Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Christmas News

Xmas Craft Fair Turns 40

Huge Heritage Park market features artists from around BC Nov 14-16

Submitted by Melissa Oren, Chilliwack Community Arts Council


Ted Driediger prepares his pottery while sharing his memories of the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this November.


elebrating its 40th anniversary, the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market has become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday shopping season.


The Market, which takes place at Chilliwack Heritage Park November 14 - 16, provides the perfect opportunity to pick up one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items for gifts that are truly unique. Discover aisles filled with gourmet preserves, sweet treats, pottery, wood carved pieces, bath and body care, jewelry, toys, clothing, home décor and so much more.

Featuring artisans from across B.C., the Market is a great way to meet and support local vendors.


Chilliwack based potter Ted Driediger (Driediger Pottery) began participating in 1976 as a way to showcase his studio to the public. Thirty-eight years later and now a well-established potter, Ted continues to participate for the fun and friendly atmosphere. Ted says that “although sales are important, the fun thing about the Market is meeting up with old friends and crafters we only see once a year”.

Join us in celebrating the 40th Annual Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market at Heritage Park November 14 – 16. The Market runs from 10:00am – 9:00pm on Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am – 4:00pm on Sunday. Admission is $3 with children ten and under admitted FREE.

The Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market is presented by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and sponsored by local media and the BC Arts Council. For more information visit or call 604-769-ARTS (2787)




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