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Festive Arts and Crafts - 40th All Sooke Arts and Crafts
This distinctive, three-day Christmas Show is one of the most popular shows in the Greater Victoria area and consists primarily of crafters and artisans who live in the Sooke
region, including East Sooke, and from as far away as Port Renfrew.

The show is full of unique gifts and products, handmade and crafted by over 80 vendors on two floors. Weaving and woodturning, bowls and boxes, metal craft, pens and posters and pendants. There’s both soaps and salves, certified in accordance with Health Canada.

Unique one-of-a-kind gifts such as mosaic portraits, maple syrup, stained glass ornaments and stylish bird houses — there are painted feather pictures and ornaments galore, as well as several types of pottery, and paintings created by local artists.

Jewelry is available to suit nearly every budget, and handmade wooden toys, jams and jellies, baked goodies and dog treats; nautical crafts, sewing and purses and cozy cushions. Hand knitted items in various styles, from slippers to scarves, and crocheted items for all the family, cats and dogs included.

You will also find award-winning Sherringham Distillery’s Vodka, and from Dragon’s Den fame, Fudge in the Round folk will be onsite — something for everyone!

Santa comes to visit every Saturday and Sunday, so children, young and old, can have their photo taken with him. The wonderful concession is run by Sooke Harbourside Lions. The All Sooke Arts & Crafts also support local non-profit groups. Free admission and wheelchair accessible.

Join this fun-filled craft show on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 located in the historic Sooke Community Hall in downtown Sooke at 2037 Shields Rd.

Visit: allsookeartsandcrafts.com and Facebook page to find out more.