It goes without saying that, with less than 3 weeks to go before Christmas, it is shaping up to be a VERY busy weekend for art and crafts aficionados. The list below is but a selection of events I came across but I have tried to include something for everyone’s taste: from pagan traditions to a Ukrainian Christmas – it’s all here:
Woodroffe High School 2nd Annual Craft Sale (Ottawa)
December 5 (9 am to 3 pm)
40 Vendors of original crafts, a student café for coffee and lunch, as well as a poinsettia sale are part of the 2nd Woodroffe High Annual Craft Sale (2410 Georgina Drive).
Sir Winston Churchill Spectacular Spectacle Craft Fair (Nepean)
December 5 (8:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Sir Winston Churchill Public School is located at 49 Mulvagh Ave.
Overbrook Christmas Craft and Food Sale (Ottawa)
December 5 (10 am to 2 pm).
More than 20 vendors will be awaiting you at the Overbrook Community Centre with a selection of fine crafts and baked goods (33 Quill Street).
Foster Fine Furniture Open House (Wakefield)
December 5 (2 pm to 9 pm)
Foster Fine Furniture in Wakefield (16 Trowsse Road, off Rockhurst Rd) is proud to reveal their new showroom filled with their latest pieces of handmade furniture.
Urban Craft (Ottawa)
December 5 (10 am to 4 pm)
Urban Craft features 50 vendors from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and beyond. The event is held at the Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Ave., Ottawa)
Cumberland Christmas Market
December 5 (9 am to 4 pm)
The Cumberland Christmas Market will be held in no less than 3 different (indoor) locations: 1115 Dunning Road, 2620 Market Street and 2557 Old Montreal Road (all in Cumberland Village)
Watson’s Mill Annual Christmas Craft Market (Manotick)
December 5 (10 am to 4 pm) & 6 (10 am to 3 pm)
This will be the last of the three weekends of the Annual Christmas Market at Watson’s Mill in Manotick. Vendors will be set up in both the carriage shed and the actual mill; the latter is not heated so visitors are advised to dress appropriately! Watson’s Mill is located at 5525 Dickinson Road in Manotick.
St. Paul’s United Church Festive Fair (Carp)
December 5 (10 am to 1 pm)
The festive fair includes a bake table, jams, jellies, crafts, a silent auction and tasty entrees such as soups and stews. St. Paul’s is located at 3760 Carp Road in Carp.
St. Mark the Evangelist Church Christmas Craft and Bake Sale (Ottawa)
December 5 (noon to 6 pm)
Expect to find handmade jewellery, gifts, cards, jams, baked goods, delicious Egyptian food, and kids activities at St. Mark’s (1606 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa). This event is hosted by the St. Mark and St. Mary of Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church.
Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar (Ottawa)
December 6 (noon to 2:30 pm)
The Ukrainian Women’s League are hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Shrine (952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa); apart from arts and crafts, visitors can expect to find a selection of traditional Ukrainian food (for eat-in or take-out) such as perogies, borsht and cabbage rolls.
Tree of Life Celtic Yule Holiday Craft Fair (Ottawa)
December 6 (3 pm to 7 pm)
This unique craft fair honours the pagan earth-based spiritual traditions of Yule, from which Christmas was derived. A time honoured Yule tradition with 40 participating vendors who focus on the spiritual, psychic and healing crafts. Door prizes will be handed out to every 10th guest and live Celtic harp music will be performed by Richards Hanna, so head on over to the Bronson Centre at 211 Bronson Ave.
That’s it for now, folks, have a creative week and don’t forget to support local!