Artisan finds at the Circle Craft Christmas Market

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Circle Craft Christmas Market | Vancouver Convention Centre | November 10 – 14, 2021

Jewelry, pottery, artisan foods, and home décor—these seemed to make up a bulk of the vendors at this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market. There were also a few clothing booths, including an extremely expensive fashion line and some kids clothing. It would have been nice to see some more Christmas themed products – items such as tree ornaments or stockings for example. I also would have liked to see more Indigenous artists included in the show; there were only a few I spotted.

Despite the relative lack of diversity in both artists and product offerings, there were some beautiful and functional products to be found. Some highlights included the Glass Sipper – beautifully crafted glass straws with various designs including animals, fruits or letters. For artisan foods, Blink Chocolate stood out for their large rectangular bars and many delicious flavours. Foodies could also find jams, hummus, seafood, candies and nuts, and hot sauces.

COVID protocols were well followed, and it was nice to have timed entry which ensured the space didn’t become over-crowded. After walking around the large space looking at the hundreds of booths, it was nice to have the opportunity to take a break and watch one of the live presentations in the centre of the convention hall included pottery and jewelry making.

The Circle Craft Christmas Market continues to be a unique shopping experience to kick off the Christmas season, and shoppers are sure to find unique gifts for those on their list along with treasures for themselves.  

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