17 Vancouver holiday markets and craft fairs to check out this fall

Vancouver Christmas Market/Facebook

Skip the malls and big box stores this holiday season and shop local instead. It’s never been easier, thanks to an abundance of craft fairs and holiday markets taking place in the City of Vancouver this November and December.

From smaller community events to bigger multi-day markets, you’ll find all sorts of art, goods, crafts, and even some food and live music at these 17 craft fairs and holiday markets you can check out in Vancouver.

Make the Holidays Awesome!

When: Nov. 14 from 7-9 pm
Where: 1648 Duranleau St. (Granville Island)
Cost: Free; please RVSP

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

When: Nov. 16-17, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16 from 11am-5pm
Where: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Ave.
Cost: $3 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Vancouver Christmas Market

When: Nov. 21-Dec. 24
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
Cost: $5-12; ticketing info here

Emily Carr Student Art Fair

Emily Carr

Photo: @emilycarr_sas Instagram

When: Nov. 23 from noon-8pm, Nov. 24–25 from noon-5pm
Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design – 520 E. 1st Ave.
Cost: Free

Italian Christmas Market

When: Nov. 23 from 5-9 pm
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan St.
Cost: Free

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

When: Nov. 24 from 10am – 5pm
Where: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar St.
Cost: $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Children under 12 free.

West End Community Centre Holiday Craft Fair

When: Nov. 24 – 25 from 10am – 4pm
Where: West End Community Centre – 870 Denman St.
Cost: Free

Renfrew Park Craft Fair

When: Nov. 25 from 12:30–3:30pm
Where: Renfrew Park Community Centre – 2929 E. 22nd Ave.
Cost: Free

Portobello West Holiday Market

When: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 from 11am–5pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre –  181 Roundhouse Mews
Cost: $2, Children under 12 free.

Toque Fundraiser and Craft Fair

Toque

Western Front/Facebook

When: Nov. 30 from 6–10pm; Dec. 1 from 11am–5pm; Dec. 2 from 11am–5pm
Where: 303 East 8th Ave.
Cost: Admission by donation

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market

WhenDec. 1 from 10am – 5pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Dr.
Cost: $2; kids are free

Wesbrook Winter Festival 2018: Etsy Vancouver Market

When: Dec. 1-2 from 10am-5pm
Where: Wesbrook Community Centre – 3335 Webber Lane
Cost: $3, children under 12 free

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

When: Dec. 1 from 10am – 4pm
Where: Kensington Community Centre – 5175 Dumfries St.
Cost: Free

Got Craft?

When: Dec. 8-9 from 10am–5pm
Where: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph St.
Cost: $3 advance, $5 at the door

ShinyFuzzyMuddy

When: Dec. 8 from 11am–6pm and Dec. 9 from 10am-6pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main St.
Cost: $4

Weirdos Holiday Market

Weirdos

Weirdos Holiday Market/Facebook

When: Dec. 8-9 from 11am–6pm
Where: The Hall – 1793 Venables St.
Cost: $2 at the door

Make it! Handmade Shopping Experience 

When: Dec. 12-16
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings St.
Cost: $4 in advance, $8 at the door, kids 12 and under free

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