Come enjoy a day with family and friends at the Mary Winspear Center as First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows celebrate their 30th year!
We are proud to present an array of unique inspirations from 80+ West Coast artists and artisans. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home furnishings, seasonal decorations and custom clothing. Over twenty-five categories are represented providing creative solutions for every person on your list - including you! First & Last Chance endeavors to provide an opportunity to make your holidays special. By visiting you will be entered to win a $200 Vendor Shopping Spree and hourly draws. Enjoy tasty treats by Farms Gate Food while you listen to seasonal live music.
First & Last Chance artists are creative people who always bring new and exciting ideas to the shows: products are ever changing and evolving. When you step through our doors, you will find fashionable jewelry, luxurious body and spa products, ceramics, fiber art, glasswork, candles, wearable art, leather work, sculpture, metal crafts, woodwork and much more. Local wines, spirits and all sorts of delectable food items will also be on display at this holiday event. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special, stocking-stuffers, or wanting to inspire holiday spirit, we offer it all under one roof.
First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows have become annual events of distinction that bring our communities together. They are wonderful opportunities to unite 80+ juried artists and artisans each year. The shows provide shoppers with a unique opportunity to meet and purchase directly from the artists and artisans for a much more intimate transaction. These events also provide an opportunity for artists and artisans in the surrounding communities to connect or reconnect. First & Last Chance is looking forward to continuing serving fellow artists & artisans.
This year, First & Last Christmas Craft Shows are excited to be supporting Make-A-Wish Vancouver Island. Make-A-Wish has been granting wishes for Vancouver Island children living with a critical illness for over 35 years. Vancouver Island Director, Simone Conner, has been working to increase awareness and funds for the past four years to continue to grant life-changing wishes, including bringing events like UnWined and Rope for Hope over to the island. Last year was the first time, in over 35 years, that Vancouver Island supported 100% of all island wishes! With events throughout the year, and the opportunity to be invited to be the supported charity at Craft Shows like First & Last Chance, it allows them to continue to share the magic and impact of wishes with the community. A wish is a vital part of a child’s medical journey, and they are grateful for the support in their mission to grant the wish of every eligible child on Vancouver Island.
So, get into the spirit of Christmas and put on your shopping shoes. Help to support our artists & artisans and experience the finest of handcrafted items you simply won’t find anywhere else. See you there!
FIRST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
Saturday, November 9th | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 10th| 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
Saturday, December 14th | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE | 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
$5 for a Weekend Pass | Children Under 12 Free (accompanied by an adult)