Every fall, over nine bustling weeks, BC’s busiest elves prepare Potters Nurseries and its 28,000 square-foot space with all things Christmas. Santa’s workshop is readied, the lights in Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ House are turned on and Western Canada’s largest Christmas store throws open its doors.
Potters’ buyers have shopped the world, keeping an eye out for the most unique items with that holiday “wow” factor. The South Surrey store brims with colourful ornaments, wreaths, garlands and the very latest in Christmas lighting – from battery-operated lights for wreaths to tree light sets in various themes.
Dazzling though Potters’ décor may be, this is also a sweet spot for quirky gifts. They’ve got stocking stuffers (think decks of cards featuring superheroes, a battery-operated train in a tin, zoom helicopters, equestrian-related baubles for the tree), the ultimate pair of gardening gloves for your green-thumbed relative and fun culinary-themed gifts such as bacon ketchup — something for everyone on your list.
On weekends, festive live music enhances the holiday spirit, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus making appearances at the store (10 am to 3 pm Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm Sundays) through mid-December. The Christmas Store at Potters is located at 19158 48th Avenue in Surrey.