Have a creative Christmas

Some of the local vendors with their wares on sale at Kirkcaldy's Creative Christmas Market in the Arts Hub by the Sea

Some of the local vendors with their wares on sale at Kirkcaldy's Creative Christmas Market in the Arts Hub by the Sea

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Kirkcaldy has its very own creative Christmas Market and festive cafe this year - and it’s now open and waiting to welcome you.

The market, which offers a whole host of Christmas gift ideas created by people in Fife, has been set up in the Arts Hub by the Sea, the former Intersport shop on the Esplanade, at the foot of Tolbooth Street.

The initiative, which will see more than 20 stalls within the market covering a wide range of products, has been launched by those behind the Arts Hub project in The Postings.

Janet Robertson, creative director of OnCreative, told the Press this week: ““It’s very much Fife based and it’s your chance to get your Christmas in Kirkcaldy.

“We want people to think local when they are doing their Christmas shopping.

“We have our cosy Christmas cafe which is a chance to have a little snack, have a break and a blether.

“We want to make a fun aspect to Christmas shopping.

“We hope people will enjoy the experience of coming to visit our space.”

A wide range of creative people are offering their products and services at the market with just some of the items including jewellery, ceramics, box restoration, recycled furniture, photography , toys and art.

Janet added: “There’s so much available to buy and there’s something for everyone’s taste and budget.”

As well as the market and cafe, each week there will be workshops and other events taking place.

The festive market and cafe, which are open from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday from now until Sunday, December 22, are just the latest events to be happening in the Esplanade premises.

The space was being used as a community hub for four months and has already hosted events, including youth cafes, Hallowe’en parties, creative workshops and a session of the children’s parliament.

As well as being given the opportunity to set up and sell some of their items at the market, a number of the small craft retailers taking part are also receiving help and advice in running a business from Business Gateway and Fife Council as part of the initiative.