The ultimate guide to Victoria’s craft markets
Discover local artisans and food vendors this holiday season
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Victoria is home to incredible artisans, craft brewers, and bakers, and as the weather cools down, craft markets are the perfect place to pick up these local goods for your loved ones—and for yourself. We have compiled a comprehensive guide to the upcoming holiday craft markets that feature tasty eats and drinks this November and December.
Creative Craft Fair
The 44th annual holiday market at Pearkes Recreation Centre this weekend will feature vendors selling gourmet food and drink like fudge, distilled spirits, mushrooms, artisanal pastas, and more. Greek on The Street will also serve hot food. Admission is $6.75.
Address: Pearkes Rec Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd.
Dates: Nov. 10, 11am-7pm; Nov. 11, 10am-5pm; Nov. 12, 10am-4pm
Nomad Holiday Market
This holiday market at Songhees Wellness Centre this weekend will host food vendors selling chocolates, baked goods, and more. Try out samples of BC-made craft wine, beer, and whisky. Admission is $5, children are free.
Address: Songhees Wellness Centre, 1100 Admirals Rd.
Dates: Nov. 10, 4-8pm; Nov. 11, 10am-6pm; Nov. 12, 11am-4pm
Yuletide Market Series
Bilston Creek Farm is hosting seven different Christmas craft markets over the course of November and December. Each one will have a different selection of vendors who will be selling items ranging from gourmet spice mixes and teas to chocolates and baked goods. Admission is $5, children are free.
Address: Bilston Creek Farm, 4185 Metchosin Rd.
Days: Nov. 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-21; 10am-4pm
Handmade Village Winter Craft Market
This holiday market on Saturday will feature 50 local vendors selling artisanal pastas, charcuterie platters, craft hot sauces, baked goods, and more. Enjoy food and drink from an onsite food truck and coffee truck. Admission is free.
Address: North Douglas Church, 675 Jolly Pl.
Date: Nov. 11, 10am-4pm
Sip & Shop Holiday Market
Address: Bard & Banker, 1022 Government St.
Date: Nov. 15, 4-8pm
Victorian Christmas Craft Fair
Check out local vendors next weekend at the craft market at Commonwealth Place. Tasty treats for sale will include gingerbread cookies, preserves, candy, and hot chocolate. Admission is $5 for the weekend.
Address: Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.
Dates: Nov. 18-19, 10am-4pm
West Coast Winter Market
This holiday market at Oaklands Community Centre on Nov. 25 will feature vendors selling fresh produce, prepared foods, and hot drinks. Entry by donation.
Address: Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Ave.
Date: Nov. 24, 10am-4pm
Out of Hand Modern Market
This year’s market will feature handmade goods from more than 120 makers, artists, and designers. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, and children 12 and under are free.
Address: Crystal Gardens, 713 Douglas St.
Date: Nov. 24, 10am-7pm; Nov. 25, 10am-5pm; Nov. 26, 10am-4pm
Esquimalt Farmers Market Holiday Market
This holiday market at Esquimalt Recreation Centre on Nov. 26 will host over 90 vendors selling items including baked goods, tea, chocolates, and more. The market will also host a selection of food trucks to enjoy.
Address: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St.
Date: Nov. 26, 11am-5pm
Local Folk Holiday Fair
This European-style holiday market at Sea Cider Farm on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 will host over 30 vendors selling chocolates, teas, and more. Pick up food from Working Culture, Yonni’s Doughnuts, Rolling Tandoor, and others. Sip on hot mulled cider or seasonal ciders. Admission is $5, children are free.
Address: Sea Cider Farm + Ciderhouse, 2487 Mt St Michael Rd.
Dates: Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 11am-4pm
The Royal BC Museum is hosting an outdoor multicultural holiday market on Dec. 2 and 3. The event will include hot drinks, tasty treats, and food vendors. Admission is free.
Address: Royal BC Museum, 680 Douglas St.
Dates: Dec. 2-3, 11am-7pm
This holiday market at the Gorge Park Pavilion will feature over 90 vendors selling items including craft brews, artisanal honey, and chocolate. Enjoy delicious eats from Churro & Mor, Routine Coffee, Vagabonds Pizza, and others.
Address: Gorge Park Japanese Garden, 1070 Tillicum Rd.
Dates: Dec. 2-3, 11am-5pm