It's the perfect time to go shopping for the holidays -- if you know where to shop that is! The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team wants to help you find great gifts for everyone on your list this year. Here are the best places to shop for the holidays in your city.
When it comes to holiday shopping in Vancouver, you've got plenty of excellent options. A great area of the city to go gift shopping in is chic and unique South Granville shops. Boasting fabulous shops you won't find anywhere else in the city, and plenty of establishments in the area serving delicious food and refreshments, it's a lot of fun to make a day of it.
Most of the holiday events and sales in Langley happen in November, but you can find fantastic gifts year round at Willowbrook Mall. If you want an indoor/outdoor holiday shopping experience, visit the shops at Fort Langley.
When holiday shopping in New Westminster, a visit to Royal City Shopping Centre is a safe bet. The mall is enormous and packed with shops suitable for a variety of budgets and tastes. If you're looking for something more festive, New West Craft Holiday Night Market on December 1st is a great event not to be missed. You'll enjoy an evening of shopping, music, food, drinks and fun.
When holiday shopping in St. Albert, the Perron District in downtown is a great place to go if you want to shop at cute boutiques for the perfect gifts. St. Albert Centre is also a great option. The mall boasts over 60 stores and services, so you'll definitely find what you're looking for.
When holiday shopping in Edmonton in December, a great option is the Christmas Market at Spruce Grove Art Gallery. Over 40 local artists and artisans will sell their one-of-a-kind gifts. If you prefer a shopping mall experience, West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping mall in North America! It's such a unique attraction that a visit there is worth the trip all year round.
There are a ton of fantastic places to shop in Calgary. If a huge shopping mall is your preference, visit CORE Shopping Centre. They have over 160 stores! If a geeky and artsy holiday shopping event is more your speed, don't miss Calgary Expo Holiday Market! If handmade gifts are on your list, visit Make It! Holiday Market.
When holiday shopping in Hamilton, you have a lot of great options. We're marking our calendars for the Hamilton Downtown Christmas Market which promises a ton of local vendors and a ferris wheel! For those on the hunt for truly unique gifts, Handmade Hamilton is a must!
When holiday shopping in Burlington, don't miss Burlington MADE where you can shop the wares of 60 local artisans, as well as enjoy a live band and children's art classes.The Burlington Humane Society's Christmas Open House is also worth a visit, boasting a silent auction, Christmas craft sale, pet gift baskets and a baked sale.
When holiday shopping in Kitchener, you have to visit the beautiful Chriskindl Market at City Hall! The market offers a fabulous German Christmas Market experience. Show your LGBTQ2+ pride at the Holigay Market at Fresh Ground on King Street East. Browse great gifts from LGBTQ2+ artists and artisans.
When holiday shopping in Waterloo, don't miss the Galaxy of Gifts Annual Craft Show! There will be 50+ artisans at the show, so you'll definitely find the unique gifts you're looking for. If you prefer a shopping mall experience, visit Conestoga Mall, the largest shopping centre in Waterloo!
If you're on the hunt for a December hokiday shopping event in Oakville, visit St. Joseph's Christmas Marketplace. There will be booths from local artisans plus hot and delicious Ukrainian food! If you want a quaint shopping experience by the lake, visit the shops of Bronte Village.
When holiday shopping in a bustling city like Toronto, it's a good idea to shop early. Stores are quickly overrun by anxious last-minute shoppers towards the end of December. This is particularly true of major shopping centers like the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Mall. Both offer an incredible range of stores to visit, plus delicious places to eat and drink when you need a break. If something more quaint is what you're after, visit the shops of Yorkville or the Toronto Christmas Market. If you're on the hunt for a unique gift, check out the One Of A Kind Show and Sale at the Enercare Centre, but hurry -- it ends on December 2nd.
Montréal is fabulous city to shop in any time of year, but the holiday season is extra special. You can't go wrong with a visit to the Eaton Centre Montreal or a walk along Sainte Catherine street. There are also incredible artisan markets like The Montreal Christmas Market where you can get into the holiday spirit while you find one-of-a-kind gifts.
Bentall Kennedy Residential Services hopes these tips for where to shop for the holidays in your city help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends!