The spooky season has come to its eerie end, and the most magical time of the year is nearly upon us.
The largest Christmas store in Western Canada has already opened its doors to customers for the holiday season, offering a wild and unique selection of festive gifts and decorating ideas.
Located in South Surrey, the 28,000-square-foot Potters Nursery garden centre has been transformed into The Christmas Store where customers can find thousands of holiday-related items. The Potters team says they spend the entire year searching the globe for unique merchandise, which makes their selection so diverse. Some of the items include ornaments, designer trees, collectibles, stocking stuffers, food items and much more.
Glean decorating inspiration from the new Merry & Bright, Red & White front entrance display, greeting visitors with thousands of glimmering red and white ornaments. Then, venture into the 3,000-square-foot Dark Room, illuminated by more than 75 different Christmas-themed canvas paintings and over 60 different Christmas-themed water lanterns.
There is also a new Bee Tree (an upside-down tree featuring a giant honeycomb and bee-themed ornaments), as well as 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, donuts, cupcakes and more).
New this year is the Train Station, an entire section devoted to trains with an unconventional train-around-the-tree display—a train that runs around the tree instead of under it. Also new is MouseTown, an automated village populated and run by tiny mice.
The massive shop also includes an impressive inventory of toys, jigsaw puzzles, games, Coca-Cola collectibles (including ornaments and figures), Christmas stockings (more than 50 styles), and unique items for those hard-to-buy-for adults.
For the foodies in your life, the Gourmet Food area offers thousands of rare and special products, including hot chocolate from Montreal’s Gourmet Village (available in seven different colours and flavours); dessert toppings (including ice cream sauces in tasty flavours such as Banana Bread); locally-made jellies and syrups from Krause Berry Farms and The Preservatory; maple syrup and maple butter from Muskoka Lodge.
Between now and Dec. 24, kids can stay on the “nice list” by tracking good deeds using “Santa’s Report Card,” available free for the asking.
Find out more about Potters on their website.
The Christmas Store at Potters is located at 19158 48th Ave. in Surrey. It is open daily through Dec. 24 on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.