Sunday, Oct.23, 2016
Happily Ever Crafter
42nd Annual Christmas Sale Nov 18-20
Jennifer Hickey, CCAC/Submitted photos
he Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market, a Fraser Valley holiday tradition, returns for its 42nd year of inspired gift giving this November 18, 19 and 20 at Chilliwack Heritage Park (44140 Luckakuck Way).
Showcasing over 175 artisans from all over British Columbia, the Market is the perfect destination for the busy gift seeker!
Offering wide, welcoming aisles filled with an abundance of handcrafted, juried artisan creations, some 8,000 plus shoppers will enjoy meeting the talented artists and craftspeople behind products ranging from visual art, home décor, pottery, wood and metal work, glass, jewellery, toys, bath and body products, fibre art, clothing, and everything in between!
Ted Driediger works on his pottery while at the 2014 Christmas Craft Market.
In honour of the Market’s 42nd anniversary, an expanded selection of food vendors will be delighting shoppers’ taste buds with delectable products including finely crafted spirits and liqueurs, chocolate, baked goods, tea, coffee, honey, olives, and preserves to name a few.
To further enhance the festive atmosphere, the Festival of Trees display will return to showcase local businesses and organizations through custom decorated trees representing each group’s unique character. Generously provided by Pine Meadows Tree Farms, each tree will be dressed up and on view for the duration of the weekend before one lucky design receives the honour of People’s Choice, as decided through ballots cast by visitors.
The Chilliwack Floral Art Club will also return to showcase their latest show stopping creations and the regal princesses from Ever After Princess Party Events will be spreading holiday cheer throughout the land.
Beyond providing an opportunity for artisans to showcase their talents in a warm, festive atmosphere, the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market serves as the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s largest yearly fundraising event, and funds raised are used for this local charity’s three annual art scholarships, community events, and subsidized art classes for children and adults.
Join the Chilliwack Community Arts Council for another year of cheerful shopping with the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market.
Market hours are: Friday, November 18:
12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 19: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and
Sunday, November 20: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person
and children ages ten and under are free. Please visit
chilliwackartscouncil.com for more details and a list of artisan
vendors. Additional information is available by calling 604 769 2787
or visiting the Chilliwack Community Arts Council at #20-5725 Vedder
About the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market
The Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market is an annual market drawing over 8,000 visitors each November. The Market features one-of-a-kind, high quality, juried items produced by artisans from all over British Columbia. The Market is organized and hosted by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and serves as its largest yearly fundraising event.
About the Chilliwack Community Arts Council
Founded in 1960, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council is a registered charitable organization and home to artists, crafters, and arts and cultural enthusiasts. We strive to provide quality events, classes, workshops, and activities that allow our community to engage in the arts as well as offer support for individuals, groups, and organizations within the arts community.
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