We are thrilled to announce that our Christmas Market is taking place on November 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Red River Exhibition Place.
Our business model is to support and champion other small businesses. We never take for granted the opportunity to host in person markets. THANK YOU for keeping us and makers going over these past two years. We would not be here if not for you.
2022 CHRISTMAS MARKET DATES + HOURS
Fri Nov 18 - Early Bird Pre-shop - 5-9:30pm
Sat Nov 19 - General Admission - 9am-7:45pm
Sun Nov 20 - General Admission - 12pm-4:45pm
Early Bird Pre-shop tickets: $25 + GST
General Admission tickets: $10 + GST
@ the Red River Exhibition Place
*Early Bird ticket holders get to enjoy:
- Reduced shopping capacity (less than Sat + Sun)
- A free Third+Bird tote bag
- A free 6 Degrees Photo Booth keepsake photo
-Sample size bag of Utoffeea
- First dibs on all the product
- Early Bird exclusive specials (some makers run)
-UNLIMITED ADMISSION for Saturday + Sunday
* Yes that's right, you can come back as many times as you like on Sat and Sun to shop all your favourite makers with unlimited admission as long as you have a wrist band that will be provided to you during your Friday shopping block.
Everything you love about the Third+Bird market will be there: It’s My Party selfie wall, 6 Degrees Photo Booth, DJ, Food Truck, Sip + Shop and all the Christmas vibes!
All tickets will be sold online in advance starting Saturday, October 8th @ 11am ** No tickets at the door! You get to choose your 2 hour shopping block! That’s right, you choose what time you want to shop and you walk right in!
Currently retail is allowed 100% capacity. Our team is choosing to operate at 85% capacity (Sat + Sun) to provide you with a pleasant shopping experience. There will be a limited amount of tickets for each shopping block.
Strollers are not allowed, unless a consideration is approved by our team. Please check out our FAQ page to learn more.
Children 12 and under do require a free child ticket for entry. There will be a limited amount of FREE child tickets for the General Admission days (Saturday and Sunday). If you have a child attending Early Bird, they will require a paid ticket unless your baby or child is on person then they do not require a paid ticket.
We have 170 Canadian makers, we are excited to welcome in 30 new makers to the Third+Bird family. This is our BIGGEST market in our 14 year history. We can't wait to see you all!
Shopping Blocks Explained
Our wildly popular shopping blocks are here to stay! We’ve heard your incredible feedback and how much you love shopping in this format.
How do shopping blocks work?
When tickets go on sale, you can choose what day and time you would like to shop. At this time have chosen to keep the blocks at reduced capacity even though retail is allowed to fully operate at 100%. We still want to be cautious and give you the most enjoyable experience. For now, we have chosen to operate general admission (Sat + Sun) at 85% occupancy. As we get closer to the date we may choose to release more tickets but for now this is what feels good to our team.
Red River Exhibition Park is a large space with 39,000 sq feet. Booths may have multiple people browsing/shopping at a time. We have made our aisles wide, 15-25ft to allow for space for people to stand to the side to wait to shop or you if feel a booth is crowded you can circle around. As well, we have constant overhead eyes on the aisles and have staff members to monitor the flow of shoppers and to help break up bunching to the best of our abilities.
*Shopping at Third+Bird will feel like holiday shopping at the mall or Costco. You will feel the Christmas hustle - bustle and joy! You may have to wait your turn to look at product. You will be around large volumes of people. There will be close contacts as you walk around. This is not a shopping experience for someone who is not comfortable with larger crowds and close contacts. If you are someone who needs lots of room around you at all times, this is not the shopping experience for you.
Ready to plan with your shopping besties? Here are the shopping blocks for each market day!
Friday Nov 18th, Early Bird 5pm - 9:15pm
Saturday Nov 19th, General Admission 9am - 7:45pm
Sunday Nov 20th, General Admission 12pm - 4:30pm