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27 Christmas Markets to Explore This Holiday Season in Metro Vancouver

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Worried about checking everyone off your list this year? Look no further than Metro Vancouver’s many festive villages and Christmas markets.

Let your heart become merry and bright through the twinkling lights and dazzling sights of these amazing local holiday markets.

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Christmas Markets in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Market (Nov 16 – Dec 24)

The authentic German Christmas market is considered the pinnacle of Christmas markets in Metro Vancouver.

Take in over 90 artisan huts and vendors selling handcrafted gifts, food products, and more. Enjoy some Glühwein (mulled wine) and soft pretzels, while walking down Lovers Lane, partaking in a market wide scavenger hunt, or seeing the live entertainment inside the Christmas Pyramid.

When & Where: November 16 – December 24 from 11 am – 8 pm, Jack Poole Plaza (Olympic Cauldron), Vancouver
Cost: General Admission: $19.99, Seasonal Pass: $35.99, Family Season Pass: $99.99

Winter Treasures Artisan Market (Nov 15-Dec 20) Free admission

Winter Treasures returns for its 10th year of showcasing unique handmade gifts made by local artists. On display are exceptional handcrafted gifts like pottery, jewelry, glass, art, and so much more.

When & Where: November 15 – December 20 at the POMOARTS CENTRE in Port Moody, BC. Hours are 10:30am – 9:00pm (weekdays), 10am – 4:30pm (weekends)
Cost: FREE

Marpole Museum & Historical Society Christmas Fair (Nov 18)

This Vancouver community fair doubles as a fundraiser for Colbourne House, a heritage attraction in Marpole. The Yuletide market includes artisan vendors and a silent auction.

Notable highlights from previous years include homemade preserves, fruit cakes and mince pies.

When & Where: November 18 from 10am to 3pm, at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Vancouver
Cost: $2 Admission

Oakdale Christmas Craft Fair (Nov 18) Free admission

It’s best to get there early, as the first 100 guests receive a free holiday-themed gift! There are also FREE family photos with Mr and Mrs Claus!

Proceeds from the raffle go towards supporting special needs children at the Greater Heights Learning Academy.

When & Where: November 18 from 11am – 4pm, 550 Thompson Avenue in Coquitlam
Cost: FREE

Made in the 604 – Holiday Pop-Up Market (Nov 18-10) Free admission

Discover and shop unique gifts from 70+ local small businesses, artists, and creatives at the Holiday Pop-Up Shop curated by Made in the 604. Find jewelry, candles, home decor, vintage items, artisanal chocolates, and more! For the November event, the first 25 attendees will receive market money valid for purchases at any vendor booth all weekend. Entry is free, and dogs are welcome!

When & Where: November 18-19 from 12-6 pm at The Pipe Shop – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Got Craft Holiday Market (Nov 18-19)

The Got Craft Holiday Market returns to the Croatian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver weekend. Featuring 95+ small businesses, food trucks, a newly expanded mini makers area with kidpreneuers aged 16 years and under, and swag bags for the first 50 attendees through the doors each day.

When & Where: November 18-19 from 10am – 5 pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $5

Swedish Christmas Market (Nov 18-19) Free admission

Boasting traditional and current Swedish goods, the Julmarknad is known for its delectable treats. Some of the tasty treats available include glogg, hot dogs, Swedish pastries and open sandwiches.

When & Where: November 18 & 19 from 11am to 4pm at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby
Cost: FREE

Deer Lake Winter Festival (Nov 24-26) Free Admission

Come celebrate crafts, community, and creativity at this vibrant winter market! The annual event showcases over 40+ local BC artisans and their marvelous works.

Included in the seasonal market are glass blowers, sculptors, and pâtissiers, to jam makers, jewelers, fashion designers, and many more.

When & Where: November 24 – 26, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby, BC
Cost: FREE

West End Holiday Craft Fair (Nov 25-26) Free admission

This fair is perfect for anyone looking for original, hand-crafted items, as everything on sale is artisan made only. Quaint and cosy, the market hosts about 60 vendors each year.

When & Where: November 25 & 26 from 10am – 4 pm at the West End Community Centre in Vancouver
Cost: FREE

Portobello Roundhouse Holiday Market (Nov 25-26) 

Yaletown’s own pop-up holiday market has wares for anyone looking for fashion, jewelry, art, home décor, skincare, pet accessories, gourmet treats, wine & spirits and more!

There is currently a limited draw running for a prize of a $50 shopping spree, so grab your tickets soon!

When & Where: November 25 & 26 from 10am – 5pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver
Cost: $5, Kids 12 and under FREE

Crafty Affaire Market (Nov 25-26)

South Surrey’s offering concentrates on local handmade goodness – wares include jewelery to ceramics, knitwear to tasty treats and some super-cool vintage treasures as well.

When & Where: November 25 & 26 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Ocean Park Hall in South Surrey
Cost: Admission by Donation

Coquitlam Christmas Night Market (Dec 1-2)

Back for another delightful year. The Coquitlam Christmas Night Market will return with hundreds of vendors, great food, and an abundance of holiday cheer.

When & Where: December 1 from 5-9pm and December 2 from 4-6 pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre
Cost: $2 for those aged 12 and above

Krampus Market (Dec 1-3)

Step into the old world market that celebrates Krampus the Christmas baddie. Offerings are wonderfully unexpected & extraordinary, varying from leather, textiles, baskets, chocolate, baked goods, stationary, glass, wall art, perfume, florals, skincare and more.

On December 2 and 3 (12-2pm), visitors can get a photo with Krampus himself.

When & Where: December 1st from 8pm-10pm, December 2nd, 11am-6pm, December 3rd, 11am-4pm, at Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver
Cost: $5, under 18 FREE. Photos with Krampus by donation.

Tugboat Landing Artisan Market (Dec 2) Free admission

Tugboat Landing is an intimate and welcoming space with curated and boutique items from 20+ vendors. Some returning favourites include Toon’s Sauces, Ladner Artisan Chocolates, Mad Lab Distillers and Knit Collective.

When & Where: December 2 (11am – 5pm) and December 3 (11am – 4pm) at the Harbour Master Club in Vancouver
Cost: FREE

Japan Christmas Market (Dec 2-3)

The Japan Christmas Market in Vancouver stands out as one of the city’s premier destinations, boasting an array of locally crafted items, imported goods, and Japanese-inspired delicacies. This festive market offers a unique blend of cultural influences, showcasing a diverse selection of products and delicious foods that captivate visitors seeking an authentic and vibrant holiday experience in the heart of Vancouver.

When & Where: December 2-3 from 10am-5pm at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St. Vancouver
Cost: $5

Make it Vancouver (Dec 7-10)

Make It returns to the PNE, offering a delightful festive shopping affair. Discover top-notch handmade goods for giving and receiving, while immersing yourself in the joyous holiday spirit.

Experience food trucks and a vibrant, enjoyable atmosphere suitable for everyone. Make It fosters a welcoming community connecting creators (Makies) with their supporters through engaging stories and conversations.

When & Where: December 7-10 at various times at the PNE Forum

New West Holiday Market (Dec 9-10)

Discover the New West Holiday Market with 90+ vendors offering special handmade gifts and tasty food from local artisans. Enjoy delicious food from food trucks, festive music, surprise live shows, and fun activities for kids at the info booth or Fraser River Discovery Center booth.

When & Where: December 9-10 from 10am-4pm at New Westminster City Hall Parking Lot
Cost: by donation

Very Victorian Christmas Market (Dec 12)

Local artists and vendors showcase their selections inside the unique venue of a Vancouver museum. Inside the rooms you’ll find antiques, art, jewelry, apothecary items, teas, Gothic art and handmade goods.

When & Where: December 2 from 11am to 5pm at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver
Cost: $5

Vegan Holiday Night Market (Dec 7)

Join for an unforgettable evening at Canada’s premier plant-based night market! You’ll find delectable food and drinks to cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics.

There’s also live acoustic music, a set from a DJ, marshmallow roasting stations, and a pet inclusive holiday themed photo booth.

When & Where: December 7 from 6pm to 10pm at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver
Cost: By Donation ($4, Canned Good, Clothing, Pet Food)

First Pick Handmade Holiday Pop Up Market (Dec 9-10)

Explore this pop-up market that showcases high quality, handmade items direct from their designers. Not unlike a boutique department store, First Pick has high quality fashion, accessories and design-forward items.

When & Where: December 9 & 10 from 11am to 6pm at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver
Cost: $3

Weirdos Holiday Market (Dec 8-10, 15-17)

Truly a one-of-a-kind market, the items range from unusual or intriguing to out of this world, including witchy accessories, quirky clothing, magical ceramics and more.

Another huge draw for the event is the activities, such as live sword-swallowing, visits with Puppyteeth Santa, and eccentric goodies from Punk Rock Pastries. The Friday evening markets are for adults only and promise to be fun and a little naughty.

When & Where: December 9-10 & 16-17 from 11am – 5pm, Night Markets (ages 19+): December 8 & 15 from 5pm – 10pm at the Russian Hall in Vancouver
Cost: $5

Ladies Night Sip & Shop (Dec 9)

Sip on a Mimosa or glass of wine while you stroll 80+ vendors. Featuring handmade items such as candles, jewelry, soap, home decor.

You can check out Tupperware, Mary Kay, Pure Romance, Epicure, Norwex and more at this 18+ only event.

When & Where: December 9 from 3pm to 9:30pm at the Shannon Hall on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey
Cost: $20

Holidays on Hudson Christmas Market (TBA) Free admission

Holidays on Hudson is a hidden gem tucked away in the Marpole area. Offering nighttime shopping on Fridays, and leisurely shopping on Saturdays, there is tons of selection from independent local vendors on display.

When & Where: TBA at the Scottish Cultural Centre in Vancouver
Cost: FREE

Winter Art Market (Dec 8-9) Free admission


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The Winter Art Market makes its debut this year, selling works from local artists alongside live music and delicious treats. Guests can enjoy discounts, prizes, demos, arts and crafts, Aura Readings, snacks and more!

Admission is free, and donators can enjoy a free gift bag.

When & Where: December 8 & 9 from 1pm to 7pm at the Pacific Arts Market in Vancouver
Cost: FREE

Christmas Shipyards Artisan Market (Dec 16-17)

The Shipyards Christmas Artisan Market is a delightful indoor market held within the historic Pipe Shop at the vibrant Shipyards in North Vancouver. This festive market offers a diverse array of locally crafted goods and artisanal products, creating a wonderful atmosphere for holiday shopping and enjoyment.

When & Where: December 16-17 from 10am- 6pm at the Pipe Shop, Shipyards North Vancouver
Cost: FREE & donations

BONUS: Seattle Christmas Market

If you’re planning to head south of the border this holiday season, you may also want to check out the first ever Seattle Christmas Market.

Nestled in the heart of the city, this event is bond to be a magical place where locals and visitors can come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

When & Where: November 24 – December 24 at the Seattle Centre, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, USA
Cost: $17.51 USD

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