CHRISTMAS MARKET + MORE AT GWA

Saturday 16th Dec 2023

11am – 5pm

Pop-Up Shops, Makers’ Market, Art and Craft Workshops, plus Live Entertainment. Celebrate Christmas at Great Western Arcade!

Be inspired by a range of talented local makers + craftspeople.

 

Get ready to sparkle at our fantastic Christmas Market + More on Saturday 16th December!

There will be pop-up shops throughout the Arcade as well as a market of local crafts and produce in the concourse. Come and try your hand at FREE* arts and crafts workshops to make Christmas decorations and sweet treats, then relax whilst listening to festive music sung by a local singer and choir.

Whether you’re coming especially or just passing through, we can’t wait to welcome you to the Great Western Arcade on Saturday 16th December, 11am-5pm.

WORKSHOPS ON THE DAY

BATIK BAUBLES WORKSHOP*

Paint your own unique Christmas decoration to hang on the tree with Batik Ying, a Malaysian artist who will teach you the intricacies of this beautiful and traditional art form. Batik kits, original artwork and prints also available to buy, making the perfect gift for loved ones this Christmas.

www.batikying.com

XMAS BROWNIE DECORATING*

Enter into the festive spirit by decorating a delicious brownie with chocolate drizzles, sweet sprinkles and magical marshmallows. This popular pop-up shop will also be fully stocked with a fantastic range of ready-made brownies and blondies to take home (or eat on the spot!)

@lovelanebrownies

* The first 30 people get FREE Batik Bauble and Brownie Decorating Workshops, after that the workshops are charged per person.

CURATED MARKET VENDORS + TRADERS

Karoline Rerrie

Gorgeous hand-printed cards, illustrations and screenprints.

@karoline_rerrie

Blackbirds Microbakery

Locally-baked sourdough bread, brownies, cakes and biscuits including vegan options.

@blackbirdsmicrobakery

White Willow Art

Whimsical handmade ceramics to brighten your world and make life a little cheerier.

@whitewillowart

Rawsome Chocolate

Locally handmade, small batch vegan chocolate bars in lots of tempting flavours including special Christmas editions.

@rawsomechocolateuk

Yum Sweet Treats

Delicious sweet treats and artisan tray bakes including brownies, cookies and more.

@yum_sweettreats

Maru Makes

Handmade crochet creations and accessories, each one is unique! Watch Maru at work on the day.

@maru_makes

Retro Kimono

Genuine, vintage kimono jackets hand-picked from Japan, plus gifts and accessories for the kawaii-lover in your life.

@retro_kimono_uk

Grumpy Daruma

Art prints, tiny frames and greeting cards inspired by vintage Japanese matchbox labels from Grumpy’s own collection.

@grumpydaruma

Dead Zoo Galleries

Cutely morbid prints of original artwork, based on our deceased animal friends from around the world.

@deadzoogalleries

ENTERTAINMENT

M-Choir

LIVE MUSIC IN THE ARCADE

Gather round the tree for an afternoon of festive music to get you into the Christmas spirit:

2pm: Christmas Carols Sing-Along with the Ageing Well Community Choir

3pm: ‘M’ Sings Christmas

GWA Xmas

SPECIAL TREATS

Tenants throughout the Arcade will also be dressing up and offering special treats. These include:

Hot Mulled Wine at Kuula Poke – @kuulapoke
Prosecco at Designer Exchange – @webuydesigner

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