The holiday season is upon us, whether you’re looking for gifts to give, shopping for yourself or just searching for ideas, explore a superb selection of returning Christmas Craft Markets and Fairs to help with your local holiday shopping.
Crafters, artisans and makers have been busy in their workshops preparing for the season’s Christmas Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets to open;
Circle Craft Christmas Market: @ Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
November 8-12, 2023: Weekdays 10am – 9pm / Saturdays 10am – 7pm / Sundays 10am – 5pm
The Vancouver tradition brings together 291 Artisans for Western Canada’s largest craft market and the premier showcase of Canadian craft and design
Admission: pre-purchase tickets from $16 (half-price weekdays after 5pm)
Vancouver Christmas Market: @ Jack Pool Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
November 16 to November 30, 2023: Weekdays: 4pm-9:30pm / Fridays-Saturdays: 11am-10am / Sundays: 11am-9:30p
December 1 – 23, 2023 Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm, Fridays-Saturdays 11am to 10pm
December 24, 2023 – 11am to 6pm
Since 2010, the German-style Christmas Market has become a Holiday must-do with more than 90 artisan huts, a lively line-up of holiday entertainment – performing on the Flying Stage from Vancouver’s only Christmas Pyramid. The young and young-at-heart will love taking a spin on the Christmas Carousel, embarking on a market-wide scavenger hunt, and keeping an eye out for Vancouver Christmas Market mascots “Holly and Jolly”.
Admission: Pre-book Seasons Passes, Family Passes, and Timed Entry starting from $19.99 in advance
New this year, if you’re heading south of the border, The Seattle Christmas Market opens November 24th
Got Craft? Holiday Market: @ Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
November 18-19, 2023 10am-5pm
Featuring over 95 vendors, makers and small shops for DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts, as well as a mini-makers market for Kidpreneurs, under 16 years of age.
Admission: $5 (kids 12 and under, free) booked in advance online
Got Craft? Holiday Virtual Market: Online
November 22 – December 3, 2023, 24/7
Over 60 makers and small shops gather online to create a curated collection of goods, wares and gift ideas from across Canada.
Hycroft for the Holidays Artisans Market: @ Hycroft Manor, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
November 16-17, 2023 10am-8pm / Live Jazz at 6pm
November 18-19, 2023 10am-6pm
The three-story Edwardian Hycroft Manor offers a unique holiday shopping destination with fabulous handmade and homemade knitted treasures, unique gifts & crafts, special treats and confections, Christmas shoppe, Silent Auction and more.
Admission: $17 online
Crafty Affaire: @ Ocean Park Hall, 1577-128 Street, Surrey
November 25-26, 2023 10am-4pm
One-of-a-kind treasures, quality crafts and handmade goods from dozens of local vendors
Admission: by donation
Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair: @ Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
November 25, 2023 10am-5pm
Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair brings 140 local artists and vendors with thousands of patrons shopping for crafts, edible gifts, enjoying entertainment, everything needed for your holiday shopping plus door prizes.
Admission: $4 in-advance online / $5 at door
Portobello West Holiday Market: @ Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Yaletown), Vancouver
November 25-26, 2023 10am-5pm
Annual shopping events features 65+ BC artists, designers and producers offering jewelry, fashion, art, home décor, skincare plus food trucks and holiday entertainment
Admissions: $5 adults / free, kids under 12
West End Holiday Craft Fair: @ West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Vancouver
November 25-26, 2023 10am – 4pm
Join 35 carefully curated artisans and vendors selling only handcrafted gifts for this annual sell-out event.
Toque Craft Fair: @ Western Front, 308-East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
December 1, 2023 6-10pm
December 2-3, 2023 11am-5pm
The Annual Western Front Community Fundraiser and Craft Sale returns with a curated selection of BC artists, craftspeople, designers and makers for a marketplace of jewelry, stationary, body products, homewares, textiles, fashion
Admission: By Donation
Make It! The Handmade Revolution Holiday Show: @ PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings, Vancouver
December 7, 2023 5-9pm,
December 8, 2023 11am-9pm
December 9, 2023 10am-6pm
December 10, 2023 11am-5pm
Leading the handmade revolution since 2008, Make It! connects hundreds of ‘Makies’ – makers, designers, crafters, artisans and other creators with thousands of patrons and customers.
Admission: $12 / Kids under 12, Free
Weirdos Holiday Market: The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver
December 8 and 15; 5pm to 10pm – Friday Night Markets (ages 19 and up)
December 9 and 16; 11am to 5pm
December 10 and 17: 11am to 5pm
For those looking beyond the ordinary and predictable, the 7th Annual Weirdos Holiday Market features the work of 50 curated artists offering an awe-inspiring selection of oddities and hundreds of rare or one-of-a-kind collectibles. Plus the special Friday Night Market, exclusively for shoppers aged 19 and up, boasting devilishly tantalizing R-rated curios for adults who love to defy expectations.
Admission: $5 – 11 years and up, by donation 10 and under
Combine Art Fair: @ Griffin Art Projects Residency, 1180 Welch Street, North Vancouver
December 8, 2023 Opening Reception 7-10pm
December 9-10, 2023 11am-6pm
Back for its third Fair, this unique, collaborative, event offers spaces to emerging galleries by invitation only; featuring Afternoon Projects, Griffin Art Projects, Mónica Reyes Gallery,Pale Fire, Royale Projects, Unit 17 and Wil Aballe Art Projects
First Pick Handmade: @ Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
December 9-10, 2023 11am to 6pm
The Holiday Pop Up Market 2023 showcases two-dozen vendors offering high-quality handmade fashion, accessories and lifestyle items in the historic venue.