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 dianne@fabulouslyfrugalinvancouver.com.

 

2018 CRAFT FAIRS AND XMAS EVENTS

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
potters.ca/christmas

Nov 2-4: 5:30-10pm
English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Lumiere 2018: A series of interactive art installations light up three iconic Vancouver sites over the span of three nights

Nov 3: 10am-4pm
10 Gostick Place, North Vancouver BC
Burrard Yacht Club Annual Craft & Artisan Fair
https://www.straight.com/listings/events/1147846

Nov 3-4: 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 4: 11am-4pm
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 4: 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 7-11:
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Annual Circle Craft Fair.  One of the most popular craft fairs during Christmas: http://circlecraft.net/

Nov. 10: 10am-3pm
Chelsea Terrace,  5899 Kincaid Street, Burnaby.
Chelsea Christmas Craft Fair – free admission, handmade crafters and artisans  Website: https://www.facebook.com/chelseacraftfair/

Nov 13 – Dec 22
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Place des Arts Christmas Boutique
604.664.1636 | www.placedesarts.ca
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 16 from 7-9pm

Nov 15-18
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Christmas at Hycroft: An inspirational prelude to the magic of Christmas with live entertainment, shopping, and more

Nov 16: 6-8pm
St. Paul’s Hospital
Lights of Hope – Spectacular Display of lights   http://helpstpauls.com/

Nov 16-18:
Brittania Secondary School
Brittannia Christmas Craft Fair  $2 entrance/ Free for 12yrs and under

Nov 16-18  
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Deer Lake Craft Festival: https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/deer-lake-craft-festival/

Nov 16-18
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.  http://www.westcoastchristmasshow.com

Nov 17: 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.  Www.facebook.com/atp.markets  Www.instagram.com/atp.markets

Nov 17:  10am-5pm
Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128 St, Surrey,
Crafty Affaire Market:   http://www.craftyaffaire.com/ Admission by donation, free swag bag to first 25 customers

Nov 17: 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). www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca

Nov 17-18: 10am-4pm
West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive, in West Vancouver)
North Vancouver Holiday Bazaar  http://www.nvholidaybazaar.com/

Nov 17-18:  11am-5pm
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia V5E 4M7
Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Fair

Nov 17-18: 11am-4pm
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Swedish Christmas Market:
http://scandinaviancentre.org/?p=11790 

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 21-Dec 24
Vancouver TheatreSports, 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Merry Kiss-mas: A Christmas Parody of all your favorite Christmas films

Nov 21-Dec 24
Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver Christmas Market – Featuring more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats and treasures.

Nov 22 to Jan 6, 2018
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 https://www.flyovercanada.com/events-promotions/

Nov 22-Jan 19/19
6690 216th St. Langley, BC
Glow Christmas: Bring together the people you love and explore our four Christmas-themed light gardens.

Nov 22 – Jan 27, 2019
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park:  http://ow.ly/rllSn

Nov 23:  5-9pm
Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Indoor Christmas Market:  https://italianculturalcentre.ca/events/mercato-italian-market/

Nov 23 to Jan 6, 2019
Grouse Mountain
Peak of Christmas, Winter Wonderland 1000 Metres Above Vancouver: Peak of Christmas,  with reindeer, photos with Santa at Santa’s Workshop:  https://www.grousemountain.com/events

Nov 24: 10am-4pm
4452 256 St, Aldergrove, BC
Christmas fair with holiday crafts, gifts, and goodies

Nov 24: 9:30am-3pm
James Kennedy Elementary, 9060 212th Street, Langley
Join us Saturday, November 24 for the annual James Kennedy Elementary Christmas Market. 45 vendors selling locally handmade products.  9:30-3pm.  Free admission. Concession available

Nov 24: 10am-3pm
Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre, 144 East 22nd Street, North Vancouver, BC
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  http://silverharbourcentre.com/index.html

Nov 24: 10am-3pm
Vancouver Waldorf School, 2725 St. Christophers Road, North Vancouver
Children’s Christmas Fair:  http://www.vws.ca/

Nov 24:  10am-5pm
Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive, Delta
Crafty Affaire Market:   http://www.craftyaffaire.com/ Admission by donation, free swag bag to first 25 customers

Nov 24:  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: www.dunbarcentre.org as well as by phone: 604-222-6060 ext. 1 starting September 27th 2018.

Nov 24  10am-3pm
Richard Bulpitt Elementary, 20965 77A Avenue, Langley
Looking for that one-of-a-kind gift? Join us Saturday, November 24 for the Richard Bulpitt Elementary Holiday Craft Fair. With 50 unique vendors showcasing locally, handmade products, you’ll have a fun and festive time stocking up on some creative finds. Free admission. Concession available. Family friendly.  Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/771098773281032/

Nov 24: 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.
http://www.st-andrews-united.ca

Nov 24:  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 24: 12-7pm
Mainland Street, Yaletown
Fifth Annual CandyTown in Yaletown with CandyTown themed cocktails, carriage rides and more

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

Nov 24-25: 10am-4pm
Fort Langley Community Hall
Bloom Market:  http://www.bloommarket.com/

Nov 24-25: 10am-4pm
Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletic Way. Vancouver BC
Lets Get Crafted Winter Market, $2 admission, $5 for families, children 12 & under free
https://www.facebook.com/letsgetcrafted/

Nov 24-25:  10am-4pm
St Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Avenue, Burnaby,
The Knights Christmas Market;  http://theknightschristmasmarket.weebly.com/

Nov 24-25:  10am-4pm
West End Community Centre
West End Holiday Craft Fair:  http://westendcc.ca/holiday-craft-fair/

Nov 24  – Jan 4/19
Burnaby Village Museum
Heritage Christmas http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/

Nov 25: 11am-4pm
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Scandinavian Craft Fair:    http://scandinaviancentre.org/?p=11914 

Nov 29 – Jan 5, 2019
Stanley Park
Bright Lights in Stanley Park

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
Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair:  http://ow.ly/qs1oV

Nov 30 – Dec 2
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 http://portobellowest.com/

Nov 30 – Dec 2 various times
Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue
Toque:  https://front.bc.ca/events/toque-western-fronts-annual-fundraiser-craft-fair-2/

Nov 30 – Dec 28
Hyatt Regency
28th annual Gingerbread Lane    http://vancouver.hyatt.com/

Dec 1: 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. http://britanniashipyard.ca/

Dec 1:  10am-5pm
Croatian Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Crafty Affaire Market:   http://www.craftyaffaire.com/ 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 https://www.facebook.com/KensingtonCraftFair/?fref=ts

Dec 1: 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

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

Dec 1-2: 10am-4pm
7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
5th Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 1-2: 10am-4pm
West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive, in West Vancouver)
North Vancouver Holiday Bazaar  http://www.nvholidaybazaar.com/

Dec 1-2: 10am-5pm
Wesbrook Community Centre, 3335 Webber Ln,
Vancouver Etsy Market: Shop for handmade gifts and discover new local talents while you do your holiday shopping at the market and enjoy the festivities at the family-friendly Wesbrook Village Winter Event

Dec 1-23
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 1-29, except Christmas Day
Downtown Vancouver
Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour:  https://westcoastsightseeing.com/

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-Jan 6
VanDusen Gardens
Festival of Lights:  Festival of Lights: visits to Santa, light and sound show and more. Tix go on sale November 1, 2018

Dec 1-Feb 28, 2019
Robson Square Ice Rink
Free public skating  http://www.robsonsquare.com/

Dec 2: 9:30-11:30am
Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
Breakfast with Santa: Children 12 months and younger are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must pay and register. $10 per person. Call 604-276-4300 or www.richmond.ca/register to register.

Dec 2: 12-5pm
Downtown Vancouver
Santa Claus Parade

Dec 2, 1-2:30pm
Britannia Heritage Shipyard
Winter Concert with Louise Southwood and Stanton Jack, classical guitarists. (Sun) Dec 2 (#2606292): 1-2:30pm, $20/1 session.  Register @ classweb.richmond.ca

Dec 2: 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 2: 3:30pm
Bethany Baptist Church, 22680 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
RDYO Holiday Concert: Winter Wonderland! RDYO’s end-of-term concert celebrating the holiday season and featuring all divisions of the orchestra.

Dec 6: 6pm
Water Street, Gastown
Yuel Duel – carroling for a cause  http://yuleduel.com

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

Dec 6-8: various times
Strangefellows Brewing
1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC
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 7 & 14: 7:30pm, 8, 9, 15, 16: 3pm & 7pm
Broadway Church Vancouver, 2700 E Broadway
The Singing Christmas Tree http://www.singingchristmastree.ca/
This year, the Vancouver Singing Christmas Tree celebrates its Golden Anniversary!  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 8:  10am-4pm
Galleria, Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Port Moody Craft Fair:  http://www.pmcraftfair.com/ 

Dec 8: 2pm
Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, BC
A Christmas Story: Juno-nominated professional vocal ensemble musica intima performs a traditional choral Christmas concert: A Christmas Story, the much-loved story from various perspectives

Dec 8: 7:30pm and 9:45pm
St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Baroque, Brass and Beyond at St. Helen’s: An evening of chorales, choruses and cantatas for the Season.

Dec 8: 8pm
Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC
A German Baroque Christmas: Laudate Singers will be joined by a Baroque orchestra featuring renowned North Vancouver violinist Nancy DiNovo to present a thrilling seasonal performance of masterworks from the German Baroque

Dec 8-9: 10am-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
Got Craft? 2018 Holiday Edition.  See the full list of participating vendors here.

Dec 8-9
THE HALL at 1739 Venables Street, 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 8-9:  various times:
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Shiny Fuzzy Muddy craft fair.  Celebrating 15 years of Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective holiday craft fairs, the annual artist curated collection of fine art, craft and design will host a two-day only show at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th.   This collaborative event provides a venue that champions craftsmanship over mass production, hosting over 30 BC based artists to exhibit in an intimate environment where shoppers can mingle with the makers and find holiday gifts created with intention, that become future heirlooms.  Over 70 Canadian artists have been featured at these craft fairs over the past 15 years: http://www.shinyfuzzymuddy.com

Dec 9: 9:30am-11:30am
Kraus Berry Farms, Langley
Pancake breakfast with Santa:  http://www.krauseberryfarms.com/  

Dec 9: 9:30am-11:30am
Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave (at 6th St), New Westminster, BC
21st 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! Adults: $20 / Seniors/Students: $15 / Children K-7: $10

Dec 12
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Norwegian Family Christmas and Children’s Crafts Area.  Please reserve by December 7th by calling Sonja 604–522‑4567 or send sonjabusch@hotmail.com . Remember to advise # adults, children’s names, ages & if boy or girl.

Dec 12-16
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 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.  Www.facebook.com/atp.markets  Www.instagram.com/atp.markets

Dec 15: 11am-2pm
Douglas Park Community Centre
801 W 22nd Ave, Vancouver BC
Winter Pottery Sale:  This is a perfect place to start your Holiday shopping, you’ll even find something for yourself!
Click here for more information

Dec 15-16:  11am-5pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Women’s Winter Faire:  http://www.soundsandfuries.com/faire.html

Dec 15-24
Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver BC
Breakfast with Santa – featured in Lupins Café, Altitudes Bistro and the Timber Room. Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, visit with Santa Claus, partake in face painting and enjoy a magic show

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.

 

 

 

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Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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Comments

  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 http://www.singingchristmastree.ca/

    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
    10am-4pm

    Thanks!

    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
    http://www.nvholidaybazaar.com 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)

    https://m.facebook.com/the.east.exchange/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1

    1. Dianne    

      Thanks I just added it to my list.

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