocolate Makers
- The Tutu Princess
- Unique Wood Products
- Urban Forest Design Studio
The Christmas tree light up is one of Edmonton’s most popular events. With live music, children’s activities and visit from Santa, all culminating in a spectacular fireworks display, the event will surely please the young, and young at heart. So plan on coming down to the market on Saturday, and staying for a great family event in the evening!
City Market has formed a new partnership with Relish Food on Film: A Different Kind of Film Festival! Enjoy savory drama, spicy comedies and food for thought docs including the Western Canadian premier of the Slow Food Story, Carlo Petrini’s biopic.
The majority of film festival programming will be presented at the Metro Cinema between November 13-16. Relish at Metro will feature food themed documentaries to provoke and enlighten; classics that celebrate food family, Edmonton produced short films, comedies, culinary dramas; wine adventures, gastronomic extravaganzas, movies for kids and the young at heart.
During the event Relish at Metro will present speakers to inspire conversation. Panels will include local farmers, producers, chefs and academics. So, if you’re a chef or just like to cook, are a foodie faddist, vegan, vegetarian, gluten freeist, wine lover, cocktailist. Whatever wolf pack you belong to Relish has a movie for you during the film festival about food culture.
Stop by City Market November 8 and enter a draw to win All-Dressed passes to the Relish Food on Film Festival!
It’s a different kind of film festival; a place for food lovers to gather. For more info http://relishfilmfest.org
The Art Gallery of Alberta will be attending market once per month on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. On these dates Kids Korner will be staffed with an educator from AGA who will lead a family-friendly activity.
Stop by the market on these dates and have a blast in Kids Korner!
The Art Gallery of Alberta is the oldest cultural institution in the province. Through exhibitions of local, national and international artists, as well as public programming, education and special events, the AGA connects people, art and ideas.
November 15 | Animation
Discover an assortment of moving images in featured exhibitions at the AGA and build a simple animation using a variety of materials.
December 13 | Winter Wonderland
Experiment with watercolour and illustration techniques to create a set of cards for your family & friends!
January 17 | Layered Landscapes
Investigate the relationship between nature and the built environment. Add texture to your artwork through mark-making, layering and mixed media.
February 21 | Time Travellers
Discover art from the past and present while making art of the future! Experiment with drawing materials and techniques in new and unusual ways.
March 21 | Pop Art
What is art? Challenge your ideas about art and the everyday through stencils and paint. Find the beauty in advertising and ordinary objects like the artists of our current exhibition Pop Show! Dazzled by the Everyday
April 18 | Creature Creations
Be inspired by Alberta artist duo Dave & Jenn in the AGA’s current exhibition and hand-build a figurative sculpture out of plasticine.
May 9 | Build your own museum
Work with cardboard and paper to create a maquette of your ideal museum. What kind of museum will you build? Who will it be for? What features will your museum have?
At City Market we take great pride in our partnerships with local community events and projects, below you can find the confirmed community table exhibitors for the 2014-2015 City Hall winter market season. If you are non-profit or community group and would like to apply to display a community table you can download an application form or for more information contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Below is a list of the currently confirmed community tables for the 2014-2015 City Hall winter market season:
A Child’s Hope is a government of Alberta recruitment campaign for foster care and adoption. They hope to raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes.
Find them at City Hall: December 20th 2014 and January 10th 2015.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the largest female sporting event in the world. It showcases the best soccer players across the globe and is coming to Edmonton in June 2015. Their hope is to raise awareness among Edmontonians and encourage the public to support big international events in our city and to show the world what Edmonton has to offer.
Find them at City Hall: November 15th 2014 and December 13th 2014
Homeward Trust Edmonton
Homeward Trust Edmonton is a not for profit organization that uses a community based approach towards the goal of ending homelessness in Edmonton. Their primary goal is to coordinate responses to housing needs by working together with local agencies and all levels of government. During the winter months they partner with the national Canadian charity Raising the Roof selling specially designed toques.
Find them at City Hall: November 22nd 2014
Parkinson Alberta is a stand alone Alberta organization. They provide services, support and research to all Albertans affected by Parkinsons Disease. They will be having a Christmas tree fundraiser in November and a tulip fundraiser in April.
Find them at City Hall: November 8th 2014, March 21st 2015 and April 11th 2015.