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Enjoy a day with family and friends at the Mary Winspear Center as First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows celebrate their 29th year, with a showcase 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 25 categories are represented, providing creative solutions for every person on your list — including you.
By visiting, you will be entered to win a $200 Vendor Shopping Spree and hourly draws. Enjoy Farm Gates Food while you listen to seasonal live music.

When you step through the doors, you’ll find fashionable jewelry, luxurious spa products, ceramics, fi bre art, glasswork, candles, wearable art, leather work, sculpture, metal craft, woodwork and 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, stockingstuffers, or wanting to inspire holiday spirit, you’ll fi nd 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. First & Last Chance is looking forward to continuing serving fellow artists & artisans.

This year, First & Last Chance has partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness and funds. Every dollar raised by the BC Cancer Foundation stays at BC Cancer Victoria to advance research and enhance care for the people of Vancouver Island. With this in mind, 5 per cent of your admission fee will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Used Victoria has generously sponsored First & Last Chance again this year and we will be giving Used Victoria’s purple cloth bags to the fi rst 100 visitors through the doors. So, get into the spirit of the season, put on your shopping shoes and we will see you there!