Greetings from the Grinch await those who tread into this year’s Kris Kringle Craft Market. The annual winter festival craft fair is happening at Beban Park complex until Sunday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Seasonal goods and goodies at Kris Kringle Craft Market

Grinch greeting crowds as part of the entertainment on Kris Kringle Craft Market opening day

Personal greetings from the Grinch is just a little taste of the goings on at the Kris Kringle Craft Market.

The annual pre-Christmas craft fair, the biggest event of its kind in Nanaimo, opened at noon Thursday, Nov. 16, when hundreds of visitors flocked into Beban Park social centre in search of jewelry, art, crafts, preserves and other creations by Island artists and artisans.

There are dozens of vendors, roaming entertainment, both indoors and outdoors, prize draws and visits with Santa at the market, which runs until Sunday, Nov. 19, plus the man cave special section featuring everything guys like opens on Saturday.

Tickets are available at the door.

For more details and opening hours, visit www.kriskringle.ca.



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