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Don't Miss the Bradshaws Christmas Open House!

Our customers mark this date on their calendars months in advance so they won't miss the Annual Bradshaws Christmas Open House. They come every year with their mothers, daughters, sisters, husbands and friends...

Friday November 4th, 2016 | 5 pm-8 pm
(please note: this is on FRIDAY, not Thursday as it has been in the past)

This is the night where we have all kinds of delicious, holiday inspired food samplings, hot new gift-giving ideas, the most incredible assortment of holiday giftware, kitchenware and entertaining items, door prizes AND your FIRST look at our award-winning Christmas window displays!

NEW this year - we will be giving away a $500 shopping spree at Bradshaws to one lucky shopper!! We will also be giving away incredible door prizes from Le Creuset, Crabtree & Evelyn, Stonewall Kitchen, Joseph Joseph, Staub, Trudeau, Michel Design Works and more! Plus receive a FREE gift with purchase! Please, do not miss this event!!

To tempt you with a few of our delicious tastings and new product demos...


Sample the new Apple Flats Maple and Crabapple cocktail mixes from Wellesley paired with Stratford's own Junction 56 Moonshine in a special cocktail created just for our Open House! Appleflats is a quickly growing new business that started with a single Crab Apple tree and a simple family tradition. 15 years later, they are producing delicious Organic Crab Apple Jelly and unique, premium cocktail mixes for restaurants and retailers, all made in Wellesley, Ontario! If you haven't tried their products yet, now is your chance, and we know you're going to love them! Follow them on facebook, instagramand twitter.

Maple and Moonshine?! What could be better! Come and taste it to believe that you are going to love this very Canadian cocktail. Junction 56is a small batch distillery that opened just over 1 year ago and already has a large, local following and a bronze metal from the American Distilling Institute under their belt. Follow them on facebook, instagramand twitter.

Chat with chef Yva Santini, of Pazzo Taverna, as she shows us how to make authentic, homemade pasta and reveals her own kitchen must-haves! Make sure to pick up your coupon to enjoy 2 for 1 pasta from Pazzo Taverna to use after the Open House and finish off the evening right!

Sample delicious home baked treats from Perfect Pastry served with gourmet Stonewall Kitchen preserves and condiments! Perfect Pastry offers all-natural, small-batch frozen pastry products that once defrosted, rolls out and bakes like a dream! Tracey Pritchard, proprietor, is a former Toronto caterer, food writer, restauranteur and consultant with over 30 years experience in the business. Now living in Stratford, Tracey continues her passion for feeding and educating people about good food and how to prepare it. Follow her on facebook and instagram!

Stonewall Kitchen Specialty Foods is a favourite with our customers, from gourmet jams and sauces, savoury aioli to specialty and gluten-free mixes. Get a taste of some of their brand new products as well as classic favourites at our Open House!

Good Grieves Scottish Shortbread - Waterloo, Ontario

New to our shop is Good Grieves Old Fashioned Scottish Shortbread - Handmade in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada! We just LOVE having new Canadian brands to talk about. And trust us, this is the real deal... Somehow a box of this shortbread just "disappeared" soon after we opened it to sample it's buttery goodness. You will LOVE giving this Canadian-made gift to all your family and friends this holiday season.

We also be joined by local florist, Stratford Blooms! She will have a festive assortment of mini potted cypress trees and a mix of gorgeous, fresh wreaths available to make your holiday decorating so easy! Wreaths include round and square boxwood, magnolia and noble fir. Follow them on Facebook for your daily dose of flower power!

This gorgeous Le Creuset Bonbon French Oven is just one of MANY incredible door prizes to be won on the night of our Open House!

So, have we convinced you yet? Now put this date on your calendar and join us for the celebration!