Circle Craft Christmas Market
The renowned Vancouver Christmas tradition is now part of the Signatures family of shows! Circle Craft is western Canada’s largest craft market, and a premier destination for the country’s absolute finest artisans, artists and designers. This beautiful and dynamic show takes place inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, located on the downtown Vancouver waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop. For five days – including the Remembrance Day statutory holiday – exhibitors can expect enormous crowds of generational visitors who have been cherishing this Canadian craft institution, year after year, since 1972.
Signatures Shows and Circle Craft
Signatures operates the Circle Craft Christmas Market in a manner befit of the quality and professionalism that our reputation has accrued as Canada’s industry leader in craft event production, and in keeping with the co-operative’s mission statement to support and promote the work of co-operative members, as well as excellence in British Columbian craft. With the jurying process jointly undertaken by Signatures and Circle Craft, our collaborative efforts not only continue on the show’s established success, but we continue to build toward the future. Signatures is the most accomplished and experienced show producer in Canada. Having produced over 400 shows, we know what it takes to ensure a smooth-running event. We are a team of experienced show managers and staff committed to serving the best interests of the exhibitors and shopping public.
What You Get - All in pricing
Our exhibit price is an all-inclusive package: Included is 8’ high booth draping (back & sides), electrical power, storage, show promotional literature, show programme listing, overnight security, carpeted aisles, descriptive artisan information, pre-show media opportunities, in-show artisan promotions, discounted hotel rates, discounted shipping rates and free material handling when using the official show carrier and priority consideration for acceptance into all of our shows. Unlike others, with Signatures there are no hidden costs!
The acceptance and selection of the 2022 show participants is a multi-stage process. Phase 1 of acceptances focuses on processing the applications received from Circle Craft Members and the returning 2021 exhibitors who took advantage of the early-bird registration. This initial phase occurs in March. In Phase 2 we will jury, consider, and decide upon all other applications that were received by April 10, 2022 that were not included in Phase 1. The Phase 2 application process will be completed in April. In May, after completion of these initial two Phases, we will review the applications received after April 10, 2022. Applications in Phase 3 will be selected based upon remaining availability in product category quotas and replacements for any cancellation received. The show will have a waiting list that you may be placed on if your application is unsuccessful. Upon acceptance, participants will be notified of set up details and ongoing show related correspondence via the email address provided in this application.
Online Application Process
We have made our 2022 online application form as clear, concise, and user-friendly as technology allows. Please just follow the outlined steps, completing each one in its entirety and then click SUBMIT. The eleven steps to be part of the 2022 Circle Craft Christmas Market are as follows:
Step 1 - Review and agree to our Criteria, Eligibility and Site-exclusivity requirements.
Step 2 - Review and agree to our Terms and Conditions, Acceptance, Health Protocols and Cancellation Policy.
Step 3 - Select your product category. Review the available exhibit booth sizes, types and fees.
Step 4 - Select your 1st and 2nd choice in booth size and type that you are applying for.
Step 5 - List the products you wish to display and sell at the show.
Step 6 - Complete the detailed applicant information section.
Step 7 - Upload the eight product images required for jurying.
Step 8 - Upload your supporting materials; Booth display, workshop photo, résumé/CV, art statement and statement of production process.
Step 9 - Authorize the processing of the $10 application fee and $400 deposit (only if you are accepted).
Step 10 - Submit your completed application.