Are you looking for gifts with originality, quality and attention to detail? Then forego the impersonal big box stores and make your first Christmas shopping destination the popular Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show, where a juried selection of over 25 artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their work in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere. The Valley Artisan Show strives to bring in new vendors and old favourites, to give you a wide variety of handcrafted items for those special people – and animals – on your shopping list.
Gifts such as sun-catching stained-glass and fused glass, rustic pottery, treats for your four-legged friends, scented soaps and scrubs, maple products and gift baskets, flavoured honey and beeswax candles, silky scarves to dress up a winter coat, twisted wire jewellery and artistic bling to bedazzle an outfit, delicious cakes and cookies, many sauces and dips to tempt your pallet, intricate framed miniature quilts, twinkling glass boxes wrapped in pretty bows, creative floral arrangements to adorn your home, and decorative and useful woodworking items are just some examples of what you will find at this popular Almonte Christmas sale.
Delicious homemade light meals and snacks will be served by the Friends of the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum as a fundraising project. Also, you will have the opportunity to donate to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society – Canadian Tire money, tinned dog or cat food, loose change, paper towels, etc. (check their wish list on their website). Admission is free and there are fabulous door prizes, and lots of parking.
Make a day trip to Almonte on Friday, November 1 (1–9PM) and Saturday, November 2nd (9AM to 4PM). Start at the Almonte Community Centre Upper Hall (182 Bridge Street) to begin your 2013 Christmas shopping, and then visit the pretty village of Almonte with its quaint downtown full of boutiques, antiques and restaurants. Find more information on the Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show blog and get updates on their Facebook Page.