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2019 Holiday Markets Guide

Posted on November 6, 2019

That's right, the time for annual holiday markets has come! So, grab a friend or two and get ready to shop local. Whether you're looking to shop for friends and family or simply to treat yourself, Victoria's unique holiday markets won't disappoint. Here is the ultimate round-up of holiday markets in Victoria.


10th Annual Vintage Holiday Fair | November 8 - 9

Friday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Da Vinci Centre

Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures at the Vintage Holiday Fair. Discover two floors of vintage shopping in the Da Vinci Centre. Bring your friends and pose in the photo booth, enjoy the entertainment and nibble on yummy treats.

 

33rd Annual Calico Christmas Market | November 9 – 10

Spectrum Community School
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
         

With over 90 artists from around Vancouver Island, the market showcases a wonderful selection of handcrafted, high-quality goods. Calico Christmas Market proudly continues its tradition of being commercial business free.

 

42nd Annual Creative Craft Fair | November 8 - 10

Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Pearkes Rec Centre

A true extravaganza of creatives is congregating! 125 exhibitors will be presenting crafts, fine art, jewellery, woodwork and so much more! 

 

Holiday Gifts Galore Craft Sale | November 9-10

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph’s School Gym

Get into the holiday spirit at Holiday Gifts Galore, the 44th Annual Christmas Craft Sale of the Juan de Fuca Arts & Crafts Guild and friends. Featuring new favourites as well as traditional favourites, shop a wide selection of whimsical and practical items made locally.

 

Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show | November 15 - 17

Friday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Sooke Community Hall

Find handcrafted and meaningful gifts for everyone on your list at the Sooke Arts and Crafts Show. It’s also another opportunity to snag your picture with Santa! From weaving to skin care products to jams & jellies, there’s a little something for everyone here.

 

November Noel Christmas Fair | November 16

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. John’s United Church

Shop local for Christmas gifts from artisan vendors, fill your freezer with Christmas baking or bid on fabulous items at the silent auction. Bring your children to enjoy face painting, Christmas crafts and more! This free event in Deep Cove is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

 

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair | November 16 – 17

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saanich Commonwealth Place

Catch the holiday spirit at the Victorian Christmas Craft Fair. Find handmade decorations, contemporary pieces, handcrafted jewelry and treats here.

 

Tillicum Centre Winter Fair | November 16 - 17 

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  | Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tillicum Centre

Presented by the Pacific Coast Market Collective, this holiday fair will wind its way through the halls of Tillicum Shopping Centre. Fifty handmade vendors and local island businesses will be selling everything on your list from crafts to clothing.

 

Esquimalt Farmers Christmas Market | November 17

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Esquimalt Rec Centre

Find a large selection of locally grown produce and ethically raised meats, fresh baked goods and local liquor, as well as work by talented artisans. With over 60 vendors, make sure you bring your holiday shopping list! Pictures with Santa will also be taking place from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

 

La Christmas Craft Fair | November 17

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion #91

Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion #91 in Langford, join them on November 17th for a craft fair featuring over 50 tables selling a variety of handmade goods.

 

Abeego Makers Market | November 22-23

Friday 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Abeego HQ

As a part of this year's Shop Rock Bay, Abeego HQ will be bustling with local makers and shoppers to celebrate community and creativity, so prepare for the holidays and shop some of Victoria’s coolest handmade goods.

 

The Owl Designer Fair | November 22-24

Friday 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fernwood Community Centre

Come for the one-of-a-kind vendors and stay for the live music, food trucks and free craft workshops. Sunday is the Little Owl Kids Fair, featuring handmade goods for babies and kids, as well as young makers selling their art and designs.

 

Saanich Craft Fair | November 23 – 24

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saanich Fairgrounds
 

Peruse more than 140 vendors and shop handcrafted and repurposed wares to help you complete your holiday shopping.

 

Christmas Bazaar | November 23

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral 

A popular bazaar from the Christ Church Cathedral community. Come for luncheon and enjoy the family activities or bid on the silent auction items. Home baked apple pies and other baking available. The bazaar is held at Christ Church Cathedral School. Afterwards, walk over to the Cathedral to enjoy the musical open house.

 

Out of Hand Modern Market | November 22 - 24

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Crystal Garden

Out of Hand Modern Market will be bigger and better than ever with a curated selection of beautiful goods made by hand by 125 of Western Canada’s most accomplished and talented artists and makers. Buy directly from the creators of stunning jewellery, pottery, fashions, food, wine and spirits, décor and more. Live music and onsite bistro make for a wonderful holiday shopping experience.

 

Christmas Night Market | November 28

Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Victoria Public Market

Each Thursday over the holiday season the Market will be open until 8:00 p.m. so that you can enjoy dinner, shopping, live music, and even take in one of our Christmas themed workshops! All permanent vendors will be open, as well as a variety of local artisans to shop from! They’ll even have beer, wine, and mulled wine available to purchase and sip while you browse! The bar will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. each evening.

 

Christmas Craft Beer Show | November 29 - 30

Friday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  | Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

Craft beer lovers, this event is for you! Held over two days, sample over 45 confirmed breweries.  Jump on these tickets for yourself or give the beer fanatic in your life an early Christmas gift.

 

Indie Arts Market Craft Cartel | November 29 – December 1

Friday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Da Vinci Centre

Find over 50 vendors from top designers to artists from across the Island. Come for the awesome exhibitors, stay for the live music and beer.

 

Oaklands West Coast Market | November 30

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oaklands Community Centre

Complete with live music, a concession stand, food trucks, artisans, farmers, kid-vendors, and so much more, this is a local market you won’t want to miss!

 

The Nerdy Days of Christmas Craft Fair | December 1

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Market Square

The only craft fair on the Island for geeks! Come nerd out in Market Square with nerdy crafts, art, cards, gifts, totes, soaps, and so much more. So fun for the whole family and for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds go to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation for the Victoria General Hospital NICU.

 


Touch of Salt Spring Craft & Art Show | December 6 – 8

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saanich Fairgrounds

A huge exhibition of over 230 artists and crafters from Salt Spring Island set up shop at Saanich Fairgrounds for an incredible, one-of-a-kind market!

 

39th Annual Dickens Craft Fair | December 7 

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
James Bay Community School Centre

Enter a wonderland of treasures, from toys to jewelry, fashion to food, choose uniquely crafted holiday gifts for your family and friends. Hosted by the James Bay Market Society, the Dickens Fair provides an opportunity to meet and support local artisans, hear their stories and learn first-hand how they make, bake and craft their wares.

 

Craigflower Elementary Holiday Craft Fair | December 8

Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Craigflower Elementary

Find unique items and popular products for you and everyone on your list. Refreshments are available for purchase and great raffle prizes to be won. All proceeds go to supporting Craigflower students.

 

Moss Street Holiday Market | December 14 -15

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sir James Douglas School & Fairfield Community Centre

The holiday edition of this popular local market features over 80 vendors offering locally made crafts, cards, art, clothing, jewellery and household items, along with plenty of tempting seasonal foodstuffs.

 

Victoria Etsy Artisans Holiday Market | December 14 - 15

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tillicum Centre

Your local Etsy Artists are showcasing their shops for a community market. This is your last chance to shop local and find handcrafted gifts made with love for everyone on your list.