The silly season is approaching at its usual breakneck speed and Christmas Markets are in full swing. Next on the radar is the Constantia Gift Fair, which kicks off this Wednesday (7 November 2012) at SARDA in Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, running for five days until 5pm on Sunday (11 November 2012).

I enjoyed last year’s market – the selection of hand-made goods was very good, I thought, and I found quite a few gifts along the way. It wasn’t too crowded (I did go during the week) and the atmosphere was quite relaxed.  If the format is the same as last year, you will be able to pay by card if you prefer to do so (each tent has card machines at the end where you check out in one go).

Definitely worth a visit if you’re hoping to avoid the malls when hunting for festive season gifts, and keen to support our talented local designers and goods-makers.

Constantia Gift Fair 2012 – Event Details

Location: SARDA, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia
Dates & Times: 7-11 November
7th – 8th November (Wed & Thurs) : 9am to 5pm
9th November (Fri) : 9am to 8pm (Live music)
10th – 11th November (Sat & Sun) : 9am to 5pm
Cost: R20 – 100% of the entrance fee will be donated to SARDA (South African Riding for Disabled Association)
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