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 new Merry & Bright, Red & White front entrance display that greets visitors with thousands of glimmering red and white ornaments. 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. Get captivated by the whimsical Bee Tree (an upside-down tree featuring a giant honeycomb and bee-themed ornaments) and the returning Candy Land Sweet 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 new this year is the Train Station, an entire section dedicated to trains featuring a train-around-the-tree display that runs around the tree instead of beneath it. And your littles will love MouseTown, an automated village populated and run by tiny mice.
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, jigsaw puzzles, Coca-Cola collectables, gnomes and nutcrackers in all sizes and styles. There’s even an area dedicated to our furry friends! Petland, is decked out with pet-themed tree ornaments, cushions and stockings. 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 edible Food Crayons (from Montreal) — you just “sharpen” the crayon to add pizzazz to meals.
Bring your list and let The Christmas Store at Potters put you in a holiday frame of mind!
19158 48 Avenue
Open now, through December 24
Mon and Tues: 9am – 6pm
Wed – Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 6pm