The Halloween candy may remain but the costumes are back in the tickle truck and many eyes are on the holidays. Here are six November Vancouver events we’re looking forward to.
Seven November events in Vancouver
Circle Craft Craft Fair
Circle Craft Christmas Market is a Vancouver institution, kicking off the holiday season. The annual event welcomes over 300 Canadian artisans from coast-to-coast, selling high-quality goods they made themselves. You’ll find everything from soap to glassware to clothing to food (and even wine and craft beer) and a whole lot more. It’s all happening from November 8-12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
November 11th at various locations.
Lest we forget, November 11th is a stat holiday and a day to remember those who fought for peace. Head to one of the many Remembrance Day events around Vancouver with the kids for marches, pageantry and words of honour.
East Van Cultural Crawl
Talk about local! The East Van Cultural Crawl is another amazing place to pick up unique hand-made gifts or just take part in an unforgettable community event that showcases hundreds or tiny galleries, artist studios and garages on Vancouver’s East Side. And while yes it does get busy, kids will love the social nature of the crawl and the live demos in pottery, live chainsaw carving and glassblowing.
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios
October 19- December 31
Cirque’s bigtop is back in False Creek, which means it’s showtime! The latest flight of fancy, Kurios, Cabinet of Curiosities, has been called dazzling, joyous and enthralling. One thing’s for sure: there will be acrobatics, highwire acts and fantastical escapades. Tickets aren’t cheap, but a Cirque show is something everyone should witness. Children (wait until they’re old enough to go the distance) will be astounded.
Science fiction family weekend at the Space Centre
The instant dose of Christmas returns at the Vancouver Christmas Market, with its gorgeous carousel, live music, myriad of food vendors, choirs, and plenty of intricate wooden gifts and ornaments. Tuck into a Bavarian smokie or giant pretzel and be sure to wash it down with a piping hot mug of Gluhwein. If you get your tickets online, you can upgrade to a free season’s pass.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).