The Gingerbread Village silent auction is among the attractions in the main building at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community this holiday season. The inaugural Christmas Market will be housed there on Dec. 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. and run in conjunction with the Resort Walk on the grounds outside. Photo by Kristy Pedersen

The Gingerbread Village silent auction is among the attractions in the main building at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community this holiday season. The inaugural Christmas Market will be housed there on Dec. 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. and run in conjunction with the Resort Walk on the grounds outside. Photo by Kristy Pedersen

Discover unique gifts and more at Crown Isle Christmas market

Terrific response leads to expansion of first-ever market, held in conjunction with Resort Walk

December is in full swing and Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay has embraced the Christmas season.

With the Holiday Resort Walk offering an awe-inspiring winter wonderland for visitors and residents alike, and the Gingerbread Village on display in the festively decorated Crown Isle lobby, excitement is building for the inaugural Christmas market, happening Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.

“We’ll have more than 30 vendors, with products ranging from jewellery and pottery to clothing for adults and children, soaps, candles, pottery and more,” says Crown Isle marketing manager Kristy Pedersen. “It’s a perfect place to find unique Christmas gift ideas for special people in your life.”

Great response requires expansion

The number of vendors prompted Crown Isle to add space for the market, Pedersen says. Discover numerous products on display in the ballroom, then head upstairs to the Copper Room to experience even more gift options. No time for Christmas baking? You’ll find plenty of choices, as well as an opportunity to try “shrubs,” a fresh-fruit and vinegar beverage that makes a flavourful ingredient for cocktails or salad dressings.

Sunday funday at the Resort

Want to make an evening of it? Build a trip through the colourful Resort Walk and Christmas Tree Trail – open from 5 to 8 p.m. – into your time at the market. And don’t forget to bid on the amazing gingerbread creations and gift baskets on display in the lobby. Bids will be accepted up to Dec. 18.

N.Y.-N.Y. party on tap

While the resort’s Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Day dinner sold out quickly, there’s still room at the New York New Year’s Eve Party. With New York-inspired food and cocktails, music by Easy Street and a ball drop at 9 p.m. – that’s midnight in New York – it’s sure to be a fun time. Cost is $75 per ticket, find them online at crownisle.com, call 250-703-5000 or email frontdesk@crownisle.com to reserve.

Charity donations going well

The Comox Valley Transition Society, Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley Food Bank are the beneficiaries of your generous donations of cash and non-perishable donations during the holiday events at Crown Isle.

Pedersen thanks the community for the “fund-and-foodraising” success to date. “We already had a truckload taken away to be distributed by our local food bank,” she says.

For Resort Walk schedule or other information, visit crownisle.com or check out their Facebook page.

 

Santa’s gazebo, games, and fire barrels to keep you warm are part of the scenic walking route at Crown Isle during weekend evenings in December. Photo by Kristy Pedersen

Santa’s gazebo, games, and fire barrels to keep you warm are part of the scenic walking route at Crown Isle during weekend evenings in December. Photo by Kristy Pedersen

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