Craft Fairs

Craft Fairs


Tis the season to be merry and what a better way than to give presents. Shop til you drop and then lay in front of the fireplace with a jug of eggnog to recuperate? That’s my Xmas shopping style. the following is my big, big, BIG list of Christmas craft fairs along with some fun Christmas activities in between the way. Come back often as I will update this page when I find new craft fairs and festivities.  If you want one of your craft fairs featured email me at



Oct 5/6: 6am-12pm
318 Keary St, New Westminster, BC
Nightmare Before Christmas Market: Peruse and shop this lively 2 level, 2 day market featuring the makers and purveyors of the wacky, weird and wonderful, eat fabulous food and get your freak/geek on (costumes are encouraged). This family friendly event will have face painting, special appearances by popular princesses- The Snow Sisters, Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington himself. Keep an eye on our facebook event page for a schedule of appearances and event. $2.50 or weekend pass $4.00

Oct 15 – Dec 24
19158 48th Avenue, Surrey, BC
The Christmas Store at Potter’s is not one of the Christmas craft fairs in town, but it’s your one stop shopping for all things Christmas and Christmas gifts

Nov 1-3: 5:30-10pm
English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Lumiere 2019: A series of interactive art installations light up three iconic Vancouver sites over the span of three nights

Nov 2: 10am-4pm  
Cloverdale Fairgrounds 6050 176th Street, Surrey, BC
Cloverleaft Craft Fair: Our 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair will be held in Shannon Hall again this year.
NOTE: Location changed to Shannon Hall (right next door to Alice McKay)

Nov 2-3: 10am-4pm
West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Fair Artisian Market; This two-day market features locally made and handcrafted items from over 60 vendors, and youth vendors. Free admission for shopper

Nov 3: 12pm-4pm
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Norway Craft Fair:

Nov 7-11:
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Annual Circle Craft Fair.  One of the most popular craft fairs during Christmas:

Nov 9-10
The Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown
PORTOBELLO WEST MARKET – Holiday market – Vancouver’s Fashion and Art Market.  One of the best craft fairs around to find 100% BC artisians

Nov 10: 10am-3pm
Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond
Winter Market: Start your Christmas shopping early this year at our annual Winter Market featuring local, unique vendors with artisan crafts, baked goods, jewelry, children’s items more. There will be live entertainment, light concession and a visit by a special Princess from Disney’s Frozen.
All table sales proceeds go to Thompson’s Preschool fundraising initiative

Nov 10: 11am-6pm 
UBC Robson Square, Plaza Level
Japan Market – Christmas Fair: Japan Market – Christmas Fair:  unique Japanese crafts, food (packaged food only), products and Japanese hospitality.

Nov 12 – Dec 21 
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Place des Arts Christmas Boutique
604.664.1636 |
Place des Arts’ Artisan Shop expands into the annual Christmas Boutique, one of the best craft fairs featuring high quality, handcrafted items made by local artisans. Free festive opening reception for Christmas Boutique and the annual Positively Petite miniature exhibition on Friday, November 15 from 7-9pm

Nov 14: 6-8pm
Corner of Burrard and Helmcken
Lights of Hope – Spectacular Display of lights

Nov 14-17
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Christmas at Hycroft: An inspirational prelude to the magic of Christmas with live entertainment, shopping, and more

Nov 15-17
Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford
West Coast Christmas Show, a three day consumer event visited by over 17,000 holiday shoppers each year features over 200 vendors and live presentations to meet the needs of visitors’ holiday entertaining, decorating and gift giving.

Nov 16: 9:30am-4:30pm
Museum of Surrey 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey
Christmas Craft Fair – The Coast Salish Arts and Cultural Society are taking over the museum foyer for a full day of handmade shopping!

Nov 16: 10am-2pm
Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway Street, Richmond, BC
Christmas Bazaar : The bazaar has been a holiday tradition in Steveston Village for over 60 years. The bazaar is a terrific family destination with a chow mein lunch, Asian food market, hot dogs (no one need to go home hungry).

Nov 16: 10am-4pm
Crofton House, 3200 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
The Crofton House Winter Bazaar is a fair-style event with something for everyone – and ALL proceeds go to KidSafe, a local children’s charity. Browse through thousands of bargains from used fashions, to sporting goods, to baby and toddler gear, and more. We also have hugely popular crafts and baking booths, just in time for the holidays. And for the kids we have midway games, balloon animals, and other fun activities to keep them busy while their parents shop, eat at local food trucks, check out our tea room, and maybe even have a family portrait taken. Celebrate the holiday spirit and help make a difference in our community. See you there!.  Website:

Nov 16-17:  10am-5pm
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia V5E 4M7
Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Fair

Nov 16-17: 11am-4pm
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Swedish Christmas Market: 

Nov 20-Dec 24
Vancouver TheatreSports, 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance: Will the dashing Prince Rudolf of Improvanzia walk down the aisle with the beauteous, but non-royal, Meaghan Sparkle? How will the Royal Parents react? How will the suburban in-laws-to-be fit in with the posh royal relatives? Overseen by Chris Garland, famous celebrity wedding planner, this romcom parody uses audience suggestions to create on-the-spot, never-to-be-repeated comedic versions of stereotypical characters and situations.

Nov 20-Dec 24
Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver Christmas Market – Featuring more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats and treasures.

Nov 21 – Dec 31
Christmas in Steveston Village
It’s the perfect time for locals to restart their Yuletide traditions—and for visitors to discover Steveston’s attractions in a festive new light. From a classic car display to Santa’s official arrival by boat and even special Night Out shopping evenings, slip on your holiday sweater and check out the full roster of Winter in the Village activities at

Nov 21 to Jan 5, 2020
Canada Place
Christmas at FlyOver Canada –  Ho, ho, hold on tight! This Christmas season, come down to FlyOver Canada to fly with Santa and his elves on a magical flight across Canada and on to the North Pole. After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight in search of the rest of the missing elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole.  Also part of the Christmas magic is the festive outdoor sightseeing deck. You can to enjoy holiday performances, Christmas lights, hot drinks and seasonal snacks. For a full schedule of events and to save 25% off the gate admission price  for BC residents

Nov 21-Jan 5, 2020
Harbour Convention Centre, 760 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Glow Vancouver: features light gardens and illuminated structures with licensed bar, food, and live music. Shop our vendor market

Nov 22-23:  Fri (12-7) / Sat: (10am-5pm)
Turnbull Gallery, Semiahmoo Arts Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey
Peace Arch Weavers & Spinners Guild Annual Fibre Flare Sale & Exhibition. Shop for unique one of a kind knitted, woven, felted fashion accessories from rugs and blankets to jewelry and silk scarves. Admission by donation. Special Features: Silent Auction, Chocolate Artisan, Demonstrations, On-site Café, Free Parking.

Nov 22-24:
Britannia Community Services Centre at 1661 Napier Street in Gym D
Brittannia Christmas Craft Fair

Nov 22-24: 10am-5pm
Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake Craft Fair: sponsored by the Burnaby Arts Council, local artists, craftspeople and artisans including potters, wood artists, clothing designers, glass work artisans and jewelry makers. Live entertainment and food, Santa’s workshop where kids can find activities such as face painting and cookie decorating

Nov 22 – Jan 8, 2020  
Aurora Winter Festival – Hastings Park/PNE will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Experience Canada’s Largest Winter Festival. Escape to a hidden village with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities.

Nov 22 – Jan 26, 2020
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Nov 23: 9am-3pm
Peterson Road Elementary School, 23422 – 47 Ave, Langley, BC
Christmas Craft Fair, admission by donation

Nov 23:  10am-5pm
Dunbar Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver,
Over 140 hand-selected vendors, offering a wide variety of items.  Admission: $4 in advance or online and $5 at the door (12 and under are free). Tickets can be purchased online at: as well as by phone: 604-222-6060 ext. 1 starting September 27th 2018.

Nov 23:  10am-4pm
Steveston Community Hall, 4111 Moncton St – Richmond
Christmas Craft Fair:   With over 160 tables of juried home-crafted arts, baking, canning, carving, jewelry, textiles, toys, and other delightful artisan favours, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list, or a special treat for yourself!

Nov 23: 10am-4pm
St. Andrew’s United Church
1044 St. George’s Avenue and 10th Street in North Vancouver
Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest Fair Trade non-profit organization in North America partners with thousands of talented artisans around the world participating in craft fairs.

Nov 23: 10am-3pm
Vancouver Waldorf School, 2725 St. Christophers Road, North Vancouver
Children’s Christmas Fair:

Nov 23-24:  10am-4pm
St Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Avenue, Burnaby,
The Knights Christmas Market;

Nov 23-24:  10am-4pm
West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Auditorium/Lobby 
West End Holiday Craft Fair:

Nov 23-24: 10am-4pm
West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive, in West Vancouver)
North Vancouver Holiday Bazaar

Nov 23  – Jan 3/19
Burnaby Village Museum
Heritage Christmas

Nov 24: 11am-6pm
Pipe Shop, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 0B1
Vancouver Etsy Market: Shop for handmade gifts

Nov 24: 10am-5pm
River Rock Casino, Richmond, B.C.
Elemental Trends Winter Holiday Market: features brands, artisans, creatives and makers from our local community

Nov 24: 11am-4pm
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Scandinavian Craft Fair:

Nov 24: 4pm 
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production

Nov 28 – Jan 1, 2020
Stanley Park
Bright Lights in Stanley Park

Nov 29:  5-9pm
Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Indoor Christmas Market:

Nov 29: 7pm   
Scotia Dance Theatre, 677 Scotia Theatre, Vancouver
Bunheads Dance – The Nutcracker: Bunheads Adult Ballet School Christmas Production of the beautiful “Nutcracker”

Nov 29  – Dec 7
JCC Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver
Peter Pan Jr.: Broadway’s classical musical of Peter Pan

Nov 30: 10am-3pm
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, 1607 East Hastings Street
Elders Winter Bazaar: Arts and craft fair

Nov 30: 10am-4pm
Kits House, 2305 West 7th
Kitsilano Winter Market: Held at Kits House, it’s a one-day indoor event focusing on local and sustainable crafts and food. It’s a great opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, get to know your neighbours, and have some festive fun

Nov 30:  10am-4pm
Galleria, Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Port Moody Craft Fair: 

Nov 30: 12-7pm
Mainland Street, Yaletown
Sixth Annual CandyTown in Yaletown with CandyTown themed cocktails, carriage rides and more

Nov 30 to Dec 24
Grouse Mountain
Breakfast with Santa at Santa’s Workshop:

Nov 30 to January 5, 2020
VanDusen Gardens
Festival of Lights:  Festival of Lights: visits to Santa, light and sound show and more. Tix go on sale November 1, 2019 –

Dec 1: 12-5pm
Downtown Vancouver
Santa Claus Parade

Dec 1: 11am-4pm 
Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Jingle Bell Market: Finish your last minute holiday shopping while supporting local artisans and vendors. Unique and interesting, nature-related gifts will be available for purchase.

Dec 1: 11am-4pm
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Islandic Christmas Bake & Craft Sale:

Dec 1: 9:30am-11:30am
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
Breakfast with Santa: $7 per person. Register at Steveston Community Centre. Pre-registration is required.

Dec 1: 12:15pm-2:30pm 
Steveston Village, Bayview Street , Richmond, BC
Christmas Classic Car Cruise: A parade of hot rods, roadsters, muscle cars & custom creations along Steveston’s streets, then into the Buck & Ear where the cars will be on display until 2:30pm

Dec 1-29, except Christmas Day
Downtown Vancouver
Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour:

Dec 1-31:  10am-5pm
Cannery, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Steveston Festival of Trees – home to dozens of elaborately decorated Christmas trees. The trees are designed and sponsored by local merchants and people vote for their favourites.

Dec 1-Feb 29, 2019
Robson Square Ice Rink
Free public skating

Dec 4-23
Coal Harbour
Carol Ships – You’ll listen to holiday classics as you dine on a feast fit for a seafaring king! Entertainment aboard the Abitibi and the Queen of Diamonds includes a pianist and caroller leading passengers in song. Join in if you like, or simply sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season unfolding around you as we take part in this annual celebration which promises to be even more popular this year. Reserved seating at linen dressed tables in fully heated salons.

Dec 5: 6pm
Water Street, Gastown
Yuel Duel – carroling for a cause

Dec 5-6: 6-8:30pm
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
Winter Hayrides: $7 per person. Register at Steveston Community Centre. Pre-registration is required.

Dec 5-7:
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver
O Christmas Tea: When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action to find a solution

Dec 6-8
Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair:

Dec 6-15: various times
Broadway Church Vancouver, 2700 E Broadway
The Singing Christmas Tree
Join us for one of our 10 entertaining and inspiring family-friendly performances where we celebrate 50 years of festive Christmas memories with our 100+ voice choir, ensembles, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats.  This will be a presentation like none other, and you won’t want to miss out

Dec 7: 10am-3pm
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, 1607 East Hastings Street
Arts and Craft Fair: Arts and craft fair

Nov 7: 11am-3pm  
10 Gostick Place, North Vancouver BC
Burrard Yacht Club Annual Craft & Artisan Fair

Dec 7: 11am-4pm
Britannia Heritage Shipyard
Artisan Christmas Craft Fair – Visit the Chinese Bunkhouse and find the perfect homemade gift! Meet local artisans and wooden boat enthusiasts for some festive cheer.

Dec 7: 10am-2pm
St. Thomas Anglican Church, 2444 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver.
Unique Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, a variety of pet gifts, jams, jellies and pickles, hand-crafted jewelry and cards, home baking, knitted gifts, “new to you” items, original artwork, holiday floral arrangements more.

Dec 7: 10am-4pm
7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
6th Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 7
St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
The Christmas Story:  Readings from the Gospels with Celebratory Music from different ages Carols, Choruses & Chorales illustrate the Christmas story as abstracted from St. Luke and St. Matthew

Dec 7-8: 10am-5pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Got Craft? 2019 Holiday Edition.  See the full list of participating vendors here.

Dec 7-8: various times
Strangefellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC   88888888888888
Krampusmarkt: Strange Fellow’s Brew and OH Studio is hosting a old world-inspired festivities planned in celebration of their favourite baddie. Break out your best goth or ugly xmas sweater, and bring friends and family for Photos with Krampus on the Thursday night. Festivities will continue on the Friday and Saturday with Krampusmarkt, an old-world inspired Strange* Kristmas Market, featuring the odd and exquisite by local artisans. We’ll also have seasonal artists-led workshops on offer the Saturday afternoon

Dec 8
Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver
French Baroque Treasures:  Laudate Singers will be joined by a Baroque orchestra featuring renowned North Vancouver violinist Nancy DiNovo. The thrilling seasonal performance of masterworks from the French Baroque

Dec 8: 9:30am-11:30am
Kraus Berry Farms, Langley
Pancake breakfast with Santa:  

Dec 8:  7pm
Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave (at 6th St), New Westminster, BC
22nd Annual Carols and Bells: Join us for the popular 21st annual Carols and Bells concert; sing familiar carols and listen to various ages ring English Handbell music with a certain guarantee you get in the Christmas spirit!

Dec 11-15
PNE Forum, 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Make It Vancouver: Over 180 of your favourite Makies (and some brand new ones, too!) are bringing their beautiful handmade goodies back to the PNE Forum for our fabulous holiday show! Stock up on accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods

Dec 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 5pm – 8pm
Here’s a sneak peak of Gastown’s Not-So-Silent Nights program from the Daily Hive.

#KissMeInGastown (Water and Carrall St.): A giant mistletoe with a snow machine and giant snow globe will be the backdrop for insta-opportunities and holiday giveaways. From November 27 to December 20, ten mistletoe stations will be dotted around Gastown, including a giant novelty mistletoe to continue spreading the joy. Share an instagram of your most festive Gastown love-story with #kissmeingastown for a chance to win a grand prize.

Carolling for a Cause (at Water and Cambie St.): Vancouver’s most talented choirs take over the corner of Water and Cambie St. on Dec 12,13,19 and 20 to carol for worthy causes, with all donations going to the charitable causes selected by the choirs themselves. Performances at 6.05pm and 6.35pm each day.

  • Dec 12th – Salient Group presents the Mom’s Choir supporting the BC Children’s Hospital
  • Dec 13th – Low Tide Properties presents Los Parranderos supporting the Dugout
  • Dec 19th – Kitchen Table Restaurants presents Notre Dame Platinum Girl’s Iron Men Choir supporting Coleway House
  • Dec 19th – Warner Bros presents Sweet Scarlet supporting the Downtown Eastside Women’s Shelter

Projection Mapping on The Leckie Building (Water and Cambie St.) will turn this historic building into a living holiday story, with a 120 ft animated video projection created by students at VFS playing every 30 minutes, in sync with the chime of the Gastown Steam Clock during Not-So-Silent Nights from 5pm on Dec 12, 13, 19, and 20.

Extended shopping hours: Stores stay open until 8pm so you can enjoy leisurely holiday shopping.

Dec 14: 6pm  
West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
A Winter’s Night:  The Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir for our annual winter/Christmas concert

Dec 14-15:  10am-5pm
Croatian Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive,
Crafty Affaire Market: Admission by donation

Dec 14-15:  various times:
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Shiny Fuzzy Muddy is presenting their very last craft fair featuring over 30 Canadian and BC based artists. Admission is $4.

Dec 14-15
Ukrainian Cathedral Hall, 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, Vancouver
Weirdos Market:  the Weirdos Holiday Market unites Vancouver’s most outlandish local artists and vendors to showcase an eclectic array of all things unusual, unique, and out of this world. This could be one of the weirdest craft fairs you’ve ever been to. Weirdos Market

Dec 15: 3pm  
St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 3737 27 Ave W, Vancouver, BC
musica intima: sing lullaby:  Seasonal music from Herbert Howells and Kenneth Leighton, as well as the newer generation of English composers, such as Jonathan Dove and James MacMillan.

Dec 16-23
VanDusen Festival of Lights
PORTOBELLO WEST MARKET – Holiday market – Vancouver’s Fashion and Art Market.  One of the best craft fairs around to find 100% BC artisians

Dec 17:  6:30pm-8:30pm
Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay St, Piano Room 
Murder on the Christmas Express:  Mystery producer Trevor Jenkins presents an intriguing murder mystery set in the Barclay Manor, a train stop
for the Christmas Express. While the audience gathers so do two characters, each waiting for the train to arrive. One is here to kill and the other is their victim. Against the joyous holiday back drop complete with gifts, stocking stuffers and Christmas carols lurks one with evil intent. Come, catch the predator before they strike. A table of delicious Christmas treats and colourfully wrapped prizes awaits your pleasure.

Dec 19: 8pm   
St. James Community Square, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
musica intima: ding dong:  Join musica intima for music of all sorts, including jazz, blues, folk, country and more .

Dec 21: 7:30pm   
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St, Vancouver
musica intima: sing lullaby:  Features seasonal music from Herbert Howells and Kenneth Leighton, as well as the newer generation of English composers, such as Jonathan Dove and James MacMillan.

Dec 21-22:  11am-5pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Women’s Winter Faire:

Dec 22: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Coquitlam Christmas Night Market: For the first time ever, please join us for a night to remember! Eat, Shop and Be Merry… the best of both worlds!! Spending time with the family at the Festival of Lights at Lafarge Lake and SHOPPING for Christmas gifts at the Coquitlam Christmas night market! We are steps away from the lake and skytrain so come on in and enjoy the Christmas festivities!

Get your last minute gifts from our various hand made vendors, ranging from jewelry, wood work, natural and health products, food, chocolate, cleaning products, clothing, toys and many more. What is the best part about this amazing event? It has FREE chocolate, FREE admission, FREE family Christmas portrait, and FREE parking. Enjoy some adult or hot beverages at the concession stand and shop around for many wonderful gifts for family and friends. If you are a last minute shopper- THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!







Nov 18, 19, 25 & 26: 6-8pm
Oakridge Mall
Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws. Bring your pet for a photo. Photos will be taken after the mall closes and be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Santa Setting. This promotion is only available to Cats (in carriers) and Dogs (on leashes). Pet owners will need to sign waivers to participate. All of Santa’s visitors can enter through the Kin’s Mall Entrance after mall closing.

Nov 24: 10am-3pm
Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre, 144 East 22nd Street, North Vancouver, BC
Christmas Craft Fair: You are invited to the annual Silver Harbour Christmas Market, Saturday, November 24th, from 10 am to 3 pm. We are located at 144 East 22nd Street in North Vancouver. Admission is free. Shop for handmade arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, vintage attic treasures and so much more. All funds raised go to help support our non-profit Seniors Centre  

Nov 24: 2pm-5pm
Grandview Park
Christmas on the Drive: Pictures with Santa, carriage rides and more

Nov 30 – Dec 2
Barclay Room – West End Community Centre- 870 Denman St, Vancouver
2018 Holiday Pottery Sale: Don’t miss our annual West End Pottery Club Holiday Sale!! You will find high quality, handcrafted pottery including serving dishes, mugs, bowls, vases, bakeware, sculpture, ornaments, and more, from over 20 ceramic artists.

Nov 30 – Dec 2 various times
Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue

Nov 30 – Dec 28
Hyatt Regency
28th annual Gingerbread Lane

Dec 1:  10am-5pm
Croatian Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Crafty Affaire Market: Admission by donation, free swag bag to first 25 customers

Dec 1: 10am-12pm
Douglas Park Community Centre, 801 W 22nd Ave, Vancouver BC
Breakfast with Santa.  $6 per person.  Please preregister in advance as this event sells out.
Click here for more information

Dec 1: 10am-4pm
Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

Dec 1: 10am-4pm
Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Winter Craft Fair

Dec 13: 6:30am-9am
Pan Pacific Hotel
Christmas Wish Breakfast:  Donate a toy and get a free breakfast.  Click here to find out what to donate

Dec 15: 11am-5pm
U.O.C. (Ukrainian) Hall – 154 E. 10th Ave (Just off Main st.)
All Tomorrow’s Parties – A Vintage & Makers Market:  We are neighborhood East Van makers and vintage market that supports vendors with low fees and a supportive environment.

Dec 15 – Dec 24
Vancouver Improv Centre, Granville Island
Merry Kiss-mas– Join us for seasonal mirth and merriment from November 21 through December 24 as the VTS Channel presents Merry Kiss-mas – an improvised holiday romantic comedy that celebrates all the inane clichés and funny awkward moments you’d expect to see in any popular TV holiday-themed special or films like Love Actually.






Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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  1. Joe    

    Great annual concert and its FREE and you can walk in even if you don’t have the free online tickets – just be there 30 minutes ahead – see

    1. Dianne    

      I’ve added the craft fairs and some events to the blog post

  2. stephaniechong    

    Can you please add details to the Dec 17th event at the Croatian Cultural Centre?
    Crafty Affaire


    1. Dianne    

      Oops sorry, it was an error. Details added now.

  3. Chris Kennedy    

    North Vancouver Holiday Bazaar
    Nov 18-19 & Dec 2-3
    Carson Graham Secondary in NVan
    2145 Jones Ave
    Admission is $3, and the first 100 get in free every day to learn more!

  4. Leslee    

    Hi fabulously frugal,
    Some friends of mine have hatched a new market in Vancouver; it’s called the East Exchange – part flea market, part vintage finds, part handmade crafts, clothes, and housewares.

    Their first market is today, but there is another pre-holidays market on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at the Russian Hall in Strathcona (600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver)

    1. Dianne    

      Thanks I just added it to my list.

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