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Coquitlam's biggest craft market returning in time for holiday season

Shop local and support artisans at the Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair Dec. 2 to Dec. 4 at the Poirier Forum.
Julia Zado and Tabitha McLoughlin are preparing for the Christmas Craft Market to be held Dec. 2 through Dec. 4 at Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier Street.

The Christmas Craft Fair in Coquitlam is set to have everything local residents need to celebrate the season, organizers say, from gorgeous hats, fine art and glassware to amazing holiday baking, wreaths and B.C. wine.

The annual event returns this year from Friday (Dec. 2) through Sunday (Dec. 4), which will include more vendors and longer hours at the Poirier Forum (618 Poirier St.). 

"We are thrilled to be back again this year with a fabulous group of artisan crafters, bakers, and creative makers," organizers Tabitha McLoughlin and Julia Zado said.

"There is a great mix of old vendors and new. The talent of the vendors is amazing, and they all bring such unique items, that are one of a kind."

full list of vendors is available online and pre-purchasing tickets for Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair at Eventbrite is recommended.  

Shop and get a health assessment

Westwood Total Health has also joined this year's craft fair once again to support the local initiative.

The team will be at the craft fair all weekend and visitors can receive a personal health assessment and chat with a practitioner. 

What you need to know to attend 

The hours are: Friday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, and kids 12 and under are free.

Priority access will be given to pre-purchased ticket holders. 

Tickets will be available at the door, but interested attendees are encouraged to avoid the crowds by visiting later in the day.

The Poirier Forum is a covered outdoor space, be sure to dress for cool weather.  

Capacity limits will be monitored to provide a comfortable shopping experience for everyone.

For more information and a complete list of vendors, you can visit the Christmas Craft Fair's website.