Christmas Markets to Visit in 2021
After last year’s pause, our classic Eastern Townships Christmas markets are back! It will be such a joy to once again be able to meet our local artisans, discover their work, and stock up on gifts and food in preparation for the Holiday Season. Here’s an overview of the Christmas markets to visit in 2021 in the Brome-Missisquoi region.
The Sutton Christmas Market
Sutton’s traditional Christmas Market will welcome you for two weekends, November 27 and 28, and December 4 and 5. This year the Market will move to Place Sutton. Dozens of artisans and producers will be present here.
The Bedford Lofts Christmas Market
The talented artisans of the Bedford Lofts will organize a Christmas sale on November 26, 27 and 28. In all about twenty artists and artisans will come together in this magnificent heritage building, located at 110, rue Rivière, Bedford. Take this opportunity to also visit the downtown boutiques.
Cowansville’s Christmas Market
The Cowansville Christmas Market will be held once again, one time only inside the visitors welcome centre of the Plage Davignon (225 chemin de la Plage). Several artisans will gather here, in a truly magical setting, on December 3, 4 and 5.
The entire Vieux-Village sector will offer a Christmas Market ambiance during the town’s Festif Bromont event. On December 10, 11 and 12, Bromont’s new public square will be bustling with musical entertainment, light shows and an outdoor wine bar, as several boutiques welcome local artisans to their shops.
Farnham’s Christmas Market
December 10 and 11, Farnham’s Station Pierre-Berriau (previously the Marché de la station gourmande) will host a gourmet market gathering several producers and artisans. To celebrate the moment, the building will be decorated with lights and an outdoor fireplace. Musical performances are also on the program.
Midnight Madness in the Town of Brome-Lake
Bome-Lake’s traditional Midnight Madness will be back this year on December 11. While the town’s downtown boutiques extend their opening hours on this day, you’ll also be able to enjoy Coldbrook Park’s Garden of Magic Lanterns and, right across the street, the Sentier Féerique walking path.
Dunham’s Marché de Noël des Pas Pressés and the Frelighsburg Christmas Market
As usual, last-minute shoppers will be able to count on these markets to complete their purchases. The Dunham Christmas market will welcome you at the Brasserie Dunham and Frelighsburg’s market will be held at the Bishop Stewart Memorial Church. Both will take place on December 18 and 19.
Other Events to Add to Your Calendar
December 4 and 5, several winemakers of the region will participate in the Route des vins “Holidays Special”. These vineyards, besides their festive decorations, are proposing several activities such as wine and food pairings, thematic tours, gifts and outdoor entertainment. The timing will be perfect to fill your provision baskets with bottles to enhance your Holiday celebrations.
The second edition of the Petit Salon du Livre de Sutton will be held on Saturdays, December 4, 11 and 18, 2021, from noon until 4:00 p.m. at the École d’art de Sutton. You’ll find books for the entire family, meet some of the region’s authors, and attend book signing sessions.