For nearly five decades, the Circle Craft Christmas Market has marked the launch of the holiday shopping season in Vancouver. Returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre West from November 9-13, Circle Craft will feature over 250 artisans with over 65 of which are new this year.
Circle Craft Christmas Market 2022
- When: November 9-13, 2022
- Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am to 9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm; Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
- Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
- Tickets: Available online now
- $15 adults; $12 seniors and youth (13-17); children 12 and under are free. Save 50% off admission after 5:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Your initial ticket purchase entitles you to unlimited re-entry on any day of the 2022 show. Re-entry passes will be available at the Info Booth.
Jewellers, potters, clothing designers, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, candle and soap makers, and more will gather together to share their wares at this beloved Vancouver event, which traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping season in the city.
The Circle Craft Christmas Market attracts tens of thousands of people eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans, all of whom are jury-selected based on talent and diversity. Visitors will also discover artisan demonstrations and the Budding Artists area, where emerging artists introduce exciting and innovative new work. And for the first time since 2019, Market-goers will once again enjoy delicious food and drink samples in the Gourmet Alley, musical performances, and the “shopping spree” contest.
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The 2022 Market will feature Canadian artists from coast to coast: BC craftspeople from communities such as Fort St. John, Gabriola Island, Gibsons, Kelowna, Pemberton, Port Alberni, Revelstoke, Vernon, Vancouver, and Victoria will showcase the very best of this province. Artisans will also come from as far as Catalone (NS), Edmonton, Mayo (YT), Niverville (MB), Ottawa, Pointe-Claire (QC), Québec City, Regina, and more.
This year’s exhibitors include long-time favourites Alarte Silks (hand-painted silk scarves), Annie 50 (women’s apparel), Boogaloo Bubbywear (organic cotton and bamboo children’s clothing), Cedar Mountain Studios (wooden art blocks and signs), Joseph Chiang Art (jewellery and clay art), Matter Company (herbal skin care products), and Weila Suo (watercolour paintings).
New exhibitors include Hell Wench (contemporary ceramic tableware), Hip Chick Design (upcycled eco-conscious clothing), Nuez Acres (pure pecan oil skin serums), Pacific Puzzle Co. (wooden jigsaw puzzles), Sadie & June (hand-embroidered vintage map prints), Spirits With Smoke (cocktail smoking boards and kits), and VEDRO Creative (silver jewellery).
Formed in the early 1970s, Circle Craft is a BC-run artist cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. Attendees will find members of Circle Craft exhibiting at the Market. Learn more about the cooperative itself at the Circle Craft booth.