Since 1973, the Circle Craft Co-operative has presented a Christmas Market, featuring an array of artisans selling all manner of festive crafts. Growing steadily since its conception, the market has made a few moves in its time, but now currently resides at the Vancouver Convention Centre West location.
The seasonal market, which celebrates its 42nd year, attracts visitors from far and wide, thanks to its staggering collection of stalls and vendors, which include wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewellery designers, toy-makers, and more.
Not only does the market offer attendees the chance to peruse an endless supply of arts and crafts, but it also provides them with the opportunity to meet the B.C. and Canadian artisans behind the pieces showcased.
This year the market will exhibit hundreds of craftspeople (306 vendors to be exact), all of whom are jury-selected by Circle Craft on talent and diversity. In addition to the wide variety of stalls, visitors will find entertainment by local performers, craft technique demonstrations and contests.
Circle Craft Christmas Market 2015
When: November 11 to 15
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place
Price: General admission tickets are priced at $12 per person and can be purchased online