At Dalina, we put a big focus on supporting our local grocery and food vendors. From the fresh flowers welcoming customers to our store to the nutritious dips in our refrigerated section, to the gift-worthy candles on our retail shelves, we aim to support local wherever possible. Many of our customers visit Dalina for local gift ideas and inspiration, and often end up shopping for themselves too!

Several of our retail partners participate in craft and artisan fairs at this time of year.  Shopping at these markets during the holidays, or at Dalina year-round, are a great way to find unique ideas for gift-giving or entertaining while supporting our small business community.  We encourage our customers to shop local – the same way we do all year long.  In fact, on most weekends, we have local vendors sampling their products (from tea to handmade skincare products) while connecting with our community.

Here’s a roundup of upcoming holiday markets in Vancouver to check out.  And remember, you are always welcome to stop by Dalina to shop our market; we’re open every day from 7am to 9pm and look forward to your next visit!

Circle Craft Christmas Market (Nov 8 to 12)

In Vancouver, the holidays begin with the Circle Craft Christmas Market, an annual tradition for over four decades! This year, over 300 artisans (more than 50 new to the Market) will take part including clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewelers, toy makers, candle and soap makers, and more!

  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West in Downtown Vancouver
  • When: November 8 to 12, 2017
  • Admission: $15 adults, 2-for-1 after 5pm, children under 12 are free

Refresh Winter Market (Nov 17 & 18)

Stop by en-route to a weekend up in Whistler at the Refresh Winter Market, popping up at the historic West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish!  Refresh is one of BC’s leading indie markets for handmade and locally designed goods, many of which have built their businesses through Instagram.

Shop clothing, ceramics, jewelry, dry goods, vintage and more from 100 local designers, makers and pop-ups and stock up on handmade essentials. Be one of the first 50 on both days to receive a Refresh Market swag bag.

  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish
  • When: November 17 & 18, 2017
  • Admission: $5 at the door, $3 online, children under 12 are free

Portobello West Holiday Market (Nov 25 & 26)

Portobello West is back on November 25 & 26 for a holiday edition of their market in Olympic Village at Creekside Community Centre. Shop from over 90 local BC Artisans, Food Trucks, Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries, while enjoying live musical entertainment.

  • Where: Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village
  • When: November 25 & 26, 2017
  • Admission: $2

Make It! Show (Dec 7 to 10)

Supporters of the handmade revolution can shop at the Make It! Show, returning to the PNE Forum this fall.  With over 265 exhibitors (fondly known as ‘Makies’), Make It is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that showcases artists, crafters, and makers from all over Canada. Additional perks include a beer garden, good music, and food trucks.

  • Where: PNE Forum in East Vancouver
  • When: December 7 to 10, 2017
  • Admission: $8 at the door, $5 online, children under 12 are free

Fall for Local Holiday Market (Dec 9 & 10)

Join Fall for Local for a two-day “shop small” pop-up event on the North Shore to discover some of Vancouver’s best independent brands.  The first 50 guests each day will receive a free Local Canvas Tote Bag.  Other perks include a free gift wrapping station and a free DIY station by Il Fioraio Floral Design.

  • Where: The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver
  • When: December 9 & 10, 2017
  • Admission: $5 at the door, $3 online, children under 12 are free

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy (Dec 9 & 10)

Where ‘Shiny’ refers to jewelry, ‘Fuzzy’ to clothing, and ‘Muddy’ to pottery, Shiny Fuzzy Muddy is hosting its 15th annual holiday market at Heritage Hall on Main Street.  Shop from over 25 Canadian artisan vendors who are passionate about the intersection of art, craft, and design. 

  • Where: Heritage Hall in East Vancouver
  • When: December 9 & 10, 2017
  • Admission: $3