In Vancouver, the holidays begin with Circle Craft Christmas Market — a city tradition! In 2016, over 300 artisans (more than 50 making their debut) will take part — clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, candle and soap makers, and more!
Every year, Circle Craft Christmas Market attracts 40,000 attendees eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans, all of whom are jury-selected based on talent and diversity.
2016 Christmas Market exhibitors include long-time favourites Gordon Hutchens (potter), Adhesif Clothing, Chloë Angus Design (button wraps), The Wrestler and the Needle (dolls), Lilliput Hats, Brian Hoyano (jewellery), Morin Tardif (wood), Sartoria (cashmere underwear), and Dconstruct Jewellery.
New exhibitors to Circle Craft Christmas Market include Here&Now Botanicals (skincare), Honey Canada (felt decorations), Fidoodle (wooden toys), Sinbi Collection (clothing), Majesty Industries (accessories), Strathcona Stockings, HEN Jewelry + Bear Hardware, Allyson Simmie (jewellery), RAW Eco Jewellery, FeltCandy (felt bowls), and Banquet Atelier and Workshop (paper & textiles).
In your visit to Circle Craft Christmas Market, don’t forget to browse through the Gourmet Alley, where you can shop for and sample artisan fudge, sweets, cookies, jams, and other delicious goodies for holiday entertaining or hostess gifts. New this year in the Gourmet Alley are ten craft distilleries and wineries, including Dragon Mist Distillery and Montakarn Estate Winery.
Circle Craft is a BC-run artist cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. The 2016 Circle Craft Christmas Market features artisans from coast to coast: BC craftspeople from communities such as Lumby, Forest Grove, Salmon Arm, Oliver, Quesnel, Mayne Island, Vancouver, and Victoria will showcase the very best of this province. Artisans will also come from as far as Magog (QC), Bellevue (SK), Gananoque and Snow Road Station (ON), Sundre (AB), as well as Charlottetown, Dartmouth, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, and more!
In addition, to round out the experience, visitors will find entertainment by local performers, craft technique demos, contests, and the “Budding Artists” open area where emerging artists will introduce exciting and innovative new work.
Event Details: Circle Craft Christmas Market 2016
- When: November 9-13, 2016
- Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place)
- Hours: Wednesday through Friday: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
- Admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. 2-for-1 after 5:00 pm. Save $2 on advance tickets when you buy online at circlecraft.net. Your initial ticket purchase entitles you to unlimited re-entry on any day of the 2016 show. Please pick up and validate your re-entry pass as you exit.