On 2nd December the Winter Gardens Pavilion will be transformed into a festive marketplace with stalls selling handmade crafts, original artwork, artisan jewellery and homeware and so much more. The stalls are hosted by Blackpool makers and artists selling their unique products, meaning you’ll be supporting local independent traders and purchasing sustainable gifts that are good for the planet and much of it good for your pocket too.
There will be tonnes of inspiration for stocking fillers for children, with traders including Josh Ford – aka The Bearded Sewist – selling his handmade plushies, Ewa Ziewiec – aka New Star – selling all things manga, and Lucy Williams – Gitana Emporium – who’s crystals, minerals and fossils will inspire curious minds.
Specialist teas, ceramics, 3D printed crafts, toiletries, candles, one of a kind homeware and – for those who like their Christmas creepy – even taxidermy will all be on offer. Textiles, meanwhile, will be well covered with everything from vintage clothes, hand-knitted baby clothes, hair accessories, tote bags and homeware such as cushions and blankets. And alongside this eclectic range of stalls, two textile artists, Joseph Booth and Monica Wardle, will be hosting free workshops – inviting visitors to drop in and try their hand at making something christmassy themselves.
There’ll also be plenty to distract the children while you shop for them at Blackpool Creative Christmas Market. Street theatre performers will be providing entertainment and you can be part of a quintessential Christmas scene and step into a giant snow globe.