Circle Craft Christmas Market 2012

Comments 78 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The popular Circle Craft Christmas Market returns November 7th to 11th this year, showcasing local artisans, crafters, designers, and DIY ideas for the holiday season.

Circle Craft Christmas Market 2012

Products on display at the exhibitor booths include children’s clothing, candles and soaps, clay, dolls and toys, fibre, fashion jewelry, home decor, leather, metal, wood, visual arts and much more. The main stage will host fashion shows with pieces from over 50 designers and the glass stage will feature demos each day while the DIY workshops and artist demonstrations entertain and educate.

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Photos by Tim Matheson. Courtesy of Circle Craft Christmas Market 2011 on Flickr

Circle Craft Christmas Market wil be open daily from 10:00am at the Vancouver Convention Centre West and tickets are currently on sale for $12 ($10 in advance online). Seniors and students are $10 and children 12 and under are free. Get 2-for-1 admission after 5:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

I have a pair of tickets up for grabs, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite craft or handmade item (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to @CircleCraft Christmas Market Nov 7-11 from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Thursday, November 1, 2012. Follow Circle Craft on Facebook and Twitter for market information, entertainment and exhibitors updates.

Update The winner is Caitlin!

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  1. NadyaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:15pm PDT

    love the jewelry at the craft fair. There is a jeweler from Quebec that comes out and i buy something for myself every year.

  2. DianeFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:16pm PDT

    Handmade Christmas stockings are way nicer than storebought.

  3. Stephanie LeComteFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    Sewing… Not that I’m actually any good at it.

  4. TamaraFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:26pm PDT

    Love Circle Craft! Hope to win!

  5. RoFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:28pm PDT

    Definitely the jewellery!

  6. TamaraFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:29pm PDT

    Love Circle Craft. There’s usually a vendor who showcases big wooly handknit warm sweaters, which look super cozy! If I could knit, i’d make one!

  7. LindaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 3:48pm PDT

    Ceramics are my favourite and I will make sure to visit all the pottery booths at the Fair.

  8. Heidi ClarksonFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 4:01pm PDT

    Love all the eco friendly items such as beeswax infused food storage sheets!!

  9. CarlyFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 4:07pm PDT

    I love the handmade earrings! Always looking for something unique 🙂

  10. StephanieFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT

    Love the jewellery

  11. KFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT

    A hand-made embroidered doll

  12. RebeccaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 6:25pm PDT

    sewing and knitting

  13. LindaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 7:29pm PDT

    I love sterling silver jewelry.

  14. MahaFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 9:06pm PDT

    Handmade greeting cards are my favorite…

  15. Karen SabourinFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 9:39pm PDT

    I love silver jewelery and hand made glass beads

  16. KatyFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 10:20pm PDT

    The woodworking.

  17. NancyFriday, October 26th, 2012 — 10:35pm PDT

    Love all the crafts but my favourites are the jewellery and the spice mixes.

  18. cindy quachSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 9:06am PDT

    handmade is the best

  19. SheilaSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 11:05am PDT

    Always looking for needle work crafts.

  20. JessicaSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 12:35pm PDT

    Love the handblown glassware

  21. SharylinSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 1:38pm PDT

    I enjoy making food/beverage gifts and love looking for new ideas at Craft Fairs. Buying unique gifts at Craft Fairs has a Christmas spirit to it that’s so much more enjoyable than hitting the mall!

  22. TinaSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 1:50pm PDT


  23. katie borrettSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 7:39pm PDT

    home-stitched touques and mittens!

  24. HaryuensSaturday, October 27th, 2012 — 8:53pm PDT

    Hand knit scarves, funky hats, ceramics…so hard to pick a favourite!

  25. LeannaSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:17am PDT

    I love anything wood. It develops such a lovely patina with age.

  26. CarmelleSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 1:14am PDT

    I definitely love the handmade jewelry!

  27. MarySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 4:36am PDT

    My favourite crafts are all the knitting related trinkets! So cozy and reminiscent of my childhood.

  28. SherrySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 5:09am PDT

    Preserves make nice hosyess gifts….and of couse the jewellry!

  29. BevSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 8:20am PDT

    I love to look . . . and far to often buy jewlery and upcycled vintage . .. anything 🙂

  30. JeffSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    Quilts! I love handmade quilts.

  31. SusanSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:46pm PDT

    Handcrafted jewelry

  32. MichelleSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:54pm PDT

    I love checking out all the creative items in all sorts of categories and look for ideas for my own crafting projets, but I definitely have a special place in my heart for handmade hats — I can’t resist them.

  33. mandySunday, October 28th, 2012 — 12:56pm PDT

    Jewelry!!!! 🙂

  34. GeorginaSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 2:02pm PDT

    Stained glass! Love it and like to check out the best to help my own projects.

  35. CaronSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 5:30pm PDT

    Soap! I love soap and love seeing how other people make it. I would cross the ocean just to see so many gifted talented crafters in one space. Thank you!!

  36. mitziSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 9:05pm PDT

    love wooden salad bowls

  37. gene dSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 9:06pm PDT

    i like the vanilla bean + vodka = vanilla extract

  38. ElisaSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 10:05pm PDT


  39. Diane PSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 10:37pm PDT

    I make my own mittens so definitely the handmade jewelry – especially the earrings!

  40. KathleenSunday, October 28th, 2012 — 11:12pm PDT

    I love handmade cards. I like making them and receiving them.

  41. MicheMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 1:02am PDT

    the strings of customizable coloured lights

  42. EdgarMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 9:35am PDT

    What a great contest.

  43. ChrisMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 11:09am PDT

    Definitely anything pottery

  44. DanielleMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 11:51am PDT

    a yearly tradition for my mum and me! would love to treat my mum this year!

  45. NicTMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 12:50pm PDT

    Fibre arts!

  46. EmmaMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 12:53pm PDT

    I am a hopeless errand girl for knitting. Maybe this is the year I buy myself a hand knit sweater from Newfoundland.

  47. KirkyMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 1:52pm PDT

    I love earrings!

  48. JenniferMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 1:59pm PDT

    I love all the cute Christmas decorations and will definitely be picking some up this year for myself and as gifts.

  49. MicheleMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    Bags and tasty treats!

  50. John BoxallMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 2:39pm PDT

    Last year’s market was tasty. Hoping for good things this year!

  51. ShelleyMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    Natural looking Christmas ornaments using the caps of acorns to make acorn balls to hang on the tree is one of my favorite crafts to make at Christmas.

  52. Ray MaddlyMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 6:06pm PDT

    Stained glass.

  53. AmieMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 9:31pm PDT

    I want to check out the jewelery…. but I will fall in love with anything Christmas.

  54. AleciaMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 11:02pm PDT

    I went last year and really liked the alphabet photography.

  55. leahMonday, October 29th, 2012 — 11:19pm PDT

    love everything handmade, especially quilts!

  56. Jenn STuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 3:06am PDT

    hand poured candles

  57. CherylTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 9:20am PDT

    Handmade ornaments and Christmas wreaths are my favourite!

  58. ErinTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 9:23am PDT

    I love handmade baby toys!

  59. maryTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 10:32am PDT


  60. LorTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 10:53am PDT

    My wedding ring!

  61. RosaliaTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 6:13pm PDT

    Love the food and handcrafted items

  62. CarynTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 7:00pm PDT

    Love the soap with cornmeal in it.

  63. GlendaTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 7:57pm PDT


  64. NicoleTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 9:51pm PDT

    Purses and baby hats!

  65. MarianneTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 11:26pm PDT

    A D-I-Y craftmanship!!

  66. TracyTuesday, October 30th, 2012 — 11:37pm PDT

    Love the glasswork booths.

  67. tazimWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 11:13am PDT

    I love handmade jewelry and ceramics

  68. JeremyWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 11:17am PDT

    Handmade pottery

  69. WebSturrWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 9:25pm PDT

    Handmade Jewelry!

  70. CaitlinWednesday, October 31st, 2012 — 10:21pm PDT

    refurbished wood earrings!

  71. NatalieThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 8:03am PDT

    Love my tiny ceramic teapot salt n pepper shakers!

  72. Tracy MartinThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    I absolutely love the one of a kind jewelry!

  73. Tracey FlattesThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 2:21pm PDT


  74. AnnieThursday, November 1st, 2012 — 6:18pm PDT


  75. [email protected]Thursday, November 1st, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT

    anything unique…i have a change purse made out of a candy wrapper..

  76. Emily HFriday, November 2nd, 2012 — 8:59am PDT

    I love pottery and need some more mugs!

  77. Steve v.Friday, November 2nd, 2012 — 1:18pm PDT

    Are you people crazy?! The consumable food items (sipus, vinegars, salts etc.) are totally where it is at!

  78. Sandra MartinMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 11:23am PST

    I like buying crafts for home and entertaining.

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