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HMB Holiday Market + Kids Craft Fair - Sunshine Coast BC
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The HMB Holiday Market offers a collaborative space for aspiring kids to sell their creations alongside established Coast vendors. Run by volunteers + sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

THE 2ND ANNUAL HMB

HOLIDAY MARKET & KIDS CRAFT FAIR

The HMB Holiday Market and Kids Craft Fair embraces and encourages the creative entrepreneurial spirit of all ages. We love and support the unique roadstands and home-based businesses scattered throughout our rural community. We encourage kidpreneurs to learn about business basics, responsibility and how to take their ideas to build, create and sell. We aim to create a feeling of community and connection with the creative people and kids of Halfmoon Bay.

Enjoy festive shopping, drink and fun – this is a free, fun, family event for our community.

"It was so uplifting seeing these wide-eyed kids with smiles on their faces as people showed interest in their work and handed them money! I hope this experience inspires many of them to keep on creating."
"It was so uplifting seeing these wide-eyed kids with smiles on their faces as people showed interest in their work and handed them money! I hope this experience inspires many of them to keep on creating."
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE 2023 MARKET A HUGE SUCCESS – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
2023 VENDOR APPLICATIONS:

We are accepting last minute applications for vendors to join us Dec 8th, 2023! Our Vendor Village will be a collaborative space shared by 2 groups – Main Vendors, and Youth Vendors.

YOUTH VENDOR SIGNUP
JOIN THE 2023 KIDS CRAFT FAIR
KID VENDORS
2 SPOTS LEFT!

Do you know a creative kid with big ideas? We are looking for local Sunshine Coast kid creatives (7-13 yrs) – crafters, makers, and artists who want to sell their unique handmade products.  Youth Vendor Fee – $5 (includes table). 

MAIN VENDOR SIGNUP
JOIN THE 2023 HOLIDAY MARKET
MAIN VENDORS
FULL

We are looking for local Sunshine Coast crafters, bakers, creatives and artists who are selling unique products to join our Holiday Market! Main Vendor Free – $20 (does not include table). 

All main vendor spots are full. Signup for our waitlist and we will send you an email if anything arises!

DOES YOUR KID WANT TO JOIN?

PARENTS, HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

VENDOR VILLAGE:

  • All
  • Accessories
  • Art / Paintings / Prints
  • Body & Skincare / Apothecary
  • Candles
  • Clothing
  • Fabric Arts
  • Food / Beverage
  • Health / Wellness
  • Home Decor / Housewares
  • Jewellery
  • Leather /Glass / Metal / Woodwork
  • Papergoods / Books
  • Photography
Art / Paintings / Prints, Jewellery, Papergoods / Books
Food / Beverage, Health / Wellness

KIDS CRAFT FAIR:

This year we have kids from 6 different Sunshine Coast schools! Check out the creative kids from Halfmoon Bay Elementary, West Sechelt Elementary, Gibsons Elementary, Madeira Park Elementary, Pender Harbour Secondary and Chatelech Secondary.

  • All
  • Accessories
  • Art / Paintings
  • Body / Skincare
  • Candles & Holders
  • Cards / Paper
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Fabric Arts / Textiles
  • Food / Drink
  • Jewellery / Bracelets
  • Keychains
  • Photography & Prints
  • Plants
  • Toys
  • Woodwork

EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY:

Sip on festive Bubly Merry Berry Bublé sparkling water or hot chocolate & coffee while you browse, shop and meet the local artisans at the market. Pizza King will be there dishing up their delicious wood-fired pizza, too.

Coffee & Bubly Bar

Choose from 9 different flavours of festive coffee ... from "cinnamon bun" and "chocolate glazed" to good ol' medium roast. Bring your own mug and get a discount!

FOOD TRUCK

Grab a slice of wood-fired pizza from the Pizza King Food truck

Hot chocolate

Enjoy a cup of cocoa served up by local HMB kids

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES & ACTIVITIES:

The gym will be full of festive atmosphere and fun. Cast your vote for the best gingerbread house decorated by the Halfmoon Bay Elementary kids! All the classes from kindy to gr. 7 will create a masterpiece, and they need your vote to win the prize. Or join us at Santa’s Workshop where the kids can make a free craft to take home. We even have games, including a festive scavenger hunt, “Guess how many”, or “Spot the 9 Naughty Gnomes”! 

SANTA'S WORK-SHOP

Make a free craft to take home to decorate your tree.

GINGERBREAD CONTEST

Vote for your favourite - last year Mrs. Fitchett's class won by only 1 vote!

NORTH POLE

Take a selfie with a pair of 6 foot tall shivering penguins!

GIFT BASKETS

Enter to win one of our gift baskets generously donated by local businesses.

DIY CRAFTS

The gym is full of DIY craft inspiration, like our 9 foot Holiday Market marquee letter sign made completely of cardboard.

KIDS GAMES

These two look like trouble. Who knows what games they have planned?

don’t forget …

Santa’s MailBox

Bring your letter to santa and drop it in our mailbox!

Here’s Santa’s address:
Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0, Canada

Include a return address in your letter and Santa will send you a letter back.

Gingerbread house decorating Contest

Cast your vote for the best gingerbread house decorated by the Halfmoon Bay Elementary kids. All of the classes from kindy to gr. 7 will create a masterpiece, and they need your vote to win the prize. Last year Mrs. Fitchett’s class won by only 1 vote!

Christmas Coffee & Bubly Bar

Sip on festive Bubly Merry Berry Bublé sparkling water or hot coffee while you browse, shop and meet the local artisans at the market. Choose from 9 different flavours of festive coffee … from “cinnamon bun” and “chocolate glazed” to good ol’ medium roast. Bring your own mug and get a discount!

SANTA’S WORSHOP

Join us at Santa’s Workshop and make a free craft to take home to decorate your tree. Or check out some of the kids games for the kids, including the “Frosty Snowball Toss”, or “Spot the 9 Naughty Gnomes”! 

HELPING HANDS:

Extremely grateful for these local business for their donations & support towards the 2023 market. For helping make this event happen for our community and the kids.

Big thanks to the awesome community of Halfmoon Bay who showed up, supported our kids and local artisans. The 2023 December market was such a huge success!

Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Credit Union for supporting our kids with Kidpreneur cash. Always love working with my favourite boss Wendy at the Halfmoon Bay – Chatelech Community School Association and Glen, our supportive principal at HMB Elementary School. Thank you to Jeni, our volunteer photographer, Erin at The Halfmoon Bay Fire Department, fundraising-extraordinaire Lee, Alex the bartender, and the volunteers who helped out on the night (Mr & Mrs Nibbles, and Lori). Thankful for the main vendors who join in our energy and support the entrepreneurship of all ages.

And the parents – who helped their kids get organized, craft, price, setup and sell their creations. Thank you.

DON’T MISS OUT!

NEXT EVENT BEGINS IN:

Friday Dec  2024 (Exact date TBA) @ 5:30 – 8PM

Location: Halfmoon Bay Elementary School Gym

8086 Northwood Rd, Halfmoon Bay, BC.