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  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.

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  1. Cindy Smith
    October 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm — Reply

    I would love to win these tickets!

  2. Joanne
    October 25, 2016 at 8:29 am — Reply

    I would love to win these so i can take my daughter who has lived away for the past 7 years. This was a Christmas tradition for all her years at home, and we will return this year!

  3. Ann-Marie Vaughan
    October 25, 2016 at 8:29 am — Reply

    I am planning on bringing my mom to Circle Craft this year.

  4. Melanie Jocelyn
    October 25, 2016 at 8:56 am — Reply

    The Event looks amazing and winning these tickets would allow me to attend for the first time.

  5. Ashley Stewart
    October 25, 2016 at 9:22 am — Reply

    I cannot wait for Circle Craft! My friend and I come every year, and we plan our day at the market weeks in advance. I hope Katelyn and I win!!

  6. Trina
    October 25, 2016 at 9:30 am — Reply

    My guy! We love these things.

  7. October 25, 2016 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I plan on bringing my boyfriend with me. It’s also the same weekend as FanExpo so maybe we’ll dress up.

  8. Lisa Sessoms
    October 25, 2016 at 9:36 am — Reply

    I will bring my wife and daughter.

  9. Rosie
    October 25, 2016 at 11:46 am — Reply

    I’d bring my mom

  10. Whitney
    October 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    I plan on bringing my mom. It’s a holiday tradition we’ve kept doing just the two of us.

  11. Melanie
    October 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    I’ll be going with my Mom. It’s our Christmas tradition.

  12. Susie
    October 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    I’ll be going with my daughter. We love looking at all the crafts together and getting started on our Christmas shopping.

  13. will
    October 25, 2016 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    my gf’s mom!

  14. Wendy
    October 25, 2016 at 11:31 pm — Reply

    My mom!!!!! She will be so happpppy!!!

  15. Gabriella Schmidt
    October 26, 2016 at 7:07 am — Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win tickets. I would love to bring my sister Susie.

  16. Nadya
    October 26, 2016 at 7:54 am — Reply

    love this market

  17. Megan Turner
    October 26, 2016 at 8:07 am — Reply

    So excited to go. It has become an annual tradition for my husband and I.

  18. […] season isn’t even over yet and Vanessa Choot is already feeling a little festive. She’s giving away a couple of tickets to the upcoming Circle Craft Christmas Market on her blog. The crafty market features over 300 […]

  19. Diana
    October 26, 2016 at 11:48 am — Reply

    My husband

  20. Maryanne
    October 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    I would bring my sister!

  21. Katie
    October 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    My husband!

  22. Angela
    October 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    My sister in law

  23. Elaine
    October 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    My friend Jen is an avid crafter! I’ll bring her for sure if I have an extra!

  24. Tracy
    October 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    My sister.

  25. Donna
    October 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    I’d love to bring my sister! I went for the first time last year and can’t wait to go back!

  26. Elaine
    October 30, 2016 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Can’t wait!

  27. Linda
    October 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    I’d like to bring my mom to Circle Craft this year.

  28. MS
    October 31, 2016 at 10:38 am — Reply

    I am planning to bring my daughter to Circle Craft this year.

  29. Katherine
    October 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    My friend, Mel!

  30. Lynne
    November 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Love the gourmet food section and crafted jewellery!

  31. wai
    November 3, 2016 at 7:41 am — Reply

    I plan to bring my mom!

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