Rosemary McGrath and Beverley Mason, along with one-month-olds Iyla and Mila Durrancealong, were working hard at the 2018 Highlands Holiday Craft Fair, which took place at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park and the Highlands Community Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

Here is a list of holiday-themed craft fairs coming up across Greater Victoria.

Dec. 6 to 8

A Touch of Saltspring Christmas Show

Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 to 8 from 10 a.m until 5 p.m.

Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Rd.

Featuring more than 230 crafters and artisans from Saltspring, B.C. and Alberta. $5 admission for all days, wheelchair accessible and refreshments on site.

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James Bay Market – The Dickens Fair

Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The James Bay Community Centre, 140 Oswego St.

Our 39th juried show featuring all locally made, one-of-a-kind crafts, artisan foods, a children’s area, café, door prizes

Admission is $2.

Children under 12 Free

Winter Creek Pottery

Dec. 7 to 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

178 Ross Durrance Rd.

Come to the Highlands and enjoy a cup of cider and a shopping trip.

Pottery, sculpture, paintings.


Craigflower Elementary Holiday Craft Fair

Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Craigflower School, 2766 Admirals Rd.

First Nations art and jewelry, unique handcrafted items and popular products for everyone on your list. Refreshments available and great raffle prizes to be won. All proceeds support Craigflower students.

Free admission.

Nomad Holiday Market

Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Historic Roundhouse, 253 Esquimalt Rd.

Join 55 talented artisans from the Island for a weekend of fun, live music and food. Presented by foodies, designers, distillers, woodworkers and the finest makers on the Island.

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Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15

First and Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave.

An impressive selection of artisans to help you get a jump on or finish your holiday shopping.

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Moss Stree Holiday Market

Dec. 14 to 15, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

1330 Fairfield Rd.

This indoor event takes over four buildings including the Fairfield Community Centre, Garry Oak Room, Sir James Douglas School gym and a school portable. Eighty vendors will be selling everything you need for the holiday season including bath products, cards, clothing, purses, jewelry, pottery, woodworks, glassworks, art, toys, preserves, baked goods, winter vegetables, meat, coffee, chocolates, fish, hot food, wine, cider, and so much more.

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Snowdon House Christmas Open House

Dec. 14 to 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts Ltd., 1890 Mills Rd.

Come out and find those last-minute stocking stuffers or a beautiful gift basket. Enjoy tasty samples as you shop.

Indoor Community Markets

Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monterey Recreation Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave.

Local artisans, food producers, jewellery, garage sale corner, baking and more.


Find more community events on our online community calendar. If you missed it, you can also find the print edition of our annual Greater Victoria craft fair roundup on our websites under e-editions.

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