Craft fairs are a perfect place to pick up high-end, locally made gifts this holiday season. (Pexels photo)

Craft fairs are a perfect place to pick up high-end, locally made gifts this holiday season. (Pexels photo)

Greater Victoria holiday craft fair roundup for Nov. 23 to 25

Check off all of the items on your shopping list at these great events

Here is a list of holiday-themed craft fairs coming up across Greater Victoria:

This Weekend:

Out of Hand Modern Market

Friday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Out of Hand Modern Market is a curated selection of beautiful goods made by hand by 125 talented artists and vendors. Fabulous prizes with several drawn each day. Admission is $9 for a single day pass or $10 for a weekend pass. Seniors and youth are $7.

The Biggest Little Market and Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd.

Local folks, local crafts, baking, collectibles, and gifts. Warm Hearts Concession by the Sooke Fall Fair. To order turkey or fruit pies, call 250-812-2830. Admission is by donation for the food bank.

Christmas Bazaar and Tea

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies St.

Free admission plus refreshments for sale. Credit and debit cards are accepted on site and the building is wheelchair accessible. For more information go to jamesbaynewhorizons.ca.

Fair Trade Fair

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd.

Shopping with a conscience, featuring fair trade vendors, fairly traded clothes, crafts, textiles, gifts and more. Food by International Women’s Catering Co-op! Admission is by donation. For more information, go to videa.ca.

James Bay New Horizons Centre Christmas Bazaar and Tea

Saturday, Nov. 24 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

234 Menzies St.

Free admission, plus refreshments for sale. Credit and debit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information phone 250-386-3035 or go to jamesbaynewhorizons.ca.

Doncaster School’s 27th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located at 1525 Rowan St., this craft fair features more than 100 tables of handmade crafts by local artists. Admission is free and there will be draw prizes along with a kids’ room. Food hamper donations are also welcomed. For more information, go to doncasterpac.wordpress.com/craft-fair.

Cook Street Village Activity Centre

Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Located at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St., this craft sale also features a silent auction.

Call 250-384-6542 for more information.

St. George’s Christmas Fair

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3909 St. George’s Lane

Apple pies, children’s area, silent auction, treasures, books, baking, preserves, plants, toys, lunch and carols with free coffee. For more information go to stgeorgecadborobay.ca.

Christmas in the Manger

Nov. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd.

Don’t miss this now juried show featuring added attractions such as a gingerbread playhouse for kids, live animal display and high-end vendors in two buildings. Admission is $2 with children free under the age of 12. Dogs are not permitted.

Winter Creek Pottery Sale

Nov. 24 to 25 and Dec. 1 to 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

178 Ross Durrance Rd.

Come to the Highlands and enjoy a cup of cider and a shopping trip. Pottery, sculpture, paintings and more. Call 250-652-5434 for more information.

Upcoming:

Metchosin Community House Fundraiser Christmas Craft Sale

Tuesday, Nov. 27

4430 Happy Valley Rd.

Hosted by the Metchosin Knitting Cafe, Art Group and Rug Hookers, this is a great opportunity to see what creative minds and busy hands have produced throughout the year at the Metchosin Community House. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and pick up some homemade baking and locally crafted, unique gifts for all those special people on your Christmas list. Bring your Christmas spirit and gather around the piano mid-afternoon for a seasonal singalong with Lois Wiens and possibly other members from the Rough Voice Singers. Admission is free.

Craft for Kindness Bazaar

Thursday, Nov. 29

Eric Martin Pavilion lobby, 2334 Trent St.

Running from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Craft For Kindness Bazaar is free and the public is welcome to attend. All the artisans grapple with mental illness and come together once a year to sell their work in order to make a few dollars for Christmas. Not only are there a variety of crafts, but there is also greenery and food for sale. Come out and help wipe out the stigma of mental illness.

A Touch of Saltspring Christmas Show

Friday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 1 to 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s X Rd.

At a new location this year, this event features 230 crafters and artisans from Salt Spring, B.C. and Alberta. Admission is $5 for a three-day pass. For more information, go to atouchofsaltspring.com.

The Dickens Fair

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego St.

This is the 38th juried show featuring all locally made, one-of-a-kind crafts, artisan foods, a children’s area, cafe, and door prizes. Admission is $2 with children under the age of 12 free. For more information, go to jamesbaymarket.com/dickens-fair.

Oaklands West Coast Winter Market

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Ave.

Live music, food trucks, warm drinks, and baked treats. Browse more than 60 craft vendors, farmers, artists, and bottle sales. Admission is by donation. For more information go to oaklandscommunitycentre.com/markets.

Langford Legion Holiday Night Market

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91, 761 Station Ave.

Back for the second year, the Langford Legion Holiday Night Market will have a few surprises for shoppers.

With more than 30 vendors, the Langford Legion Night Market runs once a month with local artists, home-based businesses, food vendors, clothing vendors, jewelry vendors and much more. Stop by for a bite to eat, shopping and lots of fun, running from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Entrance for December’s market will be by donation for the food bank.

Last Chance Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave.

Enter to win a $200 shopping spree giveaway, plus hourly draws, live music and more. Part of admission fees goes to the BC Cancer Foundation.


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