hello CHRISTMAS MARKETS
I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet and I’m dropping the C-bomb all over the place BUT if you’re calendar is anything like mine, you’ll be getting booked up quickly and I have some VERY important dates to share with you.
So, grab your diary and start getting excited about Christmas shopping because I’m about to tell you about some mighty lovely. festive events I’ll be taking my little stall of Sunshine too this year! YAY!
Norwich Makers Christmas Market
Norwich Makers Market is back at St Thomas's for their annual Christmas Market showcasing the designers, makers, illustrators, artists, ceramicists, printmakers and much much more!
Deerly Beloved will be running the cafe and providing sumptuous cakes and savouries and there will be goodie bags for the first 20 through the door to kick off the festivities! Hope to see you there!
Cambride Made Etsy Christmas Market
29th & 30th November
Cambridge Made return to St Andrews Street baptist church for the fourth year of our popular Christmas Fair, an Etsy Made Local event.
At least 45 designer-makers from Cambridge and East Anglia will be joining us across the three days - including Cambridge Made favourites and a host of exciting new makers. We've hand-picked our selection to represent the best of the area, with the aim of creating a one-stop destination for your Christmas gift shopping! What will you find?
• Handmade jewellery to suit all tastes.
• Knitted, crochet and textile accessories.
• Stunning original Christmas cards and decorations.
• Individual ceramics and glassware.
• Gifts for bike lovers and book lovers.
• Beautiful wood products worked by hand.
• Original prints and artwork by our favourite artists.
• Contemporary designer homewares.
• Organic handmade bath and body products and gift sets.
• Quirky and unusual items you won't spot anywhere else.
• And lots more!
Join us for some genuine seasonal magic, browse the stalls, chat with our friendly makers and then have a sit down with a hot drink and a sneaky mince pie or pastry in the adjoining cafe. We always pull out all the stops to make our Christmas Fair the loveliest event we can, but this year we've found a few extra stops down the back of the sofa and pulled them out too!
Keep an eye on this page as we bring you gift guides and news of our makers over the coming weeks. We're looking forward to meeting you!
FIND OUT MORE & JOIN THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK HERE.
Brighton Etsy Made Local
Brighton’s iconic Dome is once again host to the Brighton Etsy Seller’s Team’s annual Christmas market, which is back for the 5th consecutive year with over 70 local designers, makers and artists selling their work this December. The carefully curated market will feature the most unique, high quality gifts to get you Christmas-ready.
Whoever you’re looking to buy for and whatever you’re looking to find you’re sure to discover it here; from homewares and jewellery to skincare and art, the fair will be bursting with stylish, contemporary items.
The Etsy Made Local - Brighton market will be taking place at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 1st December. It's FREE! No need for tickets for admission just come down and shop on the day. We are open 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm. There may be short queue to get in so please allow time for this.
The aim of the event is to encourage everyone to shop local and independent this Christmas, promoting the value of handmade and connecting the customer with the maker.
The market is part of the national Etsy Made Local event, with other teams across the country hosting similar events on the same day showcasing their own local talent. It is an exciting opportunity to find beautiful gifts away from the high street, while getting all of your Christmas shopping done in one day!
Photo from last years market by Oh Someday
Norwich Etsy Made Local
We are excited to be collaborating with Etsy again and holding Etsy Made Local 2018 at The Assembly House!
With over 30 super talented designers, makers, illustrators and printmakers it's going to be the perfect place to pick up your pressies!
Crafty Fox Christmas Market - Brixton
Sunday 16th December
CHRISTMAS POP UPS
As well as being lucky enough to be at these FIVE fabulous events, you’ll also be ale to find a bit of Sunshine at these wonderful new Pop-Up shops this Christmas!
Handmade Nottingham Pop Up Shop
A long time, favourite Sunshine stockist, Rhea at Handmade Nottingham has just opened an AMAZING, super-sized pop up shop right in the heart of Nottingham City Centre!
Norwich Local Makers Pop Up Shop
A festive pop-up shop featuring homewares, jewellery, cards, wrap, gifts, kidswear, ceramics + more from a selection of hand-picked local makers.
Phew! That’s a whole lot of Christmas Shopping info and inspo right there! I hope you can make some of the events and I get to see your lovely faces over the festive season!
Can’t make it?
OR if the idea of hitting the shops terrifies you and you’d rather stay in your PJs and shop from the comfort of your sofa (who can blame you!?), then check out the full range of Sunshine online…
That’s enough festive frolicking for now… I’ll be back soon with a peek at some of my faves from this years Christmas Sunshine selection!