Posted On November 27, 2018 By In With 11 Views

Last Chance Christmas Craft Show

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave
Sidney, BC V8L 1X1
$4 weekend pass

On December 8th and 9th, more than 80 artists and artisans are coming together on the Saanich Peninsula for the Last Chance Christmas Craft Show. This is the perfect place to find everything you’re looking for – the unique, the original and the organic – all under one roof!

Designed to alleviate “Christmas holiday stress”, artists and artisans from the West Coast and a few from further afar will be selling their wares, which will include pottery, metal works, sculptures, wood working skin care, jewelry, weaving, glass, yarn works, and so much more. Foodies will not be disappointed with the Island-inspired selection of sweet and savory treats to pair with locally brewed wines and spirits.


Highlights include:

$200 Vendor Shopping Spree and Hourly Give-A-Ways: By paying your cover when you visit us, your name will be entered to receive a $200 Vendor Shopping Spree give-a-way as well as the hourly vendor give-a-ways;


Live Music:  We have a great line up of live music this year, showcasing Brad Prevedoros and his Trio on Saturday. On Sunday, Cary Tardif will entertain the crowds with his acoustic guitar from 10-12:30pm and then Brad will be back to finish up the day.


Food Vendors:  So excited to welcome back Michael Shipley & Daniel Shipley of Farm’s Gate Foods, our new café providers. Just to tantalize your taste buds, Roasted Squash Soup with Artisan Green Salad, Falafel Plate (lentil hummus, pickled vegetables, farm egg & greens), Carmalized Onion & Blue Cheese Tart with light dressed greens, Ricotta Donuts are just a few of the delights that will be served this weekend!


Helping Others:  This year, First & Last Chance has partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation (the fundraising partner of BC Cancer) to help raise awareness and funds for BC Cancer – Victoria. Every dollar raised by the BC Cancer Foundation stays at BC Cancer Victoria to advance research and enhance care for the people of Vancouver Island. With this in mind, 5% of your admission fee will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.



This family friendly craft show will include artist demonstrations, live music, food vendors, hourly giveaways, and a $200 vendor shopping spree. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and find unique, authentic, perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.


Come take part in this memorable holiday extravaganza!



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