Dundee’s Christmas Fest

Dundee officially gets its Christmas on this weekend with an array of festive treats set to delight and get your yuletide off to a cracking start. These events present you with the perfect opportunity to shop, make and maybe even knock back a mulled wine, so read on and let’s share and enjoy these fabulous events!

Selling Dreams Vintage Weekender at the McManus

Friday 30th November – Saturday 1st December

Retrossentials, Friday 30th November, 10am – 4pm – Local artist Paola McClure is on-hand to teach you the art of the upcycle with this textile workshop. Learn the art of the vintage-look collars and cuffs, bejewelling and stitching …just in time to give your outfit an edge in time for the party season. £10/£5 per person, booking essential. Call 01382 307200 to book. Suitable for all aged 16yrs+

Following Fashion, Saturday 1st December, 10:30am – A chance awaits you for a sneak peek into the museum’s costume collection, learn about how women have modified their bodies for the love of fashion and see some vintage outfits from the collections store. Free, but booking is essential. Call 01382 307200 to book.

Marvellous Makeovers, Saturday 1st December, 12.30 – 4pm – Check out our marvellous makeover rails, jammed with an amazing selection of garments and accessories inspired by the last ten decades of fashion. Dress up and transform yourself into a fashion icon from the past or mix and match to create a new look. The Marvellous Makeover Wardrobe Mistresses will be on hand to offer style advice and our snaptastic fashion photographer will also be there to capture your big moment! Free, no need to book just drop-in. Suitable for all ages.

DCA Christmas Craft and Design Market: 

Saturday 1st December 2pm – 6pm, Free

Shop local this Christmas and support the DCA’s first ever Christmas Craft and Design Market. Great local makers such as Stitch-Mi-Lane, Nikki McWilliams, Vanilla Ink, Yoke, Lindsey Garner and Jen Collins will be on hand to meet your Christmas needs; the DCA shop is even offering a free gift wrapping service for purchases over £35. With mulled wine, mince pies and live music thrown into the mix as well as 2 for 1 tickets to all regular cinema screenings on the 1st December, the DCA have the first day of advent wrapped up!

Lovely Things Mulled Wine & Gingerbread Shopping Afternoon: 

Sunday 2nd December 12pm – 4pm, Free

Head down to Lovely Things on Dock Street on Sunday afternoon for a spot of shopping  and enjoy  some fantastic discounts, mulled wine and gingerbread.

And finally…

If you are looking for even more great local creative things to buy, do check out guest contributor and star designer, Nikki McWilliams’ post on local creative designers and makers to do your gift shopping with! Blog: Shop with Dundee’s Creatives this Christmas