Saturday, Dec 8th, 10am-3pm (artisan market until 4pm)
In the darkest part of the year when candles and fairy lights remind us of our Inner Light glowing and sparkling, the Nelson Waldorf School hosts a Winter Faire. This is a wonderful seasonal celebration and fundraiser for the whole school community and the wider Nelson community. The school transforms into a Magical Winter Village with a Bakery, Candle Dipping, a Children Only Store, Cafes, the Silver King Market, Winter Crafts, Puppet Shows, Gnome Crafts, Music by a Central Fire, and the Cookie Kingdom.
Admission: $5/child 4 years and younger, $7/child 5 years and older. Adults are Free Puppet shows tickets are available.
Cedar Forest Gnome Celebration
Location: Cedar Forest Kinderhouse (10am-3pm). Visit the Cedar Forest Gnome Celebration. In the Marigold room lots of Gnomes have made wonderful healthy snacks for the Gnome Cafe. The Bluebell room has Gnome Crafts. Make a watercolour bird mobile, adorn with beads and ribbon for your tree or window. In the Sunflower room enter a kingdom of cedar, ice and snow to hear the much loved story of the Cookie Kingdom.
Upper Winter Village
Location: Upstairs in the Music Room (10am-3pm). Soft lights, quiet music and the smell of beeswax embrace you as you enter the candle dipping room. A silent meditative event that brings forth the inner beauty of all the winter season celebrations. Come and make your own beeswax candle while enjoying this atmosphere of reverence and reflection.
Location: Class 3 (10am-3pm). Experience all the stages of making bread in a wonderful Waldorf Bakery from grinding and mixing to kneading and baking, and then to tasting.
Location: Class 2 (10am-3pm). A wonderful activity for children of all ages. Surrounded by colourful wools and cedar for inspiration, experience making your own wool creations.
Location: Class 5 (10am-3pm). Enjoy making your own chestnut crafts and experience creating beauty with natural materials all around you.
Children Only Store
Location: Class 6 (10am-3pm). The little ones very own shop! "Children Only" may enter this space that is full of beautiful hand made gifts. Class 6 students are there to help them find seasonal gifts for the whole family. All gifts are just a few dollars and money can be exchanged for tokens at the classroom door.
The Frost-bite Cafe
Location: Class 4 (11am-2pm). Feed your body and soul.
Location: Artisan's Market (10am-4pm). With so much happening in the winter village, Rudolf's is a great place to stop for refreshment and plan where to go next. Bagels and cream cheese, Tea, Coffee, Home-made Chai, and a sumptuous variety of sweets.
Location: Beside the Frost-bite Cafe (11am-2pm). Warm up with a Hot Apple Cider and Popcorn and feast on gourmet "Railway" wieners and hotdogs.
The Silver King Artisan's Market
Location: The Silver King Hall (10am-4pm). Once again, local artisans will offer their natural wares and special gift items unique to the Waldorf Winter Faire. We have over 30 vendors. This space is bursting with creativity. We also have the "Sustainable Solstice Basket Raffle" with handmade, earth friendly, fair trade and soulful gifts to raise funds for the upper field playground project.