The 2022 Circle Craft Christmas Market returns November 9-13 with over 250 artisans
The Circle Craft Christmas Market will return to the Vancouver Convention Center West from November 9-13 for its 2022 edition. A Vancouver tradition for nearly five decades, this year’s market will feature more than 250 artisans, including more than 65 are new this year! Jewellers, potters, clothing designers, wood and metal workers, glassblowers, candle and soap makers, and more will come together to share their wares at this beloved Vancouver event, which traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping season in the city.
The Circle Craft Christmas Market attracts tens of thousands of people eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans, all selected by a jury based on their talent and diversity. Visitors will also discover craft demonstrations and the budding artists where emerging artists present exciting and innovative new works. And for the first time since 2019, Market-goers will once again be able to taste delicious food and drink samples in the Gourmet Alley, musical performanceand the shopping spree contest.
The 2022 market will feature Canadians artists from coast to coast: British Columbia artisans from communities such as Fort St. John, Gabriola Island, Gibsons, Kelowna, Pemberton, Port Alberni, Revelstoke, Vernon, Vancouver and Victoria will showcase the best of this province. Artisans will also come from as far away as Catalone (NS), Edmonton, Mayo (YT), Niverville (MB), Ottawa, Pointe-Claire (QC), Quebec, Regina, and more!
This year’s exhibitors include longtime favorites Alarte Silks (hand-painted silk scarves), Annie 50 (women’s clothing), Boogaloo Bubbywear (organic cotton and bamboo children’s clothing), Cedar Mountain Studios (wooden art blocks and panels), Joseph Chiang Art (jewelry and clay art), Matter Company (herbal skin care products) and Weila Suo (watercolors). New exhibitors include Hell Wench (contemporary ceramic dinnerware), Hip Chick Design (recycled eco-friendly clothing), Nuez Acres (pure pecan oil skin serums), Pacific Puzzle Co. (wooden puzzles), Sadie & June (hand-embroidered vintage cards), Spirits With Smoke (cocktail smoking boards and kits) and VEDRO Creative (silver jewelry).
Formed in the early 1970s, Circle Craft is a British Columbia-led artists’ cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for artisans to connect with the community. Attendees will find members of Circle Craft exhibiting at the market. They can also find out more about the cooperative itself at Circle Craft Booth. The first Circle Craft Christmas Market was held at the Cultch almost fifty years ago. Over the decades, the market has always retained its unique character and mandate to showcase high quality craftsmanship through the artisans themselves.
ARTISAN CHRISTMAS MARKET OF THE CIRCLE
Dates and place: November 9-13, 2022 | West Vancouver Convention Center
Hours: Wednesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors and youth (13-17); children 12 and under are free;
Save 50% on admission after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Your first ticket purchase entitles you to unlimited re-entry on any day of the 2022 show.
Back-to-school pass will be available at the information booth.
Tickets are available at signatures.ca/circle-craft starting October 1, 2022.
Note: For the health and safety of all attendees, artisans and staff, the Circle Craft Christmas Market will follow COVID-19 safety rules as outlined by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) of British Columbia.
The Circle Craft Christmas Market recognizes that the lands on which it takes place are the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
Full details at signatures.ca/circle-craft