F.A.Q.

What is the address of the Ottawa Christmas Market?

The Ottawa Christmas Market is located at Lansdowne in the Aberdeen Plaza, just North of the Aberdeen Pavilion – 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 3W7

How do I get to the Ottawa Christmas Market?

If possible, we recommend taking public transportation to the Ottawa Christmas Market which is conveniently located near Bank St. and 6 and 7 OC Transpo bus routes.

All OC Transpo or Para Transpo trips will be offered at no charge throughout December.

To plan your trip, please click here.


Is there parking nearby?

There is parking on-site at the Ottawa Christmas Market. The availability in the parking lot depends on the day, time, weather, etc.

Our busiest times are typically weekends after 3 p.m.

Click here for Parking alternatives.

When is the Ottawa Christmas Market open?

• Friday November 25, 2022 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Saturday November 26, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Sunday November 27, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


• Friday December 2, 2022 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Saturday December 3, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Sunday December 4, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


• Friday December 9, 2022 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Saturday December 10, 2022– 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Sunday December 11, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


• Friday December 16, 2022 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Saturday December 17, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Sunday December 18, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


• Tuesday December 20, 2022 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday December 21, 2022 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Thursday December 22, 2022 – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Friday December 23, 2022 – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Is the Ottawa Christmas Market accessible to people with limited mobility or special needs?

Yes, the Ottawa Christmas Market is accessible to people with limited mobility or special needs. For more information please visit: https://www.tdplace.ca/oseg-accessible-service-policy/

Is the Ottawa Christmas Market a free event?

Yes, entry into the Market is free however some activities are paid, and some activities/events require registration.

What is the event schedule?

Click here for the complete schedule.

When is Santa on-site?

Click here for the Santa’s Schedule.

Are pets allowed?

Well-behaved pets are allowed at the Ottawa Christmas Market. However, it can be very busy and often not the most comfortable environment for pets to be walking around. Pets are not permitted on restaurant patios or inside restaurants due to health and safety regulations.

Learn more about the Santa Paws event on our Activities Page.


How do I become a vendor at future Ottawa Christmas Markets?

Fill out the form here and we will get in touch when it’s time to apply for 2023 edition.

When will the Christmas Tree Lighting be?

The tree lighting will take place on the opening night of the Ottawa Christmas Market on Friday November 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

It will also be broadcast on CTV Ottawa.

What are the hotel options?

Access the  Ottawa Tourism ‘Where to Stay webpage and find out about the options.

What are the shops and restaurants hours of operation at Lansdowne?

For all restaurant information on-site please click here.

For all shopping options on-site please click here

What are the Ottawa Farmers’ Market hours of operation?

Every Saturday and Sunday – November 27 – December 18 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.