The 35th annual Waterford Christmas Craft Fair in the Garter Lane Arts Centre is being officially launched today (Sunday)
All manner of craft products will be available from hand cut silver jewellery, to skateboards made from Irish ash to hand-woven rainbow wool rugs and award winning organic skincare.
According to committee member and local crafts person Mauney Doyle, “People are conscious of buying local quality products and the feedback from our customers is that they love the unique variety, high quality crafts and always find it value for their money”.
Open every day from the 24th November, from 10 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 5.30 pm on Sunday’s, there will be ample time for customers to browse, shop and revisit at their leisure in a warm, inviting and relaxing venue.
You can hear more about the fair and from some of the people involved on The Hot Desk with Julie Smyth from midday today on WLR.
Meanwhile, the first collection for letters to the North Pole will also start this afternoon in Waterford City.
Santa’s elves will be along to pick up wish lists from the giant post box in the Apple Market. With the help of the Waterford Academy of Music and Arts, the elves will be brought in on quad bikes at 4.30 pm.