Events in The ByWard Market

With so many great events happening year round, make sure to plan your trip around some of the city’s best events, right here in The ByWard Market.


New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017 12:00 am

Nothing is more festive than the holidays in the ByWard Market! With a wide variety of restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment, you are guaranteed to find an event that suits your style. New events pop up on our Facebook page, so check in with us for the most current listings: Read more

Northdal Holiday Shopping Night

December 7, 2017 6:00 pm

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Black Friday in the ByWard Market

November 24, 2017 12:00 am - to - November 26, 2017 12:00 am

We cordially invite you to Black Friday in the ByWard Market!  Chateau Lafayette – The Laff: On Friday, enjoy a glass of red or white wine from Peller Estates Winery for only $5 (HST included). All you have to do is show the bartender that you Shopped Local, by showing them your receipts/proof of purchase from any ByWard Market retailer on Friday, November 24th, 2017. Shop at a few of the following local retail shops! Milk Shop: 30% off select cl… Read more

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 7, 2017 5:00 pm

Join us for our traditional Christmas Tree Lighting! Free admission from 5 pm to 8 pm Tree lighting at 6:30 pm In the Scotiabank Great Hall All are welcome to enjoy special treats and activities: Make a beaded swirl ornament to decorate your tree Take a photo by the tree surrounded by our festive frame Listen to the holiday melodies of Stellae Boreales, Ottawa Suzuki Strings’ violin ensemble, featuring the school’s senior students Savour a compli… Read more

Christmas in the ByWard Market – Wagon Rides & Christmas Choirs

December 2, 2017 12:00 pm - to - December 17, 2017 4:00 pm

Complimentary wagon rides and Christmas Choirs for the first three weekends of December! Choirs every Saturday and Sunday on the George Street Plaza from noon – 4 p.m. Complimentary wagon rides every Saturday and Sunday at William Square from noon – 4 p.m., except Saturday Dec. 9 where rides will be available 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2 2:00-4:00 Capital City Chorus Sunday, December 3 12:00-2:00 Ottawa Mom Village, 2016 Babies Saturd… Read more

Remembrance Day | Jour du Souvenir

November 11, 2017 8:00 am - to - November 11, 2017 11:00 pm

In honour and recognition of the significance of Remembrance Day, all ByWard Market businesses will be open as of 12:30 on Saturday November 11. Outdoor vendors, as well as small food retailers, newspaper and convenience stores, hotels, restaurants, doctors’ offices, salons and spas, dry cleaners, and other small service providers are permitted to be open during the morning of Remembrance Day. Follow this link for further information about the Ci… Read more

Halloween in the ByWard Market

October 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 31, 2017 12:00 am

The ByWard Market is your destination for great Halloween events! Whether it’s a meal for two, a night out with friends, or a family visit during the day, there is something for everyone. Discover the two Giant Pumpkins – one on the George Street Plaza, and another on York Street near Dalhousie – they both weigh nearly 1,000 pounds each! Dress up and show up at the 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball at Saint Brigid’s Haunted Castle on October… Read more

11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball

October 28, 2017 8:00 pm - to - October 29, 2017 2:00 am

11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball Ottawa’s Biggest & Best Annual Halloween event Saturday, October 28, 2017 Saint Brigid’s Haunted Castle located at 310 St. Patrick’s Street in the ByWard Market Be 1 of 750 costumed revellers and party for a cause! $40 tickets are available at the following link In-person ticket available at the following locations starting September 3: Malabar – 1610 Meriva… Read more

Sausage Fest Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

October 13, 2017 6:30 pm - to - October 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Ottawa SausageFest & Capital Pop-Up Cinema’s Family Halloween Party! Join us on Friday the 13th to enjoy a night of ghoulish fun! LOCATION: On the George St. sidewalk between ByWard & Sussex (close to Bay entrance) Party starts at 6:30pm – Film begins at 7:00pm Get in the Halloween Spirit with our Costume Contest! Costume Categories: Best group or duo Best Sausagefest Themed Costume Weirdest Super Hero Most Timely Concept Spookiest Best M… Read more

Thanksgiving in the ByWard Market – We are open!

October 6, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 9, 2017 11:00 pm

The ByWard Market is open over the Thanksgiving weekend, including Sunday and Monday. Over 600 businesses call the ByWard Market home, and each are responsible for their own hours of operation. Many businesses and vendors will be open as usual over Thanksgiving, and guests are encouraged to contact them directly for opening hours. Happy Thanksgiving! Read more