West Coast Christmas Show returns to Tradex in Abbotsford

Annual event runs from Nov. 20 to 22, featuring more than 200 vendors

visitors look over many decorating ideas and gifts at the West Coast Christmas Show and Marketplace at Tradex.

visitors look over many decorating ideas and gifts at the West Coast Christmas Show and Marketplace at Tradex.

The eighth annual West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace comes to Tradex in Abbotsford from Nov. 20 to 22.

The show is visited by more than 17,000 holiday shoppers each year and features over 200 vendors and live presentations, bringing together holiday gifts, fancy foods, personal services, decor ideas, festive seminars and culinary presentations under one roof.

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, decorate their own fresh-baked Christmas cookie, listen to stories by local authors, and have their picture taken with Santa.

The Home for the Holidays Stage will feature numerous talented local chefs who will offer hands-on demonstrations and ideas for holiday cooking.

Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for kids 16 and under. Visit westcoastchristmasshow.com for more details.