Even though it’s bright and sunny, Christmas is just around the corner and time is ticking away. Handmade Gifts and DIY Crafts are becoming more and more popular in the age of Christmas commercialism.
Here is some of the Christmas Craft Markets and Holiday Fairs to get your Holiday shopping started:
Circle Craft Christmas Market : Until November 16th – Vancouver Convention Centre West, the biggest market of them all, kicks off the Christmas Craft Season
Artisan Market: November 14th & 15th – It’s free admission to the 1st Annual Artisan Christmas Craft Fair at The Warehouse on Slocan Street.
Christmas at Hycroft : November 20th – 23rd – The Edwardian spendour of Hycroft Manor plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa.
Vancouver Christmas Market : November 22 – December 24 – The popular Market returns to the Queen Elizabeth Plaza for another year.
Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair : November 22nd – Hundreds of artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with crafts, edible gifts, and entertainment.
Blim Market : two markets upcoming; November 23rd – Heritage Hall on Main Street and December 20th Christmas Market at Fox Cabaret.
River District Winter Craft Fair : November 23rd, December 7th & 21st – find three separate days of craft shopping at the River District Centre on Kerr Street
Strathcona Winter Fair : November 29th – The 4th Annual Winter Fair finds 50+ neighbourhood artists and non-profit vendors at Strathcona Community Centre
Make It! The Handmade Revolution : December 4th – 7th Join the handmade revolution with over 250 crafters and makers at the PNE Forum.
Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : November 29th & 30th – The 8th annual market fills Creekside Community Centre with vendors for all your local shopping needs.
Toque 2014 : December 5th & 6th – The Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale supports the Wester Front’s year-round arts & music programs.
Got Craft? Holiday Edition : December 13th – 14th – The Maritime Labour Centre welcomes DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts for a two day sale