Saint Nicholas breakie
Nov. 23, from 4 - 9 p.m., and Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Ann's Catholic Parish, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, holds a craft fair with music, food, family portraits, silent auction and more. Get family photos with Saint Nicholas and visit him Nov. 24, plus full breakfast, music and goodie bags for kids, starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $7. Call 604-852-5602. Pets welcome Friday night.
Holly & Ivy Xmas tour
Nov. 24 and 25, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui has its Holly & the Ivy Christmas home tour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days. Tickets/$10, proceeds benefit Abbotsford Food Bank and Rotary supported charities. Contact Judy Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket, venue details.
Yarrow craft crawl
Yarrow Village artisans hold their annual Yarrow Christmas Crawl Nov. 24 & 25 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. offering pottery, foods, crafts at 11 stops within six kilometres of each other. For maps and vendor details see yarrowchristmascrawl.com. Bring a food bank item to each stop to get an extra ticket for in-store prize draws.
Mission Christmas market
Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mission City Farmers Market has its annual Christmas Market at the Heritage Park Secondary School, with Blackberry Kitchen chef Kerry Martin, Hotties Panzerotti - Italian Trattoria on wheels and Slavic Rolls, storytelling at 11 a.m., Junior Bug signup with Adopt-a-Block, crafts with Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, live music, face painting and lots of great holiday gift ideas and food. See more at www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com.
Bush pottery studio open
Robert Bush Pottery studio has an open house Nov. 24 & 25, Dec. 1 & 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. High quality, beautifully finished and functional handmade stoneware, some with unique crystalline glazing, at 33067 Cherry Ave., Mission. Custom orders taken. Contact mainstreampottery@ shaw.ca or 604-820-5275.
ASIA Xmas market
Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts holds its first-ever Christmas market at North Poplar Elementary, 32041 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. Lots of high-quality artisans,vintage goods, Scholastic books, food, live music. Visit poplarmarket.com for vendors.
Teen Christmas tea
Nov. 24 from 2 - 5 p.m., BC Teen Challenge holds a Christmas Tea and open house at its Abbotsford Women's Centre, with handcrafted jewelry, cards and baked goods for sale. Call 1-888-575-3930, ext. 3 for address.
- Compiled by staff