Two big weekends + one awesome location together create your one-stop holiday shopping experience!
From tasty treats, to luxurious body and spa products, to amazing artwork, you’ll find it all at the First Chance Craft Fair, Nov. 9 and 10 at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre. And if you miss the festivities, don’t worry – the Last Chance Craft Fair follows Dec. 14 and 15!
“We hear so often from our visitors that they can do all their holiday shopping in one place,” says show producer Jantina Froese. “Whether it’s gift-giving, entertaining or a little something special for yourself, this is where you can do it all!”
This year, the juried First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows
celebrate their 30th year. Featuring more than 80 West Coast artists and artisans, discover beautiful pottery, vibrant jewellery, timeless home furnishings, seasonal decorations and custom clothing. Sample local wines, spirits and all sorts of delectable food items, also showcased at this holiday event.
In all, more than 25 categories are represented, providing inspiring ideas for every person on your list – including you!
Plan your First Chance or Last Chance shopping experience:
Shop locally: Whether you’re searching for that ideal gift for someone special, stocking-stuffers, or decor ideas to inspire a little holiday spirit, you can meet the talented artists and artisans, ask questions about their work and buy from them directly.
Your chance to WIN! Be sure to enter to win the $200 vendor shopping spree offered at each show, along with hourly draws.
Refreshing ideas: Relax with refreshments from Farm Gates Food while you enjoy seasonal live music.
Community connections: This year, First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows
have also partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation, with 5 per cent of your admission going to BC Cancer in Victoria to advance research and enhance care for Vancouver Islanders.
Smart shopping: Event sponsor Used Victoria will distribute their purple cloth bags to the first 100 visitors. You’ll also find free parking and four ATMs onsite, and the site is wheelchair accessible. Admission is just $5 for a weekend pass, with children under 12 free, when accompanied by an adult.
The Last Chance Christmas Craft Show is Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.