We all know that one person whose year revolves around Christmas. They don’t just enjoy the holidays, they LIVE for them. Gift ideas are collected throughout the year and meticulously recorded on secret spreadsheets, and if your Christmas decorations aren’t displayed by the last week of November, something is seriously wrong.
These are the kinds of holiday loving people at The Christmas Store at Potters Nurseries. Christmas for them doesn’t start in November or December, it starts all the way back in January when the buying team starts searching the world for items to fill the Christmas store. And the store covers over 28,000 square feet, so the worker elves have had their work cut out for them. We’re not talking a tree or two, it’s wall-to-wall Christmas ornaments, wreaths, lights, you name it! From traditional and tasteful to delightfully tacky and unusual, everyone is sure to find something that suits their decorating style.
An annual holiday shopping tradition for many, The Christmas Store at Potters is guaranteed to put you into a holiday frame of mind. Come and marvel at intricate displays, such as the Enchanted Fairy Garden that greets all who enter. Venture into the 3,000-square-foot Dark Room, illuminated by more than 75 different Christmas-themed canvas paintings and more than 60 different Christmas-themed water lanterns. And check out the brand new Bee Tree (an upside-down tree featuring a giant honeycomb and bee-themed ornaments) and the returning Ice Cream Tree (a white tree with a three-foot scoop of “ice cream” at the top, complemented by ornaments in the shape of ice cream cones, doughnuts, cupcakes and more). And for all the Grinch fans out there (and really, who isn’t a Grinch fan?), returning this year is WhoVille, an entire section devoted to all things Grinch, including ornaments, stuffies, mugs and snowglobes.
For the loved one who has it all, fear not! There is no shortage of one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers (and stockings), toys, games, Coca-Cola collectables, gnomes and nutcrackers in all sizes and styles. Is there a foodie on your list? The Gourmet Food area has a huge collection of delicious products including lots that are locally sourced like, jellies and syrups from Krause Berry Farms, cranberry salsa from Cranberries, Naturally and new this year, Dr Henry Whisky BBQ Sauce, created by local Chef Ann Kirsebom in honour of Dr Bonnie Henry (100% of proceeds from every bottle will go to the BC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund).
Bring your list and let The Christmas Store at Potters put you in a holiday frame of mind!
And rest assured … store management and staff have implemented safe shopping protocols, including reduced occupancy, temperature checks, hand-sanitizing stations placed throughout the store, widened and one-way aisles, check-out lanes with clearly marked distancing lines, and Plexiglas screens at every cashier desk. All visitors are requested to wear a mask and respect physical-distancing guidelines.
19158 48 Avenue
Open now, through December 24
Saturday – Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday – Friday: – 9am – 8pm