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Craft fairs for Christmas have returned! On P.E.I., look for them in the following locations

Many fairs were cancelled at COVID-19 last year, but there are plenty to select from this year.

Many craft fairs across P.E.I. were cancelled in 2020 because of the epidemic, but they’re back this year, filled with things made locally by friends and neighbours.

Here’s where you can find a few.

Christmas Market in the Victorian Era

This weekend in Charlottetown, the annual outdoor Victorian Christmas Market will take place.

The market timing will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, 10 to 8 p.m. on Sat, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

“Whoville-inspired decor, carolers, horse and wagon rides, live music, hot cocoa, fire pits, live ice sculpture, and lots of opportunities to purchase for locally-made goods this Christmas,” according to the market’s Facebook page.

P.E.I. Crafts Council 

The P.E.I. Crafts Council is celebrating its 57th year of hosting its annual Christmas Craft Fair.

The Delta Convention Centre on the Charlottetown waterfront will host the event once again.

The fair will be open from 11 to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 to 5 p.m. on Sat, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The cost of admission is $5.

The Belfast Historical Society’s Christmas Craft Fair will be held at the Belfast Rec Centre from 9 to 3 p.m. on Saturday only, with a storm date of Sunday.

The event’s Facebook page stated, “There will be a variety of local vendors with something for everyone, as well as a draw for numerous gift baskets.”

The first Indigenous Artisans Christmas Market will take place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Sat from 11 to 5 p.m.

According to the Indigenous Tourism Association of P.E.I.’s Facebook page, the market “will bring over 30 Indigenous Artisans from across the Mi’kmaw region of Epekwitk together to share their history, art, and culture.”

For 41 years, the Souris craft fair has been taking place. This weekend, it’ll be held at St. Mary’s Hall on Main Street.

A total of 24 vendors will be offering handcrafted goods. The artisans will make a basket of goodies as a door prize.

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