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Whether you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind gift or that elusive holiday spirit, these makers’ markets are guaranteed to put you in a festive mood

Holiday Markets - 2023

44th Annual Creative Craft Fair
November 10 to 12, Pearkes Rec Centre

Three days of arts, crafts and demonstrations attended by thousands of visitors each year. More than 125 exhibitors offer crafts, gourmet food, fine art, photography, clothing, glass art, jewelry, bath and beauty products, wine, spirits and fine woodwork. creativecraftfairs.com

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair 2023 
November 18 to 19, Saanich Commonwealth Pool

One of the city’s most heartwarming holiday traditions is back with more than 70 makers and artists selling handcrafted décor, gifts, baked goods and more. facebook.com/victorianchristmascraftfair

Owl Designer Fair
November 18 and 19, Fernwood NRG

This annual community craft show features terrific local musicians and food trucks as well as handy gifts — plus it supports local non-profits. owlfair.com

Out of Hand Modern Market
November 24 to 26, Crystal Gardens

Browse through works by more than 100 of the best artists and makers in Western Canada at this much anticipated holiday market. outofhand.ca

A Touch of Salt Spring Christmas Craft Show
December 1 to 3, Saanich Fairgrounds

Started on Salt Spring Island in 1991, today the biggest and best-attended arts and crafts show in the islands features more than 200 crafters and artisans. atouchofsaltspring.com

Dickens Fair
December 2, James Bay Community Centre

Even Ebenezer Scrooge would be tempted by the toys, jewelry, festive food and more from dozens of artisan vendors at this beloved, 42-year-old Victoria tradition. jamesbaymarket.com/dickens-fair