Victorian Christmas Market

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10am-2pm

Open to all - £2 per adult (cash), children free

Venue: The Abbey Senior School, 17 Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZ

You and your family can step back in time as the Senior School is transformed into a Victorian Christmas Market. Sample the Food Market, visit Santa's Grotto and meet our Bubbleologist!

Buy your presents from the local business stalls, including jewellery, luxury cosmetics, watercolour art and ceramics. Homemade goods from our Junior and Senior School pupils will also be on sale.

In addition to the craft and gift stalls and the Food Market there will be a variety of fun activities.

  • Arts and Craft room
  • Cookie the Clown (balloon modelling) 
  • Bubbleologist (3 x 20 minutes shows) £1
  • Santa's Grotto £2
  • Face painting 50p
  • Raffle 50p a ticket 
  • Tombola 50p a ticket or 5 for £2

All proceeds raised from Abbey activities and stalls will go to the 1887 Fund and the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Charity chosen by the pupils.

Local business stalls

  • Created by Jackie - Handmade fabric bags and purses, scarves
  • Mike Dabbs - Honey and beeswax products
  • Sparkle Parties - Fairy Gifts: - houses, fairy jars, fairy dust, necklaces, bottle lamps
  • John’s Gems - Gold and silver wire wrapped jewellers
  • Susan Darling - Hand knitting for infants Tropic - 100% Naturally Derived Skincare
  • Wood ‘n’ Wool - Hand turned wood pens and hand knitted toys
  • Stitched with Love and Laughter - Cushions, bunting and Christmas bunting
  • Colin Castle Art - Professional artist. Limited edition prints, open prints, greetings cards
  • Hazel’s Hobbies - Decorated boxes + glass toys all handcrafted
  • Bonappasweet - Mobile Sweet Shop
  • Cucumber Wood Candles - Handmade candles using soy wax and essential oils
  • Painted by Lucy – Abbey Alumna - Paintings
  • Emma Alington – Abbey Alumna - Ceramics
  • Soap Garden - Luxury handcrafted soap made using traditional methods and natural ingredients
  • Beverley Edmondson - Abbey Alumna - Hats and co-ordinating fashion accessories
  • Arbonne International Independent Consultant - Make up
  • Craft Mastery - Handmade bookmarks, bag charms, placemats, crochet baby jackets and beaded and polymer clay jewellery
  • Kreative Crafts - Gifts and leather goods
  • Lyn's handmade with love - Handmade toys, aprons, pinboards, bags and gifts
  • Margaret Cockman - Covered note books and stationery
  • Gary Burton - Handmade wooden bowls, lamps, Christmas items
  • Caitie Rose Nirvana - Natural Plant based Teenage & Adult Skincare, Scented Soy Candles & Silver jewellery all presented in Gift boxes
  • Little Print - Fingerprint and handprint keepsakes of your child
  • Jamberry Nail Wraps
  • Alan Trimmer - Water colour and landscape art
  • Tropic - Abbey Alumna - 100% naturally derived skincare
  • Usborne Books - Children's Books

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