This year, celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a visit to these local events. Enjoy shopping for artisanal gift items, tasting delicious food and drink, taking in live entertainment and festive decorations and soaking up the joyful atmosphere.
Support our INCREDIBLE local businesses, make some memories and get your holiday shopping done right here in Oro-Medonte. Scroll down for a fantastic selection of can’t-miss holiday markets and events happening in Oro-Medonte in the coming weeks:
Quayle’s Brewery Christmas Market
Event Dates: Saturday, November 12th 11am-4pm
Sunday, November 13th 11am – 4pm
Saturday, November 19th 11am – 4pm
Sunday, November 20th 11am – 4pm
This year’s outdoor Christmas Market promises to be even bigger than last year! Loads of flavour, food and family fun over the course of two full weekends. Held at Oro-Medonte’s favourite farm brewery located at 4567 12 Line N, this open-air festive event will feature an abundance of local vendors each weekend.
Quayle’s incredible chef and team will be serving up their famous Smash Burgers and fall menu. Beer Garden bars will be open and Beavertails will be on site.
Start your Christmas shopping early and browse local artisan crafts, food and gift ideas while the Hawkestone Singers are carolling nearby. Looking for that perfect gift? A Quayle’s Brewery gift basket, merchandise or gift card may be just the ticket!
NOTE: Parking is free. Donations of loose change are appreciated and will be donated to the Orillia Youth Centre.
Simcoe Makers Market at Ayers Tree Farm
Event Date: Sunday, November 20th 10am-4pm
Visit the beautiful Ayers Tree Farm in Hawkestone for the ‘Shoppin’ Around The Christmas Trees’ market event, and cut down your own Christmas tree!
Come out with the whole family on opening day and support over 30 amazing local artisan vendors offering amazing and original, handmade items.
There will be a special visit from Santa between 11am-2pm. Enjoy photos, courtesy of Finesse Photography with a backdrop courtesy of Diva Décor Girls. Santa photos are free, however, donations are appreciated. Proceeds from the market will be donated to the Sharing Place and St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Orillia.
Enjoy a tractor ride to the tree patch to cut down your own tree. What a great way to kick-start decorating and Christmas gift shopping at the same time! Don’t forget to stop off for a bite to eat at the farm’s delicious food booth, visit with all of the farm animals and then relax with some warm, apple cider around the fire pit. Make some lasting memories with the ones you love.
**First 25 to arrive will receive swag bags filled with lots of awesome goodies!
Merry Makers Market, Shanty Bay
Event Date: Saturday, November 26th 10am-4pm
This event is being held on O’Brien Street and you will find vendors all the way to St. Thomas Church! The market is in support of the David Busby Centre in Barrie and will feature over 25 local artisans and businesses! There is also a rumour going around that Santa will make an appearance!
For updates and more info, visit the Merry Makers Market event page on Facebook.
Integrated Farms Christmas Market
Event Dates: Saturday, December 3rd 11am – 2pm
Saturday, December 10th 11am – 2pm
Saturday, December 17th 11am – 2pm
All the delicious and nutritious meals you’ll need this holiday season are available at Integrated Farms, 5091 Line 10 N. This special outdoor farm market will take place at the farm over three weekends, featuring a range of high-quality, pasture-raised meats and more. Shop for premium chicken, 100% grass only beef, heritage/ pasture/forested pork, rabbit, eggs and grass fed butter. You can also browse additional products from local farmers such as preserves, honey and locally made chocolates.
Come by to learn about how meat can be ethically raised, and meet some very special animals that will be out for viewing at this special holiday event.
Lovely Tea House Victorian Christmas Sip & Shop
Event Date: Wednesday, November 16th 5-9pm
Sunday, December 11th 1-6pm
This event at the Lovely Tea House requires reservations ahead of time for a specific timeslot. The $20 ticket includes tea and scones, goodie bags and door prizes. This Victorian home is filled with historic charm, visit the second floor for retail therapy including Home décor, stocking stuffers, delicious baked goods, Christmas gifts and more. The Lovely Tea House and Intimate Event Venue is located at 2449 Hwy 11 at the corner of Line 5.
Christmas Open House In Craighurst
Event Date: Friday, November 18
Shop local and visit Craighurst for a Christmas open house and evening shopping event hosted by Chelsea Chocolates, Dwellings and Craighurst Guardian. There will be special promotions, music, goodies, draw prizes and of course great shopping. Stay tuned to social media posts from these stores for more information.
Christmas in Craighurst
Event Date: Saturday, November 26. 10am-6pm.
Fun for the whole family – reindeer toss, snowman bowling, hot chocolate, carolers, nutcracker on the shelf, Christmas tree sales in support of the NICU at RVH. Lighting ceremony at 5pm. Prizes including a local gift basket, multiple stores participating.
Braestone Farm Christmas Market
Event Date: Saturday, November 12th 9am-3pm
Swing by the stylish Braestone Farm Event Barn (3288 Line 9 N) to soak in the 2nd Annual Braestone Farm Christmas Market. Guests can expect a wide variety of vendors with Christmas decorations, handmade jewelry, local clothing brands, knitting, handmade décor signs, local artists, farm-fresh products, pottery and more! Kids are invited to visit with Santa!
Enjoy delectable lunch dishes prepared by The Ktchn at Braestone Club while enjoying live entertainment!
Support local Oro-Medonte businesses this holiday season, shop local #OroMedonteStrong. For a list of other local shoppes in Oro-Medonte visit Oro-Medonte’s Shopping page.
Plan ahead! Before heading out, check out the latest updates and guidelines from businesses.