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Christmas is coming at Kalnciems Quarter this weekend

10.12.2014

December 13-14,  management at Kalnciems Quarter (Riga-Pardaugava) urges one and all to get in the Christmas spirit by visiting the colourful Yuletide fairs and markets in and around the city. Taking center stage there as always will be artisans, farmers and bakers with their wares and homegrown/homemade goodies.

“M50 & YUTA” gift shop in Kalnciems Quarter this weekend is open until 8:00 p.m. But for those seeking works of art, check out the Latvian group show titled “Premium”. For the younger set less interested in shopping, there will be Christmas skits focusing on the meaning of the Christ child from a scientific angle both Saturday and Sunday.

Starting at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, don't miss the Christmas tree charity auction with proceeds going to handicapped children. Trees of the finest quality donated by Latvia's top nurseries are up for grabs, so to speak, if the price is right.

Sure to draw a crowd  Saturday is the “Slow Food” Society, whose members – headed by chef supreme Mārtiņš Rītiņš - say their intention is to mark Terra Madre Day. This exclusive food fair will take place on the Quarter's stage and the start time is 12.30. 

Children will also have the chance Saturday to take part in a workshop making Christmas ornaments from second-hand or used materials. Sunday will be no different as another workshop will be led by artist/painter Ieva Taranda and students from the J.Rozentāls School of Art where the artwork produced will be naturally be Christmas-themed. But at 2:30 p.m. in the Brown House, the book publishing company “Liels un mazs” will hold presentations for a total of three new children's books.

For tickets to the play for youngsters this weekend - „Ziemassvētku brīnumu skola” click here: www.bilesuparadize.lv.

Admission to all other events in Kalnciems Quarter are free of charge. 

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