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Kelowna's largest holiday craft event promises to delight shoppers for another year

Image Credit: Laura Elie Photography, via Craft Culture
December 05, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Prospera Place is opening its doors once again for the highly anticipated holiday event, Craft Culture.

Shoppers are given the opportunity to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or loved one. Entering its 4th year, the event features over 160 carefully selected artisans and crafters from BC and beyond, ranging from unique housewares to children’s toys. This is the one stop shop to enjoy the days leading up to the holidays, with family and friends.

“We aim to cater to all kinds of interests, hobbies and groups so that you can complete all of your holiday shopping in one place.” says event producer Karalyn Lockhart. “The event is an experience in itself where you can look through an assortment of beautiful, high quality, hand-made products, listen to the vendor’s stories, purchase that perfect gift and enjoy entertainment and live music, all under one roof.”

“It seems that now, more than ever, there is a shift in consumers placing value in the story and quality behind a product and meeting the individual who made it. We bring out the best selection of vendors in the region to make it easy and simple for people who care about supporting local businesses and who care about how the product was made, the love and care behind it. We create an experience for shoppers who want to bring back meaning in gift selecting and giving.”

Local crafter, Oh! The Post!
Local crafter, Oh! The Post!
Image Credit: Laura Elie Photography, via Craft Culture

Bring the whole family down and enjoy the kids’ area with a bouncy castle, coloring stations, craft activities and free sparkle tattoos. Enjoy fun family pictures at the holiday photo booth by Shantelle Lynn Photography!

The City of Kelowna Santa Sleigh Bus will be parked in front of Prospera Place Saturday, Dec. 10th from noon to 2pm. Families are invited to come see the bus, bring a donation and take a photo with Santa.

And why not take a break from shopping and sit back with a glass of wine! There will be a bar setup on the show floor and glasses will be sold from 12pm onwards.

Listen to live music from local favorites Timbre Wolves, Lowell Friesen and the White Sails A Cappella Chorus.

Chef Giulio Piccioli
Chef Giulio Piccioli
Image Credit: Laura Elie Photography, via Craft Culture

Watch and get holiday cooking and entertaining tips and tricks with the stage hosting 3 local chefs, Giulio Piccioli of One Big Table, Vikram Bajaj of Ace Curries to Go and Sam Llewelyn of Sabretooth Lifestyle. Watch their daily cooking demonstrations on using local flavours to create an unforgettable and delicious holiday meal.

Craft Culture

December 10: 10:30am – 6:00pm

December 11: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prospera Place

Admission: $5 per person, kids under 12 are free.

Partial proceeds of all door sales will be donated to Mamas for Mamas.

The first 50 people through the day, for both days, receive a bag full of swag. Once inside, you can enter to win one of 40 amazing door prizes donated by the vendors, with this year’s grand prize a night stay at Sparking Hill Resort!

For the full schedule of events, visit the Craft Culture webpage.

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