Best Holiday Shopping & Festive Activities in PEI

The holidays are just around the corner and there are loads of fun, festive things to do on PEI this year! Be sure to grab tickets for A Green Gables Christmas on November 25th & 26th! There will be carollers and story-telling, cookie decorating, and holiday activities! 

There are so many places to shop for Christmas gifts locally on PEI! Here is a look at the craft fairs, workshops, and shopping in  Central PEI.

Oh, and have you heard about The Hot Chocolate Trail yet? Because you will want to try a few of the specialty hot chocolates on the weekends– don’t they look delicious?


You do not have to go far to find wonderful Christmas gifts for your friends and family! Check out the many local shops that are open this holiday season! Before you go, make sure to check individual shop hours and open days.

Local Shopping on the Green Gables Shore

Rustico Bay Wool Sweater Co – North Rustico – Selling Atlantic Canadian wool sweaters, toques, mitts, wraps, and MacAusland’s wool blankets.

Indriya Home & More – Cavendish – Selling home decor, kitchenware, furniture, and more!

Island Style – Cavendish -This shop is a retailer for more than fifty Prince Edward Island and Canadian artisans with products from clothing, home decor & soap & body products. 

Fox PEI – Brackley -Items for sale include jewelry, pottery, candles, soap, preserves, MacAusland wool blankets, artwork, stained glass, wooden whale decor, metalwork and so much more!

Oh Hey by the Sea – Brackley Beach -A stationery, photography, art & small gifts boutique.

PEI Preserve Co. Gift Shop – New Glasgow – Selling locally made teas and jams, pottery, candles, kitchenware, and more!

The Great Canadian Soap Company – Brackley Beach -Shop for 100% natural soaps, creams, butter, shampoo bars, shaving cakes, deodorants, lip balms, oils, salts, scrubs, masques, bath bombs/shower steamers, liquid soaps/gels, laundry soap.

Red Sands Shore 

Island Chocolates – Victoria-by-the-Sea – Selling delicious hand-dipped chocolates made in small batches on PEI.

Foxy Fox Coffee House Boutique – Crapaud – A boutique and coffee shop store.

Anne of Green Gables Chocolates – Charlottetown – Well known for their ANNE’S Caramels, Chocolate Covered COW Chips, ANNE’S Raspberry Cordial, Spud Island Potato Chips, or ANNE’S Caramel Corn!

PEI Fox Den/Redrocks Pottery – Bedeque – From fabric art, apparel, soaps and candles, to custom woodwork, pottery, music and upcycled gift ideas, The Den is a space that showcases and celebrates local artists and their works.

South Shore Soaps – Argyle Shore – Shop for handcrafted goat milk soap, shampoo and conditioner bars, lip balm, and more!

More local places to shop this season include The Toy Factory, Star and Stable Christmas Store, and Moonsnail Mercantile in Brackley Beach!

Visit Good Tidings on the North Shore to see all of the businesses open for holiday shopping!

Craft fairs are a fun way to get your holiday shopping done-here are a few of the local craft fairs happening this season:

Christmas in a Barn Craft Show – Bonshaw – Thursday, November 16th – Sunday, November 19th

Milton Community Hall Christmas Craft Fair – Harrington – Saturday, November 18th, 9-3pm

Holiday Craft Fair at Carr’s Oyster Bar  – Stanley Bridge – Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th

Annual Breadalbane Small is Beautiful Christmas Craft Fair – Breadalbane –Sunday, November 26th, 2-7pm

Christmas in the Country Craft Sale – New Dominion – Saturday, December 2nd, 1-7pm

New London Community Complex Christmas Market – New London – Saturday, December 16th, 10-4pm

Stop by The Village Square in New Glasgow on Sundays until December 10th to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat as well as meet local crafters and artisans!


Holiday Workshops

A Handmade Christmas with KnitPickers PEI – November 18th, 1-3pm

Wreath Making Workshop with Marie Dow – November 19th, 9-11am

Wreath Making Workshop with Marie Dow – November 26th 9-11am

Centre Piece Making Workshop with Marie Dow – December 16th 9-11am

Find more details on things to do and places to shop this holiday season at Good Tidings on the North Shore.