Çalış Christmas Fair and Craft Market is expected to be the biggest ever with well over 90 stalls already booked – and there are still weeks to go!
The popular annual festive event, organized by Çalış Children’s Charity (the 3C’s), which is now in its 6th year takes place on Sunday 9 December in and around the restaurants on Çalış seafront.
“Bookings are already up on the same time last year so we expect this fair to be bigger and busier than ever” said 3C’s Chairman Peter Clark. “If people want to book a stall they must do so quickly to make sure of a place”.
The colourful fair is now an established event in the social calendar of Çalış with thousands of visitors attending from all over the Mugla area.
Hundreds of Stalls
Last years event was full to capacity with a record 160 stalls selling all types of Christmas goods, festive fare, presents, cards and decorations as well as craft stalls selling all types of hand made and traditional crafts.
Stalls already booked this year include Tiffany glass, stone garden ornaments, leather art. wood carvings, decoupage, hand -made soaps. rag dolls, hand painted ceramics, wrought iron and all styles of paintings.
A number of charity stalls from across the district will also be raising money for their various good causes from tombola’s and raffles.
The highlight of the event, particularly for the youngsters, is when Father Christmas arrives on the promenade in his decorated “sleigh” and takes up residence in his grotto in the “winter wonderland” garden.
All money raised from the stall fees (net of table and tarpaulin hire costs) along with sales from the 3C’s committee stalls goes towards the Çalış Children’s Charity, helping children in the local area.
Bookings are coming in thick fast for this popular event so if you are intending to book a stall please ring 0536 373 9520 or 0535 855 4919 (English speaking) or 0534 648 9679 (Turkish and German). Each stall pitch (2 tables width) costs 20TL including table hire. Recognised charity stalls will be allowed one pitch for free.