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Let your inner weirdo out at this strange holiday market in Vancouver

A holiday market especially made for weirdos is returning to Vancouver next month and promises to be “bigger, better and more bizarre than ever.”
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A holiday market especially made for weirdos is returning to Vancouver next month and promises to be “bigger, better and more bizarre than ever.”

 Those unsatisfied by the everyday gift, can peruse a peculiar mix of artisan products at the Weirdos Holiday Market. Photos: Weirdos Holiday MarketThose unsatisfied by the everyday gift, can peruse a peculiar mix of artisan products at the Weirdos Holiday Market on December 14 and 15 at The Hall at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. Photos: Weirdos Holiday Market

Those unsatisfied by the everyday gift can peruse a peculiar mix of artisan products at the Weirdos Holiday Market on December 14 and 15 at The Hall at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.

Curated by Rachel Zottenberg, owner of Betamax Gallery and oddities shop This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven, the market features a mix of items geared to shoppers looking for gifts that are “decidedly left-of-centre.”

To give you an idea, there will be deconstructed plastic dolls transformed into wacky planters, strange jewellery created from real forest-foraged fungi, unusual but totally usable pottery pieces and Ukrainian Easter eggs.

This year, there will be 35 individual vendors, as well as a large cooperative table featuring products from 10 additional artisans.

One of Vancouver’s most famous weirdos, Jaik Puppyteeth, will also return with his cynical and hilarious prints and T-shirts that make people laugh while also making them uncomfortable.

Plus, you can also take home your very own weird Santa photo.

On top of finding the strangest Christmas gift ever, there will also be Tarot card readings, sword-swallowing, drag queens, a hot-dog buffet like no other and seasonal drinks on offer from Parallel 49 Brewing Company, along with more adult and kid-friendly beverage options.

Find more information HERE.

Weirdos Holiday Market

When: Saturday, December 14 + Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Hall at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 154 E. 10th Avenue

Cost: $2 per person at the door