Christmas Arts & Craft Fairs and Events – Take A Look!

Now that Christmas is nearly upon us (where has the time gone?), there are many festive activities going on for us to enjoy.  One lovely option is to pay a visit to an art and craft fair or event; a great way to have a go yourself at making Christmas decoratoins or to get some Christmas shopping done for unique and inspiring presents – pop in and see Madame Treacle in the Artists Open Houses.  Here is a round-up of events in our local area; do check your local event listings for details of others up and down the country.

Artists Open Houses – Brighton, Sat 10th & Sun 11th December.
Final weekend!  Madame Treacle is exhibiting at 99 Dichling Rise, 9am-6pm.  Come along for some festive cheer!

Madame Treacle's stand at Artist's Open Houses, Brighton

Madame Treacle’s stand at Artist’s Open Houses, Brighton

Christmas At The Royal Pavilion – Brighton, daily till Jan 4th – magical at any time, the Pavilion has been transformed with glittering decorations and trees.  There are drop-in activities and a themed trail for children.

Christmas wreath-making workshop – Arundel, Fri 9th December – what a lovely way to spend a day!   Learn the wire and moss technique to make a natural base and enjoy spending the morning decorating your wreath with traditional greenery, or in a contemporary style. A variety of pine cones, ribbons, berries, orange slices,cinnamon sticks, and more will be available plus friendly advice to make your wreath really special.

SO satisfying when you've made it yourself!

SO satisfying when you’ve made it yourself!

Christmas Craft Fair – Brighton, Sun 11th December, 11am-4pm – free children’s craft table, face painting, live performances plus a host of stalls bearing handmade gifts and festive goodies.

A Country Christmas With Home & Vintage – Sat 10th December, 10am-3pm – come to Grayswood for a day filled with lots of beautiful things to get you & your home ready for the festive season including Christmas decorations, fresh flower wreaths, gifts for that someone special & lots of vintage treasures. Mulled wine, mince pies, carols..perfect!

Johnny Loves June Christmas Vintage & Handmade Fair – Worthing, Sun 11th Dec – from 11am – 4pm, come along to this Christmas Vintage and Handmade Fair at the fabulous Worthing Dome. Live entertainment throughout the day, Vintage/Retro homewares, clothes, accessories, Beautiful handmade gifts. Vintage beauty salon, pop-up tearoom, children’s activities all in the iconic setting.

Pavilion Skaters by Paul Cox Photographic

Pavilion Skaters by Paul Cox Photographic

Ice Skating At The Royal Pavilion, till 15th Jan 2017 – okay, so it has nothing to do with arts, crafts or buying handmade goods…but it’s skating at the Pavilion! Beautiful, fun and festive – get your skates on.

Local Makers Market On Brighton Pier – Sat 10th – 11th & Sat 17th – 18th December –  Supporting locally sourced produce from the Brighton & Hove area there will be stalls with food and drink, toys, crafts, clothing and art as well as free live entertainment, a Santa’s Grotto and snow machines!

We hope that some of these events will inspire you to find others going on in your own local area.  They provide a wonderful opportunity for you to get creative or simply to enjoy the creativity of others…and it’s such a lovely Christmassy thing to do with the family!  Enjoy!

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