The Nooks Christmas Market 2020

The Nooks has been hosting large scale festivals for the past 4 years. With 2020 scheduled to be our biggest year yet, hosting 2 nookFEST events in Toronto and Oshawa. With COVID19, this has now changed and we have quickly adjusted and have designed a month long Christmas market to replace our annual nookFEST event. We’re thrilled to be able to continue to host for our vendors, community, friends and family to continue to shop and support handmade this year and connect in person! We welcome Canadian, handmade businesses along with food and drink vendors to apply and join in on this special celebration!

The Nooks Christmas Market is Durham’s first month-long market hosted at the Oshawa Centre. The Nooks Christmas Market is open 4 days a week, Thursday- Sunday with an exclusive shopping event from 4- 9 pm on Thursday November 19th.

The Nooks Christmas Market is a shopping and entertainment event which will include : food vendors, handmade vendors, daily live music performers, kids and family activities, demonstrations and workshops to celebrate the season. This event is licensed between 4 - close daily. 

The Nooks Christmas Market is open between 7-10 hours / day, Thursday - Sunday.

Quick Market Details:

  • Market is hosted Thursday - Sunday from November 19-December 20th. 
  • This is an indoor event
  • Wifi is included
  • Electricity is included 
  • Vending spaces are 10 ft wide x 6 ft deep. 
  • Accepted vendors have access to an event dashboard for promo graphics, communication, logistics, etc. 
  • Tables + chairs are not provided.
  • Vending placement is assigned and based on product mix and length of vending.
  • Vendors must tend to their booth at all times. 
  • Vendors are not permitted to pack up before daily closing time. 

PRICING PACKAGES:  All prices include tax. 


4 DAY PACKAGE : $800  - Choice of 1 week , Thursday - Sunday

8 DAY PACKAGE: $1,500 -Choice of 2 Weeks, Thursday - Sunday

20 DAY PACKAGE: $3,000 - All 5 weeks, Thursday - Sunday

Deadline to apply is July 30th, 2020. 

Please complete the application form below. Your submission will be responded to whether you are accepted or not by August 15th, 2020. Please complete all sections of the application. If further information or verification is needed before confirming your acceptance, you will be contacted via email.

Once accepted, vendors are given 48 hours to complete on boarding steps to confirm and reserve participation with submission of contract and payment. Deadline to apply is July 30th, 2020. 

Week 1: November 19 ( exclusive shop night from 4-9 pm) - November 22nd
Week 2: November 26-November 29th
Week 3: December 3rd-December 6th
Week 4: December 10th - December 13th
Week 5: December 17th - December 20th