Looking for a unique gift? Something uber local that can’t be found at the mall? Well craft fair season just kicked off with the big mama, Circle Craft, and keeps on going until the third week of December. Here are 10 super local craft fairs where you can pick up hand-made gifts and consumables. Think East Van jam, local honey, printed bags, jewelry, paintings and so much more. Plus all craft fairs have delicious home-made treats (and now food trucks!) and entertainment to please the littlest shopper.
Holiday craft fairs in Vancouver you’ll want to check out!
Christmas at Hycroft
November 15 to 18, 2018
This long-running annual holiday fair and fundraiser at the beautiful Edwardian mansion features a huge variety of live entertainment, local artisans, unique boutiques, traditional treats and Santa visits too.
November 16 & 17 in Squamish
Refresh Market returns to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park! Shop the selection of clothing, ceramics, jewelry, dry goods, vintage and more from 100 local designers, makers and shops. Plus, take in food trucks, music and good vibes in a carefree community environment. Be one of the first 50 on both days to receive a Refresh Market swag bag.
Christmas Boutique at Place des Arts
November 16 – December 20, 2018
Each November and December, Place des Arts’ Artisan Shop expands into a fine craft market: The Christmas Boutique. Offering holiday shoppers a veritable Aladdin’s cave of glittering bobbles and delightful seasonal gifts, the Christmas Boutique is the perfect place to find beautifully handcrafted, locally made artisan wares.
Steveston Christmas Craft Fair
November 24, 2018
Up to 170 vendors all with home-made crafts, baking, jewellery, “foodie” items and more! Admission by donation in support of Steveston’s Playground Project or a non-perishable food item in support of the Richmond Food Bank.
November 30 – December 2, 2018
Curated selection of designers and artists. Join them for a unique gift selection, back deck barbecue, and yummy bake sale. Oh and loads of hipsters!
Portobello West Holiday Market
November 30 – December 1 & 2, 2018
Final Portobello Market of the year. Find 90 local artisans for fashion, jewelry, art, home accessories, gourmet treats, baby and kids items, and more. Plus live music and food Trucks. Admission is $5 – kids under 12 are free.
Wesbrook Holiday Etsy Craft Fair
December 1 & 2, 2018, Vancouver
Local artist and artisan from around BC selling handmade items in knitting, soap, leather, jewelry, crochet, baked goods and more. Part of the larger Wesbrook Village Holiday Family Fun Festival, a big celebration attracting thousands of visitors.
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Shiny Fuzzy Muddy
December 8 & 9, 2018
A lovely collection of curated fine craft, art + design presented annually in Vancouver at Heritage Hall in the heart of the hip and local craft scene on Main St.
Got Craft Holiday Edition
December 8 & 9, 2018
Handmade marketplace that takes place twice a year in May and December and features 80+ makers, do-it-yourself workshops, food carts, and one of the most coveted swag bags in town!
December 12-16, 2018, Vancouver
Join the homemade revolution! The Make it! market at the PNE with clothing, accessories, art, home decor, gourmet goodies, baby and kid items and other unique treasures. Plus, food trucks and a beer garden to get you in the festive spirit. Sold!
>> Make it!