Photo by Helene Cyr

Still looking for that perfect but elusive present?

Delivery held up by the postal strike?

Or have the holidays snuck up on you and now you’re scrambling to get all your gifts together by Christmas Eve?

Whatever the case, these markets are a great place to buy local, handmade, and unique presents this weekend..

Victoria Etsy Artisans Holiday Market

Dec 15th, 9:30am-5pm
3170 Tillicum Rd

Tillicum Mall is hosting a huge collection of nearly forty vendors. Wooden toys, hand-dyed yarn, and fused glass decor are just a few of the artistic offerings up for grabs.

Admission is free. The market will be located on the upper floor of the mall, across from Winners.

  • When: December 15th, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: 3170 Tilllicum Rd

Christmas at the Market

On Saturday, the Victoria Public Market will be packed with both local artisans selling handmade wares and permanent vendors selling food to snack on while you shop.

On Friday, they are hosting their first-ever night market, where there will be Christmas-y workshops, live music, and mulled wine.

Admission is free for both events. The night market is 19+.

  • When: December 15th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    December 21st, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: 1701 Douglas St

Wintertide Hand-Made Holiday Market Day

Sip on a hot drink while you shop for handmade clothing and small-batch baked goods at Oak Bay United Church’s cosy craft fair.

Admission is free. They will be accepting donations for the Victoria Society for Children with Autism.

  • When: December 15th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1355 Mitchell St

Copper Owl Last Minute Xmas Market and Party

The Copper Owl is hosting over fifteen vendors selling everything from Indigenous beadwork to vinyl records. In addition, there will be drinks, a DJ, and festive decor.

This event is 19+. Admission is $2 at the door, but free if you bring a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank.

  • When: December 16th, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: 1900 Douglas

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