Carols by candlelight


unique I handcrafted I inspired

Need Christmas gift-spiration? 

For a unique shopping experience join craftspeople and artists form Ards and North Down at Ards Arts Centre and be inspired to purchase the perfect, handcrafted Christmas gift.

complimentary mulled wine I free gift wrapping 

Performances by:

 Harpist Ruth Corry I Friday 1 December I 12noon-1pm

 Regent House School String Octet I Saturday 2 December I 3pm-4pm

Covering a wide repertoire including Christmas favourites to get you into the festive spirit!

Stilt walkers ‘Valentine Winterbottom’ and ‘the Snow Queen’ I Saturday 2 December I 11.30am-1.30pm

Featuring more than 30 craftmakers and artists: 

Adele Pound Art

Alan McCluney Pottery

Alison Hanvey Ceramics

Cula Ceramics

Daft Craft Printmaking

Debra Wenlock Art

Discovery Glass

E&D Worksroom Papercraft

Emma Majury Printmaking

Gillian Downing Jewellery

Hannah Dorman Illustration

Jacqueline Fleming Textiles

Joy Gray Sculpture

Kelsey Tyson Textiles

Les Sharpe Art

Lucy Turner Printmaking

Lyne Majury Art

Morag Chambers Jewellery

Nomads and Driftwood Art

Patricia Millar Ceramics

Paula Batt Papercraft

Peninsula Pens Wood

Portaferry Pottery

Pretty Craft Ceramics

Ruth McEwan-Lyon Jewellery

Sarah Majury Printmaking

Sharon Regan Ceramics

Snowdrops and Sentiments Cards

Simply Spun Textiles

Wee Yarn Designs Textiles/Jewellery 


Admission is free. Donations in aid of the Mayor’s charities: Beyond the Battlefield, Decorum NI, Homestart and The Helping Alopecia Trust.

1 December 2017 - 2 December 2017

Opening Times

  • 10am-5pm


  • Free entry

Contact Details

  • Address Ards Arts Centre Conway Square Newtownards Co Down BT23 4NP
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards Crafts
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