Holiday Markets in Vancouver for November and December


The weather is cold, the Christmas music is on cue, and the holiday season is fast approaching.  You’ve already made the promise to start shopping early and locally, and there’s no better place to accomplish both than at the Vancouver Holiday Markets.

Visitors can find a wide array of products that range from edibles, jewelry to home décor. Whether you’re shopping for a picky loved one, yourself or looking for a suitable family outing, the below list of Holiday Markets for November and December is sure to keep you busy in Vancouver.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Date: November 7 – 11
Place: Vancouver Convention Centre at 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $12 at door, $10 online for adults
$10 at door, $8 online for students and seniors
$12 after 5pm on Wed, Thurs and Fri for 2 adults
Time: Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Circle Craft Christmas market is the biggest craft fair in Western Canada and has been a tradition for 38 years since 1973. Spanning over the course of 4-days, this market takes over the Vancouver Convention Centre and features over a whopping 300 artisans. Visitors can find anything from glass blowers to toy makers. There are also food vendors, entertainment, craft demonstrations and so much more.

Make It Vancouver

Date: November 8 – 11
Place: Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive
Cost: $5
Time: Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

This art, fashion, music and craft fair favors more hip and modern local goods. There is to be over 140 artisans and designers selling one-of-a-kind items that include accessories, jewelry, home décor, art and so much more. The event features live music and a licensed bar, which means there’s no need to hide the spiked cider.

Christmas at Hycroft

Date: November 15 – 18
Place: Hycroft at 1489 McRae Avenue
Cost: $13, children $5, children under 5 FREE, family package $30
Time: Thursday – Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Support local artisans and The University Women’s Club of Vancouver (an organization that supports education through programs and scholarships) at this year’s Christmas at Hycroft. The annual fundraiser is held for 4-days and features homemade goods from local artisans and charities. In addition to homemade soups and candles, shoppers receive a tour of the Edwardian Hycroft mansion.

Vancouver Christmas Market

Date: November 24 – December 24
Place: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Cost: $5, children $2, children under 6 FREE
Time: 11am – 9pm

For one full month, the Vancouver Christmas market is once again taking over the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza to celebrate German culture. Join shoppers for a unique holiday shopping experience where vendors put on display traditional German-style crafts, food and entertainment. There is to be more than 55 booths, a children’s Christmas carousel, and thousands of holiday lights brightening the sky.

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

Date: December 8 – 9 
Place: Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive
Time: 10pm – 5pm

This semi-annual craft fair is showcasing over 80 handmade vendors, DIY workshops, a photo booth, and the first 50 shoppers receive a swag bag filled with goodies. This is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair and features everything from chocolate to a Spool of Thread sewing lounge.

Holiday Market

Place: Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive
Date: December 15
Cost: $3, children under 13 FREE  
Time: 10am – 4pm

Support Vancouver’s Farmers Market this year at the Holiday Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre. There is to be over 75 vendors offering the best in food, art, craft, and home décor. The market is also hosting a silent auction on gift baskets, and gift-wrapping is available by donation (proceeds go toward the charity Shanti Uganda). Don’t forget to take advantage of the free coat check for the most comfortable shopping experience.

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