Are you wondering how to do your Christmas shopping this year? Avoid the crowds, parking problems, online hassles, and support the local Vankleek Hill Village community.

Excellent Events presents its 39th Annual Christmas Craft Show over 5 weekends at the Creating Centre de créativité, beginning November 14 until December 13. Each weekend, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 5 different artisans will present hand-made items for every Christmas shopper’s gift list and budget.

“You can shop in a safe and welcoming venue,” says Samme Putzel, director of Excellent Events, “You’ll find that special, one-of-a-kind gift that you can be pleased to put under the tree…all while practicing social distancing in a safe and friendly environment. Many of our favourite crafters who have attended our traditional craft shows in the past will be back this year with their wonderful and unique handicrafts.”
Each weekend will feature 5 different crafters displaying their products in the spacious ground floor of the Creating Centre de créativité.

November 14 & 15 – Stained Glass and Christmas Decorations; Jewelry, hand knitting and funny hats; hand dyed crafts.

November 21 & 22 – Macrame and knitting; wreaths; slippers and bags; maple syrup and Dale Garvin’s Christmas fruit cakes.

November 28 & 29 – Christmas decorations; home grown fruit products from Les Fruits Poirier, Accroc knitted items and necklaces; sewn bags; mohair yarns, socks, and soaps by Les Belles Bouclettes.

December 5 & 6 – Heidi Suter’s Two Bite Sweets and Christmas cookies; books, E-Candles by Travis and Emilie Desjardins; Garvin’s fruit cakes.

December 12 & 13 – Zita’s hand-made quilts; dried flowers; painted wood; knitting and Bespoke Rob Rump’s beautiful wood decorations and furniture.

“Now shoppers can start early and plan an adventure every weekend, while preparing for this special holiday season,” says Putzel.
Details and photos of crafts will be posted on [email protected] and on For more information, telephone: 613-678-2873 or email: [email protected]