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Vancouver’s Christmas Gifts Expo in Chilliwack

All About Gifts Expo in Chilliwack

The Christmas Gifts Expo is a massive Christmas market featuring a wide range of artisan and other unique products at Chilliwack Heritage Park in December.

The market is one of the largest of its kind in the Lower Mainland (if not in all of Western Canada). In 2023 it takes place on the weekend of December 8th, 9th and 10th.

The Christmas Gifts Expo features well over 200 vendors each year. Most of the vendors are local artisans selling everything from handmade clothing to paintings, wood products and food. There are also a good number of vendors selling a wide variety of other unique and wonderful things too like spices, hats, imported handbags, and health and beauty products.


For the event’s official website visit allaboutexpos.com.


Christmas Gifts Expo in Chilliwack

The Christmas Gifts Expo is a giant holiday market in Chilliwack that celebrates its ninth year in 2023. The market features around 250 vendors selling everything from toys to clothing, food, home décor and more. If you like Christmas shopping you’ll love this event!

The market is a locally-organized and managed event. The main organizers live in Chilliwack and a surprising number of the vendors are from right close by in the Fraser Valley. Many of the ones we spoke to when we went last time were from either Chilliwack or Abbotsford. We also met vendors from elsewhere in the Lower Mainland and a couple from Vancouver Island.

The Christmas Gifts Expo is truly a first-rate event and highly recommended. The products, their quality and the selection is impressive. It’s a fabulous place to do one’s Christmas shopping, to find unique and wonderful gifts, and to support local businesses and artisans.


Sock Puppets at Christmas Craft Market
Handmade Sock Puppets


What To Expect

At the Expo you can expect to see lots of shoppers and numerous vendors selling a wide variety of items.

Chilliwack Heritage Park is a massive place and the Expo takes up a large part of the facility. There are typically two main rooms full of vendor stalls selling pretty much everything imaginable.

When we went last year we saw all kinds of beautiful hand-crafted wood products, homemade baked goods, and handmade jewellery. There were also locally-produced exotic sauces, canned goods, art, handmade sock puppets, candles and a million other perfect gift and stocking stuffer-type items.

Most Lower Mainland Christmas craft markets have between about 20 and 80 or so vendors. Eighty is a big market. The Christmas Gifts Expo has well over 200!

Similar to previous years, in 2022 folks who brought a donation of non-perishable food were entered into a draw for door prizes. The draws typically feature prizes from some of the vendors present at the event. All donations benefit the local food bank so even if you don’t win it is for a great cause! 2023’s market is likely to offer a draw and door prizes as well.

If you’re looking for holiday gifts for the whole family, the Christmas Gifts Expo is a great place to be! It’s a Christmas shopper’s paradise!


Gourmet Sauce Vendor
Locally-Produced Gourmet Sauces


Event Details

The event takes place in Chilliwack at the Chilliwack Heritage Park at 44140 Luckakuck Way. The venue is located just off Highway #1.

Dates and times for the 2023 Christmas Gifts Expo are the following:

  • Friday, December 8th, 2023: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 9th, 2023: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 10th, 2023: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission to the event is $5 per person. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. For vendors wanting to participate in 2023 the cost is about $150 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space for the full weekend.


Beef Jerky Artisan Vendor
Beef Jerky from Vancouver Island


Other Information

For more details about this event click Christmas Gifts 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. All About Expos also puts on events at other times of the year.

For ideas about other things to do in the area see our articles about Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley.

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