See you at Christmas in the Manger 2024!

A family-friendly artisan Christmas market in the country
Come on out and enjoy a Christmas in the Country! We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Christmas in the Manger Christmas market in the Agricultural Hall and RCMP Barn here at the Saanich Fairground on November 23, & 24, 2024. The Christmas market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Wonderful handcrafted and upscaled gifts for friends and family. Farm animals, family activities, live music (Brad Prevedoros) and hot foods! Food services in the Agricultural Hall (Dogwood Room, Sidney Lions) and the RCMP Barn (Mrs. Claus Kitchen) – yummy comfort foods and beverages. No dogs on the Fairgrounds, please (except documented service dogs).

Admission $3/day (children 6 and under FREE). Cash only please – we love loonies, twonies and small bills!

The Gingerbread House is back with Santa and Mrs. Claus! We have a fabulous FREE draw for super kids gifts - you could win a Barbie Dreamhouse or a drone!

NOTE: There is no ATM on site. Most vendors have the Square for online payments, but if you want to use cash, please bring cash with you or visit a local business (gas station next to the Fairground) or a financial institution in Saanichton or Brentwood Bay.

Are you a vendor at this year's Christmas market? Applications will open April 15, 2024 and will only be accepted until July 15, 2024 to allow us to finalize Saanich Fair planning. They will reopen September 15- November 1.
Apply Early to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate.
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Christmas in The Manger Update

April 2024
With great sadness, the Board of Directors has chosen to cancel the 2024 Christmas in The Manger Craft Fair, due to lack of volunteers.

We are truly sorry to all of you loyal vendors who have made the Craft Show a growing success each year.
Our Committee is run entirely by volunteers, with help from the fair office staff, which is why we have been able to offer minimal table fees.
We, like many other volunteer based societies, have had to prioritize our venues to suit the time we ask of our already incredibly generous volunteers.

The Society's constitution is to host and promote an annual fall agricultural fair and this is what we have to focus our efforts on first and foremost.

We really hope that you can all understand our position, and if we are successful in compiling a craft fair committee in the future, we hope that you would all be joining us again if possible.

Best wishes to all of you for the upcoming season, and hope to see you at the Saanich Fair
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