Christmas Market returns to the Museum!

November 28, 2011


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, November 25, 2011 — For the second edition of its Christmas Marketplace, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is pleased to offer two weekends of stress-free festive shopping to its visitors.

The Museum’s Christmas Marketplace will allow you to do all of your holiday gift-shopping at one single location. Come discover handcrafted gifts and fine regional foods by more than 30 artisans. Breads, cheeses, confectioneries, local food products, organic produce, artisanal spirits, unique handcrafted objects, original jewellery, handbags and fashion accessories: come and meet local merchants and admire the creativity of the artisans in your region. In partnership with the Marché de solidarité régionale de l’Outaouais.  

Enjoy live music and family activities—all in all, the perfect place for your holiday shopping!

Christmas Marketplace
December 2 and 9
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
December 3, 4, 10 and 11
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marius Barbeau Lobby

Join us for a traditional shopping experience this holiday season, inspired by outdoor Christmas markets. Discover delicious local food products and lovely handcrafted objects!

Christmas Tree Decorating Challenge

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Museum’s annual Christmas Tree Decorating Challenge features a stunning display of lavishly decorated trees created by local community organizations. Each tree expresses an individual group’s identity, and visitors are invited to vote for their favourite. The winner will be invited back next year to decorate an even larger tree. Be sure to drop by and see the trees while you’re at the Christmas Market!

The Christmas trees are on display in the David M. Stewart Salon from November 30, 2011 to January 8, 2012. The winner of the Festive Trees Decorating Challenge will be announced on January 23.

More information is available at or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

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 Information (media):

Patricia Lynch
Manager, Media Relations,
Partnerships and Special Events
Telephone: 819-776-7167
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169