West Coast Christmas Show features more than 200 vendors

Annual show returns to Tradex this week, running from Nov. 18 to 20

The West Coast Christmas Show runs at Tradex in Abbotsford from Nov. 18 to 20.

The ninth annual West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace returns to Tradex this weekend, from Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20.

The event, visited by over 17,000 holiday shoppers each year, features more than 200 vendors, including 140 artisans.

Among the items you’ll find at the will be handmade doll clothing and wooden toys, seasonal hand-made ornaments, teepee play tents, hand-painted silk scarves, upcycled table decor, beard balm, craft spirits, artisan fudges, lollipops and marshmallows, and hand-crafted doll furniture.

There will also be personalized ornaments and gifts, Christmas lanterns, ugly Christmas sweaters, paintings, sculptures, blown glass decor, handcrafted trendy baby and children’s accessories, reclaimed wood furniture, gluten free treats, artisan shortbread, cottonwood carvings, boomerangs and more.

The show features live presentations to meet the needs of visitors’ holiday entertaining, decorating and gift giving.

Family entertainment is provided by live Christmas music performed by local bands, choirs and carolers plus a huge working model train setup. In Santa’s Workshop, children can learn model making, create their own sand art, write letters to Santa and decorate their own fresh-baked Christmas cookie.

Kids can even roll their own maple taffy and get pictures with Santa.

Visit westcoastchristmasshow.com for more information.