‘Tis the season for winter markets!

Check out our list below to find out where the all the best markets will be popping up on Vancouver Island this winter. 

(Photo from Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)

Winter Market in the Spencer Mansion

When: November 23- 26. Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am-5:00p, and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 4P1

Support local artists Karen Hibbard, Cheeky Robin Designs, Dragonfly Woven Art, Rebecca McClure, Birds Edge Studio, Michael Kiss Art, Feral 5 Creative Company, Zeylu Art & Design. You can also enjoy refreshments and live music by Sierra Lundy and Jon Middleton on Nov. 23.

29th Annual Out of Hand Artisan Fair

When: November 24-26. Friday 10:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am- 4:30pm.

Where: Victoria Conference Centre. 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3M7

Check out the assortment of crafts and artisan foods.

(Photo from Craft Cartel)

Craft Cartel Indie Arts Market 2017

 When: November 24-25. Friday 5:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm.

Where: Davinci Centre. 195 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C. V9A 3K4.

For $4.00 admission (kids under 12 free) you can shop some from some of Victoria’s local crafters, designers, and artists. Plus, the first 75 people in line everyday get a free goodie bag!

Black Bird Studios, Sarah Leckie Ceramics, Melissa June Ceramics, Ghost Mountain Co., Wicked Wanda Pottery, Retro Repurposed, Cold Gold, Lumota, Drift and Nest, MountainWaves, Clay & Succulents, Ark and Ginger, Knuckle Toes Designs, West Coast Fauna, Birch Artisan Studio, Graceful Hunter, ebb + flow • handmade jewelry, Thistle, Swallow Jewellery, Wandering Hive, Janamade Jewellery & Design, Paprika Jewellery Studio & Gallery, Strange Bird Studio, Tout de Sweet Confections, Sheringham Distillery, Kuki Monstaire, Red Roaster Coffee, Christie Bodden Designs, Olann, mirabeans, KnitWhit, Wildflower Dyes, Ferrin/Jessica Lucas, Floating Gold Iceberg, Toy and Ming, Wilde and Sparrow, Jamin Creations, Honeybee Handmade, Wild Imagination Shop, Modern Baby, Rocks and Roots Apparel, My Friend Monster, Tidal Toys, Jody’s Naturals, Nettle & Co.., Boreal Folk apothecary, Wild Hill Botanicals, Fox on an Island, Wild Pine Design, Burnt Curve, Irwin Fenger, Hello Yellow Canary, sweet earth photographics, Jen Wurban Art, Kimberly Leslie.

3rd Annual Magic of Christmas craft fair

When: November 25 10:00am-4:00pm.

Where: Eagle Ridge dry ice building. 1089 Langford Pkwy, Langford, B.C. V9B 0A5.

Admission to this market is by donation, with proceeds going to Santas Anonymous. Grown-ups: shop the assortment of crafts, clothing, jewelry, home décor, bath and body supplies, and food. Kids: visit the craft area or get your face painted!

(Photo from VIDEA)

VIDEA’s Fair Trade Fair

When: November 25 10:00am-4:00pm.

Where: First Metropolitan United Church Hall. 932 Balmoral Rd. Victoria, B.C. V8T 1A8.

Check out VIDEA, annual Fair Trade Fair where over 30 vendors will be selling ethically sourced products.

VIDEA is a Victoria-based non-profit organization established in 1977 to inspire thought, discussion, and action on global issues. They actively involve youth, educators, and community partners in the development and implementation of international development, global education and youth and community engagement initiatives. Over the last 10 years They have led an international program focused on working in solidarity with communities and organizations in southern Africa on issues such as capacity building, women’s and human rights, youth empowerment and skills development, leadership, and governance. For more information on specific projects, visit www.videa.ca

Marketing on the GO Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale

When: November 25 10:00am-4:00pm.

Where: 875 N Park St, Victoria, BC V8W 3B8

Shop the selection of arts and crafts while enjoying a BBQ and Bake sale.

Holiday Makers Market

When: November 25 10:00am-5:00pm.

Where: The Makehouse. #400-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C. V8T 4N4

Check out the annual Holiday Makers Market featuring local Victoria artisans. There will be music and food. Vendors include Studio Robazzo, Radjuli Leather Designs, Suebi Apparel, Miss Belle’s Caravan, Two Blooms Design Studio, Uniquely Cedra, Annely Art and Illustration, Hearts and Woodcrafts, Coral Barclay Fine Artist, KnitChanChan, Puck Clothing, BOOM LOOM Weaving.

Oaklands West Coast Winter Market

When: December 2 10:11am-4:00pm

Where: Oaklands Community Centre and Oaklands Elementary Gym. 1-2827 Belmont Ave., Victoria, B.C. V8R 4B2

This market features over 50 Vendors selling art, crafts, baked good, jewelry, and more! There will be live music by West My Friend, Daniel Cook & The Radiators, Vic Horvath, and Jessica Benini Music. There will also be an afternoon beer garden featuring Hoyne Brewing Company, Deadbeetz Food Truck and the International Women’s Catering Co-Op, a by-donation concession, and there will be activities for kids.

Admission by minimum $3.00 donation.

(Photo from Picot)

Picot Holiday Market at Sea Cider

 When: December 16-17. 11:00am-5:00pm.

Where: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. 2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd. Saanichton V8M 1T7.

The first Holiday Market out at Sea Cider Orchard and Farmhouse! This kid friendly event will feature local artisans selling Ceramics, Skincare & Apothecary products, Homewares, Knit & Woven goods, Jewelry, and Leather Goods. Sea cider will be selling flights for $7.00 and all following glasses for $2.00 each. There will even be outdoor wreath making available by donation.

-Ryann Anderson