Circle Craft Christmas Market 2009

Comments 48 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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Each year dozens of artisans, crafters, and exhibitors showcase their wares and talents in a warm and cozy holiday atmosphere at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

The 36th annual market will take place next week, from November 11th until the 15th at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the market will once again be offering up some nifty crafting treats. Exhibits include a Student Art Exhibition, an Entertainment Stage, Ballz of Fire glass-blowing workshops, Wood Turning Demonstrations, and more.

As my good friend Keira told me when I asked her about Circle Craft she said, “I Love it! I always go!” Luckily the folks in charge of the event have given me two tickets to give away to a reader and a guest so they can experience the market themselves.

To enter to win the passes, just leave a comment on this blog post or re-tweet including this link ( as well as @Miss604 and @CircleCraft.

Find out more about the Circle Craft Christmas Market on their website or blog. I’ll draw the contest winner on November the 10th and they’ll have tickets waiting for them at the Will Call table.

Update: I have drawn Dagmar as the winner of the tickets, congratulations! Thanks to everyone for entering and I hope you’ll check out the market regardless.

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48 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. CandiceFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 11:33am PST

    This will be my first year going – and i cant wait! Hoping to get in some birthda/xmas shopping while i am there!

  2. heatherFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 11:42am PST

    I have never been to the Circle Craft fair before – sounds like it is worth checking out!

  3. OanaFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 12:02pm PST

    I’ve never been but this sounds perfect for some early Xmas shopping!

  4. AmeliaFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 12:15pm PST

    I haven’t been in years! I love the amazing selection of items all under one roof!

  5. BobFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 12:42pm PST

    I would like to go

  6. IneFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 1:41pm PST

    Thanks for the information on the fair.
    I’m originally from Belgium, Europe, and we used to drive all the way to Germany to visit a Christmas Market.
    I’ve missed that around here. We were actually planning to drive to a little town in Washington that is apparently know for it’s German like Christmas Market.
    Now we don’t even have to go that far!

  7. JaniceFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 2:03pm PST

    Oh pick me!

  8. dearheartFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 2:27pm PST

    I love the Circle Craft Christmas market! I’d love to get something for my Austrian inlaws to take with us at Christmas this year. 🙂

  9. WendyFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 2:46pm PST

    Heard how great it is and this year plan on seeing what the hype is all about. It’ll get me in the holiday mood a little earlier than I planned and make me more patient with stores that have been playing X-mas music for weeks now.

  10. looboFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 4:20pm PST

    Haven’t been in years & would love to go again!

  11. KimmFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 4:50pm PST

    Depending on what day you head down, I might be working at one of the many booths.

    Just remember to wear comfy shoes and a lot of the booths do not take plastic so bring cash..

  12. AnnFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 5:51pm PST

    Would love to check this out. I have never gone before but looks interesting!

  13. JenFriday, November 6th, 2009 — 8:56pm PST

    I have heard wonderful things about this fair, I would love the chance to go! 🙂

  14. jennSaturday, November 7th, 2009 — 9:28am PST

    I love this craft show! I hope i win!

  15. bernitaSaturday, November 7th, 2009 — 9:29am PST

    Would love to attned this show with my daughter!

  16. RachelSaturday, November 7th, 2009 — 9:56am PST

    i’ve never been before
    would be good for christmas presents !

  17. chickletSaturday, November 7th, 2009 — 1:28pm PST

    I’d love to go, and since I’m on mat leave, going for free would be even better:-)

  18. JennSaturday, November 7th, 2009 — 3:30pm PST

    I’ll go

  19. Teresa KSaturday, November 7th, 2009 — 7:07pm PST

    What an excellent pre-Christmas event to attend. Sweet!

  20. KimshiSunday, November 8th, 2009 — 9:40am PST

    I’m new to Vancouver. I really enjoy your blog! I’d love to check out this event!

  21. RachaelSunday, November 8th, 2009 — 10:01am PST

    We go every year. I’ve spent a lot of $$ at Circle Craft over the last 10 years. We get presents, stocking stuffers and yummy treats. Tickleberries anyone?

  22. YoonySunday, November 8th, 2009 — 10:05am PST

    Never been! Sounds fun– I would like to go please!

  23. JosipSunday, November 8th, 2009 — 10:30am PST

    I’ve been thinking about this since last year.

  24. michelleSunday, November 8th, 2009 — 2:23pm PST

    I love the circle craft christmas fair!!

  25. BrendaSunday, November 8th, 2009 — 5:19pm PST

    I keep seeing the poster for this everywhere and I’ve never gone before so I’m dying to go check it out!

  26. Dagmar WandingerMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:17am PST

    I missed the fair last year and have never been there but sounds like it’s something I have to check out. I love christmas fairs.

  27. Youngest SeniorMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:18am PST

    The Christmas season officially starts with the Circle Craft Christmas Market. It’s tradition to get my first egg nog latte of the season on my way to Circle Craft.

  28. MichaelMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:18am PST

    My wife’s been going for years. Would love to win tix for her as a surprise.

  29. ChristinaMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:37am PST

    Two hands up! I’d love to go.

  30. RobertaMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:38am PST

    I haven’t been in years, very excited to go! I also am bring my girlfriend and her boyfriend is coming! I’m surprised but glad to hear this as it is nice to encourage men to attend craft events too!

  31. Crystal AllenMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:39am PST

    We go to Circle Craft every year. It has become a family tradition. My husband and I go on the opening day with his sister and then my family drives up from Washington to go with us on the weekend. Last year was the first time taking my daughter… she was only 4 months old! I think she will be more into it this year. I twittered about your contest as well. My twitter is @lilikoilane.

    What a treat it would be to go for free this year! Fab contest!

  32. Carla ShoreMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:42am PST

    I go every year, but have a weakness for these gorgeous art glass “paintings” and my husband hates that I nearly always come home with one. Please can I have the free tickets to lesson the blow at home?

  33. Dom RichardsMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 11:08am PST

    Some of the exhibits sound great. Would love to go.

  34. Shannon NewbyMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 2:34pm PST

    This all looks terrific. Count me in for coming to see all the eye-candy! 🙂

  35. JenMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 5:05pm PST

    I have never been to the Circle Craft Christmas Fair and I would love to take my mom. She is a huge fan of everything Christmas and I really think this would make her day/week/month!

  36. KristinMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 6:48pm PST

    I’d love to go but I’m a starving student!

  37. ErinMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 7:21pm PST

    I’ve never been to a Xmas market, this year might be the year.

  38. M WMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 9:26pm PST

    Sounds perfect– thanks for the head’s up!

  39. Terra (aka Zoeyjane)Monday, November 9th, 2009 — 9:42pm PST

    I’ve been planning to go this year – it’ll be my first. Would love to win the tickets!

  40. ELeungMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 9:46pm PST

    Missed it last year, but hope to catch it this year! heard great things about this event 🙂

  41. StephanieMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 9:46pm PST

    Looks like fun!

  42. AshleighMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:02pm PST

    Didn’t know about it my first year hear, resolved to go last year but had to leave the country in kinda a hurry in the fall… Really want to go now I’ve found my way back to Vancouver but the need for furniture is greater than gifts this year. Maybe I’ll make it next year…

  43. JenniferMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 10:53pm PST

    Tradition is to go to Circle Craft every year with my mom who flies in just for the show & some quality time together…
    Adore your blog 🙂

  44. TammyMonday, November 9th, 2009 — 11:33pm PST

    I love this market. It’s been an annual date for me and a close friend for years. To anyone who’s never been: it’s definitely worth going, whether you win tickets or not. And be sure to try the homemade perogies at the little Polish food court!

  45. KellyTuesday, November 10th, 2009 — 2:35am PST

    I am going to check it out for the first time! That photo in the post is gorgeous by the way.

  46. CathyTuesday, November 10th, 2009 — 3:13am PST

    haven’t gone for years, love to go!

  47. Kyle MacDonaldTuesday, November 10th, 2009 — 7:12am PST

    The best thing about CIrcle Craft is the food section. So much good stuff! I hope the Christmas Pudding table is back this year.

  48. KathyThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 12:21pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter with me.I think it’s a wonderful gathering of talented people.I always buy my girls an ornament for the tree each year.It would be nice to find something lovely and unique.

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