Discover Local Vendors at Santa’s Secret Market in Oshawa


Urban Market Oshawa has been the go-to place for your elevated weekend market dates and shopping from local businesses and vendors. Along with supporting businesses, the market is filled with Instagrammable displays, and their new Santa’s Secret Market for the season is nothing short of a winter wonderland!

When doing holiday shopping, we try to support local as much as we can and know your loved ones will appreciate gifts that come from someone’s small business. Urban Market Oshawa is your one-stop-shop to get everything from wellness and home products, food and baked goods, apparel, art, and more from locals and creators around you.

In the heart of downtown Oshawa, you can find Santa’s workshop in the form of a festive market filled with gift ideas for everyone on your list. This spot is also the best for getting your festive holiday photos with their numerous displays and decorations that gets you in the spirit immediately when you walk in.

photo by: urbanmarketoshawa

The datenight team attended the kick-off of Santa’s Secret Market and found some of the best gifts while enjoying the festive decor, hanging out with Santa, and more!

Check out some of our fave local vendors at the market:

Vendors include (L-R) Hearts Desire Beauty, Cool Straw, Pontypool Pantry, Christina Cooks Catering, and Nexus Coffee Company.

The variety is endless whether you’re shopping for a foodie who loves rare and locally-sourced treats, a wellness-lover who’s perfect day consists of yummy candles and a bath, or the host or hostess with the mostest!

What you can do at Santa’s Secret Market

  • Evening shopping to make sure you have time to get everything you need
  • A lounge and drinks for a quick shopping break
  • FREE gift wrapping with your purchases
  • FREE weekend events for the family including cookie decorating & gingerbread houses
  • Holiday gift giving baskets (perfect for corporate and family & friends), and…
Santa every weekend!

Santa will be at Urban Market Oshawa every weekend 1pm-5pm until Christmas Eve, cause we all know he’s busy that day. Photos with Santa are FREE with a donation to their charity food drive.

For health and safety, Santa will be wearing a mask and sitting 6 feet behind the children.

Discover an Outdoor Winter Wonderland

Urban Market Oshawa isn’t stopping with their indoor experience either! Their Winter Wonderland outside takes place during the weekends of December 11-12th and December 18-19th.

There will be exciting pop-up vendors exclusively for the Outdoor Winter Wonderland, an opportunity to make your own ornaments, Christmas cookie decorating, and more!

Don’t wait too long to visit, Santa’s Secret Village is open 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week with the exception of the following:

24th – 10am – 12pm

25th – closed

26th – 11am – 4pm

27 – 30th 10am – 6pm

31 – 10am – 12pm

1st – closed

For more holiday date and gift ideas, discover more here.

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