13 Holiday Markets & Christmas Craft Fairs for 2018 Gifts

Did you visit the Circle Craft Fair this weekend? Perhaps it got you in the spirit to find handmade Christmas gifts this year. Skip the malls, and find something unique and handmade at one of the many fun and festive Christmas Craft Markets around Metro Vancouver. 

Here’s a baker’s dozen Christmas Craft Markets to get you in the festive spirit.

Christmas at Hycroft : November 15th – 18th – Three floors of the Edwardian Hycroft Manor are filled with the spirit of the season as Christmas at Hycroft plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa. Admission $15

Crafty Affaire: November 17 (Ocean Park Community Hall, South Surrey), November 24 (Harris Barn, Delta), December 1 (Croatian Cultural Centre) The Holiday Markets from Craft Affaire spreads three different markets around Metro Vancouver to share their artisan’s wares to the communities. Admission by donation

Vancouver Christmas Market : November 21st – December 24th – A Vancouver tradition, the German-style Holiday Market brings 80+ huts filled with vendors of authentic German sweets, treats, trinkets and more to its waterfront location at Jack Poole Plaza for the 2018 season. Admission $10

West End Holiday Craft Fair: November 24th – 25th – West End Community Centre hosts 55 carefully curated artisans and vendors selling only handcrafted gifts.  Admission: Free

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair : November 24th, the 36th anniversary edition of Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair, finds 140 hand-selected artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with crafts, edible gifts, and entertainment, everything you  need for your holiday shopping. Admission $5 at door / $4 presale online

Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : November 30 – December 2nd – Portobello’s annual market moves to Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown for an expanded three day market with live music, photos with Santa, food trucks and vendors for all your local shopping needs. Admission $5

Toque: November 30 – December 2nd – The Western Front Annual Community Fundraiser and Craft Sale has curated designers and artists for your holiday shopping as you support for the Wester Front’s year-round arts & music programs. Admission by donation

Kensington Community Holiday Craft Fair : December 1st, the 11th annual fills Kensington Community Centre with 60+ vendors selling toys, art, clothing, jewelry, home decor, children’s and baby handmade items from 10am – 4pm. Admission: Free

Strathcona Winter Fair : December 1st – The Annual Strathcona Winter Fair  brings 50+ neighbourhood artists and non-profit vendors to Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood at the Strathcona Community Centre at 601 Keefer – Admission $2 / Kids under 12, Free

Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market : December 5th – the 2nd Annual Holiday Market curated by Vancouver Foodster is an evening of tasting and shopping with multiple vendors at a selection of location around Vancouver. Admission: $50, early bird tickets $35 including food & beverage tastings at each location

Got Craft? Holiday Market : December 8th – 9th – returning to the Maritime Labour Centre, Got Craft? is the place for DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts to come together. Admission $5 at the door / $3 online in advance

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy : December 8th – 9th – Heritage Hall on Main Street welcomes The Arts Collective’s annual Holiday Show and its crafters, vendors, artists and collaborators. Admission $4

Make It! The Handmade Revolution Holiday Show: Five Days of Finds, December 12th – 16th at PNE Forum, join the handmade revolution with over 215 makers, crafters, artisans and more. Admission $8 / Kids under 12, Free

Get crafty, get shopping and have fun! Happy Holidays! 

12 Christmas Craft Markets & Holiday Fairs for 2017 Gift Shopping

We’ve only just put away our Halloween costumers but the Holiday season is racing towards us. Along with the Holiday season, comes shopping.  Skip the malls, experience one of the fun and festive Christmas Craft Markets to find something unique and handmade.

Here’s Twelve Christmas Craft Markets to get you in the festive spirit.

Circle Craft Christmas Market : November 8 – 12 – Vancouver Convention Centre West, the biggest market of them all, kicks off the Christmas Craft Season. Admission $15

Christmas at Hycroft : November 16th – 19th – For 45 years the annual fair at the Edwardian Hycroft Manor plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa. Admission $15

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Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza

Vancouver Christmas Market : November 22nd – December 24th – The popular Holiday Market moves to a new and larger waterfront location at Jack Poole Plaza for the 2017 season. Admission $10

 

West End Holiday Craft Fair : November 25th – 26th – West End Community Centre hosts 55 artisans and vendors selling only handcrafted gifts.  Admission: Free

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair : The 35th edition, on November 25th – Hundreds of artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with crafts, edible gifts, and entertainment. Admission $5 at door / $4 presale online

Strathcona Winter Fair : November 25th – The Annual Strathcona Winter Fair finds 50+ neighbourhood artists and non-profit vendors at Strathcona Community Centre at 601 Keefer – Admission $2 / Kids under 12, Free

Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : November 25 & 26 – Portobello’s annual market  returns to Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village with live music, food trucks and vendors for all your local shopping needs. Admission $2 / Kids under 12, Free

River District Winter Craft Fair : Sundays November 26, December 3, 10, 17 – expanded to 4 weekends, visit vendors at the River District Centre on Kerr Street. Free admission

Toque: December 1st to 3rd – The Western Front Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale has great options for shopping as you support for the Wester Front’s year-round arts & music programs. Admission by donation

Make It! The Handmade Revolution Holiday Show: December 7th – 10th at PNE Forum, join the handmade revolution with over 250 crafters, artisans and makers. Weekend admission $8 / Kids under 12, Free ($1 off coupon online)

Got Craft? Holiday Market : December 9th – 10th – At the Maritime Labour Centre is the place to be for DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts to come together. Admission $5 at the door / $3 with coupon

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy : December 9 – 10, 2017 – The Arts Collective’s annual Holiday Show fills Heritage Hall on Main Street with vendors. Admission $3

Get out and get shopping, have fun! Happy Holidays

12 Craft Fairs & Christmas Markets for 2016 Holiday Shopping

In spite of the current pineapple express keeping our weather unseasonably warm, there’s no denying the Holidays are speeding towards us. Along with the Holiday season, comes the busy shopping season.  While we have a plethora of new big name shopping options, why not avoid the frustration of the malls, experience one of the fun and festival Christmas Craft Markets to find something unique and handmade.

Here’s Twelve Christmas Craft Markets to get you in the festive spirit.

Circle Craft Christmas Market : November 9th – 13th – Vancouver Convention Centre West, the biggest market of them all, kicks off the Christmas Craft Season. Admission $15

River District Winter Craft Fair : November 20, 27 and December 4 – the 4rd edition, of this New Westminster craft fair brings vendors to the River District Centre on Kerr Street. Free admission

Christmas at Hycroft : November 17th – 20rd – The 44th annual fair at the Edwardian spendour of Hycroft Manor plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa. Admission $15

Vancouver Christmas Market : November 26th – December 31st – The popular Holiday Market moves to a new and larger waterfront location at Jack Poole Plaza for the 2017 season. Admission $8 (includes season pass)

Blim Market 2016 : November 20th – Heritage Hall on Main Street has 50 artisans, jewellers, bakers and other vendors. Admission by donation

Enchant Christmas Light Maze & Market : November 25th – December 31st – New this year, this sparkling light maze and accompanying Christmas Market take over the shore of False Creek between Cambie Bridge and Olympic Village. Admission: $4.95 market only or $19.95 including maze

dunbarcraftfairDunbar Holiday Craft Fair : The 34rd edition, on November 26th – Hundreds of artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with crafts, edible gifts, and entertainment. Admission $5 at door / $4 presale online

Strathcona Winter Fair : November 26th – The 6th Annual Strathcona Winter Fair finds 50+ neighbourhood artists and non-profit vendors at Strathcona Community Centre at 601 Keefer – Admission $2 / Kids under 12, Free

Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : November 26th & 27th – Portobello’s 10th annual market fills Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village with live music, food trucks and vendors for all your local shopping needs. Admission $2 / Kids under 12, Free

Make It! The Handmade Revolution : December 8th – 11th at PNE Forum, join the handmade revolution with over 250 crafters, artisans and makers. Weekend admission $7 / Kids under 12, Free ($1 off coupon online)

Toque: December 2nd – 4th – The Western Front Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale has great options for shopping as you support for the Wester Front’s year-round arts & music programs. Admission by donation

Got Craft? Holiday Market : December 11th – 12th – At the Pipe Shop Building in North Vancouver is the place to be for DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts to come together. Admission $5 at the door / $3 with coupon

Twelve 2015 Christmas Craft Markets

The Holidays are speeding towards us and with that, comes the busy shopping season.  Why not avoid the frustration of the malls, experience one of the fun and festival Christmas Craft Markets to find something unique and handmade.

Check out these Christmas Craft Markets to get you in the festive spirit.

Circle Craft Christmas Market : November 11th – 15th – Vancouver Convention Centre West, the biggest market of them all, kicks off the Christmas Craft Season. Admission $12

River District Winter Craft Fair : Sundays in November and December – the 3rd edition, finds an expanded number of days filled with craft shopping at the River District Centre on Kerr Street. Free admission

Christmas-at-HycroftChristmas at Hycroft : November 19th – 22rd – The Edwardian spendour of Hycroft Manor plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa. Admission $15

Vancouver Christmas Market : November 21st – December 24th – The popular Market returns to the Queen Elizabeth Plaza for a sixth season. Admission $8 (includes season pass)

Blim Holiday Market : November 22nd – Heritage Hall on Main Street has 50 artisans, jewellers, bakers and other vendors. Admission by donation

Dunbar-poster-2015Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair : The 33rd edition, on November 28th – Hundreds of artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with crafts, edible gifts, and entertainment. Admission $3 at door / $2 online

Strathcona Winter Fair : November 28th – The 5th Annual Winter Fair finds 50+ neighbourhood artists and non-profit vendors at Strathcona Community Centre – Admission $2

Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : November 28th & 29th – The 9th annual market fills Creekside Community Centre with live music and vendors for all your local shopping needs. Admission $2

Make It! The Handmade Revolution : December 3rd – 6th at PNE Forum, join the handmade revolution with over 250 crafters, artisans and makers. Weekend admission $7

Toque 2015 : December 4th – 6th – The popular Western Front Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale has added a day for you to show you support for the Wester Front’s year-round arts & music programs while getting your holiday shopping. Admission by donation

VanWinterWonderland15Vancouver Winter Wonderland : December 11th – 20th – A new 10 day Holiday festival takes over PNE Forum with entertainment, crafts, food and family holiday fun. Admission $5

Got Craft? Holiday Market : December 12th – 13th – The Pipe Shop Building is the new space for DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts to come together for the two day sale. Admission $5 at the door / $3 online

Twelve 2014 Christmas Craft Markets

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.VanChristmasMarket

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.

DunbarChristmasDunbar 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

Ten Christmas Craft Fairs for 2013

The Holidays are just around the corner and this season’s upcoming Christmas Fairs and Markets is just the place to find some unique gift ideas.

Here is some of the Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets to get you started:

Blim Market : November 17 – Heritage Hall on Main Street is the place to get your shopping started.

Christmas at Hycroft : November 21 – 24 – The unique environment of Hycroft Manor plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa

Vancouver Christmas Market : November 22 – December 24 – The Market returns to the Queen Elizabeth Plaza for the fourth year.

Tuck Shop: Holiday Market by Toast Collective : November 23 – 24 – Pop up market shop at 648 Kingsway

Make It! The Handmade Revolution : November 28 – December 1 – Over 250 crafters and makers converge on the PNE Forum.

Dunbar-postcard-2013-email2Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair : November 30 – 140 artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with the bonus of childminding while you shop.

Toque 2013 : December 6 – 7 – Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale features artists and entertainment at Western Front on East 8th Ave.

Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : December 7 – 8 – Creekside Community Centre is filled with 75+ vendors for all you handmade creations.

Got Craft? Holiday Edition : December 14 – 15 – The Maritme Labour Centre brings together DIY, crafters and handmade enthusiasts for a two day sale

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy : December 14 – 15 – Find art, jewellery, crafts and fashions at Heritage Hall on Main Street

 

 

 

Christmas Markets & Holiday Fairs 2012

It’s that time of year, when our thoughts turn to the Holidays and gift shopping begins. More and more people are looking for unique and special gifts for their loved ones, Vancouver is blessed to have an abundance of great artisans and crafters who turn out to a growing number of annual Christmas & Winter Craft Markets.
Some are long time major players, like the nearly 4 decade old Circle Craft, or relative newcomers like the 3rd annual Vancouver Christmas Market.

Here’s a list of some of the upcoming markets for the 2012 season:
Circle Craft: Open November 7 – 11. Vancouver Convention Centre West – $12
Make It Show: Open November 8 – 11. Croatian Cultural Centre – $5
Christmas At Hycroft: Open November 15 – 18. University Women’s Club at Hycroft – $13
Britannia Christmas Craft Fair: Open November 16 – 18. Britannia Community Centre – $2
Eastside Cultural Crawl: Open November 16 – 18. Various Locations East Vancouver – Free
Dunbar Holiday Fair: November 24. Dunbar Community Centre – $3
Renfrew Craft Fair: November 24. Renfrew Creek Community Centre – Free
Urban Artisans Craft Fair: November 24 – 25. Roundhouse Community Centre – $1
Portobello West Holiday Market: November 24 – 25. Creekside Community Centre – $2
Vancouver Christmas Market: Open November 24 – December 24. Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza – $5
Kensington Holiday Craft Fair: Open December 1. Kensington Community Centre – Free
Toque 2012: Open December 7 – 8. Western Front
Got Craft?: Open December 8 – 9. Croatian Cultural Centre – $3
Shiny Fuzzy Muddy: Open December 10 – 11. Main St Heritage Hall
Vancouver Farmer’s Market Holiday Market: Open December 15. Croatian Cultural Centre

Get out of the mall and support our great local artists and vendors. Keep your eye out for these and more craft markets and Holiday Fairs to take place between now and Christmas time.