People taking the self-guided Country Christmas Tour in Cedar-Yellow Point can see glassware created by Ted Jolda.

Cedar and Yellow Point artisans open doors for Country Christmas Tour

Self-guided Country Christmas Tour features galleries, artist studios, farms and shops - 18 destinations.

Artisans in Cedar and Yellow Point are inviting the public to take a peek inside their studios, galleries and shops during the annual Country Christmas Tour.

Visitors on the self-guided tour can also stop by local farms such as Hazelwood Herb Farm, Fredrich’s Honey or Yellow Point Cranberries Farm and Gift Store.

This year’s tour features 18 destinations.

Kathy Holmes, marketing coordinator for the event, said the tour offers an eclectic mix of wares for people to peruse.

“It’s great meeting the artists, going into their place of business and getting to meet the people who created it (the art),” she said.

Advice she’d give to people who have never taken the self-guided tour before – just do it.

“Start at No. 1 and pack your car full of friends. Make sure your trunk is empty so you have room for all your purchases,” she said. “Spend a day in Cedar-Yellow Point.”

While taking the tour, Holmes said people can also enjoy the natural beauty of the area and stop at places like Roberts Memorial Park or enjoy the drive along country roads.

The self-guided Country Christmas Tour – Cedar-Yellow Point, hosted by the Cedar Yellow Point Artisans’ Association, runs Nov. 24-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured artists include the Ted Jolda Gallery, Trillium Arts, Fern and Feather Gardens, ironworker Anthony Cateaux’s studio, Paint Chica and more. There are quilters, painters, glass blowers and sculptors on the tour.

Brochures are available online at or people can pick up copies at Tourism Nanaimo, the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, the Crow and Gate Pub, the Bowen Park Activity Centre or Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

For more information, please go to

Just Posted

UPDATED: Another section of Bruce Avenue closing for construction

New curbs, gutters, lighting installation will detour traffic to Howard Avenue for three weeks

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Snowbirds put on a show, not a military exercise

Letter writer responds to a letter that questioned the idea of celebrating militarism

Year-long volunteer program aims to empower Vancouver Island youths

Federally funded Youth 20/20 Can involves young people aged 15-30

V.I. Raiders earn a win against Okanagan Sun

Five interceptions help Nanaimo to a 37-13 victory Saturday at Caledonia Park

VIU staff go rock-hunting in Nanaimo for grade-school geology courses

University’s earth science department creating introductory teaching kits for schools

UPDATED: Nanaimo pumped for Red Bull Pump Track World Championship event

Nanaimo’s Ben Leslie wins men’s division of world qualifier at Steve Smith Bike Park

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

Island murder victim’s mom expresses outrage over mental fitness decision of the accused

Smith vows to keep fighting until justice served for Descoteau

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Warrant issued for man who wielded machete across from Nanaimo’s tent city last year

William Robert Francis Carrigan failed to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo on Tuesday

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

Most Read