xmas_home1Wednesday marked the beginning of the 36th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. This is a fantastic event with over 265 artisans from coast to coast. With hundreds of different talents, these artisans range from glass blowers, to chefs, to fashion designers, to jewellery makers, and onwards. I get so inspired browsing through the market and seeing all the different exhibitors.

I have a hard time picking a favourite part, but I think that what sets Circle Craft apart is their show features — there are glass blowing demonstrations, an entertainment stage with musical and dance acts, and new for 2009, wood turning demonstrations.

Today I went to the market and watched both wood turning and glass blowing demonstrations. Tomorrow I’m getting the chance to participate in the glass blowing workshops — Ballz of Fire!! — where we get to make a Christmas glass ball. I’m very excited! My dad is joining me at the market tomorrow morning, and then in the evening I’m meeting up with the knitters to go back to the market.