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The Chutzpah! Festival, a celebration of Jewish culture, returns this fall with its Canadian and international programming of comedy, theatre, dance, music, and more. Taking place October 24-November 24 at
Event DetailsThe Chutzpah! Festival, a celebration of Jewish culture, returns this fall with its Canadian and international programming of comedy, theatre, dance, music, and more. Taking place October 24-November 24 at multiple venues across Vancouver, the 2019 Festival features Sandra Bernhard, Iris Bahr, Daniel Cainer, Gary Lucas, AvevA, Yemen Blues, Guy Mintus Trio, Rami Kleinstein, The Rescue: A Live Film-Concerto, Geoff Berner and TJ Dawe & Friends, The Diary of Anne Frank LatinX, Tamara Micner’s Holocaust Brunch, ProArteDanza, MM Contemporary Dance, UNA Projects, and more. Details and tickets at www.chutzpahfestival.com
October 24 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - November 24 (Sunday) 11:00 pm
Surrey, BC, Canada
Ho-Ho-Ho! Capture your holiday memories and get a festive photo taken with Santa at Central City. Photos with Santa are offered during select shopping centre
Ho-Ho-Ho! Capture your holiday memories and get a festive photo taken with Santa at Central City. Photos with Santa are offered during select shopping centre hours from November 15 to December 24 at Santa Land, on the south side of the centre near Tim Hortons. All kids that visit Santa will receive free treats (while quantities last). Santa’s FastPass payment option is available at www.centralcity.ca to reduce photo line-up wait time and offer convenient online ordering. Be sure to get your favourite furry friends’ photos taken with Santa too-exclusive pet photo sessions are available on select evenings. Visit www.centralcity.ca for full details including Santa’s visiting hours and package prices.
November 15 (Friday) - December 24 (Tuesday)
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – If you’re looking to escape the shopping mall crowds and find gifts made by local companies and artisans, then shop with us at
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – If you’re looking to escape the shopping mall crowds and find gifts made by local companies and artisans, then shop with us at the Home of Christmas Shopping: the West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Market on November 15 to 17, 2019 at the TRADEX: Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Over 300 vendors, including over 170 select artisans will offer items for your friends and loved ones, items not found in the usual mall outlets.
This Is Where Christmas Shopping Begins and Ends!
Check out some of the special newsworthy features of this year’s show:
NEW THIS YEAR:
Community Arts Stage
The West Coast Christmas Show is pleased to present the Community Arts Stage.
The stage will provide an opportunity for talented local community groups, entertainers and organizations to showcase their talents to a large audience and provide a refreshing break for thousands of shoppers. Join us to see groups perform like the Royal City Youth Ballet and Fraser Valley Academy of Dance.
It Takes a Village
The West Coast Christmas Show is pleased to host a group of exhibitors who’s the focus is giving back. It Takes A Village Artisans: Paying It Forward while fulfilling your Christmas shopping list. Now your Christmas purchases can help improve our world, by shopping among the gathering of community-minded artisans who are committed to giving back. Fairtrade, zero waste, and community support through giving back are all components of this feature area. Whether the artisans focus is to go green by limiting their use of plastic and toxic materials, or the focus is empowering a community through fair trade items, you’ll find a way to connect to your global community this Christmas. Shop for your Christmas gifts here and find a better way to shop and spread joy worldwide this Christmas season.
BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR:
- Santa’s helpers are ready to help children decorate and take home their very own free Christmas cookie baked fresh by our chefs in Santa’s Workshop.
- Kids can create their own Sand Art, pictures created with colored sand.
- Kids can write their own letter to Santa and post the letter directly in his own Santa’s Mailbox, right here at the show in Santa’s Workshop.
- Abbotsford’s very own basketball team, The Fraser Valley Bandits will be appearing at Santa’s Playground!!! Meet the players and shoot some hoops for a chance to win season passes to the Bandit’s games.
The Ugly Sweater Contest, Fifth Annual
Here’s how it works: We take your picture and post it on FaceBook www.facebook.com/westcoastxmas the sweater with most ‘likes’ by November 27th is the winner. Great prizes to be won!
The Sounds Of The Holidays Stage
For the past 11 years, the Sounds of the Holidays Stage at the West Coast Christmas Show has served as the undisputed showcase of the fantastic musical and choral talent that abounds in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
2019 Lineup of Performers
Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School
- Cascade Christmas Brass
- Cascadia Wind Ensemble
- Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers
- Chilliwack Community Band
- Joy Vox Community Choir
- Langley Sr. A & B Ukulele Ensemble
- MEI Chamber Singers
- MEI Renaissance Singers
- Robert Bateman Secondary School
- Sm:)e Band
- Soundscape Chorus
- Trinity Western University Choir
- Valley Echoes Chorus
- West Coast Harmony
- Yale Secondary School
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and a discount applies if bought online. Admission is free for children 16 and under. FREE PARKING courtesy of Show Management
Hours: Friday, November 15, 1 pm -9pm Saturday, November 16, 9am – 5pm Sunday, November 17, 11am – 5pm TRADEX Address: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6H5
15 (Friday) 1:00 pm - 17 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6H5
Day 1: Sat Nov 16th –Let’s dive into Canada’s musical landscapeWith:Natalia Pardalis (Pardalis Studio. Maria’s Records)Chris Brandt (BCIT. Nonprofit Leader)Clayton Brown (The Stereo Anthems. Producer)Amrik
Day 1: Sat Nov 16th –
Let’s dive into Canada’s musical landscape
Natalia Pardalis (Pardalis Studio. Maria’s Records)
Chris Brandt (BCIT. Nonprofit Leader)
Clayton Brown (The Stereo Anthems. Producer)
Amrik Singh (Performer. Beringer Records)
Lee Nichols (Performer. Educator)
Angie Faith (Singer. Songerwritter)
Jessica Heaven (Singer. Sister Jazz blog)
Yanik Giroux (Performer.Educator.
President of Victoria’s Chapter of National
Association of Teachers of Singing)
MC: Doctor Brian Fraser
Doors Open 10 am
10:30am to 12:00 pm
Round Table Discussion with local industry experts and artists
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 to 2:30 pm Q&A with audience
Canadian Talent Concert
Saturday's Special Concert by:
Special guests from the studio of Yanik Guroux Performing Arts Studio
Maggie Martin and Sabine Black accompanied by Yanik Guroux
Day 2: Sunday Nov 17 --
Young Artists' Showcase
MC Janette Bundic
Students of Pardalis Studio
Doors Open 6:30 pm
Concert 7:00 pm
16 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 17 (Sunday) 9:00 pm
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