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Festive Marketplace

Festive After Dark

After a hugely successful event last year – the Festive After Dark cocktail party is back again! This is an exciting cocktail party for the UCC Prep and Upper School parent community to kick off the holiday season together!

Buy your ticket and enjoy an evening of festive cocktails and yummy hors d’oeuvres, in a relaxed atmosphere with your friends, new and old, in the UCC parent community. You can also get a head start on your holiday shopping, with more than 40 fabulous vendors, and bid on exclusive silent auction items.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Location: UCC Hewitt Athletic Centre
Ticket price includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Buy your tickets here – Adults only

Festive Marketplace

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Festive Marketplace is the Parents’ Organization (PO) and Prep Parents’ Organization’s (PPO) biggest fundraiser of the year. All funds go towards school initiatives that benefit our boys. Recent projects made possible by PO and PPO contributions include new furniture in the Massey Quad at the Upper School and in the Prep’s Bitove Lounge, the Atkins Family Design Lab at the Upper School as well as investing in live streaming capabilities for the whole school.

Festive Marketplace is an exciting day for the UCC community. It features exclusive vendors, silent auction items, lucky draws, a delicious bake sale, a Festive Café and so much more!

One of a Kind Shopping

Festive Marketplace features over 40 hand-picked vendors, offering beautiful and unique items at a variety of price points. Come and find fashion, jewelry, home decor, toys, food, skin care, pet items and more for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

This year we are looking for a few new vendors that feature gifts and novelty items for boys and men, sports merchandise, and/or tech items. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, know a great retail business or have a suggestion for a must-have vendor, please contact Yvonne Crawford at UCCfestive@gmail.com for a vendor application form.

Vendors will be featured at both the Festive After Dark Cocktail party in the evening on Nov. 29 and all day at Festive Marketplace on Nov. 30.

Exciting Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is the biggest fundraising part of Festive. This year it will be run online so it’s even easier to bid on the great items, tickets and experiences generously donated by the UCC community!

The auction will open for bidding on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 a.m. and close on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:00 p.m.   

Mouth-watering Bake Sale

The bake sale is a Festive favourite for both parents and students! It is stocked with home-baked goods, candy bags, Amazing Donuts, Lollicake cake-pops and so much more! Buy a mouth-watering treat to eat while you shop or pick up dessert for an upcoming dinner party – this tasty table will be hard to resist.

Calling All Bakers!

We’d love your homemade treats for our bake sale! We are looking for cookies, cupcakes, squares, loaves, pies, cakes, brownies or anything else you would like to contribute. Not a baker? We happily accept store-bought treats!

Delicious Festive Café

The Festive Café is a great place to stop for a bite to eat with your friends or to get some extra energy as you shop the vendor tables. This year fan favourites Smokes Poutine and Pizza Pizza are back. Stay tuned for a list of other yummy bites to satiate the heartiest of cravings.

Gingerbread Lucky Draw

A beautiful gingerbread house is awarded to a Lucky Draw winner each year at Festive Marketplace. The boys are always anxious to see which part of the UCC campus the baker will choose to replicate each year. Here is a photo of last years “Gingerbread Prep”.


Come back later to see the exciting list of UCC entertainment happening throughout the day!