What's Up In WPG: Dec. 1-3

December 1 | First Fridays in the Exchange

A new month means new adventures. From gallery openings to Little Brown Jug’s inaugural First Fridays Official After Party, the Exchange District will be buzzing Friday night. For a full list of events check out First Fridays in the Exchange on Facebook

December 1-3 | Christkindlmarkt

Celebrate the holidays German-style at the 32nd annual Christkindlmarkt. Held at the Fort Garry Place Mall, behind the Fort Garry Hotel, the three-day market features entertainment, a German Cafe, German imports, baked goods and much more. For hours and more information visit the Facebook event page.

December 2 | Vegan Handmade Market | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Featuring everything from a vegan bake sale to a medicinal herb making workshop, the Vegan Handmade Market is about celebrating all things cruelty-free in Winnipeg. 40+ local vendors will be on hand, along with live entertainment and fresh food. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

December 2 + 3 | Rogers Hometown Hockey at The Forks

We’ve all seen Rogers Hometown Hockey on TV, now you can experience it firsthand. Broadcasting live from The Forks, Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will celebrate local hockey stories and set up Sunday night’s Jets/Senators game amidst a full weekend of autograph sessions, live music and other hockey-related fun. More information here.

December 3 | Chocolatier Constance Popp Christmas Market | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Get in the spirit of chocolate at Constance Popp’s third annual Christmas market. In addition to the festive decor, free samples and seasonal chocolate creations, a curated lineup of vendors will be offering up delicious gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. More information here.

December 3 | Paws for the Season | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Winnipeg Humane Society’s sixth annual Paws for the Season event is a craft sale, bake sale, silent auction and fundraiser all in one. Head down to visit Santa, support our city’s local crafters and get your pet’s paw print on a tile or a round medallion. As always, proceeds go towards WHS animals. For more information visit the Facebook event page

December 3 | Jingle and Jewels | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel hosts a holiday market for the whole family. With more than 100 vendors selling everything from jewelry to knitwear to seasonal treats, it’s the perfect opportunity to support local makers (and get some sweet stocking stuffers while you’re at it). Admission is free, with specialty gifts bags going to the first 50 shoppers through the doors. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

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