Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Christmas Market: Saturday 5 December at 1:30pm to 4:30 pm at the Centre des Grands-Vents 

Give uniques gifts and support your community

The 2020 Christmas Market will take place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 at the Centre Des Grands-Vents. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to do your Christmas shopping while supporting local amateur or professional artisans!

You will be able to buy, among other things :

  • Jewelry
  • Beauty product
  • soap
  • painting and photography
  • Christmas card
  • african art
  • cookies
  • … and many other surprise


More than a dozen shopkeepers will welcome you at …..

Entrance is free.

Information: (709) -726- 4900 – or email culture@acfsj.ca for more details.

Address: 65 Ridge Rd, St. John’s, NL A1B 4P5

Note: the list of artisans will be updated as the days go by – please stay tuned. 


Table reservation

  • We are still looking for artisans (professional or amateur) who would like to sell their product during our Christmas market.
  • If you wish to reserve or confirm your registration, please click on the button ‘ Registration (Individual)’. At the very bottom of the table.
  • Please confirm your registration as soon as possible, so that we can add you to our list of sellers and promote you.
  • If you have a website, or photos of the items you wish to sell, this will help us to promote you.
  • Please note that even if you have contacted us by email to reserve a table, your registration will not be taken into account until you have paid.
  • In order to have a table for your sales, we ask for a contribution of $5 for ‘amateur‘ sellers and $10 for ‘professional’ sellers.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at Culture@acfsj.ca – 709-726-4900.

Information : culture@acfsj.ca- 709-726-4900


Once upon a time there were Christmas markets
Marie-Hélène Alarie Special collaboration

Marie-Hélène Alarie Special collaboration
24 November 2018
This text is part of the special issue Culture as a gift.
In December, the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon fills the Christmas markets that have been springing up all over Europe and here at home for the past few years.
It is said that it is a pagan Germanic goddess named Berchta who is said to be the origin of the legend of Christkindel. From the 14th century onwards, the Germans gathered to honour her in the Christkindelsmärik, which in German means “Christmas markets”. In France, the market in Strasbourg is THE reference. People have been visiting its stalls since 1570, but there is even older, since the first market in Vienna took place on 6 December 1294. Unfortunately, several Christmas markets fell into oblivion until the tradition was revived in the mid-1990s. It was at this time that the renaissance reached Quebec.
read the rest of the article on  Le Devoir ( translate from french to english).