Buskers Dec.30

Enjoy the musical talents of Peter Nolan, in the morning, and The Good Information Band in the afternoon, while you shop. City Market Downtown is proud to support local talent.


City Market Downtown helps celebrate the season

xmas on the sqaureOn 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:

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 Downtown in partnership with Relish Food on Film Festival

Relish Fest

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

City Market Downtown in partnership with the Art Gallery of Alberta

Art gallery of albertaThe 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?

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