A Hand-Crafted Christmas By Contemporary Crafts Market

October 31-November 2

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes their gifts would be Hand-Made with flair!” A traditional poem with a modern twist means hand-crafted holiday shopping is here. The Contemporary Crafts Market brings the North Pole to Pasadena. Busy as Santa’s elves, more than 200 skilled artisans are creating a hand-crafted holiday for the public. Under the tree will be jewelry, ceramics, furnishings, sculptural glass, shoes and leather goods, textiles and many other All- American originals. The Contemporary Crafts Market proves holiday dreams do come true. Forget malls, traffic jams, mass produced products or snow. At this winter wonderland, meet the accomplished artists who create unique gifts of functional art. Shop for objects of beauty you won’t find anywhere else at prices everyone can afford. There is a story behind everything you see. This is a juried show, which means the work is of the highest quality. Artisans from California and the West set the stage for the very best of American craftsmanship.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $8 at the door, children 12 and younger free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.