Christmas Craft Fairs, Markets and Pop-Up Shops
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
Posted by Jenny Hudson
Every year I plan to have all my Christmas shopping completed in November so that I can sit back and enjoy the festivities. Every year this plan fails and this year is no different. I’m currently repeating my annual pattern which includes ‘making a good run at it’ and then getting stuck with one or two pesky gifts. Somewhere along the way panic will set in. I’m particularly good at this last part.
If you still have people to buy for (panic or no panic) then check out these Christmas fairs, markets and pop-ups.
Clutter City Christmas Craftacular
This weekend Clutter City is back with their big Christmas Craftacular. Find unusual and unique gifts and items including jewellery, illustrations, clothing, home decor and hand-stitched goods made by an army of independent artists and crafters. And if fancy dabbling in some festive crafts, workshops will take place throughout the day.
Eastern European melodies from Klezmerized, folk tunes from The Loose Leaf Drifters and vintage records from Pearl’s Music Box will keep you entertained as you shop. And when you’re all shopped out sit back and relax in the auditorium or bar and watch a Christmas film or two.
What: Clutter City Christmas Craftacular
When: Saturday 10 December
What Time: 10am to 4pm
Where: Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts Street, Norwich
What Else: Entry is free but there will be a small charge for the Pins and Needles Workshop
We Make London Christmas Pop Up Shopping Experience
Also this Saturday We Make London is hosting a Christmas Pop Up Shopping Experience. As you arrive you will be greeted with a personal shopping gift guide. This will include a map of the fair, a useful guide to the designers and a helpful gift guide with gift suggestions for friends and family. A personal shopping team will be on hand to offer advice and suggestions throughout the day.
Browse through over 80 stalls of handmade goodies from some of the UK’s most talented makers. Gift Wrap HQ will be offering a free Christmas wrapping service for items purchased at the fair.
Visit the workshop area to make fun festive gifts and enjoy handmade decorations, ceramics, cakes and preserves in the Christmas stage area.
And don’t to forget to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning over £500 worth of designer goodies. The first 50 entries will receive a We Make London goody bag. So get in there quickly.
What: We Make London Christmas Pop Up Shopping Experience
When: Saturday 10 December
What Time: 11am until 5pm
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, BAC, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN
What Else: Adults £2, Children Free
[Top pic from Clutter City]