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Vancouver and Lower Mainland Christmas Craft Fairs

Vancouver Christmas Craft Fairs

Christmas craft fairs and winter holiday artisan markets take place in November and December at various venues in Metro Vancouver.

The fairs offer wonderful Christmas shopping opportunities and provide inspiration and creative ideas for people. They also support local craft entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.

See below to learn about awesome Christmas craft fairs and holiday artisan markets taking place this year.


Vancouver Christmas Fairs

Below is a list of some of the best and most popular Christmas craft fairs and markets in the Lower Mainland that take place most years. Many of them are happening in 2023. Exact details for some, however, are to be confirmed.


Click on the following cities for details about Christmas craft fairs in specific parts of the Lower Mainland, or scroll down for information about them all.

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Coquitlam Craft Fairs


Coquitlam Christmas Night Market

The Coquitlam Christmas Night Market happens on the Friday and Saturday of December 1st and 2nd in 2023.

It’s an artisan market at the Evergreen Cultural Centre featuring about 50 or so vendors at 1205 Pinetree Way. Admission to the event is $2 for adults and free for children and youth (ages 16 and under). The event is also right by a SkyTrain Station and Lights at Lafarge!

See our Coquitlam Christmas Night Market article for more information.


Coquitlam Christmas Night Market


Positively Petite Christmas Boutique

The festive opening reception for the Christmas Boutique happens at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts at 1120 Brunette Avenue.

The free event includes displays of fine art, artisan products for sale and live music in normal years. At the event there is also usually a cash bar. In 2023 the festive opening reception happens on Friday, November 17th, from 7 to 9 pm. There’s also a holiday artisan shop open from November 17th to December 21st this year.

For more details, visit the Place des Arts website.


Place des Arts


Vancouver Artisan Markets


Markets in Vancouver include Hycroft for the Holidays, the West End Holiday Craft Fair and Vancouver Christmas Market. There is also the Kensington Christmas Craft Fair, Women’s Winter Faire, Chanukah Market and Circle Craft Market.


Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market is the city’s most famous and longest running holiday market. It has a German theme and is located at Jack Poole Plaza beside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The Vancouver Christmas Market  isn’t just a “craft” or “artisan” market. It’s lots of fun and features live entertainment, a carousel and dozens of vendors selling both locally-made and European products.

In 2023 the event takes place from November 16th until December 24th.

Tickets cost about $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for youth between the ages of 7 and 17. Younger kids get in for free.

For more details about the event, see our Vancouver Christmas Market article or visit vancouverchristmasmarket.com.


Vancouver Christmas Market


Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

In 2023 the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair takes place in Vancouver on December 9th from 10 am until 4 pm. It happens at the Kensington Community Centre at 5175 Dumfries Street (which is about 3 km east of Queen Elizabeth Park and 3 km south of Trout Lake). The event usually features about 40 vendors and admission is free.

To learn more about this event, see our article about the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair.


Kensington Holiday Craft Fair


Made in the 640 Markets

Made in the 604 Markets take place at Heritage Hall at various times of the year including on December 16th and 17th in 2023. Heritage Hall is a beautiful building located at 3102 Main Street (at the corner with East 15th Avenue). Markets also take place in the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver on December 2nd and 3rd.

Admission to both the Heritage Hall markets in Vancouver and the ones in North Vancouver is free.

In addition to the above, in 2023 there are also Made in the 604 Markets at Heritage Hall in Vancouver on November 4th and 5th and at the Shipyards in North Vancouver on November 18th and 19th.

To learn more about these markets visit the official madeinthe604.ca website or see our article about Made in the 604 Markets.


Made in the 604 Holiday Pop-Up Markets


Holidays at Hycroft

Formerly called Christmas at Hycroft, Holidays at Hycroft is held at the beautiful Hycroft Clubhouse at 1489 McRae Avenue in Shaughnessy. In 2023, the market happens from Thursday, November 16th, until Sunday, November 19th.

The market is open between 10 am and 8 pm on the Thursday and Friday. It’s open from 10 am to 6 pm on the Saturday and Sunday.

Admission costs $17. It’s usually free though for children under 13 years old. This is a high-end Christmas season market in a stunning venue.

Holidays at Hycroft used to involve just their awesome Christmas artisan market. Since last year, however, it includes other great events too. In 2023 there is a special Family & Friends Brunch on November 26th and a Sugar Plum Brunch with Santa & Storytelling on December 3rd.

To learn more about the event in general, see our Holidays at Hycroft article or visit hycroftfortheholidays.com.


Hycroft for the Holidays

Holidays at Hycroft
Holidays at Hycroft


West End Holiday Craft Fair

The West End Holiday Craft Fair usually features about 60 vendors. In 2023 it runs from 10 am until 4 pm on November 25th and 26th at the West End Community Centre at 870 Denman Street. Admission is free and around 1000 or so shoppers attend over the course of the weekend in normal years.

To read more about the event, click West End Holiday Craft Fair or visit the West End Community Centre‘s website.


Circle Craft Market

Vancouver’s Circle Craft Market takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre at 1055 Canada Place. It’s a large craft fair with about 300 vendors selling an impressive variety of items including, jewellery, art and decor. An average of over 40,000 people check out the event each year.

In 2023 the market runs from November 8th to 12th. Hours on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are from 10 am to 9 pm. On the Saturday the market operates from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday hours are from 10 am to 5 pm.

General admission costs $16 for adults. Seniors ages 65 and above get in for $12, as do youth between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. Admission after 5:00 pm on weekdays costs $8. Children ages 12 and under enter for free at any time.

For more information about the event, see our Circle Craft Market article.


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North Vancouver Craft Fairs


Made in the 604 Markets

Holiday-themed Made in the 604 Markets take place indoors in North Vancouver at the Pipe Shop on December 2nd and 3rd in 2023. There are also indoor markets on December 16th and 17th at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. Admission to all of these is free!

(Note: There are also regular Made in the 604 Markets at the Shipyards on the weekend of November 18th & 19th.)

To learn more about these events see our article about Made in the 604 Markets or visit madeinthe604.ca.


Made in the 604 Holiday Pop-Up Markets


Shipyards Christmas Market

The Shipyards Christmas Market typically features over 4 dozen vendors in the Pipe Shop at Shipbuilders’ Square between 10 am and 6 pm. Admission is usually free or by donation. The event happens on the Saturday and Sunday of December 16th and 17th in 2023.

For more information, see our Shipyards Christmas Market article or click northvancouvershipyardsdistrict.com.


Shipyards Christmas Artisan Market


Shipyards Christmas Festival

The Shipyards Christmas Festival is a community event that includes live entertainment as well as a Winter Artisan Market in the Pipe Shop at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver.

Now known as the Spirit of the Season Festival, the event takes place on Saturday, December 2nd in 2023. The market usually features over 4 dozen vendors in the Pipe Shop at Shipbuilders’ Square. Exact details about this year’s event are to be confirmed.

Click Shipyards Christmas Festival to learn more about North Vancouver’s official “start of the season” event.


Tsleil Waututh Nation Christmas Craft Fair

The Tsleil Waututh Nation Christmas Craft Fair is an Indigenous artisan market featuring over 60 Indigenous vendors at the Tsleil Waututh Community Centre at 3010 Sleil Waututh Road in North Vancouver. All are welcome.

In 2023 the event happens on the Saturday and Sunday of December 2nd and 3rd from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

For details, see the event’s Facebook page.


STA Christmas Craft Fair

The STA Christmas Craft Fair attracts between 1200 and 2000 shoppers and more than 100 vendors to their annual fundraising event at Saint Thomas Aquinas Secondary School at 541 West Keith Road in North Vancouver. Items for sale usually include everything from handmade clothing to home decor, gourmet food, jewellery, children’s items and more.

The fair in 2023 runs on Sunday, November 5th, from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission costs $10 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

To learn more see our article about the Saint Thomas Aquinas Christmas Fair.


2023 STA Christmas Craft Fair


Burnaby Artisan Markets


Deer Lake Craft Fair

The Deer Lake Craft Fair takes place at the Shadbolt Centre at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Deer Lake Park. The event is sponsored by the Burnaby Arts Council and showcases the work of local artists, craftspeople and artisans including potters, wood artists, clothing designers, glass work artisans and jewelry makers.

Live entertainment and a variety of food options are also available in normal years at this event. In addition, there’s Santa’s workshop where kids can find activities such as face painting and cookie decorating.

In 2023 the event runs from November 24th to the 26th, so from Friday to Sunday. Hours on the Friday are from 11 am until 7 pm. Hours on the Saturday and Sunday are from 10 am until 5 pm. Admission to the fair and parking are both free. Approximately 3500 people attend the event each year.

For more details about the fair in general, see our Deer Lake Craft Fair article.


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Nikkei Craft Fair

The Nikkei Craft Fair is an artisan market that features over 90 artisan and food vendors. In 2023 it takes place on the Saturday and Sunday of November 18th and 19th. It happens at the Nikkei Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm both days.

Admission costs $5, but is free for children and youth ages 17 and under. It’s also free for seniors (ages 65+) and NNMCC members.

To learn more about this event, see the Nikkei Centre‘s website.


Vancouver Christmas Craft Markets


Delta Craft Fairs


North Delta Artisan & Gift Market

The North Delta Artisan & Gift Market hosts its third annual holiday market in 2023 on Saturday, November 18th. It takes place from 10 am until 3 pm at Sunshine Hills Elementary School at 11285 Bond Boulevard in North Delta. Admission is by donation. At the event there are close to 40 vendors. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there.

TIP: The first 250 people will receive a free shopping bag. Also, go with an appetite as there will be food for sale too!

To learn more about this event, visit the North Delta Artisan & Gift Market website.


New Westminster Craft Fair


A number of Christmas artisan markets happen in New Westminster including those hosted by the New West Farmers Market and the Arts Council of New Westminster.


New West Holiday Market

The New West Holiday Market is an artisan market featuring more than 90 artisan vendors in a typical year. There are also food trucks as well as live music and free activities for kids.

Hosted by the New Westminster Farmer’s Market, it takes place outside City Hall in New Westminster on December 9th and 10th in 2023. Its hours of operation are from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is by donation.

Click New West Holiday Market to learn more.


Market Vendors Outside New West City Hall
New West Holiday Market


New West Craft Holiday Markets

New West Craft hosts a number of winter holiday-themed artisan markets in the weeks leading up to Christmas. New West Craft is a series of markets that take place all year long on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. The Holiday Night Market is one of them. In 2023 it happens on December 2nd at the River Market at 810 Quayside Drive from 3 until 9 pm.

In addition to the Holiday Night Market, New West Craft hosts a collection of other holiday markets. In 2023 they take place on the Saturdays of November 4th and 18th, as well as on December 9th and 16th. Each market runs from 11 am to 4 pm at River Market.

For more information about these markets, see our article about New West Craft.


New West Holiday Market


Surrey Craft Fairs


Alexandra Neighbourhood House Craft Fair

The Alexandra Neighbourhood House Craft Fair takes place at Surrey’s Crescent Beach. Admission is free (or at least it has been in past years). The exact location is 2916 McBride Avenue. More than 50 vendors typically participate.

The 2023 craft fair runs on Saturday, November 25th, from 9 am to 3 pm. Visit the Alexandra Neighbourhood House website for more details.


Other Markets

Lower Mainland winter farmers markets include Saturday markets at Riley Park near Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver and Sunday ones in Port Moody and Hastings Park at the PNE grounds in Vancouver.

See Lower Mainland Winter Markets for more information.


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Other Holiday Season Information

Many neighbourhood churches and schools also host great craft fairs (as well as entertaining Christmas concerts). Shopping at them is an excellent way to Christmas shop, get crafty ideas and support and connect with your local community. In addition to checking out the above major markets, keep your eyes out for advertisements for smaller events in your local area.

For a list of places to see holiday lights and enjoy other Christmas activities in the Lower Mainland, see Top Things to do at Christmas. And for other activities over the holiday season, check out the December Calendar.