‘Tis the season for holiday shopping.
Christmas markets and pop-up shops are coming to town with plenty of festive lights, local artisans and festive goodies.
From the famous German-inspired market to the newest holiday cat market, there are plenty of occasions to shop local this season.
Here are the markets and pop-up shops happening around Vancouver during the holidays worth visiting:
Circle Craft Christmas Market
This Vancouver tradition brings together over 250 artisans, from jewelers and potters to candle and soap makers to clothing designers. The market features live music and a gourmet alley where visitors can taste a variety of flavors.
when: November 9-13
where: Vancouver Convention Center West
Heart to Home Holiday Market
Art and craft lovers can explore artisan wares including handmade chocolates and homemade jams, upcycled creations, ceramics, hand-knit scarves and hats, jewelry, paintings, prints, photographs, cards and more at this free annual market.
when: November 26, 11 am-5 pm; November 27, noon-4 p.m
where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88th Ave
Holiday Pop-Up Market
Explore all kinds of local, small businesses and even find the perfect gift at this large pop-up market.
when: November 19-20, 11 am-5 pm
where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main St
Holiday Plant Market
This market caters to aspiring and experienced plant parents alike. Grab a coffee and explore this jungle-esque plant market.
when: November 26-27, 10 am-4 pm
where: The Garden Strathcona – 868 E Hastings St
Christmas Pavliday Market
Vancouver is filling its first-ever Holiday Kitty Market with toys, tips and goodies for cats and their human companions, making shopping for your furry feline a treat.
when: November 26, 11 am-5 pm
where: Miobox Headquarters – 2323 Quebec St
Mini Mart Day’s Slice
This private workspace for local artisans hosts a series of mini markets for the holiday season. Every Saturday, the markets feature 20 vendors, including artists, makers, thrifts and collectors, and clothing swaps. The event is also pup friendly.
when: November 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17; Noon-5 pm
where: 1636 Venables st
Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair
The market will feature 140 local artisans and hundreds of handmade crafts.
when: November 26, 10 am-5 pm
where: Dunbar Community Center – 4747 Dunbar St
Aktak Craft Fair
Support local artisans and vendors at this annual craft fair.
when: December 4, 10 am-3 pm
where: Red Gate – 1965 Main St