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Festive Marketplace

Festive Marketplace

Dates + Times: Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, November 29, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Hewitt Athletic Centre at the Upper School

Please note: There is no Festive After Dark cocktail party this year.

Festive Marketplace is UCC’s largest parent-run fundraiser and we need your help to make this year’s event a success. Proceeds from the event are donated back to the school for special initiatives that provide direct and positive enhancements for our boys. Last year, we were able to purchase soon-to-be-installed playground equipment for the Prep School, including an outdoor tennis table, chess table and buddy bench at the Prep and build an innovative Wellbeing room at the Upper School called the PAQS (Peace and Quiet Space). 

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

New this year: Kidz Zone on Thursday, November 28!

Besides shopping opportunities from our fabulous vendors, come to the new Kidz Zone after pick up on Thursday afternoon to decorate gingerbread cookies, play carnival games, build with Legos and enjoy a cup or two of delicious hot chocolate.

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. See the list of vendors for this year’s event here.

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 on both Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.

Exciting online auction

Looking for some great gift ideas? Visit the Festive Online Auction for once-in-a-lifetime experiences and unique items. See our auction catalogue for a growing list of items. The auction opens on Monday, November 25 at 8 a.m. Please register for the auction here. You can view the catalogue of items this year here. The auction will be open for bidding until Sunday, December 1 at 9 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. Click here to see all the vendors.

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!

Bake sale donations can be dropped off at the Prep School at the Peacock Arch on Thursday, November 28 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and at the Upper School main entrance on Friday, November 29 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will be on hand to collect your baked goods.

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 Poutine and Pizza Pizza are back. Stay tuned for a list of other yummy bites to satiate the heartiest of cravings.

Lucky Draw

Do you love gingerbread houses and the Leafs? If so, buy your Lucky Draw tickets and have a chance to win Leaf tickets or a custom UCC gingerbread house. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be on sale at pick up on November 26, 27, and 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. and during Festive Marketplace in the Hewitt Athletic Centre.

Festive needs you!

Volunteers needed! We urgently need the help of our wonderful parents to make Festive Marketplace, our biggest event of the year, a success! Shifts are available on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. It’s a fun and easy way to volunteer, meet new people and share in the holiday spirit. You can choose a shift at the bake sale, café, auction, Lucky Draw, Kidz Zone, Island of Misfit Toys or take down after the event is done. We look forward to seeing you! Please click here to sign up for a volunteer shift.

Stay connected during Festive this year!

Follow along for all the fun and holiday treats during this year’s Festive Marketplace event at UCC by using the hashtag #UCCFestiveMarketplace. We want to hear from you!