I am thrilled to announced that our beloved Winnipeg Christmas market will be coming a bit earlier this year!
The Winnipeg market will be held October 23, 24 + 25 at our NEW location at The Red River Exhibition Place.
EarlyBird Preshop Friday Oct 23rd 3pm - 9:30pm
General Admission Saturday Oct 24th 9am - 8pm
Sunday Oct 25th 10am - 7pm
With FULL city approval + EVERY safety measure and protocol in place, I present to you: Christmas in October!
Everything you love about the Third+Bird market will be there: Glitter + Glue selfie wall, 6 Degrees Photo Booth, Sip + Shop bar, DJ, cafe and all the Christmas vibes!
YES… Christmas will be felt at this market!!!!
However, there will be one BIG change and honestly I think this will be for the better!
All tickets will be sold online in advance ** No tickets at the door! You get to choose your shopping block! That’s right, you choose what time you want to shop and you walk right in!
We will sell a limited amount of tickets for that shopping block … hello VIP shopping! Early Bird will run at 30% capacity and general admission at 45%.
This ensures that
You can safely shop + distance.
Our staff can clean + maintain a safe environment
Maker’s booths + aisle wont be crammed
No massive line-ups and waiting your turn to get in.
*However if you come before your ticket time, we will ask you to wait in line until it’s your time to shop.
2 hours will be given for your shopping block- trust us, with the reduced crowds you will have plenty of time!
Changes to be mindful of (hopefully for this market only)
- No re-entry. Due to shopping blocks + timed tickets we will not be able to get you back in. If you want to come back, you would need to buy another time slot.
Kids: kids 12 and under are still free. However, you will need to get them a ticket. PLEASE do not forget to do this. If they do not have a ticket we will not be able to get them in. Please avoid disappointment and frustration.
No strollers or wagons
All Government rules + protocols will be followed
Hand sanitizer stations will be throughout
Please do not attend if you are not comfortable with Phase 4 or shopping crowds. Your experience will be similar to shopping at Superstore or Costco.
Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have travelled outside the approved provinces or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
At this time masks are mandatory as per the Government rules + guidelines. We are following the rules set out by the Government. As per our Public Health Inspector face shields are also acceptable. We will have masks for sale at our front desk for $1 if you forget yours. Masks / Shields can be taken off to eat + drink.
However, we know there are exemptions for health + disabilities. Our markets are a safe place and discrimination FREE. We will assume you are not wearing one for health and disability reasons. We ask all shoppers to be aware of this and not assume the worst of our staff, fellow makers or shoppers who can not wear a mask. If any crude, rude or discriminatory comments are made we will ask you to leave the market immediately.
Shopping local has always been important, but with 2020 being one of the hardest years for local business, we need to rise up now more than ever and support these small businesses.
Thanks for all your love and support! Can’t wait to see you all!