The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is preparing for the 39th annual Christmas Craft Show at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center.
The craft show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 with vendor booths both inside and outside the center on Whiskey Road. The show will feature exhibitors from across the Southeast, and vendors with Thai food, Southern barbecue, the classic hot dog, kettle corn and funnel cakes.
Crafters will have such handmade wares as ceramics, jewelry, artwork, holiday ornaments and decorations, and other unique creations for sale, according to recreation supervisor Lisa J. Hall.
“I think this show gives an opportunity for small businessmen and women with home-based businesses a chance to get out, earn a little bit of money for the Christmas season, and it gives folks who live here the chance to get some last-minute gifts at reasonable prices. It’s just fun; this is the 39th year, so evidently we’re doing something right,” Hall said.
The Christmas Craft Show will also have one very special guest: The big guy in red himself, Santa Claus, will be at the Weeks Center for photographs with children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; no outside cameras will be allowed in Santa Land, according to Hall. There will also be a Crafts for Kids activity booth for children on Saturday.
Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Christmas Craft Show, call the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center at 642-7631.
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