2017 Craft Fairs

2017 Holiday Craft Fairs Around Greater Victoria

2017 Holiday Craft Fairs Around Greater Victoria

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It feels like just yesterday the kids were going back to school, and yet here we are into November and craft fair season has begun! I am sorry we didn’t have this resource out sooner and in time for the first weekend of November. We have been pretty busy around VMB with some new and exciting projects (have you heard of our 12 Days of Caring Giveaways post!?)

Christmas craft fairs are a great place to shop for beautiful and unique gifts for family and friends… or to shop in general! If you’ve been wondering about when and where all the craft fairs are at this year, we’ve got you covered! Check them all out below (in order of general location and date):

VICTORIA

Creative Craft Fair
Nov 10th: 11:00am-7:00pm | Nov 11th: 10:00am-5:00pm | Nov 12th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum Road
Admission: Public admission to the show is $6 per day, or only $6.50 for all 3 days! Children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult free!

8th Annual Vintage Holiday Fair
Nov 11th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Da Vinci Centre at 195 Bay St
Admission: $5 per adult. Seniors, Students & Military are $4. Kids (12 and under) FREE.

Winter Fair Stop & Shop
Nov 18th: 9:30am-5:50pm | Nov 19th 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Tillicum Shopping Centre at 3170 Tillicum Rd
Admission: Craft fair is a suggested $2 donation. All proceeds going to Santa’s Anonymous.

40th Annual Naturally Christmas Sale
Nov 18th & 19th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Esquimalt United Church at 500 Admirals Rd.
Admission: FREE

Little Owl Kids Fair
Nov 18th: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre at 380 Cook Street,
Admission: $3/adult. Kids are free.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar
Nov 18th: 11:30am–3:00pm
Location: Downtown on Douglas St – Enter 680 Courtenay St.
Admission: FREE

Cedar Hill Early Bird Holiday Market
Nov 18th: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Cedar Hill Rec Centre at 3220 Cedar Hill Road
Admission: FREE

Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Bazaar
Nov 18th: 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: Christ Church Cathedral School at 912 Vancouver St.

40th Annual Christmas Show and Sale, sponsored by Esquimalt Arts and Craft Society. 
Nov 18th & 19th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Esquimalt United Church at 500 Admirals Rd.

Goward House Craft Fair
Nov 18th & 19th: 10:00am–4:00pm
Location: 2495 Arbutus Rd.
Admission: $2

Winter Market in the Spencer Mansion
Nov 23rd: 5:00am-9:00pm | Nov 24th & 25th: 10:00am-5:00pm | Nov 26th: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at 1040 Moss Street

Videa’s Trade Fair
Nov 24th: 10:00am–4:00pm

Location: First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral Rd.
Admission: by Donation

Out of Hand Craft Fair
Nov 24th: 10:00am–9:00pm | Nov 25th: 10:00am–6:00pm | Nov 26: 10:00am–4:30pm

Location: The Victoria Conference Centre at 720 Douglas Street
Admission: Single admission $9 | Multi-day pass $10 | Seniors & students $2 off | Kids under 12 FREE!

Doncaster’s School 26th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 25th: 10:00am–3:00pm

Location: 1525 Rowan St. (off Cedar Hill Rd.)
Admission: FREE

37th Juried Show – The Dickens Fair
Dec 2nd: 10:00am–4:30pm

Location: James Bay Community Centre at 140 Oswego Street
Admission: $2 – Children under 12 free.

Oaklands West Coast Winter Market
Dec 2nd: 10:00am–4:00pm

Location: Oaklands Community Centre at 1 – 2827 Belmont Ave
Admission: minimum $3 donation.

SAANICH

31st Annual Calico Christmas Market
Nov 10th: 5:00pm-9:00pm | Nov 11th: 10:00am–5:00pm
Location:  Pacific Christian School at 654 Agnes St.
Admission $4 – 12 y.o. and under – FREE

Holiday Gifts Galore
Nov 11th: 9:00am-4:00pm | Nov 12th:12:00pm–4:00pm
Location: St. Joseph’s School Gym at 757 West Burnside Rd.
Admission: FREE

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 18th: 10:00am-5:00pm | Nov 19th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Saanich Commonwealth Place at 4636 Elk Lake Drive
Admission: $3 weekend

The Holly Fair at St. Mary’s Church
Nov 25th: 9:30am-2:00pm

Location: Saanichton, East Saanich Rd. at Cultra
Admission: FREE

Christmas Craft Sale
Nov 25th: 9:30am-3:00pm
Location: Greater Victoria Horseshoe Club at 620 Kenneth Street
Admission: FREE

Christmas in a Manger
Nov 25th & 26th: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Saanich Fairgrounds at 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd.
Admission: $2. Children 12 and under Free

A Touch of Saltspring
Dec 1st: 10:00am–8:00pm | Dec 2nd & 3rd: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Panorama Recreation Centre at 1885 Forest Park Drive
Admission: $5.00 for 3 day pass

Snowden House Christmas Open House
Dec 9th & 10th: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: 1890 Mills Rd. North Saanich

SIDNEY

HCF Christmas Arts and Craft Sale
Nov 18th:10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Highway Christian Fellowship at 10364 McDonald Park Rd.
Admission: FREE

Sidney School Holiday Craft Fair
Nov.18th: 9:30am-2:30pm
Location: 2281 Henry Ave
Admission: $2 or a food bank donation, kids 12 & under free.

Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair
Nov 18th: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon Ave W, Sidney
Admission: by donation

Christmas Vintage, Retro & Collectible Sale
Nov 19th: 9:30am–4:00pm

Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon Ave W, Sidney
Admission:  $4 & Children free when accompanied by an adult.

First and Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows
Dec 9th: 10:00am–5:00pm | Dec 10th: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon Ave W, Sidney
Admission:  $4 Weekend Pass, Children under 12 Free

WESTSHORE

Metchosin Hall Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair
Nov 18th & 19th: 10:00am–4:30pm
Location: 4401 William Head Road
Admission: FREE

Highlands Winter Craft Fair
Nov 19th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Locations Caleb Pike Heritage Park at 1589 Millstream Rd
Admission: FREE

3rd Annual Magic of Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 25th: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Eagle Ridge Dry Arena at 1089 Langford Pkwy
Admission: by donation to Santa’s anonymous.

SOOKE

All Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show
Nov 17th: 1:00pm-8:00pm | Nov 18th: 10:00am-5:00pm | Nov 19th: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Sooke Country Market, Otter Point Rd across from Eustace
Admission: FREE

The Biggest Little Market and Craft Fair hosted by the Sooke Fall Fair
Nov 25th: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Sooke Community Hall at 2037 Shields Road
Admission: by donation to the Sooke Food Bank

Poirier Joyeux Noel Craft Fair
Dec 9th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Poirier Elementary School at 6526 Throup Rd
Admission: FREE

 

For more info on these craft fairs and holiday markets, please contact the host directly.
Did we miss one or have one to add? Let us know in a comment below and we are happy to update this resource for all to use!

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