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Celebrating the spirit of Christmas since 1989...

First & Last Chance Chance Highlights 2012-2023

First & Last Chance are two distinctive Christmas Craft Shows featuring an array of works of over 90+ 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 favorite 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 2024!

Dates and Times

First Chance 2024 

  • Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-5pm

  • Sunday, November 3rd, 10am-4pm

Last Chance 2024

  • WE CONTINUE WITH THE  ADDED Friday, December 13th, 2pm-8pm

  • Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm

  • Sunday, December 15th, 10am-4pm

Mary Winspear Centre

2243 Beacon Avenue

Sidney, BC

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.

Mask Requirements
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 2024! Mark you calendars for a fun and local Christmas shopping experience. Our cafe will be back up and running with Mensch Kitchens & Catering (formerly Farms Gate Foods) delicious fare. We will also have some very talented local musicians joining us to provide that perfect background ambiance. See you there! 

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