Once December rolls around, this seaside city’s festivities are all about showcasing local talent. From handmade knick knacks, jewellery and baked goods at the Artisan Market to the locally-produced and -performed Holiday Variety Show, you’ll be in awe of the Island’s musical, artistic and creative talents. Read on for the best holiday events in Charlottetown. And if you’re curious to know what the rest of the country is up to for the month of December, click here to see our top picks of holiday festivities across Canada.
Find it: 100 Belvedere Ave., Charlottetown Farmer’s Market, discovercharlottetown.com
The low-down: Local artisans will take over the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market every Sunday in December for those looking for unique holiday gifts that are crafted with lots of love. The Island is bustling with creatives selling handmade jewellery, festive knick knacks and tons of baked goods.
When: December 3 to 17, 2017
Times: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Prices: Free admission
Find it: 220 Richmond St., Trinity United Church, confederationcentre.com
The low-down: The Confederation Centre Youth Chorus is made up of Charlottetown’s most musically talented kiddos who are bringing you a selection of sacred and secular Christmas songs alongside musical guest and fellow Islander Joey Kitson.
When: December 17, 2017
Times: 3 p.m.
Prices: $20 per person
The Confederation Centre Holiday Variety Show
Find it: 130 Queen St., The Homburg Theatre, confederationcentre.com
The low-down: Perf for the whole family (and the kid at heart), The Confederation Centre’s Holiday Variety Show is made up of 50 local musicians, dancers and comedians that bring you everything you would want in a Christmas performance: laughter, catchy music and festive vibes.
When: December 15 to 16, 2017
Times: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday
Prices: $25 to $30 per person