Fashion & Shopping

What’s New (and Returning) to the West Coast Christmas Show (Win! A $425 Prize Pack!)

November 7, 2018

Besides a bevvy of artisans and vendors (think nearly 250 wine makers, chocolatiers, gourmet-food purveyors, jewelers, décor creators, florists and more), this year’s West Coast Christmas Show, November 16th to 18th at the TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, promises a holiday shopping experience like no other. Below, our top picks for new and returning features that make this the seasonal event not to miss!

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shop till you drop. The top attraction is, of course, the shopping! The West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace is Western Canada’s leading holiday-season show that brings together holiday gifts, fancy foods, personal services, décor ideas, festive live florals and culinary presentations under one roof. Find more than 140 artisans with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list—this is truly where Christmas shopping begins and ends!

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miniature dollhouse display. This year, the West Coast Christmas Show is hosting the inaugural appearance of the Miniature Christmas Dollhouse Display, featuring submissions from the members of the Miniature Club of B.C., a showcase of a Christmas-themed dollhouse and a variety of themed rooms in various sizes.

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teddy bear hospital. Bring your damaged teddy bears and stuffies to the on-site Teddy Bear Hospital for consultation and repairs with the specialists. The doctors at this special hospital have been very busy repairing bears, plus other soft-sculptured animals and dolls. Check out the Bearland Hospital blog for some of the heartwarming stories behind these incredible repairs!

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bc artisan marketing society sharing trees. For a minimum donation of $5, write a card and place it on one of the Share Trees to benefit the local charitable organizations participating in the Festival of Trees. You’ll get to keep one handmade ornament from the trees as a keepsake of your contribution.

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santa’s workshop and playground. Santa’s helpers are ready to help the West Coast Christmas Show’s littlest guests decorate and take home their very own free fresh-baked Christmas cookie! Kids can also create their own sand art, write a letter to Santa and participate in the new Mini Plant Nite Terrarium Workshop—guided by a local artist/gardener, each child can create his or her own living terrarium, with all planting supplies are included. And, over at Santa’s Playground, kids young and old can marvel at the intricate model-train layout and working model trains.

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ugly sweater contest. On for the fourth consectuive year, wear your best ugly sweater and have your photo taken at the show and posted on Facebook. The sweater with most likes by November 27th will win some amazing prizes!

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sounds of the holidays stage. For the past 11 years the Sounds of the Holidays Stage at the West Coast Christmas Show has served as the undisputed showcase of the fantastic musical and choral talent that abounds in the Lower Mainland! Don’t miss the amazing 2018 lineup of performers at this year’s show!

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free parking! Trust us, this is a big deal! Courtesy of the West Coast Christmas Show, plenty of parking at no charge is the cherry on top of holiday shopping bliss!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for seniors (a discount applies if bought online). We’re also partnering with the West Coast Christmas Show to give newsletter subscribers a special two-for-one ticket deal through this special link! Admission is free for children 16 and under. See you at the show! —Vita Daily

Win! A $425 West Coast Christmas Show Prize Pack!

We have a winner! Congratulations Abby L. of Maple Ridge, B.C., who won a $425 West Coast Christmas Show prize pack, including a one-night stay for two on Friday, November 16th, in a jacuzzi suite at the Best Western Regency Inn & Conference Centre (including breakfast buffet for two), two general admissions tickets to the West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace 2018, a $100 gift certificate to dine at Greek Islands Restaurants (with four locations to serve you) and a $50 gift certificate to Glenda’s Christmas Cottage – A Christmas Boutique in the Country!


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