'Tis the Season for Niagara Craft Shows
Only 63 days until Saint Nicholas comes to town. We've handpicked our three favourite Niagara Christmas Craft Shows for all of those special people on your "nice" list:
Ridley Christmas Market, Ridley College Fieldhouse
Don't miss the Ridley Christmas Market, happening on Friday, November 16th from 3-8 pm in the Ridley College Fieldhouse, located at 2 Ridley Road in St. Catharines. This free event is filled with unique goodies for all of those people "near and dear to your hearts." Featuring artisans/crafts, jewellery/clothing, specialty shoppes/specialty food, a children's craft corner, a market café, prize draws/raffle and a special visit from Saint Nick himself.
The holidays are very much about giving and so many local charities will be benefiting from this spectacular annual event: Wells of Hope, Free the Children, Make a Wish, Red Roof Retreat, Gift of Reading, Operation Christmas Guild, Mainstream Services, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, and Missionary Work in Africa.
Christmas by the Falls, Scotiabank Convention Centre
The Rotary Club of Niagara Falls is also having their annual Craft Show on Saturday, December 1st (10 am - 6 pm) and Sunday, December 2nd (10 am - 5 pm). There will be lots of stocking stuffers and holiday inspiration at this event: arts/crafts, men's tools, floral and home decor, clothing and more. Looking for some new holiday food ideas? Don't miss the Culinary Cooking Demonstrations, courtesy of Niagara College. Tickets are $5 each.
Hernder Estate Wines 18th Annual Craft Show, Hernder Estate Winery
Picture two floors of quality crafters on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 10 am - 5 pm. In lieu of admission, help a local family this Christmas. Donations or Non-Perishable Foods will be accepted for Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold. T
he Christmas Handmade Market - November 24th and 25th, 11am - 4pm
Held at 2 locations:
Fielding Estate Winery 4020 Locust Lane, Beamsville, Ontario
Directions → http://www.fieldingwines.com/page/contact_us
The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, Ontario
Directions → www.goodearthfoodandwine.com/howtofindus
To all of you craft lovers out there, these three Niagara Craft Shows will definitely get you inspired for the holidays!
If you are from out of town and need a place to stay, the Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott has 258 guest rooms just waiting to provide you with a good night's rest. After all shopping and present planning can be both mentally and physically exhausting.