As the holiday season approaches, an event that stands out in Vancouver's cultural calendar is the Circle Craft Christmas market. Scheduled from November 8th to 12th, 2023, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this iconic market has become a cherished tradition for both locals and visitors alike. Whether you're a seasoned market-goer or attending for the first time, here's why you won't want to miss the Circle Craft Christmas market this year.
Why attend the Circle Craft Christmas market?
1. Unique holiday shopping: The Circle Craft Christmas market is the perfect place to find unique holiday gifts for your loved ones. Focused on handmade products, you'll discover treasures that you won't find in regular stores.
2. Supporting local artisans: By attending this market, you're supporting Canadian artisans. It's an opportunity to appreciate and invest in the talent and creativity of Vancouver's community and artisans from across Canada.
3. Festive atmosphere: The market exudes a warm and festive atmosphere that immerses you in the holiday spirit. Twinkling lights, live music, and seasonal decorations create a magical ambiance that's a joy to experience.
4. Food and beverages: In addition to shopping, you can indulge in a wide variety of delicious food and beverages. From artisan chocolates to artisan cheeses, there's something for every palate.
5. Interactive workshops: The Circle Craft Christmas market often hosts interactive workshops where you can learn from skilled artisans and even try your hand at crafting. It's an excellent opportunity to get creative and leave with a handmade keepsake.
What will you find at the market?
The Circle Craft Christmas market offers a range of handmade products, including:
1. Handmade Jewelry: Discover stunning pieces of jewelry crafted from various materials, each with a unique story to tell.
2. Home decor: Beautify your living space with handmade ceramics, textiles, and other decorative items.
3. Fashion and accessories: From cozy knitted clothing to stylish leather items, you'll find a wide selection of fashion and accessories to elevate your wardrobe, including accessories from Coo-Mon.
4. Fine arts: Admire and purchase beautiful artworks from local painters, sculptors, and photographers.
5. Gourmet delights: Treat yourself to artisanal chocolates, baked goods, jams, and more, perfect for gifting or enjoying at home.
A Time-honored tradition
The Circle Craft Christmas market has a rich history dating back to 1972. For nearly half a century, it has been a gathering place for artisans and shoppers, fostering a sense of community and celebrating the spirit of craftsmanship during the holiday season. Over the years, it has become one of Vancouver's most anticipated events. The Circle Craft Christmas market is the largest artisan market in Western Canada, bringing together hundreds of artisans from coast to coast.
Coo-Mon's first participation in the market
This year, the Circle Craft Christmas market welcomes a new participant – Coo-Mon, a Quebec-based company specializing in handmade fashion accessories for men, women, and children. Known for their commitment to quality and unique designs, Coo-Mon is set to make its mark at the market. Their booth will showcase an exquisite selection of scarves, ties, bow ties, makeup pouches, and hair accessories that blend style, comfort, and craftsmanship. Don't miss this opportunity to explore their collection and add a touch of elegance to your festive wardrobe.
The Circle Craft Christmas market is not just a market; it's a festive celebration of craftsmanship, creativity, and community. From unique holiday shopping to experiencing the magic of the season, this event offers something for everyone. With Coo-Mon's debut this year, it's the perfect time to discover the art and elegance of their handmade accessories from Quebec while enjoying the festivities of this beloved Vancouver tradition.
Mark your calendar for November 8th to 12th, 2023, and get ready for a memorable holiday shopping adventure.