The Holy Cross Christmas Market features artisan vendors and baked goods in North Burnaby at Holy Cross Elementary School on November 16th and 17th in 2019.
The event takes place in the school’s gym and includes about 40 vendor tables.
Holy Cross Christmas Market in 2019
Hosted and sponsored by the Holy Cross Catholic Women’s League, the Holy Cross Christmas Market features craft vendors selling all sorts of goods. At the event there are also raffle prizes, a 50-50 draw and a Christmas Café selling everything from sandwiches to soup, baked goods and beverages.
The market is a fundraising event for the Catholic Women’s League. Any profits made benefit Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross School and various other charities supported by the group such as Union Gospel Mission, the Domestic Abuse Society and Talitha Khoum.
When and Where
On Saturday, November 16th, the market runs from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. On the Sunday it goes from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.
The event takes place in the gymnasium at Holy Cross Elementary School at 1450 Delta Avenue in North Burnaby which is about halfway between Hastings Street and the Lougheed Highway (and just a 3-minute drive from Brentwood Town Centre).
What to Expect
At the market local artisans sell a variety of hand-crafted creations. There are Christmas ornaments, homemade preserves, greeting cards, jewellery and baked goods, plus knitted, crocheted and sewn items.
In addition to the artisan vendors and their products, the Holy Cross Christmas Market is famous for its homemade apple pies which cost about $12 each. (Note: Due to their popularity, there is usually a limit of two pies per family – they are really that popular!)
The event also features a number of raffle gift baskets full of wonderful things. Raffle tickets cost $2 for one or three for $5.
Also at the market, ladies from the Holy Cross Catholic Women’s League make Italian cookies called pizzelle. The cookies are delcious and proceeds from their sale benefits Covenant House which is a charitable organization that helps homelss youth.
For more information about the church and group of ladies behind the event see the Holy Cross Parish website.
To learn about the municipality where the event takes place see our article about Burnaby.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Christmas Craft Fairs
- Vancouver’s Best Christmas Activities
- Vancouver’s November and December Calendars.