Visiting a Victoria Christmas Market is a fun way to get into the festive spirit. Christmas markets are small in Victoria, but still worth going to. They start a lot earlier than you might think! They are one of the popular things to do in Victoria in November. Below you will find the best Christmas markets in Victoria to enjoy before you celebrate Christmas in Victoria.
Nomad Holiday Market
Location: Songhees Wellness Centre, 1100 Admirals Road
Dates and Hours: Friday, November 10th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, November 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More Info: Online here
Magic of Christmas Artisan Market
Celebrating their 9th annual market the Magic of Christmas artisan market is offering holiday cheer, goodies, and exceptionally created items from local artists. There are over 130 vendors.
Admission is $3 and kids 12 and younger get in for free.
Location: Eagle Ridge Centre, 1089 Langford Parkway, Langford
Dates: Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Calico Christmas Market
Calico Christmas is celebrating its 36th year in 2023. The market will take place over the course of two days, Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th.
Find 100 local vendors offering a selection of gourmet food, bath and body care products, ceramics, gardening decor, and much more!
Admission is $5 cash and it includes an entry ticket into a prize draw for Vancouver Canucks tickets and hotel package!
Kids 12 and under get in for free.
Location: Spectrum Community School, 957 Burnside Road West
Dates: Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More Info: Online Here
Creative Christmas Craft Fair
Now in its 44th year, Creative Craft Fairs offers a true extravaganza of outstanding arts, crafts, and demonstrations with their three-day event at Victoria’s Pearkes Rec Centre.
The fair offers over 125 exhibitors presenting crafts, gourmet food, fine art, photography, clothing, glass art, jewelry, bath and beauty products, woodwork, high-quality imports and much more.
Location: G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road
Dates: Friday, November 10th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, November 11th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More Info: Online here
Victoria Edelweiss Club’s German Christmas Market
The German Canadian Cultural Society presents the German Christmas Market on November 25th. Admission is free. The market features, traditional German deli items, Christmas Wreaths, German Baking and Christmas Stollen, as well as a variety of vendor tables.
LOCATION: 108 Niagara St, Victoria BC
DATE: November 25th 2023 10am to 4pm
42st Annual Dickens Fair
On December 2nd from 10am to 4:30pm, the James Bay Market Society will present the 42nd Annual Dickens Fair. This is one of Victoria’s oldest and best-loved Winter Craft Fairs. The fair will feature two large rooms with over 60 of the best local artisans.
Come meet and support your local makers, bakers and growers – hear their stories and learn first-hand how and why they do what they do. Enter a wonderland of treasures, with vendors offering everything from wood-work to jewelry, fine arts, candles, clothing, knits, foods, baked goods and so much more!
Admission is $3.00 under 12 are free.
DATE: Saturday, December 2nd 10am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: James Bay Community Center 140 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC
Victoria Public Market
The Victoria Public market is one of Vancouver Island’s farmer’s markets that is open year round. During the holidays it transforms to a shopping paradise for holiday gifts.
DATES: Open 7 days a week
LOCATION: 1701 Douglas St, Victoria
MORE INFO: https://victoriapublicmarket.com/
Yuletide Christmas Market at Bilston Creek Farm
With over 90 local businesses over 7 different market days, you’re bound to find something you like at the Yuletide Market Series
The first market is Friday, November 10th and will run on select days until Thursday, December 21st. Each market day will bring a new rotation of vendors so you can stop in multiple times throughout the season.
Entry is $5 per person. The $5 fee can be used toward purchasing an item from the Bilston Creek Farm product line (*some exclusions apply). Children 16 and under are free. Tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the door.
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Nov 21st until Dec 21st 2023
Location: Bilsten Creek Farm, 4185 Metchosin Road Victoria
More Info: Online here
Cook Street Village Holiday Market
In 2022, the Cook Street Village Activity Centre will welcome over 30 holiday market vendors. Market includes an auction, a wide variety of baking and a 50/50 draw.
LOCATION: Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St Victoria, BC V8V 3X7
DATES: 9am to 2pm November 26th 2022
More Holiday Shopping Options in Victoria
Oak Bay Shopping
Get into the holiday spirit by shopping in Oak Bay Village. While not a typical market, the decorative lights and holiday feel will get you in the mood.
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Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!