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Depending on where you live, you’ve seen leaves starting to fall from the trees and maybe even snow! That makes this the perfect time of year to put on some mittens and a nice wool coat and walk in the cool air, maybe while enjoying a hot cocoa or cider! And, if you’re smart, you can use that opportunity to get in some great holiday shopping that will let the people in your life know how much you care. Here are some upcoming holiday markets in Ottawa that you should definitely check out!


Hosted by the Carleton Memorial United Church, this annual event features local crafts, jewellery, artwork and more! Complete with a silent auction and a tea and coffee social, this is a fun, low-key way to get out and explore Ottawa! Carleton Memorial is a gorgeous church, with warm wood tones and appealing design. All are welcome to the Fall Bazaar, so this is your chance to experience a beautiful part of the city you might not get to normally! Takes place on November 10.


The Glebe is one of Ottawa’s coolest neighbourhoods, with a high concentration of local artists who have come to call it home. This year’s Glebe Craft and Artisan fair feature the work of 50 local artisans who create incredibly cool and compelling work that you (and everyone on your shopping list) will love! Check it out November 16-18!


This is the big one! Taking place over four days at the Shaw Centre, this show features over 180 of the country’s finest craftspeople, artisans and designers showing off their very best! Featuring clothing, art, jewellery, housewares and more, there is so much to see and do and this show. Not only will you find lots of gift ideas, you might also be inspired to create yourself! Don’t miss out November 15-18!

Of course, if you’ve spent a day out in the cold, you want to return to somewhere that’s warm and comforting! Reserve your room at the Best Western Plus Ottawa City Centre today for a welcoming stay that’s your portal to Ottawa adventures!
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