Christmas gifts galore in Penticton

Christmas came early this weekend for many people with the 20th Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Faire.

Hundreds of people took advantage of this weekend's Okanagan Makers 20th annual Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show to do some early gift shopping.

Hundreds of people took advantage of this weekend's Okanagan Makers 20th annual Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show to do some early gift shopping.



There was no crying and definitely no pouting at this year’s 20th annual Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

Hundreds of happy shoppers wandered throughout the packed auditorium and lobby of the centre to see the unique variety of products available for sale both Saturday and Sunday.

Santa Presents was the original name of the fair which was started by Marg Noble in 1996 and it eventually grew to become one of the first and best events of its type in the South Okanagan with venders coming from many different areas to be a part of the event.

Laurel Burnham took over the reigns of the show from Nobel in two years ago increasing the size and location from the previous spot at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre.

In addition, there was space made available for a number of non-profit agencies including the OSNS Child Development Centre, Discovery House and the South Okanagan Women in Need Society.