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.

Origami Ornament Making Workshop with the Burns Bog Conservation Society

Join the Burns Bog Conservation Society in the kids craft area on Saturday, November 18th! Learn about Greater Sandhill Cranes in Burns Bog, and get a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a paper crane ornament for your Christmas tree! Colouring supplies, paper, and tree hooks will be supplied by the Society.

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.

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.

Free Trolley Ride

Upon arrival at the West Coast Christmas Show Take a free ride from your car to the main entrance in the Tradex parking lot aboard a traditional Christmas decorated trolley!

The Vancouver Trolley Company will be operating one of their Christmas decorated trolleys as a shuttle in the Tradex visitor parking lot to help visitors get to and from their vehicles.

For 20 years Vancouver Trolley Company has showcased Vancouver onboard the city’s only fleet of replica, turn of the century San Francisco style trolleys. Its Hop-On, Hop-Off City Attractions Tour is the easiest way for guests to enjoy Vancouver’s most popular areas, including: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island. The tour features a live and informative commentary so guests have the opportunity to learn what makes Vancouver such a spectacular and special city. The Fun Begins the Minute You Board! Trolleys are available for private events, weddings or your staff party!