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Give the Gift of Handmade this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Handmade this Holiday Season

Brantford is booming with holiday arts and crafts fairs and open houses, which means it’s the perfect time to cross some names off your shopping list and give the gift of local and handmade. Support your community and come out to one of these local events to learn more about the makers and small business owners in your community. Have another holiday craft fair in Brantford and area to share with us? Post in the comments below.

Brantford Potters’ Guild Christmas Pottery Sale

Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3

Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey Street, Brantford

Admission: FREE

The annual Brantford Potters’ Guild Christmas Pottery Sale is a unique shopping experience highlighting the work of local potters. There is something for everyone, including mugs, bowls, plates, platters, decorative pieces, and Christmas ornaments. This event also includes the Empty Bowls program; buy a bowl and support the Brantford Food Bank (make sure to come early, as they always sell out).

The sale is open on Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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RISE to the Occasion Winter Artisan Market

December 2 to December 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Rise Centre, 411 Elgin Street, Brantford

Admission: $2 (kids 12 and under get free entry)

The Missing Children’s Society of Canada presents the first annual RISE to the Occasion Winter Artisan Market. The market will showcase handmade pieces from surrounding areas with all entry and booth proceeds benefitting the Missing Children’s Society of Canada.

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Holiday Multi-Vendor Expo

December 2 to December 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris

Admission: FREE

Explore booths from 120 vendors ranging from local artists, craftsmen, small businesses, and home party professionals. 

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Boys & Girls Club of Brantford Christmas Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2 Edge Street, Brantford

Admission: FREE

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Brantford for their very first Christmas Market with a variety of vendors and items for sale.

 

Santafest Marketplace

December 8 to December 9, 2017

Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris

Admission: $2 (kids 12 and under get free entry)

Enjoy the second annual indoor Christmas gift fair at the Paris Fairgrounds. This event provides a platform for local artisans, crafts, and small businesses, and gives individuals the chance to shop local and support their community. This is a craft fair you will not want to miss!

The Night Fair will be on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the Day Fair will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Christmas Gift Fair

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford

Admission: FREE

Find great gifts all made with love from some fantastic local makers and local entrepreneurs. Show up early – the first 30 guests to visit will get a swag bag!

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MOXIE: BODY VIP Holiday Sale

Sunday, December 10, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Moxie Home Collection, 123 Lyons Avenue, Brantford

Admission: FREE

Join Moxie Home Collection for their annual VIP holiday sale. Grab a glass of champagne and snack while getting your Christmas shopping done. There will be loads of premade gift baskets ranging from $50-$150, and lots of candles, mini salts, and scrubs that would make perfect stocking stuffers.

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2nd Annual Last Minute Christmas Market

Sunday, December 17, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Oakhill Urban Market, 649 Colborne Street West, Brantford

Admission: FREE

Come out and support over 90 artisans and entrepreneurs, and get some last minute holiday shopping done. There will be door prize raffles and a kid’s craft corner.

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Craft Shows , Shop Local , Shop Homemade , Christmas Crafts , Christmas Shopping

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