CHRISTMAS IN THE MANGER
Saturday, November 23
Sunday, November 24
10 am- 4 pm
Main Hall and RCMP Barn - Saanich Fairground
$2 admission (children 12 and under free)
More than 130 vendors are coming together at the festive Saanich Fair’s annual “Christmas in the Manger” juried craft fair to offer you their handcrafted, homemade and homegrown artisan wares to help fill your holiday shopping lists and Santa’s stockings.
Handmade treasures await for both young and young at heart.
Gingerbread Playhouse and Santas Anonymous
Come on down to the Gingerbread Playhouse in the RCMP Barn – there’s lots for kids to do! Santa will be sitting on his roost all day to listen to Christmas wishes (Mrs. Claus will be also be on hand). Photo ops with Santa and the Gingerbread man! Children will enjoy the colouring area or cozying up to the fireplace to read a book. And we have some special draws for some beautiful handknit children’s sweaters and other toys too (a small donation to Santas Anonymous would be appreciated). The Gingerbread Playhouse is managed by CFAX Santas Anonymous volunteers, a year-round children's charity that helps up to 1,500 families each Christmas. Children receive toys and food hampers are provided for the family to enjoy the holiday season. Drop by and meet these wonderful volunteers!
Live Animal Display
Children will love meeting our live farm animals sheltered just outside the main doors of the RCMP Barn, including chickens, a turkey, goats, sheep and alpacas!
Early starters can begin your craft fair adventure with bacon and egg sandwiches or muffins (and coffee, of course).
In the Main Hall café you can enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, cheese burger, hot sirloin beef dip or chicken strips – vegetarian and vegan options like vegetable soup and green salads as well.
Over in the RCMP Barn, relish some chili and a bun or a jumbo hot dog, accompanied by vegetable soup and greens salads.
Both locations offer a range of hot and cold beverages – kids (and adults too) can enjoy hot chocolate at the RCMP Barn café.
This year’s food services are provided by Connoisseur Catering.
The Gift of Music
What’s better than the gift of music? We have added some excellent local musicians for your entertainment at Christmas in the Manger. On Saturday and Sunday Brad Prevedoros (www.manzanitaproductions.com) will be playing in the Main Hall on both while Brandy Moore (www.brandymoore.ca) will entertain shoppers in the RCMP Barn. Both artists will have their CDs on sale.
Lots of free parking too!
For more information visit www.saanichfair.ca or call 250-652-3314
Interested in Being a Vendor?
Categories that are full: knitting/crochet, sewing, soap, jams/jellies, beeswax, lavender