Peter Graham, the Singing Reindeer, belts out a boisterous rendition of Jingle Bells at this years Kris Kringle Craft Market which offering unique locally crafted gifts and some home-grown style entertainment this at Beban Park this weekend. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Kris Kringle Craft Market brings holiday magic to Nanaimo

Unique crafts, artisan, roving entertainment and Kris Kringle himself at Beban Park this weekend

Dozens of vendors and artisans are part of the Christmas spirit happening this weekend at the Kris Kringle Craft Market.

The annual event brings its own special magic to the Beban Park social centre where visitors will find a huge variety of crafty creations one can’t find just anywhere.

There’s something for everyone, from specially crafted spirits from local distilleries, soap stone carving kits for kids, to leather goods, holiday delicacies, jewelry, pottery, hand-made housewares and more.

There’s also plenty of roving entertainment. One never knows when Peter Graham, the event’s ukelele-strumming singing reindeer will sneak up from seemingly out of nowhere and bellow out a boisterous redition of Jingle Bells. He also takes requests.

There’s lots for children to wonder at and old Kris Kringle himself is on site and ready to listen to Christmas wishes and have his photo taken with market visitors of all ages.

The Kris Kringle Craft Market is on until Sunday. For opening hours, tickets and other information, visit www.kriskringle.ca/.



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