First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows 2016


First Chance; Sat. Nov 5th, 10am-5pm and Sun. Nov. 6th, 10am-4pm
Last Chance; Sat. Dec. 10th, 10am-5pm and Sun. Dec. 11th, 10am-4pm

Mary Winspear Centre | 2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney
$4 Weekend Pass | Kids Under 12 FREE | Wheelchair Accessible | 2 ATMs Onsite | Free Parking

Join us in our 27th year as we celebrate the holiday season with an impressive array of creative inspirations from 80+ talented local West Coast artists and artisans. First & Last Chance will take place at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre offering an impressive range of beautifully handcrafted gift solutions, a chance to win a $200 Vendor Shopping Spree, and hourly door prizes. Olde Country Fare, will be there to provide fabulous food while Brad Prevedores entertains us with his smooth acoustic guitar music.

First Chance, November 5th and 6th, is the premiere holiday craft event on the Saanich Peninsula and this year, we welcome 25 new artisans in addition to over 55 veteran favorites. With over 25 categories of artisans work to choose from you are bound to find something for everyone on your shopping list. Start your shopping extravaganza by visiting and sampling wines, spirits and ciders from your local vineyards and cideries. There will be an array of sculptures; whimsical pieces for your garden, and floral art like you’ve never seen before. There will also be plenty of baking (gluten free as well), chocolates, jams and preserves as well as savories: spices preserves and vinegars. First & Last Chance artists will showcase jewelry, stained glass, pottery, hand blown glass and kitchen jewels, table runners, handcrafted bread boards and accessories. You will be delighted by island designed and screen printed clothing, hats, and hand dyed knit and woven pieces. There will also be children’s toys; stunning woodcraft, pen and ink drawings and hand dipped and carved candles, and so much more. With all there is to choose from, you will be able to cross almost everyone off on your Christmas list. You may even find something just for you!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Last Chance which also takes place at Mary Winspear Centre, six weeks later on December 10th and 11th offering your last opportunity to find gifts for that special someone and finish up your Christmas shopping list. Last Chance will also feature over 80 artists but expect a variety of different artists at each show! Our community and talented artists have so much to offer. Come and be a part of First & Last Chance 2016, support our artists & artisans and experience the finest of handcrafted items you simply won’t find anywhere else. With such so many artisans’ works to choose from, you are sure to find a creative solution for each and every person on your Christmas list. Whether you shop early or late, you will be sure to be pleased purchasing locally made one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.




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