The holiday season is now underway, and it’s time to make some lasting memories with your family and close friends at Oro-Medonte’s incredible lineup of Christmas markets.
This year, celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with a visit to special events at Quayle’s Brewery, Valley Croft, Ayers Tree Farm and more. You can enjoy shopping for artisanal gift items, tasting delicious food and drink, taking in live entertainment and festive decorations and soaking up the joyful atmosphere.
This season, support local businesses, #OroMedonteStrong, and get your holiday shopping done right here in Oro-Medonte. Here are a fantastic selection of can’t-miss holiday markets happening in Oro-Medonte in the coming weeks:
Integrated Farms Christmas Market
Event Dates: Saturday, November 20th 11am – 2pm
Saturday, December 4th 11am – 2pm
Saturday, December 18th 11am – 2pm
This first-ever Christmas Market will be held at Integrated Farms – Home of The Real Pastured Chicken located at 5091 Line 10 N.
All the delicious and nutritious meals you’ll need this holiday season are available at Integrated Farms. This special outdoor 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 BBQ sauce.
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.
Quayle’s Brewery Christmas Market
Event Dates: Saturday, November 27th 11am – 4pm
Sunday, November 28th 11am – 4pm
Saturday, December 4th 11am – 4pm
Sunday, December 5th 11am – 4pm
This brand new Christmas Market promises loads of flavour, food and family fun over the course of two weekends. Held at Oro-Medonte’s favourite farm brewery located at 4567 12 Line N, this open-air festive event will feature over a dozen local vendors each weekend.
Quayle’s will have their beer garden set up with an outdoor bar and tap room serving farm fresh craft beer and hot chocolate for the kids. Outdoor kitchens will feature delicious home-style comfort food from the Quayle’s crew, with Beavertails will also be on site for both weekends.
Over a dozen beautifully adorned Christmas trees will be on display, all sponsored and decorated by local businesses and families.
Start your Christmas shopping early and browse local artisan crafts, food and gift ideas. Looking for that perfect gift? A Quayle’s Brewery gift basket, merchandise or gift card may be just the ticket!
Simcoe Makers Market at Ayers Tree Farm
Event Date: Saturday, November 27th 9am – 4pm
Visit beautiful Ayers Tree Farm in Hawkestone for the ‘Shoppin’ Around The Christmas Trees’ market event, and cut down your own Christmas tree!
The Simcoe Makers Market is holding an open-air holiday event at Ayers Tree Farm located at 3065 10 Line N. Enjoy a tractor ride to the tree patch to pick out your perfect tree, and get your Christmas shopping done while supporting local businesses. At this holiday market you can get a bite to eat at a delicious food booth, sip some warm apple cider by the fire and visit with cuddly animals.
The family-friendly event will feature 17 amazing local artisan vendors selling original handmade items. Finesse Photography will be on site to offer free photos for kids using an enchanting backdrop. Visitors can take their own photos at the sweet setup too! The first twenty folks to arrive at the event will receive special swag bags filled with holiday goodies.
Valley Croft Evergreen Holiday Market
Event Dates: Saturday, November 27th 10am – 3pm
Sunday, November 28th 11am – 3pm
Soak in the natural beauty of Horseshoe Valley at Valley Croft’s newest indoor/outdoor holiday market. In a rustic restored barn and idyllic forest setting, browse a special collection of fresh decor and trees, unique locally crafted gifts, local artisan handcrafted goods, food, beverages and more. Here you’ll find lots of unique and premium local products including wood working, pottery, leather, socks, natural body products, decorations, cheeses, honey and much more. This market is perfect for families, girlfriends on a holiday shopping day, and local couples.
Lovely Tea House Victorian Christmas Sip & Shop
Event Date: Saturday, November 27th 4-8pm
Saturday, December 11th 4-8pm
This event at the new Lovely Tea House requires reservations ahead of time for a specific timeslot. The $20 ticket includes holiday treats and tea, plus door prizes and a gift bag. This Victorian home is filled with historic charm, visit the second floor for retail therapy including Home décor, stocking stuffers, delicious bakes good, Christmas gifts and more. The Lovely Tea House and Intimate Event Venue is located at 2449 Hwy 11 at the corner of Line 5.
Braestone Farm Christmas Market
Event Date: Sunday, December 5th 9am- 2pm
The Ktchn at Braestone Club will prepare delectable lunch dishes, and live entertainment will be provided at this special holiday market. Swing by the stylish Braestone Farm event barn (3288 Line 9N) to soak in the magical atmosphere and enjoy a day out.
Guests can expect a wide variety of vendors from Christmas decorations, handmade jewelry, local clothing brands, knitting, handmade décor signs, local artists, farm-fresh products, pottery and more. Kids are welcome!
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.