Goodbye pumpkin spice and colourful leaves, hello eggnog lattes and holiday shopping. Tis’ the season to brave the crowds and shop till we drop for our loved ones.
If you’re on the hunt for unique, handmade treasures, I definitely recommend checking out of the many Christmas Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets appearing across the Fraser Valley.
In addition to picking up one-of-a-kind gifts, you’ll be supporting the local economy — plus, many hard-working and extremely talented ‘mompreneurs’ who also hail here in ‘the Valley.’
Here’s your ultimate guide to Christmas craft fairs in the Fraser Valley.
Yarrow Community School Craft Fair ~ Chilliwack
Over 40 tables of wonderful gift ideas! Mostly handmade items. Support your local entrepreneurs and find that special Christmas present for a loved one, or just spoil yourself. Free Admission. Free parking.Donations of non-parishable food for the food bank gladly accepted. Concession will be on site. Poinsettias will be sold at the front! All money going to the Yarrow Community School!
When: Nov. 24, 4pm-8pm.
Where: Yarrow Community School
Pop Up Artisan Market ~ Abbotsford
The Abbotsford Arts Council presents a Pop-up Artisan Market at Highstreet with over 25 artists + handmade gifts. Raffle featuring one-of-a-kind items by local artists to be won. Enjoy a cup of free festive cider. Admission by $2 donation.
Friday, December 2
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Highstreet Shopping Centre – 3122 Mt. Lehman Road
Richard Bulpitt Elementary’s Fourth Annual Fair ~ Langley
Head to Richard Bulpitt Elementary to support the school’s PAC. This fourth-annual fair will feature 50 vendors, door prizes, a 50/50, lunch, snacks, and more.
When: Nov. 26, 10 a.m. t0 3 p.m.
Where: 20965 77A Ave., Langley
Utopia Marketplace Holiday Bazaar ~ Langley
Fort Langley is home to the Utopia Marketplace Holiday Bazaar this holiday season, which features more than 40 local vendors. Free parking. Free tote bags for the first 150 people. Info: facebook.com/events/196631320695815.
When: November 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Langley
Coghlan Fundamental Elementary Craft Fair ~ Aldergrove
COME ONE COME ALL Coghlan will be hosting another holiday craft fair. There will be vendors, bake sale, silent auction, and events for kids
When: Dec. 3, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Where: Coghlan Fundamental Elementary, 4452 256 St. Aldergrove
Coast Salish Market ~ Langley
Head to the Coast Salish Christmas Market to check out the gorgeous display of First Nations art, jewelry, treats, and more.
When: Nov. 27, 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Where: Fort Langley Lions Hall, 23022 88th Ave.
Murrayville Holiday Market ~ Langley
Holiday baking and crafters and small businesses galore, oh my! This one-stop-holiday-shop will have over 40 vendors in attendance. Free admission.
When: Dec. 9 (4-9 p.m.), Dec. 10 (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Where: 21667 48th Ave., Langley
Crafty Affaire Market ~ South Surrey
Crafty Affaire Market is where you’ll find handmade creations, one-of-a-kind vintage treasures and delicious treats for all! $2 Admission. Kids free.
When: Nov. 26th (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Where: Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th St., South Surrey.
This holiday season, shop local and give the gift of art at your new favourite Surrey art and craft fair—the Heart to Home holiday market organized by the Surrey Art Gallery Association. The booths will be brimming with everything from original paintings, handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind cards, children’s books, stunning silk scarves, cozy hand-knit wraps, and that perfect ceramic tea pot that you’ve been searching for.
When: November 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. & November 27, Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: The Surrey Arts Centre in Bear Creek Park. 88th ave and King George Blvd
Katzie Holiday Market ~ Surrey
Head to Katie Elementary for the 3rd annual Katzie Holiday Market!! There will be over 40 local artisans and vendors showcasing their talents and products. Partake in a little holiday shopping and remember to save room for the amazing bake sale that is always full of festive treats!
When: Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Katzie Elemtary, 6887 194 A St. Surrey