FIRST & LAST CHANCE 2022
Celebrating the spirit of Christmas since 1989...
Past & Present Artisans 2018-2021
First & Last Chance are two distinctive Christmas Craft Shows featuring an array of works of over 80 artists, artisans, makers, and designers from our beautiful West Coast and it's surrounding islands. Since 1989, these shows are two of Vancouver Island's premier Christmas shopping events which have become favourite craft sales to many in Sidney, Saanich, greater Victoria and further afar. It is an annual tradition where visitors can meet the many creators in person, hear their stories, feel their passion and experience their works first-hand. Join us at Sidney's lovey Mary Winspear Centre for an unforgettable Christmas shopping experience. Shop small. Shop local. Support our many talented artists & artisans and find those special handmade gifts for your family and friends.
We are so excited to announce our dates for First & Last Chance 2022!
First Chance will once again open it's doors on November 5th & 6th at the lovely Mary Winspear Centre. In December, we will be opening the doors to Last Chance December 9th - 11th. Yes folks, you read that correctly! We are adding on Friday from 2-8pm!
Dates and Times
First Chance 2022
Saturday, November 5th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 6th, 10am-4pm
Last Chance 2022
NEW ADDED DATE! Friday, December 9th, 2pm-8pm
Saturday, December 10th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 11th, 10am-4pm
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Avenue
COVID 19 Safety Protocols
For the health and safety of our customers, artists & artisans, and staff, we continue to follow and monitor British Columbia's BC Provincial Health protocols.
Masks are no longer mandatory while attending events.
Proof of Vaccination
At this time, Vaccine Passports are not required to gain entry to the shows.
At First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows
These two wonderful events take place at the Mary Winspear Centre with spacious wide aisles and high ceilings.
We are looking forward to First & Last Chance 2022! Mark you calendars for a fun and local Christmas shopping experience. Our cafe will be back up and running with Farms Gate Food's delicious fare. We will also have some very talented local musicians joining us to provide that perfect background ambiance. See you there! Don't forget to mark First & Last Chance on your calendars!.