Christmas Craft Fairs Victoria

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Published Nov 5, 2015

Wow, they always come so quickly! Starting November 1st will be a huge selection of wonderful craft fairs in Victoria. Get perfectly unique gift ideas and support your local artisans!

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You may be thinking, holy smokes Christmas Craft Fairs already?? But there are just so many Craft Fairs in Victoria this year that we wanted to give you lots of time to plan for these wonderful winter events! Click the light blue links for more info!

Craft Fairs Victoria 2015- Our 10 Staff Picks

For even more Craft Fairs check out ChatterBlock’s complete listing of Craft Fairs Victoria!

38th Annual Creative Craft Fair

One of Vancouver Islands largest and most popular fairs, the Annual Creative Craft Fair showcases over 125 professional exhibitors from all over British Columbia. Shop for beautiful Christmas gifts, including specialty food, stained glass, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, fine arts,  photography, clothing, candles, handmade soaps & lotions, herbal products, art cards, home and garden décor, children’s items, sewing, knitting, music, high quality imports and much more.  Over 100 continuous draw prizes will be given away and free live demonstrations.

Held at Pearkes Arena, Tillicum Road
Nov 6-8, hours are Friday noon- 8pm, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-4pm
$5.50 admission per day, or $6 for all 3. Children under 12 are free.

"On The Ridge" Craft Fair

Unique items by talented artisans. At On The Ridge Craft Fair you'll find jewelry, pottery, glassware, felting, wooden items, gourmet foods, and much more. Classic guitarist Brad Prevedoros will by playing as you browse, and you can enjoy a hot soup lunch, coffee, tea, muffins, and carrot cake. Everyone welcome!

Held at Cordova Bay United Church Hall, 813 Claremont Avenue
Nov 7, Saturday 10-4pm
$2 Admission

First Chance Christmas Craft Fair

Come, enjoy a day with family and friends at the Mary Winspear Center, in Sidney as First Chance Christmas Craft Fair celebrates it’s 26th year with an array of creative inspirations from 80+ talented local West Coast artists and artisans. A unique opportunity to meet and purchase directly from the vast selection of artisans who have lovingly created their handmade wares. It connects and reconnects artisans and buyers providing direct contact for a much more intimate transaction.

Held at Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Ave
Nov 7-8, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-4pm
Dec 12-13, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-4pm (Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair)
$4 admission. Children under 12 free.

Holiday Vintage Fair

The 6th annual Vintage Holiday Fair is back in the heart of Victoria's Fairfield Neighbourhood! You will find over 35 local vendors of vintage & retro clothing, jewelry, decor, festive collectibles & much more! A fun all ages show where you can share the joys from your childhood with your kids! Come & find your one-of-a-kind, or a truly unique gift for someone special!

Held at Sir James Douglas Elementary, 401 Moss St
Nov 14, Saturday 10am- 4pm
$4 admission. Children under 12 free.

Out of Hand Christmas Craft Fair

Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a well deserved reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions. The Crystal Garden, once a salt water pool under glass, provides a spectacular backdrop for this professional show. There will also be a fashion showcasing fashions, accessories and jewellery that are unique, eco friendly, locally designed and produced, and are totally fabulous.

Held at the Crystal Gardens, 713 Douglas St
Nov 27-29, Friday 10-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-4:30pm
$8 admission, kids under 16 free.

The Owl Children's Fair

A handmade market for the younger folks! Victoria's only holiday fair for kids has unique handmade and upcycled gifts just for babes, kids and teens. Free workshops by The Makehouse and E/A Photography for all ages and a section for kids and youth to sell their own handmade gifts. Waldorf inspired fabric and wooden toys, colourful knits and clothes, dress up gear, decor and more. Support your local artists and find something unique this season! 

Victoria West Community Centre,
Nov 21, Saturday 10am- 5pm
$3 Admission. Seniors and kids free.

Metchosin Hall Arts & Crafts Fair

Metchosin Hall Arts & Crafts Fair will have a large selection of local hand-crafted products, from potter, carvings, jewellery, cottage crafts, and more. It's free to attend, and there will be a concession on site!

Metchosin Hall, 4401 William Head Rd
Nov 21-22, Saturday & Sunday 10am- 4:30pm
Free admission

Calico Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Support your local artisans at the Annual Calico Christmas Arts & Crafts Show! Over 90 juried exhibitors, filling two gyms with unique and contemporary handmade treasures! Featuring a fabulous selection of jewelry, petter, home & garden decor, soap & spa products, Christmas decor, and much more. 

Pacific Christian School, 654 Agnes St
Nov 13-14, Friday 5pm- 9pm, Saturday 10am- 6pm
$4 admission, kids 12 & under free.

A Touch of Saltspring

The first Touch of Saltspring Craft & Art Show originated on Saltspring Island in 1991. As the show gained popularity with many artisans coming on-board, the event was moved to the Panorama Recreation Center in North Saanich. Today with over 230 crafters and artisans, it is the largest attended arts & crafts show on Vancouver Island. If you are looking for unique and thoughtful gifts for the holiday season, make a point to come see the show. These folks know how to put on a show!

Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Dr
Dec 4-6, Friday 10am- 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am- 5pm
$5 admission for all 3 days

Highlands Winter Craft Fair

Step back in time and experience what a traditional craft fair used to be like at the Highlands Winter Craft Fair!  Enjoy hot apple cider and fresh baking while browsing through a great selection of work from local artisans. We're showcasing new vendors and ones you've grown to love. Take a Sunday drive up into the hills to our ever-so-charming, late 1800s heritage buildings. This is an event not to be missed.

Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Rd
Nov 22, Sunday 10am-4pm
Free admission


For a list of 25+ craft fairs happening around Vancouver Island, visit our Craft Fair Listings.



Written by Joelle Blaikie

Trying to make lives easier one parent at a time.

Joelle is the Product Manager at ChatterBlock and is eager to share interesting stories, upcoming events, and fun ideas to do with your kids & family. Passionate about her community, avid traveler, and proud auntie.

Want to get in touch? I'd love to hear from you. Email me at joelle.blaikie@chatterblock.com

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