We are back to let you know about three more fantastic local events coming up over the next week! If you are local to St Ives there are lots of exciting things happening in town this weekend including the Snowman Festival trail and a Pop-up Market at Little Acre Kitchen. Just across the border Ashwell Makers’ Market will be taking place with 14 independent creatives showcasing their wares – and next Friday in Cambridge sees the first Robinson College Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day. Also, a reminder that Histon Handmade is on this Saturday 24th November 2018 – you can find a full list of traders here.
Hundreds of snowmen will be appearing across St Ives this weekend as the annual Snowman Festival trail kicks off on Saturday 24th and St Ives Town Initiative have once again teamed up with the Christmas lights committee to bring the popular lights switch-on and Christmas market event to the town on Sunday 25th. On Sunday you can expect to find Santa’s grotto, a Children’s funfair, market stalls dedicated to selling local crafts and produce alongside an Italian market, live entertainment and much more! The lights switch on will be at 5PM – by the one and only Father Christmas – followed by a fireworks display. Find out more and RSVP to the event here.
If you are in town then don’t miss the Christmas Shopping Pop-Up at Little Acre Kitchen (7 Crown Street, St Ives PE27 5EB). On Sunday they are hosting their first Christmas pop-up from 6-10PM – head over for festive cocktails, food and music whilst browsing the stalls. You can expect to find bespoke Christmas wreaths and table centrepieces from Hall & Co. Event Design, jewellery, crystals and gifts from Manifest Magick, chocolate and cakes from One Part Love Bakery, and macramé wall hangings and gifts from Eclectic Stone. Find out more and RSVP to the event here.
Just half a mile across the Cambridgeshire border in Hertfordshire, Ashwell Makers Market will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 6-9PM at The Bushel and Strike in Ashwell (15 Mill St, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 5LY). There will be 14 independent creatives from the Ashwell region taking part showcasing jewellery, prints, ceramics, homewares, children’s clothes and mid-century inspired furniture. For the full list of makers check out the flyer below and head over to Facebook to find out more!
We are excited to let you know about the first ever Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day taking place at Robinson College (Grange Rd, Cambridge CB3 9AN) on Friday 30th November 2018 from 12-7PM. The fair will be located in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building where you can expect to find high quality and bespoke products from a range of local independent businesses and producers. Enjoy festive food and drink – including mulled wine and mince pies – whilst browsing the stands and attractions. Shop jewellery, clothing and glassware as well as a selection of Christmas gifts and decorations. There are 30 exhibitors including Pablo & Green, Janet Powell, Roxana de Rond, Naomi Davies, Detola & Geek, Top Tots Boutique – and our members Birgitte Bruun, Divine Decadence Jewellery and Little Tinkers Gifts.
The Mayor of Cambridge will be opening the fair at 12PM and the first 20 customers through the doors can expect to receive a free goodie bag! Children will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and get their faces painted – and Christmas Carols will be performed by the extremely talented Robinson College Chapel Choir. Money has been raised for the event by the exhibitors which will be donated to local charity Arthur Rank Hospice on the day. The event is open to the general public and free to attend. Find out more and RSVP to the event here.
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