Artfest Kingston Christmas Art & Craft Show

Celebrate Christmas this year with Artfest’s Kingston Christmas Art & Craft Show. This premium event will host 125 of Ontario and Quebec’s most talented artists, craftspeople, and local artisans just in time for the holidays- the perfect place to find amazing gifts for everyone on your list!

Artfest is known for our excellent outdoor events, but with Christmas in Kingston we’re bringing Christmas indoors- at Kingston’s 1000 Islands Sportsplex. You’re invited to a magical winter-scape brought indoors, with exciting exhibitors, fantastic food and a list of features happening all weekend long to keep you and your family entertained for hours. Check back soon to see a list of our featured artists, entertainment and more!

December 6-9, 2018

Thurs 4pm-9pm, Fri 11am- 9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Kingston Thousand Islands Sportsplex, 1485 Westbrook Road, Kingston, ON

$10 Weekend Pass. FREE Parking All Weekend Long!

FREE Gift Bag for the First 100 Attendees on Thursday Evening!!


While walking through the event, meeting our wonderful exhibitors and experiencing the immersive indoor environment, you and your family will be able to enjoy entertainment all weekend long. Live music in the Mistletoe Bistro, Christmas Carolers and Holiday music.

The Giving Tree:

Attend our event, purchase a small gift and we'll have it wrapped. Everyone deserves a gift at Christmas, and you can give the best gift of all- A beautifully handcrafted local piece of art to place under THE GIVING TREE- to those who deserve it most.

Mistletoe Bistro:

Indulge in the Mistletoe Bistro with delicious savoury dishes for lunch and dinner, plus a winning dessert selection: English trifle, pumpkin cheesecake, cranberry scones, delicious homemade pies, and more.

Local Wines & Craft Beer

Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family! You and your loved ones can enjoy local wines, beer and cider while you stroll through the lanes of Art & Crafts, and discover the perfect gift to give them (Or yourself!)

Santa's Workshop:

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without Santa's Workshop! Artfest Kids will be hosting a station for children to play with each-other and build pieces of Art themselves! Kids LOVE spending time creating, and you'll bring home a piece of art by your favourite artist- your child! Perfect for making memorable and collectable homemade gifts.

Town Crier:

To open the event with a touch of Christmas class, the Kingston’s award winning Town Crier will officially open the Gala Night on Thursday evening. You don't want to miss this!

Gift Wrapping:

Once you find the perfect gift for the ones you love, bring them to our gift wrapping station and for a small fee we will beautifully wrap your gifts, just how they were meant to be! Proceeds to Martha’s Kitchen.


Examples of some of the Artists coming to Kingston!