Circle Craft Christmas Market 2011

Comments 106 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The very popular Circle Craft Christmas Market returns for its 38th year this month at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. I have still never been but everyone I have talked to (even during the summer months) says that they can’t wait for Circle Craft. From knits and ornaments to unique kitchen wares and gift ideas, this market has it all.

circlecraft2011Dates & Times
November 9-13, 2011
Wednesday to Friday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Vancouver Convention Centre West (new one), 1055 Canada Place

Adults are $12 at the door, seniors $10, students $10 (save when booking online)

Exhibitors this year fall into several categories: aboriginal, candles & soap, children’s clothing, clay, clothing, dolls & toys, fashion accessories, fashion jewelry, fibre, fine jewelry, food, glass, home decor, leather, metal, miscellaneous, visual arts, wood, and Christmas decorations.

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Photo credit: 2010 Circle Craft

The market is an initiative of the Circle Craft Co-Operative, a BC Artist Co-Operative that is “dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community.” Year-round you can find locally-made goods at the shop on Granville Island and as I mentioned, the market is an annual highlight for many.

If you would like passes to the Circle Craft Christmas Market, I have a pair available. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, November 7, 2011.

Update The winner is Nicole (neeko17)!

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106 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ErinTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 8:53am PDT

    Circle Craft is my favorite event of the Chrsitmas season!

  2. LoriTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

    My daughter and I go every year!

  3. ChrisTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:04am PDT

    Looks like a fun time. Count me in.

  4. allyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:04am PDT

    Love to go!

  5. richardwTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:13am PDT

    I would love to take my girfriend…she is a Christmas freak….LOL!

  6. SharonTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:14am PDT

    Love Circle Craft Christmas Market! Already listening to Christmas music 🙂

  7. AliciaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:14am PDT

    Love craft markets!

  8. RyanTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

    sounds like an interesting market!

  9. AdamTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

    My girlfriend loves this type of thing

  10. shaelynTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:27am PDT

    would love the chance to check this out =)

  11. alice irwinTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:32am PDT

    sounds like fun

  12. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:50am PDT

    I’ve never been either, I’d love to win and treat a friend.

  13. ChelleTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:50am PDT

    I love any kind of Christmas market and can’t wait to go to the Circle Craft market!

  14. DarcyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:51am PDT

    Would be interesting to see all the crafts.

  15. NatalieTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:53am PDT

    Hi, I would love to check this out this year!!

  16. DarylTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:58am PDT

    My wife would love this

  17. Christina MynenTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

    Would love to go! Great place for x-mas gifts!

  18. DilaraTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 10:21am PDT

    I went with a girlfriend last year and we loved it! Got so much of our Christmas shopping done and the best part was getting unique gifts for our loved ones. Will definitely be going again.

  19. CherylTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 10:55am PDT

    I love Circle Craft!!!

  20. ChristineTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 10:56am PDT

    This looks perfect for my Christmas shopping!

  21. TriciaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:01am PDT

    would love to go!!!

  22. GladysTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:09am PDT

    Love going to craft shows with my girlfriends. Great way to spend a weekend day.

  23. ChristinaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

    Would love to check this out.

  24. lindsayTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:20am PDT

    Looking forward to circle craft

  25. RobertaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

    Love going to Circle Craft every year – one of a kind gifts!

  26. vanessaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    Christmas is my favorite time of year and would love to start off the season with this wonderful event!

  27. stacyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:01pm PDT

    love craft fairs! this one looks awesome!

  28. kelseyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

    I’ve never been! id love to go

  29. JessicaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

    This sounds like just the thing to get into the Christmas Spirit. Anytime we can support local artists, artizans, and craft-people it is a good thing

  30. margaretTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

    I’ve never been but would love to go!

  31. MargaretTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:26pm PDT

    I think Circle Craft Christmas is my favourite Vancouver event.

  32. CeciTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:27pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun fair, I’d love to go!

  33. Michael KwanTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 12:45pm PDT

    A little early for Christmas stuff, but sure, count me in.

  34. GigiTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

    Christmas is the most important occasion of the year, more important than my birthday 🙂
    Would definitely go to see the christmas spirits kick in a little early this year!

  35. Annie T.Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

    I would love to go to this show! I missed it last year and if it wasn’t for your post I might have missed it again! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. lorTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 3:48pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  37. JessicaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    Can’t wait for this year’s Circle Craft!

  38. RebeccaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 4:43pm PDT

    Want to check out Circle Craft!

  39. Michelle W.Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 5:40pm PDT

    Love Granville Island, and everything about it!

  40. LeahTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 5:55pm PDT

    I would love to take a friend to this!

  41. AC07-NWTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 5:57pm PDT

    nice place to buy for christmas gifts

  42. Cathy G.Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

    I go every year! Can’t wait.

  43. NancyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 6:27pm PDT

    I would love to win passes to Circle Craft!

  44. LindaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 7:24pm PDT

    Haven’t been but would love to check it out!

  45. ireneTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 7:38pm PDT

    love to go this year

  46. MeaganTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 8:07pm PDT

    Pick me please ! 😉

  47. GinaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 8:08pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  48. NicoleTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 8:40pm PDT

    Love crafts!!! Hope I can check it out 🙂

  49. GraceyTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:09pm PDT

    This sounds fantastic! Does it include selling craft supplies to make some gifts at home too?

  50. AnnieTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:43pm PDT

    I absolutely love Circle Craft!

  51. Louisa CheungTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 9:46pm PDT

    Hand made especially from locals are the best! I love arts and crafts.

  52. ishaTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 10:41pm PDT

    I have never been but I have heard great things about it would like to see for myself

  53. LaurenTuesday, November 1st, 2011 — 11:54pm PDT

    Never been but looks good!

  54. Nadya RWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 8:52am PDT

    best place to Christmas shop

  55. EricaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:44am PDT

    I always hear this advertised but never have an opportunity to go! I would love to this year!

  56. VanessaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:47am PDT

    I have never been either and would love to go!

  57. ChristyWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:47am PDT

    I love Circle Craft! I went last year and can’t wait to go back 🙂

  58. Jane MichnaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

    Great for gifts! And – it’s always nice to support Canadian artists.

  59. GraceWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:58am PDT

    I’ve never been! Would love to pick up some scarves and hats cause this winter’s going to be chilly I hear.

  60. NicoleWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 10:09am PDT

    Yay for shopping local!

  61. Melody LaxtonWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

    Why haven’t I heard of this before?? I am totally in!

  62. BarbWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

    Never been, but would love to go.

  63. KristaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 11:20am PDT

    I’ve only had a chance to attend the Christmas Market once. I’d love to go again 🙂

  64. Jessica R.FWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

    I’ve never been before, but I would love to go to such a vibrant and creative event!

  65. LindseyWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

    I love craft markets! Would love a chance to win tickets 🙂

  66. JeannineWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 12:30pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Circle Craft – would love to win!

  67. ParkerWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 12:57pm PDT

    I love spending the afternoon looking at the amazing things people produce here in Vancouver! Time for Christmas shopping…

  68. CarmenWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

    I’ve never been and would love to! Count me in for a chance to win a pair of tickets 😀

  69. VinceWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 1:51pm PDT

    This is something that I would get sooooo many good husband points for from my wife if we won! It would make her day!

  70. selenaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 2:01pm PDT

    Love this market!

  71. JamieWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 2:26pm PDT

    So excited for Circle Craft X-Mas Market! BEST ONEof the Season!

  72. BrendaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 2:51pm PDT

    The yearly Circle Craft Market is the start to the festive holiday season!

  73. VeronicaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

    Would love to go!!!

  74. JustineWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 6:30pm PDT

    Sounds like a great place to do some holiday shopping!

  75. WesleyWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 7:16pm PDT

    Sounds like fun! Would love to check it out

  76. Aileen RWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:24pm PDT

    I can’t think of a thing to give this year, this would make finding the perfect thing a whole lot easier.

  77. BrendaWednesday, November 2nd, 2011 — 9:45pm PDT

    I went last year and would love to go again this year!

  78. Kathleen BeveridgeThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

    My mum is coming to visit and this would be super fun to take her to

  79. MichelleThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

    Craft Fairs are my favorite!

  80. SarahThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 11:21am PDT

    Love Christmas + crafts 🙂

  81. LilThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 1:19pm PDT

    I’ve never been – would love to check it out. Thanks for the chance!

  82. VirginiaThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 1:21pm PDT

    This is an annual event to attend in Vancouver!

  83. John MahThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 1:55pm PDT

    looks like a fun event to attend to!

  84. JeanieThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 5:22pm PDT

    I’ve never been, but it sounds like quite an event!

  85. MayThursday, November 3rd, 2011 — 11:28pm PDT

    I love Circlecraft and have gone for the past couple years! Looking forward to this one too — third time’s a charm 🙂

  86. NancyFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

    I would love to win.

  87. RubyFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

    Sounds exciting 🙂

  88. RobynFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

    I’ve never been and would love to take my mom!

  89. DeidreFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

    my best friend and I LOVE the markets! This would be great!

  90. ManuelFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 12:30pm PDT

    Great place to get christmas presents

  91. JoyceFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 8:31pm PDT

    I would like to win this and bring my best friend! She is obsessed with Christmas! =)

  92. TracyFriday, November 4th, 2011 — 8:37pm PDT

    I would love to go! 😀

  93. AnnSaturday, November 5th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

    Love to support local artisans.

  94. ValerieSaturday, November 5th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

    Definitely in! Sounds like so much fun!!!

  95. ShirleySaturday, November 5th, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

    My husband randy just loves the Circle Craft. It is something he looks forward to every year. He says it’s not Christmas until he’s been there. Last year we were unable to afford to go, so I would love to surprise him this year with a pair of free tickets.

  96. TinaSunday, November 6th, 2011 — 1:11am PDT

    I need to shop for my sister-in-law there!

  97. Roberta SMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 12:30am PST

    Oh I love the circle craft fair, this post reminded me it is coming up.

  98. LizMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 12:53am PST

    This will be my first year!

  99. AudreyMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 9:16am PST

    Awesome! Circle Craft is back! It is a must event to go to.Looking forward to it every year!

  100. maryMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:01am PST

    yea christmas is here

  101. Alex CameronMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:02am PST

    I’ve never been to the Circle Craft fair but always think I should go. Free tickets would definitely make it happen.

  102. AmandaMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:03am PST

    Christmas craft shows are my favourite prelude to Christmas time! I’d love a pair of passes 🙂

  103. PatrickMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:04am PST

    I’ve already started playing Christmas music. ‘Nuff said.

  104. ChristinaMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:28am PST

    Ooooh I’d love to go!

  105. SanazMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:41am PST

    I like going to arts and craft show, always inspiring

  106. DavidMonday, November 7th, 2011 — 11:45am PST

    would love to start my Christmas shopping early..!!

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