Three Holiday Markets You Can’t Miss This Season

The Holidays are just around the corner. (We know, where did the time go?) Here at VFW we love our local Vancouver entrepreneurs. So, we’ve put together our top three Holiday Markets in the Vancouver area. Check them out and maybe this year you can put a little local love under the Christmas Tree.

Fall for Local Holiday Market

Entrance Fee: $3 Online – $5 at the door
When: December 9 – 10
Where: The Pipe Shop Venue
115 Victory Ship Way

First on our list is the Fall for Local Holiday Market. They’re passionate about small business and curate modern pop-up markets all throughout the year that collaborate with local vendors. The FFL Holiday market is really pulling out all the stops this Christmas season. In addition to access to 85 independent vendors your ticket will include, free coffee provided by Waves,  the access to a free gift wrapping station, a DIY station with Fioraio Floral Design, and on top of all of this the first 50 attendees will receive a free tote. FFL makes it easy to support your local businesses this season. Find out more about Fall for Local here!

Vancouver Christmas Market

Entrance Fee: $8
When: November 22nd – December 24th
Where: Jack Poole Plaza (1055 Canada Place)

Second on our list is the Vancouver Christmas Market. This community staple is stocked full with events from November 22nd through December 24th (that’s right you crazy last minute shoppers). Nestled between the city skyline and the waterside mountain view, it’s possibly the most photogenic market on this list. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa at selected times everyday. There’s also a beautiful carousel featured right in the center of the market. There is an abundance of curated reputable vendors. You’ll be sure to find plenty of great and unique gifts for everyone on your list. So, whether you just want to walk around with a cup of coffee, a few gourmet snacks, and enjoy the lights, or shop till you drop. It’s a fresh alternative to commercial malls this season. Learn more about the Vancouver Christmas Market at their website.

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market

Entrance Fee: $2
When: December 16th
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre

Located at the Croatian Cultural Centre this is the place for Local Handmade Holiday Shopping. Due to such high demand this year they are adding an extra room to the cultural centre to accommodate more vendors. This means more opportunities for you to find unique gifts and stocking stuffers this season. As usual there are also plenty of food vendors to keep you satiated during your shopping. Get more information about Crafty Affaire’s Holiday Market here!

Words by Deanna Rule

Images courtesy of Vancouver Christmas Market, Crafty Affaire & Fall for Local

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