‘Tis The Season For Holiday Markets In The Shipyards District


That crispy winter chill is in the air again, and your holiday shopping list is hot on the brain. If you’re looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind present to tie up with a bow, why not check out the handcrafted, locally-made gift ideas at this year’s artisan holiday markets in The Shipyards District? 

Shopping local and supporting small businesses in the neighbourhood are always wonderful ways to make the season bright, so here are six upcoming Christmas markets and holiday pop-ups to get you well on your way:


1. The Polygon Gallery’s Annual Holiday Shop 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Polygon Shop (@thepolygongalleryshop)

What could be better than weeks of artisan vendors and weekend events to inspire and get you into the creative holiday spirit right through until 2024? The Polygon Gallery is hosting its annual holiday shop, and decking out the entire main floor with festive decor and unique gifts made by local makers. Be sure to check out their events page for a list of vendors in attendance, as well as the lineup of events where you can have your pet photographed, or get a monogrammed leatherwork just for you. Haul out those reusable shopping bags now; you’re going to need them!

Wednesday November 15th, 2023 – Sunday January 7th, 2024

The Polygon Gallery
101 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3J4


2. Indigenous Artisan Market


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by MONOVA (@visitmonova)

For two days only, MONOVA will be featuring the wares of Coast Salish artisans at the Indigenous Artisan Market. From beadwork, custom clothing designs, jewellery, and ceramics, to fine carvings, weavings and fresh bannock, this market event is not to be missed and is sure to bring a little joy to your world. Admission is free, so mark your calendar and check off some holiday gifts from your list this month.

Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, November 24, 2023, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

115 West Esplanade

North Vancouver, BC V7M 0G7


3. The Holiday Alley


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lonsdale Quay Market (@lonsdalequay)

We know The Lonsdale Quay Market is a great one-stop-shop to find everything from baked goods and hot drinks, to a variety of tasty food options and even groceries! However, through the end of the year The Holiday Alley will also be offering a heavenly curated space where local designers, crafters, artists and small shops pop-up to showcase their handmade and local products. They’ll be updating their list of featured vendors regularly, so be sure to keep an eye on the site for the most up-to-date info.

Fridays–Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

“The Alley” at Lonsdale Quay Market
123 Carrie Cates Ct

North Vancouver, BC 
V7M 3K7


4. Made in the 604 Holiday Pop-Up market


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Made in the 604 | Local Pop-Up Market (@madeinthe604)

The Pipe Shop gets the jingle bell award this year for ringing in yet another awesome popup event on November 18-19 and December 2-3! Made In The 604 Holiday Market is all about supporting local artists, entrepreneurs and creative initiatives by connecting them with local businesses and buyers. Their holiday pop-up will offer some of these beautiful craftworks to purchase, so you’ll be all ready to spread the spirit of giving local.

Saturday-Sunday, November 18th-19th and December 2nd-3rd, 2023 from 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

The Pipe Shop
115 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0E1

After shopping ‘til you almost drop, make your way to a Shipyard’s District winter patio for bites and bevvies. For specialized gifts from The Shipyards District this holiday season explore our shopping directory.