Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Speed skating, karate, fencing, fashion, art launches, Monty Python, and orchids?  There are more than enough events to keep you busy all weekend long!   Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Last minute Christmas Craft Fair shopping guide

Thistle Town Toys @ Got Craft Photo Credit: [stu-di-o] by jeanie

Thistle Town Toys @ Got Craft   Photo Credit: [stu-di-o] by jeanie

Only 13 days until Christmas and I still need to shop for some of my loved ones, far and near. Methinks I’m not alone, judging from the wild-eyed, panicked looks I see on my fellow shoppers lately.

If you want to trade in the madness of the malls for the craziness of craft shows then you still have some time.

Whether you need to buy some jewels for your boo, some botanical body care items for your secret Santa at work or gourmet host-gifts for your Christmas party circuit, craft shows like Got Craft and Shiny Fuzzy Muddy have got you covered.

There are still a number of craft shows and sales taking place over the next two weekends from East Van to Abbotsford and points in between.
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Last minute Christmas Craft Fair shopping guide

10 Vancouver artisans to check out at the Circle Craft Christmas Market

Glasnost waxed cotton overalls Photo credit: Circle Craft

Glasnost waxed cotton overalls. Photo credit:  Circle Craft

So a tie-dyer, a ceramic artist and slipper knitter walk into a bar or should I say a giant convention hall and…..so began the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.

Now in 40th year, the Circle Craft Christmas Market is basically Vancouver’s craft show Greycup. Running from November 7-11 this year, the line up includes artists and artisans from Black Creek to Kitchener, Okotoks to Whitehorse. But some of the niftiest finds are, of course, created by artists and artisans who call Vancouver home.

Presented by the Circle Craft Cooperative Association, the Christmas Market originally kicked off in 1973 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch). Then it was housed under the sails at Canada Place. Now the fair, which features over 300 fibre, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, ceramic and other artisans, takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West location.

There are a number of new Vancouver exhibitors at this year’s show. You’ll find my top picks from our very own backyard after the jump. Continue reading:
10 Vancouver artisans to check out at the Circle Craft Christmas Market