Gifted is the annual Contemporary Christmas Craft Market hosted by The National Centre for Craft Design Design in Sleaford (NG34 7TW) and takes place on Sat 08 and Sun 09 Dec this year (10am – 4pm both days, free). A festive welcome is guaranteed and everyone is invited.

As always, Gifted is the perfect event to browse and buy quality, handmade, bespoke gifts this Christmas. Visitors will find affordable, unique gifts and homewares from a selection of talented Designer-Makers in our cosy craft marquee. As part of the shopping experience, we’re inviting people to take some time out and try their hand at making something of their own. A whole host of seasonal craft activities will be available for all ages. This is an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family at this busy time of year.

There will be plenty of opportunities to refuel at the mini-food festival in Navigation Yard (outside of the National Centre for Craft & Design). We’ll have all the classics to keep you warm, from a tasty hog roast to a glass of something mulled! Plenty of seating (and blankets!) will be available to enjoy a rolling programme of live entertainment including music, theatre and performance across the weekend, Gifted is the perfect antidote to the hectic high street. A place to actually enjoy everything the season has to offer.

Don’t forget to visit our three stunning glass exhibitions as part of your visit, presenting the very best of contemporary glass artists working in the profession today. Art of Glass is our major partnership exhibition with National Museums Scotland (until 20 Jan) complimented by Colour & Form. representing members from the Design-Nation Portfolio and Glassumimass, an artsNK community inspired and made collection of beautifully made lanterns inspired by the stained glass found in the churches between Sleaford and Lincoln (both until 13 Jan 2019).

The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD), Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincs

NG34 7TW. Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm. E: [email protected]  T: 01529 308710


Craft stall holders:

  • Adele Bilinghay -
  • Alex Milne
  • Bigfish – Paul Amber
  • Carla Sealey -
  • Duck and Peach – Sophie Cartmell -
  • Emma Hender - com
  • Ffelted – Margaret Chalmers - com
  • Gemma Louise Taylor
  • Hoyle Ceramics - Rachel Hoyle -
  • Inner Finn – Julie Fewster -
  • Janet Wass - com
  • Karen Cursham -
  • Lauren Taylor -
  • Nicki Jarvis -
  • Selwyn House -
  • Sharon Dickinson -
  • Stephanie Hopkins -
  • Vanessa Stone

Food and Drink:

  • Angelic Delights -
  • Amberfield Hog Roast
  • What the Fudge
  • The Food Box -
  • The Split Screen Coffee Company -
  • NCCD Café

Entertainment (Confirmed):

  • The Ukele Orchestra
  • Lincolnshire Rock Choir
  • Fixter’s Falconry


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