Rosemary McGrath and Beverley Mason, along with one-month-olds Iyla and Mila Durrancealong, were working hard at the 2018 Highlands Holiday Craft Fair, which took place at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park and the Highlands Community Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

Here is a list of holiday-themed craft fairs coming up across Greater Victoria.

Out of Hand Modern Market

Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St.

Victoria’s most anticipated market of the year presents a curated selection of beautiful goods made by hand by over 100 of BC’s most accomplished and talented artists and makers. For some, this will be the only time they are in Victoria this year. Buy directly from the creators of stunning jewellery, pottery, fashions, food, wine and spirits, décor and more. Enjoy this premier holiday shopping experience with onsite coffee bar and live music. This is the one market of the holiday season you do not want to miss!

Daily Admission: adults $9, seniors and youth $7. Kids under 12 free.

To purchase tickets online and for more information, including a list of participating artist and makers, visit outofhand.ca.

Christmas in the Manger

Nov. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd.

This juried show features more than 100 high-end vendors in two buildings. Fun for the whole family – live farm animal display. Drop by and meet the volunteers and tour the Gingerbread Playhouse. Children will enjoy the colouring area or cosying up to the fireplace to read a book. Photo ops with Santa and the Gingerbread man too.

Admission is $2 (children 12 and under are free) and both buildings are wheelchair accessible. Enjoy hot comfort foods and other refreshments are available.

For more information visit saanichfair.ca or call 250-652-3314.

Cook Street Holiday Market & Silent Auction

Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St.

Auction begins Thursday, Nov. 21 and closes at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. Over 30 craft vendors. Free admission.

For more information call 250-384-6542.

St. George’s Christmas Fair

Sat. Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3909 St. George’s Ln.

Apple pies, children’s area, silent auction, treasures, books, baking, preserves, plants, children’s toys, lunch and carols. Free coffee all day.

For more information visit stgeorgecadborobay.ca.

The Biggest, Little Christmas Market and Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd.

Local folks, local crafts, baking, collectables & gifts. Warm Hearts Concession – by Sooke Fall Fair. To order turkey or fruit pies call 250-812-2830.

Admission by donation to the food bank

To book a table: sookefallfair.ca.

Info: Lynda Slater 250-642-4638

St. Lukes Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar

Sat, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3821 Cedar Hill X Rd.

Featuring antiques and collectibles, silent auction, jewelry, floral arrangements, needlework and handicrafts, home baking, jams and jellies, books, toys, white elephant and more. A light lunch will be served.

Free admission. For more information call 250-592-2842

Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction

Sat. Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral School, 912 Vancouver St.

Homemade baking and preserves, jewelry, crafts, toys, décor and attic treasures, plus a luncheon.

For more info: 250-383-2714

frontdesk@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

St. George’s Christmas Fair

Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3909 St. George’s Ln, Cadboro Bay

Apple Pies, children’s area, silent auction, treasures, books, baking, preserves, plants, children’s toys, lunch and carols.

Free coffee all day!

For more information, go to stgeorgecadborobay.ca.

Holiday Market and Silent Auction

Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St.

For more information, call 250-384-6542.

Doncaster Shool’s 28th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

1525 Rowan St., off Cedar Hill Road

More than 100 tables of handmade crafts by local artists. Free admission, door prizes, kids’ room and food hamper donations welcomed.

For more information, go to doncasterpac.wordpress.com/craft-fair.

South Park Family School Holiday Craft Fair

Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

South Park Family School, 508 Douglas St.

For more information email spcraftfair@gmail.com.

Nov. 28 to Dec. 1

Christmas Craft Beer Show

Nov. 28 and 29 from 5 until 9 p.m., Nov. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard St.

After tremendous success in its first three years, the Christmas Craft Beer Show is back for another round. This year will feature a third day of fantastic beer, food and entertainment.

This is a 19-plus event. Tickets are $40 for a single day or $80 for the weekend (includes token voucher)

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club, 1800 Hovey Rd.

This popular, annual event features lots of baking, preserves, sewing, crafts, children’s toys, clothes and more.

Winter Creek Pottery

Sat. Nov. 30 to Sun. Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

178 Ross Durrance Rd.

Come to the Highlands and enjoy a cup of cider and a shopping trip.

Pottery, sculpture, paintings.

250-652-5434

James Bay New Horizons Centre Christmas Bazaar & Tea

Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies St.

Refreshments for sale. Credit and Debit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission.

250.386.3035

jamesbaynewhorizons.ca

Oaklands West Coast Winter Market

Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave.

Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

More than 60 vendors featuring clothing, homeware, textiles, prepared food, and produce vendors. Live music, kid vendors, non-profits and food trucks. Admission is by donation, $3 suggested.

For more information, go to oaklands.life/winter-market.

Dec. 6 to 8

A Touch of Saltspring Christmas Show

Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 to 8 from 10 a.m until 5 p.m.

Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd.

Featuring more than 230 crafters and artisans from Saltspring, B.C. and Alberta. $5 admission for all days, wheelchair accessible and refreshments on site.

For more information go to atouchofsaltspring.com.

James Bay Market – The Dickens Fair

Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego St.

Our 39th juried show featuring all locally made, one-of-a-kind crafts, artisan foods, a children’s area, café, door prizes

Admission is $2.

Children under 12 Free

jamesbaymarket.com/dickens-fair

Winter Creek Pottery

Dec. 7 to 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

178 Ross Durrance Rd.

Come to the Highlands and enjoy a cup of cider and a shopping trip.

Pottery, sculpture, paintings.

250-652-5434

Craigflower Elementary Holiday Craft Fair

Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Craigflower School, 2766 Admirals Rd.

First Nations art and jewelry, unique handcrafted items and popular products for everyone on your list. Refreshments available and great raffle prizes to be won. All proceeds support Craigflower students.

Free admission.

Nomad Holiday Market

Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Historic Roundhouse, 253 Esquimalt Rd.

Join 55 talented artisans from the Island for a weekend of fun, live music and food. Presented by foodies, designers, distillers, woodworkers and the finest makers on the Island.

For more information, contact nomadmarket3@gmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15

First and Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave.

An impressive selection of artisans to help you get a jump on or finish your holiday shopping.

For more info: firstandlastchance.ca

Indoor Community Markets

Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monterey Recreation Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave.

Local artisans, food producers, jewellery, garage sale corner, baking and more.

250-370-7300

Snowdon House Christmas Open House

Dec. 14 to 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts Ltd., 1890 Mills Rd.

Come out and find those last-minute stocking stuffers or a beautiful gift basket. Enjoy tasty samples as you shop.

For more information call 250-65

Find more community events on our online community calendar. If you missed it, you can also find the print edition of our annual Greater Victoria craft fair roundup on our websites under e-editions.


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