Craft and food fair makes Christmas shopping easy

Huge crowds attended the annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair at Killarney Outlet Centre last year.
Picture: Eamonn Keogh

ANY sense of panic or anxiety being experienced as the countdown to Christmas begins  will disappear  when Killarney Outlet Centre hosts its biggest ever Christmas Craft and Food Fair on Sunday, November 26 from 12 to 6pm.

A key part of the Christmas in Killarney Festival, it offers a wide and eclectic range of quality local arts, crafts and food products and an opportunity to shop early and avoid the usual last minute rush with truly unique and special Christmas gifts all under the one roof.

Shoppers can prepare to be mesmerised by the sheer quality and craftsmanship of the many beautiful items on display. Everything is handmade from natural materials and bears the distinctive mark of the eye and hand of their creator, be it weaving, cheese, a piece of pottery or woodcarving, candles or chocolates.

A selection of quality local food producers will be tempting passers-by with their unique delicious products and offering the chance to rediscover the joys of the fresh quality foods still being produced in Kerry with such care and dedication.  Shoppers won’t be able to resist the smell of fresh waffles, the allure of jams, preserves and pates or the taste of traditional home baking. For the sweet of tooth, there are sumptuous handmade chocolates, fudge and Christmas confections.

There is bound to be something to suit all tastes and pockets, with such a wide variety of quality handmade Irish crafts for sale, from crochet and knitting, ceramics and glassware to original paintings, old Kerry photographs, handmade Christmas cards and ornaments.

Those seeking distinctive creations will be thrilled with the range of day and costume jewellery on display as well as hats, bags, scarves, clothes and accessories.

As well as the uniqueness and beauty that makes hand-crafted designs such a thoughtful gift, shoppers can rest easy in the knowledge that they are actively supporting local artists, craftspeople and food producers in their creative endeavours, buying directly from the producer at a much reduced price.

Entry is free and there is ample car parking nearby. To book Christmas advertising call 087-2229761 or email [email protected]