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The Countdown is On

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON

With only six weeks to go until our beautiful Christmas Market, we have our designer and producer line-up ready to go. We could not be more excited about the market, which for the first time will have an extra date. On Friday 8th December from 5pm until 9pm, our Twilight Market will feature all of the same stalls, but in a special evening shopping experience. With atmospheric music, festive street food, custom cocktails and Christmas tipples, the Gourmet Food Hall will be the place to start your Christmas shopping extravaganza.

Then when your taste buds have been tempted, make your way around the stalls to stock your Christmas pantry with essentials for your home cooked feasts. Start with bottles of oil and vinegar, jars of chutney, honey and jam, spices and garlic, speciality teas and delicious sauces to bring flavour to your cooking. Follow this with a search for meats, cheeses and patés that will grace your party platters. Christmas hams, puddings, mince pies and gingerbread should also be on your Handmade shopping list, along with handmade chocolates to fill those stockings.

Once the larder is full, it’s time to focus on gifts. Delicate and statement jewellery will be on display, so you can take that little box home to place under the tree. Homewares and candles not only make great gifts, but also help to make your table sparkle for Christmas lunch. Santa will be inspired by presents for the little ones, both big and small, and several of our sellers have gifts for the hard to buy for men of the family. Even the pets are covered with accessories for the four legged family members.

Make sure you look your festive best with Summer fashion in plentiful supply, and skincare ranges from several stalls, and treat yourself to something pretty and indulgent from one of the 260 twinkly displays. Gift wrapping is also covered, with greetings cards in plentiful supply and one of our chosen charities, The Red Cross, offering a gift wrapping service for a small donation. Don’t forget to offer a gold coin donation to our other charity on the door, Send Hope Not Flowers.

And it’s not just for Friday night – the Twilight Market will be closely followed by our regular Christmas Market during the day on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am until 4pm both days. Make your list by heading to our DIRECTORY to find your favourite designers and producers and watch out for our articles, social media posts and newsletters, along with our beautiful Christmas Magazine, which will surely give you all the inspiration you need for a very merry Christmas!

Callie

Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.

MARKET DATES 2017 & 2018

  • 16 & 17SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 8*, 9 & 10DECEMBER 2017
  • 17 & 18MARCH 2018
  • 5 & 6MAY 2018
  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM
  • ENTRY IS FREE

CONTACT HANDMADE

0402 247 532
market@handmadecanberra.com.au

HANDMADE CANBERRA’S AWARDS

HANDMADE CANBERRA’S AWARDS

  • 2014
  • FINALIST: CANBERRA BUSINESS POINT CREATIVE
  • DESIGN FINALIST: TELSTRA ACT MICRO BUSINESS AWARD
  • 2013
  • WINNER: CANBERRA BUISNESS POINT CREATIVE DESIGN
  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED RETAIL
  • WINNER” TESLTRA ACT START UP AWARD
  • FINALIST: TELSTRA STATE START UP AWARD
  • 2012
  • WINNER: CANBERRA BUSINESS POINT HIGH GROWTH
  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED
  • RETAIL FINALIST: TELSTRA ACT START UP AWARD

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