Decked for the holidays, the Gardens at Qualicum Beach hosted a successful Christmas Market, welcoming talented artists and artisans from all over Parksville Qualicum Beach and up Island.

Decked for the holidays, the Gardens at Qualicum Beach hosted a successful Christmas Market, welcoming talented artists and artisans from all over Parksville Qualicum Beach and up Island.

Craft fair heralds the holidays at Qualicum residence

Christmas came early to the Gardens at Qualicum Beach this December, getting everyone into the holiday spirit.

Decked for the holidays, the Qualicum Beach residence played host to a successful Christmas Market, welcoming talented artists and artisans from all over Parksville Qualicum Beach and up Island.

Of course, music is intricately woven with the holidays, so the Gardens team called upon local favourites Sax Appeal to set the scene, while the talented culinary teams created some delicious treats for all to enjoy, says Billy Jolicoeur, Community Relations Manager.

The Christmas craft fair provided an opportunity to welcome the community to the Gardens and share the joys of the season.

From hand-crafted dolls and knitting to delicate ornaments and culinary treats, residents and visitors alike appreciated the chance to check off their holiday shopping list with unique, hand-crafted gifts.

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The craft fair illustrates how connected the Gardens is with the local community. Centrally located and just steps from the village, the retirement residence offers an inviting setting and a full suite of residential options, from independent living to assisted and residential care, depending on your care needs.

Whether you choose the smaller footprint of a studio suite or a spacious two-bedroom, each features a kitchenette, walk-in shower and your own private balcony, ideal for enjoying a little downtime or a visit with friends.

After all, one of the most significant benefits residents appreciate is their newfound time, without the burden of home maintenance and daily chores, to explore new activities and indulge passions for hobbies that may have fallen by the wayside.

And remember those Christmas treats we mentioned? That’s just a sample of the delicious creations the culinary team shares with residents daily. The array of three-course lunch and dinner menus changes with the seasons, while the executive chef and team pull out all the stops for monthly special event meals.

To book your visit to the Gardens at Qualicum Beach, call 250-752-2818.

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Gardens at Qualicum Beach Christmas craft fair provided an opportunity to welcome the community to the Gardens and share the joys of the season.

Gardens at Qualicum Beach Christmas craft fair provided an opportunity to welcome the community to the Gardens and share the joys of the season.

The talented Gardens at Qualicum Beach culinary teams created delicious treats for all to enjoy.

The talented Gardens at Qualicum Beach culinary teams created delicious treats for all to enjoy.