Event Category: BC’s Best Festivals & Events
We love Christmas and all the sparkle and joy that comes with it. Magical and exciting, no matter your age.
Kris Kringle Craft Market is the first gift of the holiday season. It is a favourite event for many people across Vancouver Island and beyond, like a shooting star guiding the Christmas season.
This “Miracle at Beban Park” runs November 21, 22, 23 and 24 at Nanaimo’s Beban Park Community Centre. The First 100 customers EACH DAY receive a $5 Tim-bits card from Tim Horton’s! The whole place is taken over by the Kris Kringle Krew… food, fun, entertainment… and over 150 vendors!
Part of the miracle and magic during Kris Kringle is the fundraiser that we are so proud to be part of! For the last few years, we have worked with WestJet to raise money for Help Fill A Dream Foundation. Putting a smile on the face of child is a magical feeling. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a family’s focus becomes their child, their medical appointments and treatment; there’s no time for anything else. Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis. Kris Kringle Craft Market and WestJet are so proud to support this amazing foundation.
The Kris Kringle Craft Market, runs Thursday, November 21st through Sunday, November 24th. The Kringle core team of characters that make Kris Kringle possible are on hand. There’s Kris Kringle himself, the benevolent Father of the whole Kringle family… and not to be overlooked, his nemesis, Gringle. There are also elves, of course, lots and lots of elves and gringlettes. The market also features roaming entertainers and a variety of activities for families including face painter Karen Dancer creating magical faces, photos with Kris Kringle by the gifted photographer, Lisa Petterson. Hearthstone Bakery has 1,000 FREE Gingerbread Men to be decorated for those 12 and under …yummy into the tummy! FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides are brought to you by Harris Mazda, Saturday and Sunday, 11am- 3pm and is paired with a Tim Horton’s cup of Hot Chocolate. Creating Magical Christmas Family Memories with this extravaganza Christmas Show.
We also have the merriest of vendors. We pride ourselves on having the most variety of options for our Kringle shoppers. Stylish artisan clothing, beautifully designed jewelry to grace any neckline, fantastical kids items, delicious aromatic foods, creamy fudges, rich chocolate truffles and a variety of alcohol spirits plus healthy personal body care products, beeswax candles, dreamy decor items… one- of-a kind Old World Kris Kringles plus functional pottery, designer art glass and wooden items for the kitchen and dining table. Don’t forget about our
Man Cave, Saturday and Sunday ONLY.
This spot is created to feature items for the fabulous fellow in your life. Just so you can start Kringling earlier with us we are celebrating the 12 Days of Kringle with Daily Contest giveaways from $100 – $600 gift certificates starting November 8 until November 20. You can enter by following us on our Facebook page. The daily prize includes 2 show passes to come to the merriest event in town: It Isn’t Christmas Until It Is Kringle!
There are hundreds of hourly door prizes, daily grand prize get-aways, and a WestJet Grand Prize to be won during the event itself, Kris Kringle Craft Market .
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