Arisaig Christmas Festival
In order to spread a little much needed cheer to the end of a massively rubbish year, we're organising a Christmas extravaganza that promises to bring so much sparkle that it would even warm the cockles of Ebenezer Scrooge's cold, cold heart! So wrap up warm and join us on the Outside Inn on Saturday 5th December from 4.30pm.
Food & Drink
Chris & Audrey will be parking their super-cool vintage pizza van amidst the stalls and serving up piping hot wood-fired pizzas. Mulled wine & hot chocolate will be served and the bar will be open for all other drinks.
Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
The ginormous pine tree in the carpark has been decorated to within an inch of its life (have you spotted the GIANT star made by Dave Dunnett?), and the lights will be piped on by Angus Binnie (and his equally ginormous moustache) at about 5pm!
Ellie Gibb and Emily MacDonald from Mallaig High School Music department will be playing background carols between 4.30pm and 5pm; thereafter, Ross Martin & Eilidh Shaw will be doing their thing in the Outside Inn (and selling some cool merchandise) from about 5.30pm.
Santa would normally drop into the children's Christmas party at the Astley Hall, but with indoor events cancelled this year, he'll be gracing the Arisaig Christmas Festival with his PRESENTS instead! Santa will be handing out Christmas gifts to the children (primary aged and under) from 5.30pm (very kindly gifted by the Astley Hall).
Forget Amazon! We’ve got some truly amazing makers and creators right here in Arisaig, and luckily for us, they'll be selling their goods and produce at the fayre from 4.30pm. Here’s who you can look forward to shopping with!
West Highland Tea Company: Tea obsessive, Rachael Robertson, will be selling a plethora of her beautiful loose leaf tea blends from the West Highland Tea Company.
Grey Shed Interiors: Fiona King from Grey Shed Interiors will be on hand to make sure our homes are looking gorgeous ahead of Christmas with a range of stylish soft furnishings and gifts.
Ebb & Flow Castings: Rebecca Smail casts beautiful, nature inspired wall hangings, which means you can bring the rugged and delicate beauty of Arisaig into both yours and your loved one's homes this christmas.
Glen Spean Brewery: Christmas wouldn’t be christmas without a good stock of beer, and as luck would have it, Peeps from Glen Spean Brewery will be selling his bestselling brew at his stall.
Wild Fern Studios: Fabulous Fern Lunan will be selling a gorgeous array of Arisaig inspired sea glass and clay jewellery.
Hallibees Holistics: With the stress of 2020 bearing down on all of our shoulders, what better gift could you possibly give than a relaxing massage from Susie Foster of Halibees Holistics. Susie will be selling vouchers as well as her pretty handmade jewellery.
Handmade in Arisaig: Not only did Dave Dunnett make the ginormous star for the top of our Christmas tree, he’ll also be selling some of his incredible Handmade in Arisaig stock at his stall.
Beadledom: Diana Denny’s Beadledom stall will delight with a vast selection of handcrafted jewellery, scarves and decorations on offer.
The Bodyshop: Nuri Fuste will be hosting a pop-up Body Shop stall featuring all the company’s bestsellers and must haves.
The Waterside Soap Company: Kimberley & Alex from The Waterside Soap Co will be selling their heaven scented soaps, bath bombs and more.
Land, Sea & Islands Centre: The LSIC will be selling a variety of Arisaig inspired gifts from mugs and tea towels to bags and books.
Steve Brown Music: Steve Brown will be selling his albums, which feature his music/hits through the decades.
Parent/Teacher Council: Arisaig Primary School will be fundraising and selling crafts made by children. There'll also be a 100 square competition where you can buy a square for £5 to be in with a chance of winning a brand new, shiny iPad!
Homebaking: Several of the stalls will be selling homebaking and moreish homemade tablet.
After you’ve shopped, why not drop into the bar and join Miya as she calls BIIIINNNNGGGGO from approximately 8pm.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we require all stallholders to wear facemasks, hand sanitise between sales and ensure that social distancing at stalls is adhered to at all times. Similarly, customers must ensure they keep their distance, wear facemasks and hand sanatise regularly. We will fill in details of all attendees for track and trace purposes as they enter and supply hand-sanitising stations at the entrance/exit of the Christmas Fayre. A one-way system will apply and stalls will be spaced in accordance with Government guidelines.