5 Must-Visit Christmas Markets In and Around Vancouver

Wooden artifacts, vintage jewellery, ceramics, holiday decor, delicious food: you'll find them all here.

It is that time of the year again: Christmas is nearly a month away and you’re on the hunt for just the right thing to put under the tree. If online stores don’t float your boat, switch it up by heading to one of Vancouver’s amazing Christmas marketplaces. From festive jewellery and wood artifacts to cinnamon-scented holiday candles and holiday food stalls, they’re the perfect place to finish up your shopping and binge on festive treats in the process.

Holiday Pop-Up Market

There’s plenty of great shop-local experiences to be found on Main Street itself, but add this Heritage Hall pop-up market to your hunt. You’ll find 40-plus artisans and makers in the historic building, including silversmith Fire and Grace Silverworks, candlemaker Ollie and Co and chocolatier Melt Confectionary.

When: November 19-20

Where: Heritage Hall in Main Street

Free admission

Bespoke Winter Market | Photo: Tara O’Grady

Whistler Bespoke Winter Market

The Bespoke Winter Market is back to connect the community with extraordinary creators. From artisanal items such as jewelry, art, ceramics, to hand-picked vintage clothing, and wellness brands, the event is packed with must-see goodies. Don’t miss out on the tasty foods and beverage options. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your child, make your way to Agnes Wolfe’s heirloom bear collection, made of pure alpaca fibre and packed with ethically sourced Andean sheep wool. Artist Lan Yao will be among the exhibitors, with her limited art pieces and prints made from acrylic ink and paint on wooden panels. 

When: December 2-3

Where: Audain Art Museum, Whistler

Kids Market | Photo: Got Craft Market

Got Craft Market

Here’s your chance to spread some love for start-ups: the Got Craft Market is coming up with a two-day unmissable event that features 95 local markers and small shops. An ideal space to bring kids along: food carts and a mini makers area of kidpreneuers aged 5-13 years old is sure to inspire. Source chic ceramics from makers like Meadow Pottery, Studio Eighteen and Blackbird Studios.

When: November 19 and 20

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver

Photo: West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market

West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market

Find a great selection of classic home decor from exhibitors like Stonewood Sculpting, alongside gourmet food and drink like locally made natural hot sauce from Vancouver’s Toon’s hot sauce and handmade wares from Wax and Wicker Candles.

When: November 18-20

Where: Tradex centre, Abbortsford


Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for another year, once again filled with gourmet food, authentic German drinks, and festive sweets—but this time ’round, the market features a ton of new European-style vendors, a light curtain with 22,000 lights, and an Augmented Reality Experience. Check off your Christmas essentials list and find a little extra for yourself at the 90+ artisan huts, including Tundra Designs and Puccissimé Pet Couture. While you munch on a sugar-sprinkled churro, stop by Kaufmannsgasse or “Merchant Alley,” for German ornaments and Huss Incense.

When: November 12 – December 24

Where: Jack Poole Plaza, Canada Place