2016 -Nov 18 - Noon to 9 PM | Nov 19 - 10 AM to 6 PM | Nov 20 - 10 AM to 5 PM @ TRADEX, Abbotsford
Christmas Cookie Decorating 99 Nursery & Florist Sounds of the Holidays Stage
YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOW!!!
We are the original, 9th Annual, West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace,
OFTEN IMITATED BUT NEVER EQUALED
Our next event date is: November 18 - 20, 2016
ENJOY REAL CANADIAN MAPLE TAFFY
Maple syrup "sugaring off" is one of the oldest Canadian traditions, and the maple taffy that is made at the Sugar Shack is considered “the original Canadian candy”.
Enjoy this Christmas tradition as you enter the show building.
Our past visitors comments:
- You gave free parking, reasonable admittance price and had a trolley to take us to our car
- Very interesting, enjoyed very much. New ideas/products, we came from Langley
- Welcoming & Wonderful merchant/services personalities
- Ukulele show was amazing!!
- Loved the entry, reindeer & sleigh & floral
- Kids loved the kids zone activities
- I have come 2 previous times & really enjoyed it so plan on attending in the future
- It was nice to hear the live choir as we shopped
- Best show this fall! (and I go to a lot!)
- This is my favourite show I didn’t want to leave
Purchase your admission tickets online now and save $1.00 off the regular adult or senior entrance fee! Purchase your adult ticket for only $5 instead of the gate price of $6 and senior tickets for $4 instead of the gate price of $5 (includes all taxes and service fees). Ticket sales are now open.
Courtesy of the show managers
Parking Lot Shuttle Trolley
The Vancouver Trolley Company will be operating one of their Christmas decorated trolleys as a free shuttle in the Tradex visitor parking lot to help visitors get to and from their vehicles.
The West Coast Christmas Show is once again a drop off center for TOY MOUNTAIN!
Make this Christmas a happy one for children in need by dropping off a donation of an unwrapped toy.
The good people at The Salvation Army will then deliver these toys to less fortunate children in our community in time for Christmas morning.
Festival of Trees
Walk amongst these beautifully decorated trees that local charitable organizations have decorated to compete for a grand prize. Visitors may also win a prize by voting for favourite tree.
Trains, Planes & Automobiles
If you are a model train enthusiast, you can't afford to miss visiting the fantastic huge model train layout by the Southern BC Free-Mo Scale Trains garden scale train setup.
For model makers we have the Fraser Valley Model Club's Model Making Center where the expert club members will demonstrate how to make model cars, airplanes, and much more.
North Pole BC is coming to the West Coast Christmas Show
Take a sneak preview at North Pole BC as Santa and his Elves prepare to open in December. Don't forget your free Christmas photo courtesy of Giggle Booth Photos!!
Artisan Seminars & Workshops
Book your tickets for our artisan workshops taking place right at the show and learn from our very best artisans the art of creating original art in multiple mediums. More workshops/seminars posted very soon.
Carve A Castle
with award winning BC Artist:
Now You Can Enter Our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!!!
You finally have a place to show off that prized Christmas sweater your family gave you so many Christmases ago: so put on your ugliest Christmas Sweater and come on down to the show to enter our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, win prizes and have a lot of fun and laughs.
Click here for more details:
Home for the Holidays Stage
Watch talented local chefs as they demonstrate Holiday cooking and entertaining ideas for you to use during your own Holiday entertaining preparations.
Sips of the Season
Visit a selection of BC's lesser known Artisan Wineries and sample their finest vintages. You may also purchase these wines right here at the show direct from the vintners themselves:
|1ST R.O.W ESTATE WINERY|
|CAMPBELL'S GOLD HONEY FARM & MEADERY|
|DAMALI LAVENDER & WINERY|
|DRAGON MIST DISTILLERY|
|FORBIDDEN FRUIT WINERY|
|FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY|
|GILLESPIE'S FINE SPIRITS|
|HIDDEN CHAPEL WINERY|
|MEADOW VISTA HONEY WINES|
|MONTAKARN ESTATE WINERY|
|ROCKY CREEK WINERY|
|WAYWARD DISTILLATION HOUSE|
Santa's Workshop &
Elf Activity Area
Santa's Elves are waiting to help kids decorate your very own fresh baked Christmas cookie OR create your own make and take Sandart. All FREE at Santa's Workshop. Participation is on a first come basis as quantities are limited.
Also, learn how to assemble model kits of planes, trains, cars as demonstrated by expert model makers. And don't forget to participate in the Story Time readings by children's book authors in the ELF ACTIVITY AREA.
Take a look at some of the hundreds of unique artisan creations that will be offered for sale by the artisans themselves at this show. Click below to visit the picture gallery.
Santa has a mailbox at the show. Kids come to Santa's Workshop and write your very own letter to Santa and deposit it in his mailbox.