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This North Vancouver locale is your one-stop-shop for holiday gifts, pop-ups and family fun

Lonsdale Quay Market is inviting residents and visitors alike to find their holiday happiness with an extensive events calendar and can’t-miss shopping
Lonsdale Quay Market, 2021 holiday season.

The holidays are many things: fun, festive, exciting, joyful, but, let’s be honest, they can also be a bit hectic. What if there was a place you and your family could go to not only indulge in some fantastically festive activities but also check all the names off your gift list? 

You’re in luck! Lonsdale Quay Market offers all this and more, providing a venue to explore a wide range of food, drink and gift-giving this holiday season.

When it comes to prepping and enjoying the holiday season in style, there’s no place like The Quay. 

Make your list, check it twice 

Finding the perfect gift can be a lot like the old fairytale Goldilocks. You want to find something sentimental yet practical, heartfelt but something the recipient will actually like and use. It can be tricky to find something that’s just right. 

Lonsdale Quay Market, open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, consists of a wide range of incredible local vendors, providing exceptional items to help you find something for everyone. 

From November 24 to December 24, The Quay will feature several fabulous festive offerings, including the Holiday Alley Pop-Up Craft Market, which will run over four weekends and feature over 30 local artisans, with eight unique artisans each week boasting a diverse collection of products, including homemade candles, jewellery, artwork and more.

Sometimes, even coming up with gift ideas can be challenging. Lonsdale Quay has got you covered there, too, with a Holiday Gift Guide featuring a carefully curated collection of handpicked treasures from its vendors. Whether you’re hunting for sensational stocking stuffers, a hostess present, or an experiential gift, you’ll find all you need and more. 

If you’re still unsure, The Quay Experience Box offers a fantastic gift for two featuring the best food, shopping and unique experiences from The Quay community, as well as a gift from The Polygon Gallery, all for $95 (valued at $175) available at The Quay Holiday Booth and online, with the experiences redeemable in the New Year. 

Open every day from November 24 to December 23, The Quay Holiday Booth also offers assistance surrounding vendors, curated experiences and The Quay’s extensive activity agenda.

Once you find the perfect gift, stop by The Quay gift-wrapping station in partnership with Foundry in The Rotunda from December 1 to 23. This joint initiative helps youth with work placement opportunities that enable them to find longer-term positions in the community. The station is by donation, with all funds raised going to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. 

Fun for the whole family

Photo by Cliff Ma Photography, 2021

Besides being the ultimate holiday shopping destination, Lonsdale Quay Market is also putting on a comprehensive calendar of can’t-miss events for all ages, as well as expansive holiday décor to capture the most beautiful festive family photos. 

Look forward to one-of-a-kind food and beverage pop-ups in the Market Kitchen space, consisting of local businesses, including Brazil Gourmet, Karma Indian Bistro and Casa de Nata, who will come with a few unique surprises of their own. Year round, The Kitchen also offers food and cooking demos, private and public courses, commercial food prep and more. 

Until December 24, Hype Chocolate will be popping up at The Quay for an incredible holiday collab with some of Vancouver’s favourite businesses, featuring some of their iconic products. 

Indulge your artistic side by admiring the many holiday performances from over 10 local choirs and artists, spreading cheer throughout the Market from December 1 to 23.

For the children, there will be an interactive holiday scavenger hunt throughout The Quay. Once finished, bring your completed scavenger hunt sheet to The Quay Holiday Booth for a well-deserved sweet treat from Olde World Fudge.

Check out the full calendar of holiday happenings here, and keep your eyes peeled on the Lonsdale Quay Instagram for various giveaways throughout December.