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.

Nov. 8 to 10

Creative Craft Fairs

Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd.

The 42nd annual show is an extravaganza of outstanding Christmas arts, crafts and demos. More than 125 professional vendors. Admission is $6 per day or $6.50 for all three days.

44th Annual Christmas Craft Sale

Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s School Gym, 757 Burnside Rd. W.

Presented by the Juan de Fuca Arts and Crafts Guild, this show features fine arts and handmade traditional crafts. Baking, cards, Christmas decorations, jewelry, mosaics, quilting and other needle arts, body products, woodwork, family fists and more. Live entertainment, free admission, door prizes and wheelchair access. For more information call, 250-478-8439 or 250-474-7060.

Calico Christmas Market

Nov. 9 to 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spectrum Community School, 957 W Burnside Rd.

Enter to win Canucks’ tickets/hotel package. Discover a new shopping tradition at our 33rd Calico Christmas Market. We proudly continue hosting a ‘commercial-free’ event. We believe that in supporting local makers and independent small businesses, we are helping to build a stronger community. Shop over 90 artisans under one roof, offering a huge selection of handcrafted goods and food items. Bring family and friends, and join us for a weekend of shopping, hot food, and fun. Every admission receives an entry to win a Canucks ticket and hotel package.

Weekend admission $5, 12 years and under free. ATMs available and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, go to facebook.com/thecalicochristmasmarket.

Esquimalt Arts and Crafts Society’s 42nd Annual Naturally Christmas Crafts Sale & Show

Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St.

A bevy of unique hand-crafted items. Come find that perfect gift for someone special or treat yourself! Live entertainment! Shoppers-only draw! Free parking! Free admission.

For information: eacsociety@gmail.com

First and Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair

Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 10, 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 information, go to firstandlastchance.ca.

Nov. 15 to 17

All Sooke Arts & Crafts 2019 Christmas Craft show

Friday, Nov. 15, noon to 7 p.m., and Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd.

Daily prize draws, photos with Santa, wheelchair accessible, and free admission.

For more information, go to allsookeartsandcrafts.com.

Snowdon House Customer Appreciation Days

Nov. 15 to 17 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

Special sales, samples and additional tastings in the farm house.

For more information call 250-658-3419.

The Auxiliary to Saanich Peninsula Hospital’s Annual Christmas bazaar

Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney

Art, baking, books, collectables, Christmas crafts, gift basket raffles, hand-knit/sewn items, hidden treasures, jams/jellies, silent auction, annual major raffle prizes drawn at 2 p.m., refreshments, and admission by donation.

For more information go to sphaux.com.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar

Sat. Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

680 Courtney St.

Admission is free to the bazaar featuring jewelry, baking, crafts, attic treasures, books, and silent and picture auction. A tea and lunch garden are also offered at a small admission fee.

For more information contact office@standrewsvictoria.ca.

Church of the Advent Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Sat. Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

510 Mount View Ave., Colwood

Wide variety of crafters, home baking.

Lunch and afternoon tea starting at 11 a.m.

To book a table or for more info, call 250-474-3031.

Barrier-free and no admission.

November Noel Christmas Fair

Sat. Nov. 16 from 9:30 am. until 1 p.m.

St. John’s United Church, 10990 West Saanich Rd.

Artisan vendors, Christmas bake table and tea room, live music, Thrifty Christmas Gift Gallery, kids crafts, silent auction and much more. Admission is free.

Metchosin Hall Christmas Arts and crafts fair

Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4401 William Head Rd.

Over 25 tables of local handmande items: Christmas baking, fudge, preserves, pottery, cottage crafts, cards, carvings and much more. Free Admission.

For more information, email metchosinhall@yahoo.ca.

Goward House Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Rd.

Handmade by local artisans: knitted toys, owl toques, woodcrafts, jewelry, fabric works, artwork, sock monkeys, children’s clothing, preserved foods, Raggedy Ann dolls, Xmas items etc.

Craft tables still available.

Admission $2, free parking and a tea room.

For more information, call 250-477-4401.

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.

Catch the Christmas spirit and enjoy the new vendors this year including sparklelily jewels, beer base mustards and shrubs, authentic german Christmas stollens, teething accessories, swaht shop, zipper pulls, stained glass, silver and gold jewelry, socks, slippers, designer clothes, Christmas ornaments, Santas, snowmen, folk art, dolls, teddies, monsters, kozy bags, photography, gluten-free baking, jams, hot pepper jelly, chutney, antipasta, chocolates and much more. Live music by Greg Joy. Admission is $5.

For more information, call 250-818-7109.

Mount St. Mary Hospital Christmas Market

Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

861 Fairfield Rd.

Free admission, local vendors with woodwork, jewelry, knitting, cards, jams, glass, soap, ceramics, Christmas decor and more. Live entertainment and hot turkey lunch available.

For more information, go to mountstmary.ca.

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Emmaunuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.

Lots of great baked goods, knit and crocheted items, jewelry and a variety of Christmas crafts and gifts. Lots of stocking stuffers and gift baskets as well.

For more information, go to emmanuelvictoria.ca.

Early Bird Holiday Market

Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd.

Cedar Hill Studio artists invite you to their annual sale of pottery, art, crafts, jewelry, and more. Timed perfectly for the holidays; find an array of unique, locally made gifts. Free parking, free admission, and free draw prizes every 30 minutes.

For more information, email cedarhillholidaymarket@gmail.com.

Indoor Community Markets

Sunday, Nov. 17, 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.

For more information, call 250-370-7300.

Royal Canadian Legion #91 Christmas Craft Fair and Tea

Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91, 761 Station Ave.

Fifty-two tables of crafts and products. Afternoon tea, silent auction and four meat draws throughout the day. Free admission and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, go to rcl91.ca.

Christmas Vintage, Retro & Collectable Show

Sun. Nov 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney.

This favourite event features over 120 tables and booths of 19th and 20th-century vintage collectables, making it one of the largest events of its kind held on Vancouver Island.

Admission: $5 adult, children under 13 are free.

Phone: 250 744 1807.

vintageretrocollectible.ca

Highlands 28th Annual Craft Fair

Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two locations: Highlands Community Hall, 729 Finlayson Arm Rd. and Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Rd.

A traditional craft fair showcasing new vendors. Free admission.

For more information, go to facebook/highlandswintercraftfair.

Nov. 22 to 24

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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