27 Christmas markets and holiday craft fairs in Metro Vancouver

Oct 22 2018, 6:40 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.

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Here are 27 Christmas markets and holiday craft fairs for treats, stocking stuffers, and unique one-of-a-kind gifts.

Vancouver

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

 

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Boasting a DJ, beer, and a wide selection of eats from a variety of food trucks, this flea market plays more like a party than anything else. Find plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing from over 5o vendors. On-leash dogs are permitted at the market.

When: November 17 and 18; December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3 for single-day entry, $5 for the entire weekend

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: Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, September 11
Time: Wednesday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Available online or at the door; $15 for adults

Christmas at Hycroft

Visitors at the Hycroft Edwardian mansion will find three floors decked out in holiday decor, as well as a wide variety of unique boutiques and crafters. Outside the manor, the courtyard is buzzing with activities and entertainment, including Emelle’s Catering Trailer and the traditional “Kitchen Creations.”

When: Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Thursday to Saturday: 11 to 9 pm; Sunday: 11 to 6 pm
Location: Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: $15 for adults, children ages 12 and under free

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

The 36th 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: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Admission: $4 if purchased in advance; $5 at the door

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

The 11th 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:  Sunday, December 1, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location:  Kensington Community Centre – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free of charge

Vancouver Christmas Market

 

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The 9th 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.

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair

The Strathcona Winter Craft Fair puts a heavy emphasis on local and grassroots vendors, meaning that you’ll feel great heading over to get some holiday gifts. In addition, 15% of their tables go to not-for-profit vendors and feature artists across Vancouver’s Strathcona and Eastside Communities.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre Association – 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Admission: General admission is $2, kids aged 12 and younger 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: Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Friday from 6 to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Make It! Holiday Show

 

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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 265 exhibitors, the holiday show features a beer garden, live music, and food trucks. Parking for this market is $12.

When: Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: Times vary based on date
Location: The PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $8 at the door, kids ages 12 and under are 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: Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
Admission: Admission costs $3

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market

The Crafty Affair Holiday Market promotes a unique mix of modern, handmade items as well as vintage treasures. The event will rotate at three different locations over the course of three weeks and every week, the first 25 visitors will receive a free goodie bag. Admission to all markets is by donation.

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 10 to 5 pm
Location: Ocean Park Community Hall – 1577 128 Street, South Surrey

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Harris Barn – 4140 Arthur Drive, Delta

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Admission by donation

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 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: West End Community Centre – 870 Denman Street, Vancouver
Admission: Admission to the event is free.

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, as well as connect guests with gifted artisans in their community.

When: Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Admission: $4 admission online or at the door

Weirdos Holiday Market

The Weirdos Holiday Market unites Vancouver’s most extravagant and out-of-this-world local artists and vendors. The result is a holiday market that’s anything but ordinary and an eclectic mix of the unusual. Find a selection of witchy wares, anatomical curiosities, jewellery, textiles, and one-of-a-kind art.

When: Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: The Hall – 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver
Admission: $2 admission

North Vancouver

Children’s Christmas Fair 

The fair aims to bring the magic and wonder of the holiday season to life with creative activities and events for children, musical performances, food and beverages, and a wide selection of handcrafted gifts for both children and adults.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Vancouver Waldorf School
Admission: Free admission

Silver Harbour Christmas Market

The Silver Harbour Christmas Market will offer a massive selection of handmade arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, vintage wares, craft supplies, and a tea room. Best of all, admission to the one-day market will be free.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: 144 East 22nd Street, North Vancouver
Admission: Free admission

Fall for Local Holiday Market 

In addition to being able to shop from more than 90 different brands, visitors can take place in a number of free DIY workshops, as well as indulge in a number of food trucks. The first 50 guests will receive a free canvas tote bag filled with local goodies.

When: Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards – 115 Victory Ship Way, Vancouver
Admission: $3 if purchased online, $5 at the door (cash only)

Burnaby

Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

The fifth annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair features local handmade items, live music, as well as a number of raffles and prizes. Proceeds from the event go towards the music program at Burnaby Central Secondary School.

When: Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location:  Burnaby Hall – 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Admission: Admission by donation

Deer Lake Craft Festival 

The Deer Lake Craft Festival has a longstanding tradition of jurying artisans for entry, as a means of ensuring that all vendors are of the highest quality and creation. This year, the event boasts over 60 glass blowers, sculptors, potters, wood, fashion, and jewellery designers, as well as a hearty mix of food items.

When: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Friday: 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free parking and admission

Surrey

Alexandra Neighbourhood House Holiday Craft Fair

The 6th annual Holiday Craft Fair will feature over 50 vendors with a selection of decor, jewellery, knitwear, and crafts. The one-day fair also offers free admission.

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Alexandra Neighbourhood House – 2916 McBride Avenue, Crescent Beach
Admission: Free admission

The 2018 Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

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City of Surrey

In addition to a wide array of vendors, food trucks, ice carving demos, and live performances, the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival also offers the lighting of a 60-ft-tall Christmas Tree.

When: Surrey Civic Plaza and Atrium – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
Time: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Location: 12 to 7 pm
Admission: Free of charge

Coquitlam

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

The annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair features over 100 BC-based artisans, turning the Poirier Forum into a winter wonderland, full of artisan crafts, prepared foods, holiday gifts, and decor.

When: Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Friday: 5 to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Poirier Forum – 618 Poirier Forum, Coquitlam
Admission: Adults: $3; Seniors: $2; Children ages 12 and under: Free

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers’ Market

In addition to finding crafts, spices, wines, and vinegar, visitors to the market will also have a chance to find freshly-picked, local produce.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex – 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free admission

Port Moody

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

The Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair is returning for a third straight year. With dozens of unique and exciting vendors, it’s a fantastic place to find locally made gift ideas and stocking stuffers. In addition, all proceeds from the event are donated to the Share Family Services Society.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Admission by donation

Fort Langley

Bloom Holiday Market

Established in 2011, Bloom Market runs multiple times per year at the historic Fort Langley Community Hall.  Admission is $2, and kids under 12 are always free. And proceeds from each market benefiting a local charity, which changes with each Bloom Market.

When: Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Fort Langley Community Hall – 9167 Glover Road, Langley
Admission: $2 admission, kids ages 12 and under are free

Squamish

Refresh Winter Market

Refresh Market

The Refresh Market is known as one of British Columbia’s largest indie marketplaces, with more than 95 makers and pop-ups offering handmade and locally designed wares. The first 50 guests to attend will receive Refresh Market swag bags, filled with goodies and free items.

When: Friday, November 16 to Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: Friday: 4 to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: West Coast Railway Heritage Park – 39645 Government Road, Squamish
Admission: $3 online, $5 at the door, free for children ages 12 and under

Abbotsford

West Coast Christmas Show

 

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Entering its 11th year, the West Coast Christmas Show is a three-day event that boasts more than 200 vendors and live presentations. Visitors can also find live entertainment through local bands, choirs, and carolers, as well as a massive model train setup.

When: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Friday: 2 to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: TRADEX Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
Admission: $10 for general admission, $9 for seniors, free for ages 16 and under