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Circle Craft Christmas Market

The Circle Craft Christmas Market is a popular yearly Vancouver tradition, and now I can see why. This morning I attended this eclectic holiday market for the first time, and was wowed at nearly every turn.

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Now in its 38th year, the Circle Craft Christmas Market is meant to be enjoyed at a relaxed pace. Holiday music fills the Vancouver Convention Centre West lower level ballroom; decorated trees add to the ambiance.

Take a breather

Water cooler stations and seating spread around the show help for taking a breather and perusing the show brochure, making sure you haven’t missed anyone on your shopping list. Langara College also offers a small lounge with seating and reading material to take a load off.

Pottery demonstration
[Pottery demonstration]

Handy to know: The West end of aisle three offers a parcel check. Unlimited re-entry is available next to the information booth at the exit, and is non-transferable.

There’s just about something for everyone here, for all tastes and ages. Here’s a sampling of what I enjoyed during my outing. It was hard to narrow my choices down to just a few, but I hope that you’ll get an idea as to the variety of holiday items on offer here.

Stephanie Ann Jewellery
[Stephanie Ann Jewellery, Booth 146]

Sweet Truth toffee
[Decadent Sweet Truth toffee assortment, Booth 306]

Norah Curtis knits
[Norah Curtis Designs, back after an eight year hiatus, now featuring knits]

Paw of Approval treats
[New at the show: Paw of Approval treats, Booth OA8]

Bookhou onesies

Bookhou tea towels
[New at the show: Bookhou onesies and tea towels, made with organic cotton and hemp, Booth OA4]

blink chocolates
[New this year, blink chocolate bark assortment, Booth 404]

Toads World dolls

Toads World dolls
[Charming Toads World dolls made with love by Diane Jordens, Booth 443]

Sartoria Designs
[Sartoria Designs unique circus leggings and underwear, Booth 649]

Naomi Levitin Jewellery
[Naomi Levitin’s sterling silver jewellery, Booth E7]

The Circle Craft Christmas Market runs through November 13.

Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Tickets: $12 Adults/$10 Students/Seniors 65+
*Save $2 by purchasing tickets online
Free for children 12 and under

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