This holiday season, avoid the rush of holiday shopping and visit Wakefield for a friendlier, more relaxed approach to your shopping experience and pick up some unique locally-made crafts along the way.

  • November 5-6, 2016: Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair at Ski Vorlage
  • December 10: Wakefield Christmas Market at Centre Wakefield-La Pêche Community Centre

Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair: November 5-6, 2016 10am-4pm

The Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair sees over 70 artisans from the Outaouais region display their wares. With roots dating back to 1977, the annual tradition takes place at Ski Vorlage November 5-6 from 10am-4pm. With an eclectic selection of fine hand-crafted items, the Wakefield Christmas Market has become known as a destination to find unique gifts for the whole family. The fair is in support of the Des Collines Health Foundation and any donation to the foundation gives admission to the fair.

Wakefield Christmas Market- December 10, 2016 2pm-7pm

For a more European style experience, be sure not to miss the Wakefield Christmas Market on Saturday, December 10 from 2pm-7pm at the Centre Wakefield-La-Pêche Community Centre. Wakefield’s newest holiday tradition now in it’s 4th season, the Wakefield Christmas Market is the only European-style outdoor Christmas market in the Outaouais. The venue provides a magical evening of music, bonfires and locally made products celebrating community spirit and holiday tradition. Visit over 70 local vendors or simply sit back and catch the spirit of the holiday season from the comfort of the bonfire.

Continue the Experience at Village Shops and Artisans

After the Markets, be sure to continue your Christmas shopping experience at the many village shops, a number of whom offer unique, locally made arts and crafts, baked goods, sporting goods and other fine items.   The waterfront will be lit up with Christmas lights and offer a relaxing and enjoyable experience to your holiday shopping as you avoid the crowds, take in the ambiance and enjoy the view of the beautiful Gatineau river. ….a warm drink at a local coffee shop or pub also awaits!