The annual West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market returns to Tradex in Abbotsford from Nov. 15 to 17. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Christmas Show returns to Tradex

Event runs Nov. 15-17, featuring holidays gifts, festive food and more

The West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market returns to Tradex in Abbotsford from Nov. 15 to 17.

Every year, more than 18,000 shoppers take in the show, which brings together holiday gifts, fancy foods, artisan creations, decor ideas, festive culinary presentations and floral demonstrations all under one roof.

The three-day shopping extravaganza features more than 300 vendors – of which 170 are artisans.

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

Family entertainment includes the Community Arts Stage with performance by groups such as the Royal City Youth Ballet and the Fraser Valley Dance Academy.

The Sounds of the Holidays Stage features musical and choral talent such as the Cascade Christmas Brass, the Joy Vox Community Choir, the Trinity Western University Choir, local schools, the Cascadia Wind Ensemble and many more.

In Santa’s Workshop, children can write letters to Santa and decorate their own fresh-baked Christmas cookie or create their own sand-art pictures.

Abbotsford’s own basketball team, the Fraser Valley Bandits, will appear at Santa’s Playground. Kids can meet the players and shoot some hoops for a chance to win season passes to the Bandits’ games.

In conjunction with the show, the fifth annual Ugly Sweater Contest is being held. Guests can have their picture taken, which is then posted to Facebook. The person with the most “likes” by Nov. 27 is the winner and receives a prize.

Show hours are 1 to 9 p.m Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for seniors, with discounts if purchased online. Children 16 and under get in free. Parking is also free.

For more information, visit westcoastchristmasshow.com.

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