Frequently asked questions

Market Vendors FAQ

What category of vendors are accepted to the Edmonton Christmas Market?

The Edmonton Christmas Market is currently looking for vendors in all categories to apply. As a Public Market, vendors need to abide by the 80/20 rule as a local maker.

All products sold at the Edmonton Christmas Market must be homemade (handcrafted), home grown, or home baked to be compliant with Alberta Agriculture’s rules pertaining to the operation of Farmers’ Markets. We do not allow a market complement of more than 20% wholesale, resale, commercial retail or franchise business. The only exception to this stipulation will be B.C. Fruit. B.C vendors are not permitted to sell vegetables as to adhere to Alberta Agriculture rules. This is subject to change at the discretion of Market Directors. In addition, ALL food and beverage vendors must operate out of an AHS approved commercial kitchen. All products sold at the Edmonton Christmas Market location must conform to Public Health Regulations and Standards of Cleanliness.

Do I need to commit to all the market days I apply to?

Yes, vendors are liable to participate in all market days the vendor has applied to and been approved for by the Market Manager. ANY changes to your application must be made up to 5 days after the application has been received.

Is there a minimum of market days I need to apply for?

Yes, there is a 3 day minimum for all vendors to participate in the Edmonton Christmas Market. The 3 market days can be throughout the 2022 season (15 dates total).

Are there retail or food and beverage concessions available?

Yes, The Public will be managing retail opportunities and food concessions. Please reach out to our Director of Product Operations, Peter Keith, at peter@publicfoodhub.com for more information. Please note, ALL food and beverage vendors must operate out of an AHS approved commercial kitchen. All products sold at the Edmonton Christmas Market location must conform to Public Health Regulations and Standards of Cleanliness.

What equipment am I responsible for?

Vendors are responsible for providing their own table, chairs, merchandise equipment, food display(s), signage, payment system, merchandise, and decor.

Please note: Vendors will NOT need to bring a tent unless a Market Manager has directly reached out to you.

Are there rentals available on-site?

The only rentals available for vendors is power (for a low cost). See above for equipment requirements.

Do I need my own insurance?

Yes, vendors are responsible for their own insurance, including while operating on the market site. All vendors must have insurance of up to $2 million dollars. The Public Food Hub Co. must be listed as additional insured.The Public Food Hub Co. does not provide Liability Insurance for individual vendors. It is the vendor’s responsibility to have their own insurance, and for this event it is mandatory that every vendor carry their own Liability Insurance Policies. The Alberta Farmers’ Market Association offers very reasonable rates for vendors. Please connect with us at markets@publicfoodhub.com for preferred Insurance rates.

How will my application be processed?

Applications from returning vendors will receive priority consideration, if received prior to applications going live to the public (August 2, 2022). However, previous participation does not guarantee acceptance.

Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by our Market team. We may reach out to confirm additional details. If approved, you’ll receive an Approval email containing an onboarding checklist and next steps. You’ll be required to sign and upload the agreement/waiver forms, including:

Vendor agreement form

Vendor proof of insurance form

COVID-19 policy/waiver

Cancellation policy acceptance

Personal information form

Any proposed additions or changes of your product line will require written approval from one of the Market/Site Managers.

In the unforeseen event that the physical venue for Edmonton Christmas Market must be canceled due to situations like a pandemic, loss of venue, or an act of god, nature or events beyond reasonable control, our team will notify all participants as soon as possible. In this case, vendors will receive a refund of all fees less the $210 deposit.

What happens if my vendor category is full?

Vendor categories can fill up quickly. Once a category is filled, vendors in that category will be put on a waitlist for any upcoming vendor cancellations. To be eligible for the waitlist, vendors must submit a $210 deposit. The deposit less a $10 administrative fee will be refunded if vendors cannot participate or there is a remaining balance on the deposit.

Can I cancel my application?

If we have not processed your application yet you may cancel and be refunded your deposit of $200 (less $10 admin fee).

If we have confirmed your dates, that means we have potentially turned down another vendor in your category. Unfortunately once you are approved your $200 will be non-refundable. If you cancel after 5 days of approval and invoicing you are then obligated to those dates and payment. Please see the Terms of Service attached to your Brand Profile.

In the unforeseen event that the physical venue for Edmonton Christmas Market must be canceled due to situations like a pandemic, loss of venue, or an act of god, nature or events beyond reasonable control, our team will notify all participants as soon as possible. In this case, vendors will be offered a credit of their paid dates towards an alternative event or venue within 12 months. Partial refunds may be issued if the cancellation is more than 3 months from the date of the event. Deposits are non-refundable.

General FAQ

The Edmonton Christmas Market at Fort Edmonton Park is your destination for discovering regional brands and makers, food and culinary experiences, live entertainment, festive activities and more. Whether you’re coming as a family, scheduling a date night, or looking for a holiday experience with a friend, there’s something for everyone at the market.

Visit Fort Edmonton Park from November 30-December 18, 2022 to discover unique indoor and outdoor winter experiences. Including carousel rides, culinary experiences, roving performances, theater experiences, and local market vendors.

The Edmonton Christmas Market will take place on:
Week 1: November 30-December 4, 2022
Week 2: December 7-11, 2022
Week 3: December 14-18, 2022

What are the hours of operation?

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 3-9pm
Saturday: 12-9pm
Sunday: 12-9pm

When will tickets be available?

Ticket sales will open in the coming months. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates.

Will parking be available on site?

Fort Edmonton Park has limited parking available in the main parking lot only. We encourage all patrons to safely carpool or to find other modes of transportation, especially if intending to consume alcohol. ETS is available: Bus Line 4 to Fort Edmonton Park & Fox Drive.

If the parking lot is full at Fort Edmonton Park, please use the Whitemud Equestrian Center for overflow parking.

Will there be pets allowed at the market?

No pets are allowed at this facility.

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