We're well into the fall season here in Nova Scotia as the vibrant autumn leaf colours remind us on a daily basis. Though it may seem a bit early, this is also the time of year where Christmas craft fairs and markets begin popping up around the province. For those looking for the perfect gift for someone special or perhaps a unique gift for yourself, we've pulled together a list of scheduled holiday markets and Christmas craft shows taking place throughout Nova Scotia this fall to help you get started on your shopping list. Here's your opportunity to discover unique gifts, wonderful treasures and the talented Nova Scotia artisans at the shows.
A Christmas wonderland sparkles like a jewel in the crown of a town that has centuries of seafaring history. Thousands of LED lights are wrapped around the branches of the tall ancient trees in Yarmouth's Frost Park. Giant presents are stacked at the base of the 150-year-old, three tier fountain, draped in a mantle of gauzy brightness. Even the gazebo, where Th'YARC's strolling carolers charm the crowds, beams golden in the landscape.
From the parades to the lights on the trees, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the province. And that means finding gifts to go under your Nova Scotian tree. Our favourite way to shop for our loved ones is to shop local and find things that are uniquely Nova Scotian to stuff in their stockings.