With the fall festivities coming to a close, Christmas ones are just around the corner. These festivals and craft fairs are a great way to spend a weekend preparing for the holidays.

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Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver
When: November 23- January 28
Cost: $27 for Youth
Get your tickets here: https://www.capbridge.com/visit/
Get yourself into the winter mood even before December by visiting the Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The suspension bridge is a must-see holiday tradition for all ages, with activities such as cookie decorating, carols, writing Christmas cards, and the largest living Christmas tree, (According to the Capilano Suspension Bridge website, all holiday activities start at 4pm)

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Vancouver Christmas Market
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3G3
When: November 26- December 31
Cost: $8 for Adults, $4 for Youth
Get your tickets here: https://store.vancouverchristmasmarket.com
Another holiday favourite is the Vancouver Christmas Market. It’s an authentic German-style Christmas market experience that includes many activities, such as meeting Santa and eating delicious German food.

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Bright Nights Christmas Train
Where: Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
When: November 28- January 1
Cost: $12 for Adults, $8 for Youth
Get your tickets here: https://booking.ticket-ops.com/
Bright Nights Christmas Train is a Christmas Lights show with three million twinkling lights and a 14 minutes train ride around Stanley Park. It includes breathtaking displays and performances along the train route. The donations and a portion of the ticket sales go to BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

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Coquitlam Christmas craft fair
Where: Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
When: December 1- December 3
Cost: $3 for Adults
Admission at the door
The Poirier Forum will be transformed into a Holiday Market Wonderland with over 100 vendors selling locally handmade artisan crafts and prepared foods.

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Toque Fundraiser and Craft Fair
Where: 303 East 8th Ave Vancouver, BC
When: December 1- December 3
Admission by donation
This community and fundraiser event showcases a variety of designers and artists as well as a barbecue and bake sale.


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Polar Express Train Ride
Where: 39645 Government Rd, Squamish, BC
When: Weekends from November 25- December 17
Cost: $35
Get your ticket here: https://public.whistletix.com/WCRA
The Polar Express is a 50 minute train ride with many activities, such as going to the North Pole, chatting and taking pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Christmas music and carols, hot chocolate, and extra mini rail ride by donation.

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Make It Craft Show
Where: 2901 East Hastings St.
When: December 7- December 10
Cost: $8
Admission at the door
Make It is a fun upbeat shopping experience that showcases over 256 artists from all over Canada selling gorgeous handcrafted items. It has good music, food trucks and a beer garden with all proceeds going to the benefit of Union Gospel Mission.

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Fair Trade Christmas Market
Where: 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver
When: November 25
Free Admission
This oldest and largest non-profit fair trade organization in North America features thousands of talented artisans around the world. Come purchase handcrafted gifts, decorations and products for the Christmas Season.


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The Happening Arts and Crafts Fair
Where: Thomas Haney Secondary 23000-116 Ave Maple Ridge, BC
When: November 25- November 26
Cost: $3
Admission at the door
This event showcases some of the most talented artists in the area. This friendly and relaxed setting has over 100 vendors offering a huge variety of handcrafted jewelry, quilting, knitted items, baking, woodworking, and much more.

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