West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Market
What (from 2022): One of the region's biggest and best Christmas happenings makes a welcome return to its TRADEX, Abbotsford home this year. The cornucopia of carefully curated vendors covers everything from gift ideas to festive decor and from gourmet treats to floral wonders––and there's also a brilliant array of local artisans, specializing in unique handmade items. But it's not just about covering-off your entire Yuletide shopping list here. Celebrating its 15th edition in 2022, the three-day-long event also provides a generous slice of festive good vibes for everyone who visits––which means you should give yourself plenty of time for the live music and community performances, visits (and photos) with Santa, the festival of decorated trees and even an ugly Christmas sweater contest, where you can even win prizes. Gather the family, book your tickets and head on over to the show; it will likely become one of your favourite holiday traditions for years to come. Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled in 2023.