West Coast Christmas Show Launches this Friday featuring Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon

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 18 to 20, 2016 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:

NEW SHOW EVENT:

POKEMON will be at the show with the launching of the new

Pokemon Moon & Pokemon Sun

Nintendo has created a large custom trailer that will have the latest 3DS sampling stations and a number of other fun activities for visitors to engage in. They will be at the West Coast Christmas Show all three days of the event.

 

The BC Artisan Marketing Society’s

SHARING TREE

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 the Sharing Tree and keep one of the artisan’s handmade ornaments from the tree as a keepsake of your contribution.
Click her for more details on this new feature

On our Home For The Holidays Stage:

Lauren Mote – award winning mixologist, co-proprietor Bittered Sling Bitters. Bar Manager at UVA Wine & Cocktail Lounge. Vancouver Bartender Of The Year, 2015,

Jonathan Chovancek – chef-instructor Cook Culture, Co-proprietor Bittered Sling Bitters
Lauren & Jonathan will be on our stage at the show to demonstrate cocktail making for the Holiday Season.

Chef Thompson Tran – Grammy Award Nominee, 2010
In 2002 Chef 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.

Click here for a full lineup of the presenters on the Home for the Holidays Stage

In Santa’s Workshop

The youngest entrepreneurs in the West Coast Christmas Show, Calla & Noelle were only 7 and 9 years old when with the help of their mother, Kathi of the Li’l Ol’ Craft Company started a letter writing to Santa service for all the little children visiting the Christmas Show and wanting to get a wish list sent off to Santa Claus.

Now aged 10 and 12, Calla & Noelle are back for the fourth year at the West Coast Christmas Show and headlining the activities taking place in Santa’s Workshop of children’s activities which include

Letters to Santa provided by Calla & Noelle of the Li’l Ol’ Craft Company
Christmas Cookie Decorating, decorate your own Christmas cookie
Fraser Valley Scale Modelers Club – Model plane making
Sand-Art – create.pictures with coloured sand
Christmas Tree Ornament, decorate your own ornament and take home to hang on your tree

Click here to see all of the activities in Santa’s Workshop 

THE UGLY SWEATER CONTEST, SECOND ANNUAL

Don’t have one? Or didn’t bring with you?
Check out the selection at
Kea Embroidery & Designs & Greener Valley Trading 

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!

 

For The Male Hipsters In Your Life!!!
Bad Ass Beard Balm Grooming Kits – for shaving and beards by Red Lemon Natural Living
Wayward Distillation House – Unruly Vodka
Mapacity – digital maps
Wolf – exotic socks for men

 

The Festival of Trees

A fantasy world of 18 decorated Christmas Trees created by as many local Fraser Valley charitable organizations, all vying for honours and prizes in this annual competition.

List of participating charities:

BC LUPUS SOCIETY

BC TRANSPLANT

BURNS BOG CONSERVATION SOCIETY

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

CANUCK PLACE – ABBOTSFORD

FRASER VALLEY BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION

FRASER VALLEY HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

FRASER VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY

GABY DAVIS FOUNDATION

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

HEART TRANSPLANT HOME SOCIETY

JOB’S DAUGHTERS INTERNATIONAL – BETHEL #20

LANGLEY ELKS

MAPLE RIDGE/ PITT MEADOWS COMMUNITY SERVICES

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

OPERATION RED NOSE ABBOTSFORD-MISSION/PACIFICSPORT

ST JOHN AMBULANCE – THERAPY DOG DIVISION

The Sounds of the Holidays Stage

Click here for more information on the performers below:

List of Performers

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School
Bakerview Music Academy
Cascadia Wind Ensemble
Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers
Chicks With Sticks
Chilliwack Community Band
Chilliwack Harmony Chorus
Collage Singers
Dynamic Music Instruction
Inspire Arts Academy
Joy Vox Community Choir
Langley A & B ukulele Ensembles
Les Echos Du Pacifique
MEI Bel Canto Singers & Junior Chorale
MEI Chamber Singers
Opus One Women’s Choir
Sm:)E band
Soundscape Chorus
Trinity Western University Concert Choir

West Coast Christmas Show Essentials:

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and a $1 discount applies if bought online. 

FREE admission for youth & children 16 and under. 

FREE PARKING + 

FREE parking lot trolley shuttle service by the Vancouver Trolley Company

For more information, visit westcoastchristmasshow.com.

 

Hours:
Friday, Nov 18, 2 pm -9pm
Saturday, Nov 19, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Nov 20, 10am – 5pm

TRADEX Address: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6H5

 

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