Christmas Market

WCMA Christmas Market A snowglobe containing santa and an elf arranged on a table amongst garlands, dried orange slices, a candle, and knitted garment

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is thrilled to be hosting the Christmas Market again this year! The Christmas Market will take place on Friday, December 1st from 4:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday, December 2nd from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Ring in the holiday season with a handmade market, live musical entertainment, delicious local food, a visit from Santa Claus, and more family fun!

Christmas Market Attractions 

Friday, December 1st Schedule 
Saturday, December 2nd Schedule
  • Musical performance by Bob MacLean - Starting at 1 PM
  • Musical performance by Natalie Reis - Starting at 1 PM 
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides by 'Fairytale Horse and Carriage' starting at 1 PM 
  • Santa visits - all day, photos with Santa from 1 to 4 PM in the Aboyne Library
  • Children's crafts by the Aboyne Library in Museum Sunroom from 12 to 5 PM
  • Visits with Harmony Meadows Alpacas from 12 to 5 PMChristmas presents wrapped under the tree
Food Vendors

Information for Potential Vendors:

Interested in selling your handmade products at the Christmas Market? We’d love to have you!


Christmas Market Dates to Remember
Date Action
July 4, 2023 Christmas Market Application available
August 8, 2023 Christmas Market Application due
August 14, 2023 Vendor Notifications Sent Out
September 5, 2023 Vendor Fee Due
November 30, 2023 Inside Vendor Set-up
December 1 & 2, 2023 WCMA Christmas Market

For more information check out the FAQ below or contact Katie Clarke at, or 519.846.0916 x 5231

I would like to be a vendor at the WCMA Christmas Market! What is the application process?
Thank you so much for your interest in being a vendor for the 2023 WCMA Christmas Market! Applications to be a vendor can be submitted online and are due by August 8, 2023. At this time, market organizers will review the applications and select vendors to participate in the market. We will notify all applicants if they have been selected as a market vendor by August 14, 2023
Is there a fee to be a vendor?

Yes, there is a $25 Vendor Fee for this year’s Christmas Market. This fee is due no later than September 5, 2023, and can be completed online. If the Vendor Fee is not completed by the due date, vendors will be removed from the Christmas Market and the open booth will be offered to the next vendor on the waitlist.

Where will my display be located?
The Christmas Market takes place on the grounds of the Wellington County Museum and Archives, with activities and vendors located both indoors and outdoors. Due to a limited number of indoor spaces available, indoor spaces are assigned on a first come, first serve basis (based on when the vendor’s application was submitted). However, the feedback we received from vendors with an outdoor booth in the previous year was very positive and they were often the busiest in terms of sales and revenue.
What set up amenities will the WCMA provide to vendors?
The WCMA can provide each vendor with one 6-foot table, one chair and an approximate 10x10 space for you to set up your display in. You are more than welcome to bring additional tables and chairs to complete your set up as needed. If you require access to electricity, please let us know in your application so we can ensure that your display is placed in proximity to an electrical outlet. You may need to bring an extension cord with you to access the electricity. 
Will tents be provided for outdoor vendors?
The WCMA has a small selection of tents that can be reserved for vendors on a first come, first serve basis. Please indicate on your application whether you will need a tent from the WCMA or if you can bring your own.

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