As our year’s strange weather jolted us quickly from the warmth of summer, to winter snow, we’ve just as quickly realized the Holiday season is upon us!
The season starts of with a superb selection of returning Christmas Craft Markets and Fairs to help with your local holiday shopping. As crafters, artisans and makers have been busy all year preparing for the season, let’s looks at the Christmas Craft Markets opening for them to ply their wares.
Circle Craft Christmas Market: Open until November 13, 2022, Thu / Fri 10am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 7pm, Sun 10am – 5pm @ Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place The premier showcase of Canadian craft and design, brings hundreds of craftspeople and artisans under the same roof at Western Canada’s largest craft market and a long-standing Vancouver tradition. Pre-purchase tickets from $15 (half-price weekdays after 5pm)
Vancouver Christmas Market : November 12 until December 24th, 2022, Until Nov 25- 4pm to 9:30pm, starting Nov 26 – 11:30am to 9:30pm, and Dec 24 -11:30 to 6pm @ Jack Poole Plaza.
The Vancouver tradition returns, the German-style Holiday Market introduces a new Augmented-reality experience, and features around the market, returning and first-time vendor huts filled with authentic German sweets, treats, local craft and trinkets and ride the HolidayLife Carousel, presented by Interac for free this year.
Timed Entry Admission pre-booked tickets required, starting from $17.99 in advance
Got Craft? Holiday Market :
Virtual Holiday Market November 16 – 27, 2022 online, featuring 75 makers and small shops selling a curated collection of wares from across Canada.
In-Person Holiday Market November 19- 20, 2022 10am – 5pm @ Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver featuring 90 vendors for DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts, as well as a mini-makers market for 9-13 year old kidpreneurs as well as food carts.
Admission $5 available online.
Hycroft for the Holidays: November 17 – 20, 2022 10am-6pm @ Hycroft Manor, 1489 McRae Avenue
The three story Edwardian Hycroft Manor is filled with fabulous handmade and homemade knitted treasures, collectibles, jewelry, special treats and confections, Christmas shoppe, Silent Auction and more.
Admission $15 adults / free kids, under 12
West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace: November 18 – 20, 2022 – The 15th annual showcase of all things Christmas; crafts, foods, gifts, decor and more fills the TRADEX in Abbotsford. Admission $11
Crafty Affaire: Three fairs across Metro Vancouver for one-of-a-kind, quality crafts and handmade goods, November 19-20, 2022 10am – 4pm @ Lulu Island Winery, 16880 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
November 26-27, 2022 10am – 4pm @ Ocean Park Hall, 1577-128 Street, Surrey
December 3-4, 2022 @ Wesbrook Community Centre, 3335 Webber Lane, UBC
Admission by donation
Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair: November 26th, 2022 @ Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street.
The 36th anniversary edition of Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair, brings back 140 hand-selected artists and vendors with hundreds of expected patrons shopping for crafts, edible gifts, enjoying entertainment, everything needed for your holiday shopping.
Admission $5 at door / $4 presale online
Portobello West Holiday Market : November 26 – 27, 2022 10am – 5pm @ Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Yaletown),
Shop in-person at 65+ local artists, designers and producers plus food trucks
Admissions $5 adults / free, kids under 12
West End Holiday Craft Fair: November 26 – 27, 2022 10am – 4pm @ West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Vancouver, hosts 35 carefully curated artisans and vendors selling only handcrafted gifts.
Admission is free
Toque Craft Fair: December 2 – 4, 2022 @ Western Front, 308-East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
The Annual Western Front Community Fundraiser and Craft Sale returns as the marketplace for art, craft
and design in support of the Western Front’s year-round arts & music programs.
Admission by donation
Make It! The Handmade Revolution Holiday Show: December 7 – 11, 2022 Wed 5-9pm, Thu-Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 5pm @ PNE Forum.
Join the handmade revolution with over 255 makers, crafters, artisans and more for five days of finds.
Admission $8 / Kids under 12, Free
Combine Art Fair: Thursday, Dec. 8, 5–7pm, Friday, Dec. 9, 12–5pm, Saturday, Dec. 10, 12–5pm, Sunday, Dec. 11, 12–5pm at Griffin Art Projects Residency
Unique for its collaborative, lateral leadership model that offers spaces to emerging galleries by invitation only; partnering with Mónica Reyes Gallery, Unit 17, Wil Aballe Art Projects, and Galerie Hugues Charbonneau from Montreal.
First Pick Handmade: December 10 – 11, 11am to 6pm @ Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street First Pick Handmade’s Holiday Pop Up Market 2022 showcases high-quality handmade made fashion, accessories and lifestyle items in the a 3,300-square foot boutique shopping experience