Kris Kringle Craft Market Nanaimo




Kris Kringle 2016 Dates Announced:

See you on Nov 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016
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Kris Kringle Craft Market has expanded.

We're bigger, better & more Christmasy than ever!


$10 Daily.
$15 for 4-day event pass.

Buy an event pass and receive a beautiful FREE Kris Kringle Shopping bag. Come back each day and enter again for all the fabulous Grand Prizes  plus enter via the express lane.


Beban Park Centre
2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5J6


  • Bring your children to meet roving Kringle entertainers.
  • Stop by the Kris Kringle Station for spectacular face painting and gingerbread cookie decorating.
  • Photos with the Kringle Family by award-winning photographer Mike Thompson with partial proceeds to the Salvation Army. Multiple Shots on a CD for you to take home $19.95
  • Free Carriage rides with a cup of Hot Cocoa.

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"As Mayor of Nanaimo, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the Kris Kringle Craft Market to our City once again - celebrating its 23rd Anniversary! We are excited to be the host community to the 2nd largest Christmas Craft Fair on the Island.

Besides all the festive decorations and wonderful entertainment, there are over 150 high quality, hand crafted BC artisans showcasing their wares. I have found this to be a unique and uplifting shopping experience for the whole family.

Among the countless prizes that are given away each day, West Jet is providing a Grand Prize - the "Gift of Flight for 2 ” to anywhere West Jet flies.

I’d like to personally thank the many sponsors, the Kringle family and all the fabulous entertainers for bringing this most amazing Christmas event to our Community. I encourage everyone to partake in this special weekend of “Kringle Magic.” It’s really true when they say, "It Isn't Christmas Until It Is Kringle!”"

Mayor Bill McKay - City of Nanaimo



"As Mayor of Nanaimo, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the Kris Kringle Craft Market to Nanaimo! We are excited to be the host community for the 21st Anniversary of one of the most fun, festive, Kringle Craft Fairs. With over 150 high quality BC artisans in the most beautifully decorated Christmas setting, I am sure you will find this a unique shopping experience for the whole family. I would like to thank the Kringle family for bringing this most amazing Christmas event to our City and encourage everyone to partake in this special weekend of “Kringle Magic.”

Former Mayor John Ruttan - City of Nanaimo


"All of us are delighted to welcome the Kris Kringle Craft Market to Nanaimo. This wonderful family event helps showcase local artisans, and promotes our local economy. Everything close to home is always good, especially at this time of year."

Leonard Krog


"Nice photo Veronica. A pleasure to be involved with the photo shoot, a great reflection of the fun that Kris Kringle will bring to Nanaimo in November. Keep up the great work, keep raising the bar!"

“This is as much fun as you’re allowed to have until Christmas morning! Kris Kringle is a whirlwind of shopping for arts, crafts, fascinating new products and local artisans work. Can’t be missed because it’s so unique.”

Kim Smythe
President & CEO
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce


"The Nanaimo WestJet team is looking forward to donning our blue Santa hats and getting into the Kringle Spirit with the local community as we build krafts with little Kringlers at our new WestJet Winter Wonder Workshop. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support this magical Kringle event and the local Salvation Army. Hope to see you there!"

Tammy Swidrowich
Nanaimo Station Manager


"The Kris Kringle Craft Market is a fun part of the holiday season, and is a great way to connect with the many talented craftspeople in our communities."

Michelle Stilwell
MLA for Parksville-Qualicum


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The Kris Kringle Craft Market is Made Possible by the Support of the Following Sponsors:

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