BIG Christmas Craft Sale returns to the Valley for its 25th year. Photo submitted

Celebrate the 25th annual craft sale that boasts the most for the holidays

The BIG Christmas Craft Sale promises holiday greatness this year

It’s that time of the year again and the BIG Christmas Craft Sale has arrived to celebrate the holiday season in the Valley. The sale is going into its 25th year and it promises to be BIG.

“The sale will be held at the Columbia Valley Centre for the first time and we’re really excited, it’s been quite an adventure and now we can put on a comfortable and true event without having to worry if everyone will fit,” said organizer and owner of La Galleria II, Carolyn Barzilay.

A huge roster of local talent will be featured with over 55 vendors this year and a juried selection of handmade goods to provide the best of the best in quality crafts to the community.

The craft sale is unique in that it will also be hosting a farmers’ market in the middle of winter with a scrumptious selection of apples, cherry juice, organic meat, honey, chocolate cherries, pickled asparagus and baking to name a few of the delectable treats that will be available to guests.

Wynnwood Cellars winery will be on hand with their festive honey liqueur Pomerrier Mead for guests to sample or purchase.

A plethora of talented jewellers, potters, sewers, wood-workers, knitters and painters will be offering a unique set of goods that can only be found at this particular sale.

“We have consumable products, consumable gifts, and gift packages as well as hand crafted dolls, wooden utensils, soaps and oils, and Christmas decorations that are being crafted by Cori Wilisky’s class at J.A. Laird school,” said Ms. Barzilay.

Prizes will be available along with an array of gifts and tantalizing food from places like Huckleberry’s for guests to enjoy while contemplating their holiday shopping lists. Names like Kicking Horse Coffee and AG Foods will also be providing gift cards.

Admission is free with a donation to the Sonshine Children’s Centre and the Windermere Valley Childcare Society.

“It’s a pleasure to be involved with both child care groups and to acknowledge how important they are; they work hard, love their jobs and this town needs them,” said Barzilay.

The BIG Christmas Craft Sale will be held on Friday, December 1st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Valley Centre. Guests are also invited to check out the book sale that will be happening upstairs at the library during this truly social event.

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