There has been change over the Market’s 41 years: different venues, and the show has certainly grown in size, but the mid-winter warmth and traditions of the Market delight its visitors year after year. Parents who went as children now take their own kids; the Market is a multi-generational affair. And, every year, new visitors experience the magic that is Circle Craft’s winter market. Circle Craft is a BC-run artist cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. Members of Circle Craft exhibit at the Market; they also play host to makers of fine crafts from across Canada. In 2014, over 300 artisans (more than 60 new to the Market) will take part – clothing designers, potters, wood and metal workers, glass blowers, jewellers, toy makers, and more! The Circle Craft Christmas Market attracts some 40,000 people eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans all of whom are jury-selected based on talent and diversity. In addition, to round out the experience, visitors will find food vendors with BC and Canadian-made treats, entertainment by local performers, craft technique demonstrations, daily contests, and the "Budding Artists" open area where emerging artists will introduce exciting and innovative new work. Visit www.circlecraft.net/Christmas-Market for daily hours and a full list of exhibitors.