This Vancouver events calendar highlights the best Vancouver events for November 2016, including art festivals, Christmas and holiday craft markets, winter farmers markets, and more.
Ongoing through November 7
Vancouver Diwali Festival
What: Celebrate Diwali, the "festival of lights," with events around Vancouver, including dance performances, workshops, and the all-day celebration Diwali Downtown on Saturday, October 29 outside the Roundhouse Community Centre.
Ongoing through November 6
Heart of the City Festival
What: The Heart of the City Festival celebrates Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with over 80 events, including music, theatre, comedy, workshops, history walks and more.
Where: Various locations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, see site for details
Cost: Most events are free; check site for individual event information
Saturdays, November 5 - April 22, 2017
Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Enjoy shopping local throughout the winter at the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Includes food trucks, live music, and more.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario St., Vancouver
Wednesday, November 9 – Sunday, November 13
Circle Craft Christmas Market
What: This annual Christmas market brings together 260+ Canadian artisans at Western Canada’s largest craft fair.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Cost: $13; $10 for students/seniors
Wednesday, November 16
Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown at the Vancouver Aquarium
What: Vancouver's best Ocean Wise chefs go head-to-head in a Chowder Chowdown where you get to sample the chowders--paired with local beers--and vote for your favourites, all in support of sustainable seafood.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20
Eastside Culture Crawl
What: The Eastside Culture Crawl is a free visual arts festival featuring Eastside artists, painters, potters, weavers, glassblowers and more!
Where: Various locations in Vancouver’s Eastside; see the site for details
Friday, November 25 - Monday, January 2
Grouse Mountain's The Peak of Christmas
What: Grouse Mountain celebrates the holidays with a month of family fun: live entertainment, real reindeer, breakfasts with Santa, outdoor ice skating, and more.
Where: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
Cost: See site for details
Saturday, November 26 - Saturday, December 31
Vancouver Christmas Market
What: The Vancouver Christmas Market is an authentic outdoor German Christmas village featuring unique holiday shopping, seasonal music and entertainment, kids activities and traditional food and drinks. This year, for the first time, the Market moves to Jack Poole Plaza on the Downtown waterfront.
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Cost: $8; $4 kids 7 - 12; free for kids 6 and under
Saturday, November 26
Candytown: A Yaletown Holiday Festival
What: The Yaletown BIA celebrates the winter holidays with this Christmas festival featuring a gift market, free horse carriage rides, and Santa.
Where: Mainland Street, Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
Monday, November 28 - Sunday, January 1 (closed December 25)
Bright Nights at Stanley Park
What: Stanley Park's Bright Nights is an annual Vancouver holiday tradition where over a million twinkly lights transform the forest around the famous Miniature Train into a winter wonderland.
Where: Stanley Park Miniature Train, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Cost: $9 - $12