9th Annual West Coast Christmas Show and Marketplace

If you’re looking to escape the shopping mall crowds and find gifts made by local companies and artisans, check out the West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace on November 18 to 20, 2016 at the TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Over two hundred vendors, including over 140 select artisans will offer items for your friends and loved ones, items not found in the usual mall outlets.

In addition check out some of the special newsworthy features of this year’s show:

NEW SHOW EVENT:
The BC Artisan Marketing Society’s SHARING TREE

In co-operation with ARTISAN, SHARON HUBBARD 

To benefit the local charitable organizations participating in the FESTIVAL OF TREES

For a minimum donation of $5 you may write a card and place it on the Sharing Tree and keep one of the artisan’s handmade ornaments from the tree as a keepsake of your contribution.

Click here for more details on this new feature.

On our Home For The Holidays Stage:

Chef Thompson Tran – Grammy Award Nominee, 2010

In 2002 Chef Thompson obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar and spent several years performing around Western Canada. Four years later he took a two-year hiatus from cooking to pursue a musical dream that culminated in a Grammy Award nomination.

Click here for a full lineup of the presenters on the Home for the Holidays Stage.


In Santa’s Workshop

The youngest entrepreneurs in the West Coast Christmas Show, Calla & Noelle were only 7 and 9 years old when with the help of their mother, Kathi of the Li’l Ol’ Craft Company started a letter writing to Santa service for all the little kids visiting the Christmas Show and wanting to get a wish list sent off to Santa Claus.

Now aged 10 and 12, Calla & Noel are back for the fourth year at the West Coast Christmas Show and headlining the activities taking place in Santa’s Workshop of children’s activities which include
Letters to Santa provided by Calla & Noelle of the Li’l Ol’ Craft Company

Christmas Cookie Decorating, decorate your own Christmas cookie

Fraser Valley Scale Modelers Club – Model plane making 

Sand-Art – create.pictures with coloured sand

Christmas Tree Ornament, decorate your own ornament and take home to hang on your tree.

Click here to see all of the activities in Santa’s Workshop.


THE UGLY SWEATER CONTEST, SECOND ANNUAL


Don’t have one? Or didn’t bring with you?
Check out the selection at Kea Embroidery & Designs & Greener Valley Trading.

Here’s how it works:

We take your picture and post it on Facebook. The sweater with most ‘likes’ by November 27th is the winner.

Great prizes to be won!


LOVE ETSY?

Then check out a full range of our Etsy Vendors product lines at the show:

BRAINYCAKES DOG BARKERY

CEDAR AND STAIN

ERON HAMILL ARTISAN JEWELRY

HANNAH STONE

JAR GIRL, THE

JULU DESIGNS

KOOTENAY SPOONS LTD

LILAC BLUE DESIGNS

MEDITERRA SOAPS

MY CHEEKY BABY INC

PERSONAL TOUCH GIFTS

PICK ME UPCYCLED

RED LEMON NATURAL LIVING

For The Male Hipsters In Your Life!!!

Bad Ass Beard Balm Grooming Kits – for shaving and beards

Wayward Distillation House – Unruly Vodka

Mapacity – digital maps

Wolf – exotic socks for men


The Sounds of the Holidays Stage


Click here for more information on the performers below:

List of Performers: 

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School

Bakerview Music Academy

Cascadia Wind Ensemble

Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers

Chicks With Sticks

Chilliwack Community Band

Chilliwack Harmony Chorus

Collage Singers

Dynamic Music Instruction

Inspire Arts Academy

Joy Vox Community Choir

Langley A & B ukulele Ensembles

Les Echos Du Pacifique

MEI Bel Canto Singers & Junior Chorale

MEI Chamber Singers

Opus One Women’s Choir

Sm:)E band

Soundscape Chorus

Trinity Western University Concert Choir



West Coast Christmas Show Essentials:

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and a $1 discount applies if bought online. 

FREE admission for youth & children 16 and under. 

FREE PARKING + 

FREE parking lot trolley shuttle service by the Vancouver Trolley Company
For more information, visit westcoastchristmasshow.com.

Hours: 
Friday, Nov 18, 2 pm -9pm 

Saturday, Nov 19, 10am – 6pm 

Sunday, Nov 20, 10am – 5pm

TRADEX Address: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6H5 

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