On Saturday, December 10, in the darkest part of the year, the Nelson Waldorf School will host its annual Winter Faire — a wholesome natural celebration of this magical season.
The school is transformed into a winter village. Here children and adults can make nature crafts and hand-dipped beeswax candles. The children-only store is full of beautiful handmade gifts for children to do some gift shopping. There is a bakery to experience the different stages of bread making. When you are hungry you can find warm homemade soup at the frost bite cafe, eggnog at the rudolph cafe, or hot cider and sausages at the fireside cafe.
Past the central fire, around the children’s tobogganing hill, and through the snowy field is the cedar forest celebration in the Kinderhouse.
Children of all ages eagerly await the much loved Cookie Kingdom where they hear a story from the king or queen and choose a cookie. There are also delicious healthy snacks in the Gnome Cafe and quiet candle decorating crafts.
In the Silver King Hall is the artisan market where local artists are selling their handmade and natural wares with the Waldorf Community Choir leading carols. A sustainable solstice basket raffle will feature many delightful food related gifts donated by the generous Nelson community.
The snowflake village theatre will be performing the puppet play story of The Snow Maiden tickets available at the admission desk — $3 per person.
All children’s activities are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the artisan market is open until 4 p.m.
Admission prices to the faire are $6 per child five years and older and $4 per child four years and younger — adults are free.
The Waldorf School is located five minutes from Nelson on Highway 6, driving toward Ymir.
For more information call 250-352-6919 or visit nelsonwaldorf.org.