The Christmas Gifts Expo is a very large and popular Christmas market that takes place at Chilliwack Heritage Park at the beginning of December.
Last year the event happened on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December 6th, 7th and 8th. 2020 dates are the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of November 27th, 28th, and 29th, as well as December 4th, 5th and 6th.
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in many closures and event cancellations in 2020. The All About Expos Christmas Gifts Expo was still going to happen, or at least it was until the provincial government that no major events are allowed until December 8th at the earliest.
In 2020, the event was going to be a Christmas Gifts Pop Up Mall at Chilliwack Heritage Park from November 27th to the 29th, and then again from December 4th, 5th and 6th. Those live events have now been cancelled.
For details about the online market that’s taking place instead of the live events, see the Christmas Gifts Expo Facebook Page.
Christmas Gifts Expo in Chilliwack
Celebrating its 7th year in 2020, the Christmas Gifts Expo is a giant holiday market located in Chilliwack. In a typical year it features over 225 vendors selling everything from toys to clothing, food, home décor and more. If you like Christmas shopping you’ll love this event!
What To Expect
At the Expo you can expect to see lots of shoppers and numerous vendors selling a wide variety of items.
The 2020 event has approximately 150 vendors split into two floors. Small businesses, artisan and local vendors are set to participate. The Gifts Pop Up Mall is strictly meant for shopping. Mainly due to COVID-19 guidelines, there are no seating or lounging areas. However, food trucks are scheduled to be on site.
In previous years, in addition to the vendor stalls, there were also face painting and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Both of these activities were by cash donation to the local food Bank in 2019, but they are likely not included in the 2020 event.
Last year, folk who brought a donation of non-perishable food could have also entered into a draw for door prizes. The draws were done hourly and featured prizes from some of the vendors present at the event. All donations benefited the local food bank so even if you didn’t win it was for a great cause! This portion of the event is unconfirmed for 2020.
If you’re looking for holiday gifts for the whole family, the Christmas Gifts Expo is typically a great place to be! It’s a Christmas shopper’s paradise!
The event takes place in Chilliwack at the Chilliwack Heritage Park at 44140 Luckakuck Way. The venue is located right off Highway #1.
The 2020 Christmas Gifts Pop Up Mall is open from November 27th to the 29th, and from December 4th to 6th. Friday hours are 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday hours are 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday hours are 9 am to 5 pm.
Admission to the event is $3 per person for each floor. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. Tickets are sold for specific time slots to prevent too many people being at the venue at any one time.
For more details about this event click Christmas Gifts Pop Up Mall Expo.
The Christmas Gifts Expo is put on by All About Expos which is a small Chilliwack-based business that helps other small businesses showcase their products. They also put on events at other times of the year.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s December Calendar
- Vancouver’s Best Christmas Activities
- Lower Mainland Christmas Craft Fairs