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Christmas markets and holiday pop-ups happening around Vancouver this winter season

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These Christmas markets and holiday pop-up shops around Vancouver, B.C., are worth the visit for your holiday gift shopping.

'Tis the season for holiday shopping. 

Christmas markets and pop-up shops are coming to town with plenty of festive lights, local artisans, and festal goodies. 

From the popular German-inspired market to a brand-new holiday cat market, there are many occasions to shop local this season. 

Here are markets and pop-up shops happening around Vancouver over the holidays that are worth a visit: 

Circle Craft Christmas Market

This Vancouver tradition brings together over 250 artisans, from jewellers and potters to candle and soap makers to clothing designers. The market also has live music and a Gourmet Alley where visitors can taste a variety of flavours. 

When: Nov. 9-13

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West

Cost: $12-15

Heart to Home Holiday Market

Art and craft lovers can stop by this free annual market to explore artisan goods, including handmade chocolates and homemade jams, upcycled creations, ceramics, hand-knit scarves and hats, jewellery, paintings, prints, photographs, cards, and more.

When: Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 27, noon-4 p.m.

Where: Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave

Cost: Free

Holiday Pop-Up Market 

Explore all sorts of local, small businesses at this big pop-up market, and find the perfect gift too. 

When: Nov. 19-20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Heritage Hall - 3102 Main St

Cost: Free

Holiday Plant Market 

This market is for aspiring and experienced plant parents alike. Grab a coffee and peruse this jungle-esque plant market. 

When: Nov. 26-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: The Garden Strathcona - 868 E Hastings St

Cost: Free

Christmas Pawliday Market 

Vancouver is getting its first-ever holiday kitty market filled with toys, tidbits, and goodies for cats and their human companions, making shopping for your furry feline a treat. 

When: Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Meowbox Head Office - 2323 Quebec St 

Cost: Free

Slice Mini Mart Days

This private workspace for local artists is hosting a series of mini markets for the holiday season. Every Saturday, the markets will have over 20 vendors, including artists, makers, thrifters, and collectors, and a clothing swap. The event is pup friendly too. 

When: Nov. 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17; noon-5 p.m.

Where: 1636 Venables St

Cost: Free

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

This market will feature 140 local artisans and hundreds of handmade crafts.

When: Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Dunbar Community Centre - 4747 Dunbar St

Cost: $4-5

Yactac Craft Fair

Support local artisans and vendors at this annual craft fair.

When: Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Red Gate - 1965 Main St

Cost: Free

Indigenous Artisans Market

This Indigenous Artisans Market will feature various local artists skilled in weaving, carving, jewelry-making, beading, painting, printmaking, and more.

When: Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art - 639 Hornby St

Cost: Free

Make It Vancouver

The Make It Show is coming to the PNE with 250 vendors making clothing, accessories, art, home decor, gourmet goodies, baby and kid items and other unique goods. There will also be food trucks and a beer garden.

When: Dec. 7-11, 5 p.m.

Where: PNE Forum - 2901 E Hastings St

Cost: $9

Better Together Market

Sustainable zero-waste household brand Better Basics has teamed up with other Vancouver-based women-led businesses to create a Christmas market that celebrates purposeful gifting. The Strathcona market will consist of wellness, clothing, and accessory brands and a latte bar from the Instagram-famous Blume and ciders from Windfall Cidery.

When: December 10 to 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 852 E Hastings Street, second floor unit

Cost: Free