There is nothing more exhausting than spending hours shopping at a mall. The endless Christmas carols, the crowds, the extra bright fluorescent lighting…
If you’re looking for an alternative shopping adventure for your holiday gifts this year, there is no shortage of options. Whether you’re on the hunt for handmade treats, one-of-a-kind trinkets, or a gift for that one person on your list who already has everything… craft markets are a saviour in the seemingly endless task of holiday shopping.
Grab a friend (or two) and check out some of these excellent craft markets in Vancouver. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list (and maybe even a few surprises for yourself!)
Got Craft Holiday Edition
Got Craft? is a curated boutique event created to showcase some of our favourite handmade designers. Shop for one of a kind goods, meet local makers, and talk about their creative processes. Join one of our D.I.Y. workshops and craft your own take home project!
Eastside Flea Holiday Market
The Eastside Flea’s BIGGEST holiday market ever in their new location. More vendors than ever before, two food trucks per day, special pop-ups, and a cozy community vibe. Plus, it’s dog friendly!
Dates: Dec 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 from 11am – 5pm
Entry Fee: $3 admission, but nobody is turned away for lack of funds
Location: 550 Malkin Ave
Make IT boasts over 180 crafters are bringing their beautiful handmade goodies back to the PNE Forum for this fabulous holiday craft market! Stock up on accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods.
Fall for Local
Fall for Local is a one-of-kind ‘shop local’ event that prides itself on curating high quality modern pop-up ft. independent brands. Not only can you shop from 90 + brands, but you can enjoy FREE DIY workshops, indulge in food trucks, and more! Psst…Get there early as the first 50 guests will receive a free canvas tote bag filled with local goodies on both days.
Dates:Saturday December 8, & Sunday December 9 @ 11am to 5pm
Entry Fee: $3 online or $5 at the door
Location: 115 Victory Ship Way @ The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Got a health conscious person on your gift list? The Vegan Night Market, hosted at the Waldorf Hotel, may be the best place to find goods from vegan cooks, artisans, artists, and more! Plus the evening itself will be a fun-filled time with food, drinks, and a photobooth.
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Entry Fee: $2
Location: Waldorf (1489 East Hastings Street)
Weirdos Holiday 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. The organizers aim to find the most awesome and unconventional artists who create gifts from the quirky to the macabre for the strange and eccentric folks looking to fulfill the strangest of needs on their holiday shopping lists.
Dates: Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Entry Fee: $2.00
Location: The Hall at 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver
Got any more craft markets you’re keen to check out this holiday shopping season in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!