6 Cool Craft Markets to buy Unique, locally-made presents for loved ones (or yourself!)

holiday craft markets vancouver 2018

Image from the Eastside Flea Market (old location)

Who’s with me – 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 market 2018

Image courtesy of Got Craft?

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!

Dates: Saturday, December 8 + Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Entry Fee: $3.00 (available online)
Location: Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver) – map

eastside flea holiday market

Image courtesy of Eastside Flea

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 vancouver craft fairs

Image courtesy of Make It! The Handmade Revolution

Make It

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.

Dates: Wednesday, December 12 – Sunday, Decembter 16 with varying hours per day
Entry Fee: $8 at the door or $4 online
Location: PNE Forum (2901 East Hastings Street) – map

fall for local 2018 holiday market

Image courtesy of Fall for Local Markets

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

Posted by Peaces on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Vegan Night Market

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 2018

Image from the Wierdos Holiday Market page

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!

 

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