Presented by The Arts Council of New Westminster, the markets happen throughout the year on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The Christmas markets in 2022 are on the Saturdays of November 19th and December 17th. There is also a special Holiday Night Market on December 3rd.
The above markets all happen at River Market which is located at 810 Quayside Drive in New Westminster. Admission to the events is free!
New West Craft at Uptown is another event in 2022. It takes place on Friday, December 23rd, but at a different location. This last event happens outside at the corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue in the Uptown District of New Westminster.
Visit the New West Craft Facebook page for more details about the events that take place throughout the year.
New West Craft Christmas Markets in 2022
Below is information about the various artisan markets hosted by the Arts Council of New Westminster in December this year.
New West Craft Holiday Night Market
The New West Craft Holiday Night Market is an annual event. In 2022 it features about 60 vendors between 3:00 and 9:00 pm on Saturday, December 3rd. It too is free and at the River Market at 810 Quayside Drive. A similar market also happened on November 19th.
This event features live holiday music and lots of interesting handmade artisan products. Food, drinks and other unique gift ideas are also available from River Market eateries and shops.
To learn more about this event see the New West Craft Holiday Night Market‘s Facebook page.
New West Craft Holiday Market
The events on Saturday, December 17th, features about 45 vendors at River Market which is a market-style mall at the edge of the Fraser River. The market runs from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm and admission is free.
At this event, in addition to all the artisan products, there is delicious food and drinks available at River Market eateries and other great gift ideas from River Market shops.
To learn more about this event see the New West Craft Facebook page.
New West Craft at Uptown
New West Craft at Uptown is an event co-hosted by New West Craft and the Uptown Business Association. In 2022 it takes place on Friday, December 23rd, from 5:00 until 9:00 pm.
This event features about 25 vendors, live festive music, family-friendly activities and hot chocolate.
New West Craft at Uptown takes place outside the Royal City Centre and Westminster Centre at the corner of 6th Avenue and 6th Street in the heart of downtown New Westminster. The venue is about 2 km up the hill from the River Market where the other New West Craft events take place on other days.
Interestingly, the location for New West Craft at Uptown is the same as New Westminster’s popular Uptown Live event which happens in the summer.
To learn more about this event see the New West Craft Facebook page (where details will be posted closer to the event’s date).
About The Arts Council
The Arts Council of New Westminster is a non-profit organization that supports and showcases local artists and the arts. According to its website, “the Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors.”
Operating since 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster hosts a wide variety of arts-related programs and events. These include New West Craft, the New Westminster Culture Crawl, Queens’s Park Arts Festival, Queen’s Park Concert Series and other activities.
To learn more about the city, its events and places of interest, see our article about the City of New Westminster.
Attractions and other events in New Westminster at other times of the year that you might be interested in include the following:
- New Westminster Culture Crawl
- Queens’s Park Arts Festival
- Queen’s Park Concert Series
- New West Farmers Market
- Uptown Live
- Fraser River Discovery Centre
- Massey Theatre
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Lower Mainland Christmas Craft Fairs
- Vancouver Events in December
- Vancouver Christmas Activities
- Free Vancouver Events in December
- Vancouver Farmers Markets