For those with a “crafty” disposition, the wealth of Christmas craft fairs in Victoria is incredibly tempting. If you’re looking for a unique, locally-made gift or even an early Christmas present to yourself, you’re in the right place. A Victorian Christmas Craft FairChristmas Crafts 1 The atmosphere at the Victorian Christmas Craft Fair will get you feeling festive in no time. Browse hundreds of locally made goods from handmade pottery and toys to local beauty products and handcrafted candles and soaps. Listen to the carolers as you admire pieces from both new and returning talented crafters. To recharge, stop for a bite to eat at the Christmas Corner Kitchen, full of locally produced treats, including gluten-free baking. Commonwealth Pool, Saanich November 16, 10-5 p.m.; November 17, 10-4 p.m. Admission $3 3rd Annual Westshore Wonderland Craft Fair Spanning three days, this year’s Earthly Goods Craft Market in WestShore features quality holiday pieces from 100 of Vancouver Island’s exceptional artisans. Nestled amongst beautiful Christmas decorations, stalls will be full of wonderful gift ideas, including handmade jewellery, delicious sweets and preserves, cozy knits and creative wood and metalwork. Sample local food and get involved in festive fun like face painting for the kids, family photos and even a chance to meet Father Christmas! Eagle Ridge Community Centre November 22, noon to 8 p.m.; November 23, 10-5 p.m.; November 24, 10-4 p.m. $4 admission or $5 for a weekend pass Christmas Crafts 2Out of Hand Christmas Craft Fair This year the Out of Hand Christmas Craft Fair is 25 years old! To celebrate, not only will there be three spectacular days of incredible crafts, but also a party on Friday night with a DJ, cocktails and canapés from The Fairmont Empress Hotel, and a fashion show featuring items available at the fair. New and seasoned artisans will have plenty of inspirational gift ideas for you, including fabulous foods, unique fashions and accessories as well as pottery, jewellery and glass pieces. Be sure to keep hold of your ticket stub, it will give you access to fantastic downtown discounts and possibly win you a prize. Crystal Gardens November 29 10-9 p.m.; November 30, 10-6 p.m.; December 1, 10-4:30 p.m. Daily $8, 3-Day Pass $9 Annual Dickens Fair As one of the oldest fairs in Victoria (33 this year!), the Dickens Fair offers a wealth of pieces that are all “handmade, homemade and homegrown”. Festive greenery, tasty homemade treats and one-of-a-kind crafts can all be found here.  Not only can you pick up affordable local treasures, you can enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the day and get yourself lunch and hot beverages in the café. Kids will love the craft centre, so make a day of it and bring the family for some festive fun! James Bay Community School December 7, 12-8 p.m. Admission by donation For more information, check our Events Calendar for details, or drop in at the Visitor Centre to get some Christmas activity inspiration!