YANA Christmas Crackers

For over twenty years, YANA has welcomed the holiday season by making and selling Christmas Crackers in support of local children and families.

Every year, 5,000 crackers are lovingly handcrafted by volunteers and filled with the usual delights. 50 crackers have special prizes, including one with an extra special grand prize- A breathtaking diamond ring donated by Mark the Gold Guy and appraised by Tim Haley.

We are incredibly grateful to Somers Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities for their sponsorship of the 2023 Christmas Crackers! This generous support allows 100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser to be directed to accommodation and travel funding support for YANA families.


As of Thursday, December 21, 2023 Crackers are SOLD OUT at ALL locations! 

See the story of our 2023 Grand Prize winner here.

Thank you to our 2023 Christmas Crackers sponsor, Somers Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities whose generosity allowed 100% of every sale to be directed to accommodation and travel funding support for YANA families, and to prize donors Mark the Gold Guy and Tim from Simply Timeless for their neverending sparkly support! Huge gratitude as well to all volunteers, retail location staff, and Cracker purchasers in the Comox Valley and beyond for making this fundraiser a huge success again this year!

Watch for 2024 Christmas Crackers to go on sale on November 12, 2024!

Learn to make a YANA Christmas Cracker

Thank you to our volunteer Christmas Crackers Coordinator, Robbie Rusk, and to her crew of talented crafters for completing 2023 crackers!  At-home crafting of 2024 crackers will begin in January 2024. If you are interested in helping make Christmas crackers for 2024, please email christmascrackers@yanacomoxcalley.com or complete the YANA Volunteer Form.