For Immediate Release
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – 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 17 to 19, 2017 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:
BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH LAST YEAR:
The BC Artisan Marketing Society’s
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 one of the Share Trees and keep one of the artisan’s handmade ornaments from the tree as a keepsake of your contribution.
On our Home For The Holidays Stage:
Chef Thompson Tran – Grammy Award Nominee, 2010
In 2002 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 in 2010.
In Santa’s Workshop
Santa’s helpers are ready to help children decorate and take home their very own free Christmas cookie baked fresh by our chefs in Santa’s Workshop.
CN’s Operation Lifesaver will be conducting interactive, playful safety lessons on Safety on/near Railway property for Children to Adults
Kids can write their own letter to Santa and post the letter direct in his own Santa’s Mailbox, right here at the show in Santa’s Workshop.
Kids, and adults will marvel at the intricate HO Scale model train layout and working model trains on the huge track, set up by the Southern BC Free-Mo model train enthusiasts. And of course:
Why not start a new family tradition and join Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday morning for a great pancake breakfast! There will be gifts and prizes, entertainment and pictures with Santa, followed by a unique shopping experience and children’s activities in Santa’s Workshop and much, much more.
THE UGLY SWEATER CONTEST, THIRD ANNUAL
Here’s how it works:
We take your picture and post it on FaceBook www.facebook.com/westcoastxmas
the sweater with most ‘likes’ by November 27th is the winner.
Great prizes to be won!
Then check out a full range of our Etsy Vendors product lines at the show:
ARTFUL LASER CO.
HANDMADE BY JESICA
JAR GIRL, THE
LILAC BLUE DESIGNS
MY CHEEKY BABY INC
NANCY CAROL STUDIO
NICKY KURMAR ART
RED LEMON NATURAL LIVING
WEST COAST JEWELRY
Ourageously Unique Gifts for Male Hipsters
Exotic Pens by Graham
Wayward Distillation House – Unruly Vodka
Mapacity – digital maps
Wolf – exotic socks for men
The Sounds of the Holidays Stage
Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers
Inspire Arts Academy
Abbotsford Traditional Seconday School
Chicks with Sticks
Chilliwack Community Band
Trinity Western University
Chilliwack Harmony Chorus
Cascdia Wind Ensamble
Dynamic Music Instruction
MEI Chamber Singers
MEI Renaissance Singers
MEI Junior Chorale
Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and a discount applies if bought online. Admission is free for children 16 and under. For more information, visit westcoastchristmasshow.com.
Hours: Friday, November 17, 2 pm -9pm Saturday, November 18, 10am – 6pm Sunday, November 19, 10am – 5pm
TRADEX Address: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6H5