Santa’s Workshop & Elf Activity Area


Kids, decorate and take home your very own free Christmas cookie baked fresh by our chefs in Santa’s Workshop, and with the help of our Cookie Elves, decorating will be available at various times all three days.

Enjoy the art of cookie decorating with a variety of sprinkles, coloured sugars, etc.  Your very own edible Christmas art!

Cookie decorating will be available at various times all three days.  Please check the posted schedule next to the Home for the Holidays Stage. Limit one cookie per child during the weekend please.

CN All Aboard For Safety – Operation Lifesaver

A Learning Experience on Safety on/near Railway property for Children to Adults.

Come and have fun with Obie and his friends.

Visit With The Fraser Valley Bandits Pro Basketball Team


Come meet the Fraser Valley Bandits Pro Basketball Team at The West Coast Christmas Show.

Come and shoot some hoops at the miniature shooting arcade, meet Bandits Pro players, take photos with the Bandits’ mascot and enter to win tickets.

The Fraser Valley Bandits are our local team in the new Canadian League CEBL. The inaugural season launches in May 2019 and games can be seen at the Abbotsford Centre.

Professional basketball returns to British Columbia with your Fraser Valley Bandits tipping off at the Abbotsford Centre for 10 electric home games between May and August 2019. Elite Canadian talent, as well as riveting and interactive entertainment, will be on full display from before tip-off until well after the final buzzer sounds. Be part of a new basketball experience. Join the Bandits for their inaugural journey in the Canadian Elite Basketball League!

More information on The Fraser Valley Bandits:

Mini-Plant Nite Workshop for Kids 8+

Guided by a local artist/gardener, each child creates their own living
terrarium, made easy for all ages. All planting supplies are included: containers, soil, succulents, sprinkles, decorations, little toys, etc.

Number of participants in each session: 8   Time: 20 mins

Available on Friday and Saturday ONLY

Mini Plant Nite Workshops are brought to you by:
You’ve heard of Painting parties, but what about Planting parties for adults? Plant Nite is a social event which invites you to an exciting time of planting, digging and fun, where you get to create your very own one-of-a-kind mini garden! Grab your friends and family, your creative spirit and spend time with us laughing the night away.

We provide everything, just come and have fun!

Visit with the Southern BC Free-Mo Model Trains

See the intricate HO Scale model train layout and working model trains on the huge track,  set up by the Southern BC Free-Mo model train enthusiasts.   If you have a fascination with steam locomotives and trains, then this is where you can fulfill your dreams!

The Southern BC Free-Mo Model Train group promotes HO Scale Trains to the public through public shows throughout the Fraser Valley and to form friendship with like minded enthusiasts.

The portable module layout is 30 ft x 20 ft and has two tracks running electric, battery-powered steam and diesel, and live steam locomotives.  The smell of hot steam oil and puffs of live steam add to the realism of this model railroad.  The trains consist of flat cars, hopper cars, box cars, tank cars, heavyweight passenger cars, and cabooses.  Some of these cars have internal lighting.  The electric locomotives produce realistic operating sounds.

SandArt with ACC Entertainment

Join SandArt in the kids craft area! Your child will love making an image made of sand. This is the perfect gift for your child to give to Grandma on Christmas. Sandart is a fantastic hands on art and craft activity, mess free, while being tremendously fun, totally engaging and loved by everyone who see its.

Write a Letter to Santa

Kids, come and write your own letter to Santa and post the letter direct in his own Santa’s Mailbox, right here at the show in Santa’s Workshop.  Our friendly Elves will be here to give you free cards to write your own personal letter.