HO! HO! HO! It’s that time of year again and Santa is checking to see who’s been naughty and nice. Kick off the Holiday Season with a visit to The West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market!

The West Coast Christmas Show is where Christmas shopping begins and ends; from trimming the tree to setting the table! In addition to delightful gifts and fancy foods, you can plan all your holiday soirees in one convenient location. Peruse personal services, festive live florals, decor ideas, and culinary inspirations to help plan for your perfect gathering.

There is something particularly special about purchasing holiday treats and gifts from artisans at craft markets, and the West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market is a leader in the field of fine goods. I have always found the perfect item at artisan markets for the hard-to-buy-for recipients on my list, and I think it has something to do with the personal connection the vendor has to the products they are selling. Their intimate knowledge of the time and care put into crafting, textile designs, painting, or baking their items is evident to the purchaser and the receiver. There are so many unique and one-of-a-kind items for sale at The Artisan Market at the West Coast Christmas Show.

There are also many vendors who strive to make the world a better place through fair trade, zero waste, and community support initiatives. Enjoy shopping knowing you are supporting a broader community through your purchases.

Don’t forget to take in a performance or two at the Festive Performance Stage. You will hear and see performances from wind ensembles, harmony groups, fiddlers, choral groups, dancers, and even The Royal City Youth Ballet!

This is a full day of fun for the whole family. Kids will love visiting Santa’s Workshop and the Elf Activity Area where they can decorate wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments, write a personal letter to Santa, and make some artwork to send off with their letter. Don’t forget to snap a family picture with Santa while you’re there!

Finally, stroll through a dazzling display of decorated trees. The Festival of Trees brings charitable organizations together to decorate their own tree and compete for a grand prize! Vote for your favourite tree and maybe they will win the coveted People’s Choice Award!

Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance for a reduced price, or at the door. Family packs are available and children 12 and under are FREE!

West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market

When: November 18-20, 2022
Time: 1pm-9pm (Friday), 9am-5pm (Saturday), 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Tradex
Address: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
Website: www.westcoastchristmasshow.com