13 best Christmas markets and holiday craft fairs in Vancouver

Nov 8 2019, 1:48 pm

With the holiday season quickly upon us, there’s no better way to get into the spirit of things than by shopping, eating, and then shopping some more.

With a massive selection of winter, holiday, and Christmas craft fairs, it’s also never been easier to get your shopping done while supporting local businesses.

Here are some of the best Vancouver Christmas markets and holiday craft fairs for treats, stocking stuffers, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

If you love holiday events, take a look at our full list of markets in Metro Vancouver and beyond!

Circle Craft Christmas Market

The Circle Craft Christmas Market has been a Vancouver staple for more than four decades. Expect 20,000 visitors and 300 artisans from all across BC.

When: Now until November 11, 2019
Time: November 9 from 10 am to 9 pm; November 10 from 10 am to 7 pm; November 11 from 10 am and 5 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West (Exhibition Hall C) – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: $15 for adults; buy online (kids under 12 are free)

Christmas at Hycroft

Vancouver’s longest-running Christmas fair takes place at a festive Edwardian mansion. It features unique boutiques, crafters, and over 24 local artisans. In the courtyard enjoy mulled wine and hot chocolate or a meal from the food vendors and a holiday tune too.

When: November 14 to 17, 2019
Time: November 14 to 16 from 11 am to 9 pm; November 17 from 11 am to 6 pm
Location: University Women’s Club Of Vancouver At Hycroft – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: $15 for adults; buy online (kids under 12 are free)

6 Holly Jolly Sundays of Art at the Pacific Arts Market

This market features local artists exhibiting paintings, jewellery, pottery, photography, and leather goods to name a few. Each Christmas market will feature tastings, crafts, wine, and more.

When: Every Sunday from November 17 to December 22 (except December 1)
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Location: 2nd floor 1448 W Broadway, Vancouver
Price: Free entry

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

The 37th annual Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair will feature over 140 local artisans, hundreds of handmade crafts, food, and entertainment. Over 2,000 visitors attend each year, with tickets available online, by phone, or in person.

When: November 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Admission: $4 if purchased in advance; $5 at the door

Vancouver Christmas Market

The 10th annual German-inspired Christmas Market is the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit. Between an array of authentic food and beverages, traditional wood carvings and toys, as well as knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery, and other unique gifts, there’s something for everyone. There are also plenty of kids activities and a chance to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas carousel.

When: November 20 to December 24, 2019
Time: November 20 to December 23 from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm; December 24 from 11:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $8–$15; buy online

West End Holiday Craft Fair

The West End Holiday Craft Fair makes a point of offering exclusively handcrafted items and goodies. Located at the West End Community Centre, the market also offers free entry.

When: Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: West End Community Centre – 870 Denman Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

TOQUE Fundraiser and Craft Fair

TOQUE, Western Front’s annual fundraiser and craft fair, features more than 30 Vancouver-based artists and designers. Visitors will be able to find textiles, ceramics, jewellery, books, bags, and home and body products. In between shopping, guests can enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury treats, including bratwurst and hot drinks.

When: November 29 to December 1, 2019
Time: November 29 from 6 to 10 pm; November 30 from 11 am to 5 pm; December 1 from 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Western Front – 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Krampus Market at Strange Fellows Brewing

The 2nd annual KRAMPUSMARKT at Strange Fellows Brewing returns this season. The market will feature goods from over 30 artisans including jewellery, baked goods, leather, wall art, and more alongside beer tastings.

When: December 6, 7, and 8, 2019
Time: December 6 (opening reception) from 6 to 10 pm; December 7 from noon to 8 pm; December 8 from noon to 4 pm
Location: Strange Fellows Brewing – 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Opening reception tickets are $15; general admission s $2 online and $3 at the door (under 18 free)

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

The 12th annual Kensington Holiday Craft Fair features holiday gifts and stocking stuffers crafted by local artisans. In addition to free parking, the event hosts a raffle and door prizes for attendees.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Kensington Community Centre – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

Got Craft? works to create a community supporting handmade and do-it-yourself culture. Since being founded in 2007, their bi-annual fairs bring together more than 75 designers and craft workshops, tasty treats, music, free bags, and a collective attendance of more than 5,500 per year.

When: December 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Make It! Vancouver

The Make It! Holiday Show is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that hosts a number of artists, crafters, and makers from all across Canada. Each year, in addition to more than 250 exhibitors, the holiday show features a beer garden, live music, and food trucks.

When: December 11 to 15, 2019
Time: December 11 from 5 to 9 pm; December 12 from 11 am to 9 pm; December 13 from 11 am to 9 pm; December 14 from 10 am to 6 pm; December 15 from 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 at the door, (kids 12 and under are free)

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market

The Crafty Affaire Holiday Market promotes a unique mix of modern, handmade items as well as vintage treasures. This fair will be popping up in Vancouver at the Croatian Cultural Centre on December 14 and 15.

When: December 14 and 15, 2019
Time: December 14 and 15 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – ​3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: By Donation

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy

Established in 2003, Shiny Fuzzy Muddy features all kinds of handmade goods and products for the holiday season. In addition, the market constantly aims to discover and develop new artists and connect guests with gifted artisans in their community. This 2019 shows will be Shiny Fuzzy Muddy’s last, so be sure to stop by.

When: December 14 and 15, 2019
Time: December 14 from 11 am to 6 pm; December 15 from 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Admission: $4 admission