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Art-a-fair, A Christmas Celebration! There’s a Brand New Craft Show coming to Nanaimo on Fri., Nov. 18, 2-8pm; Sat., Nov. 19, 10am-5pm; Sun., Nov. 20, 10am-4pm. $8 day pass or $10 for 3 days. Kids under 12, free. 70+ juried artisans, hourly giveaways & live music. Beban Park, Nanaimo.
Rock & Gem Show: Hosted by the Parksville & District Rock & Gem Club, Nov. 19, 930-4:30pm & Nov. 20, 9:30-4pm, Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.
Knox “Perfect Gift” Christmas Craft Fair: Sat., Nov. 19, 9:30–3:30 at Knox Church, 345 Pym St. Parksville. 70 vendors. Free admission & convenient parking.
Christmas in the Country Craft Fair: Saturday, November 19, 10am-4pm at Cherry Creek Community Hall, 3720 Moore Rd., Port Alberni. Everyone is welcome to shop our assortment of local vendors & enjoy our famous home cooking at our concession.
Oceanside Concert Band Fall Concert: Sun., Nov. 20, 2:30pm, Knox Church, 345 Pym St., Parksville. Tickets at door: adults $15, students $5, children 12 & under free.
Everything Christmas Sale: Chemainus United Church, 9814 Willow St., Chemainus on Friday, November 25, 3-8pm. Homemaking, crafts, new to you table, Christmas decorations & more.
Deck the Hall Christmas Craft Market: Friday, Nov. 25, 2pm-8pm; Sat., Nov. 26, 10am-4pm; Sun., Nov. 27 10am-3pm. Cowichan Exhibition Park, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan
Christmas Craft Fair: Arts & crafts sale held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 10am-4pm at the Nanaimo Yacht Club. Free Admission & parking at the East end of Townsite Rd. Table & Raffle proceeds to Loaves & Fishes.
Malloomba Boogie Dance: Sat., Nov. 26, 7:30pm at Coombs Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Hwy. Great dancing music. Tickets: 250-927-2747.
Village Voices of Qualicum Beach present ‘Music! Lead the Way’! Sat., Nov. 26, 2:30pm, Christian Fellowship Centre, 825 Village Way, QB. We will be performing in masks & encourage our audience to mask as well. Entry by donation suggested $20.
Quilters Christmas Sale: Sat., Nov. 26, 10an-3pm, St. Stephen’s Church, 150 Village Way, QB. Free admission. Great crafts for gift giving.
Festive Christmas Luncheon: Dec 3, 11am–2pm at Anglican Parish of St. Peter, 5800 Church Rd. Duncan. Tickets $20 per person. Phone 250-746-6262.
Little Town Christmas: Dec 3, 1-4pm at Chemainus Legion 191. Free for children. Games, food, photos with Santa & gifts.
Nanaimo Artwalk presents the amazing work of 50 artists on Commercial Street & Old City Dec 3 & 4. Free Event Guides are available at the Nanaimo Museum and libraries. Learn more at nanaimoartscouncil.ca
Jonanco Christmas Market: Dec. 3 & 4, 10am-3pm, 2745 White Rapids Rd, Nanaimo. Visit: www.jonanco.ca
Annual Craft Fair, Providence Farm: Shop local vendors, Santa photos, eat & be merry. Silent auction. Held at 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan on Dec 3, 9am-3pm. Free admission. www.providence.bc.ca/events
Bradley Centre’s Coombs Country Christmas Market: Sat., Dec. 3, 10am-2pm. Shop local writers, makers & bakers. Free door prize draw. No entry fee. Plenty of parking.
Handles’s Messiah: December 4, 2:30pm at Knox United Church. $25 adults, $15 students, Tickets at Fireside Books & Mulberry Bush Bookstore.
Chemainus Classical Concerts: West Coast Chamber Players, Dec. 4, 2pm, St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus. $25/$10 Reserved $20 - Ph. 250-748-8383.
A Visit from St. Nicholas or The Night Before Christmas’: Presented by Echo Players at The Village Theatre, 110 W. 2nd Ave, QB, Dec. 8-27. Tickets: 250-752-3522 or www.echoplayers.ca
Timbre! Sings Again! Celebrating Christmas in their 50th Season on Sunday, December 11, 2:30-4:30pm at ADSS Auditorium, 4000 Roger St., Port Alberni.
Order of the Eastern Star hosting a free gift wrapping station. Open Dec. 19-23, 11am-4pm, Masonic Hall, 26 Gatacre St., Ladysmith. All donations to Ladysmith Food Bank.
12th Annual Lions Free Skate: Frank Crane Arena, Nanaimo, Sundays from now
until - Dec. 18, 12pm-1:30pm, except Dec. 11 & Jan. 15,
11:30-1pm. Admission & skate rentals are free.