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First & Last Chance Christmas Craft Shows have been a part Sidney's Christmas culture since 1989.   


For 30+ years, First & Last Chance has been offering two distinctive Craft Shows at the Mary Winspear Centre, located in the cozy seaside town of Sidney, BC. The location is beautiful and only a few minutes from the BC Ferry terminal, or a few more from the Brentwood Ferry for those who want to miss the Malahat crawl, making it easy for many to visit these shows. 


Featuring an array of works of over 90+ artists, artisans, makers, and designers from our beautiful West Coast and it's surrounding islands. These shows are two of Vancouver Island's premier Christmas shopping events loved by many in Sidney, Saanich, greater Victoria, the gulf islands 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.

Make sure to give yourself enough time to visit the First & Last Chance Cafe where Michael and Daniel Shipley amaze us with their fabulous food. Recently rebranded from Farm's Gate Food & Catering to Mensch Kitchen & Catering, this dynamic duo have been creating memorable food served with thoughtfulness and compassion for over 10 years. In their words, "every event we cater contributes to our efforts in cultivating a circular economy and strengthening community resilience". This is why we love working with these two amazing young men! Please be sure to support there efforts and enjoy their wonderful creations. while listening to some live music by local, talented musicians.

Dates and Times:

First Chance 2023

Saturday | November 4th | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | November 5th | 10am - 4pm

Last Chance 2023

Friday | December 8th | Times & Details TBA

Saturday | December 9th | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | December 10th | 10am - 4pm

Art-A-Fair 2023

Now "A Handmade Christmas"

The reins have been handed over to Liza Taylor, owner

of Please reach out to her at for further information or head on

over to our Exhibitor's Info tab and start an application!

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