Only 8 more days until the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival Winter Fantasy returns! Starting on Nov. 18 , the festival and will be open every weekend until Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. As soon as you enter the festival grounds, it is as if you have entered a winter wonderland.
Experience the familiar Sawdust Art Festival’s three-acre eucalyptus grove transformed into an enchanting outdoor winter wonderland brimming with festive holiday décor and lit by thousands of new twinkling lights every evening!
Over 180 Artists
One of the great things about Winter Fantasy is all of the creativity and whimsical art you will see. You will be in awe of some of the pieces. This year’s Winter Fantasy features the work of 180 artists from around the world, who create, display and sell their original creations over the course of five weekends. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles.
Activities At Sawdust Winter Fantasy
There is no lack of activities at Winter Fantasy. Kids and adults alike will be amazed at all of the holiday wonder. Special holiday highlights include:
- Grand community tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. featuring fourteen community-decorated Christmas trees, daily photos with Santa (and a bevy of more magical photo opt areas all over the festival grounds)
- Toys for Tots holiday toy drive
- Children’s Holiday Playhouse featuring puppeteers and a magician
- Holiday carolers
- The beloved Balloon Diva
- Free holiday-themed art and craft classes offered for all ages in two art booths
- A magical Town Square featuring an ongoing snow machine, Santa’s house and a children’s playhouse! Additionally, Winter Fantasy has three entertainment stages offering music of all genres, along with four outdoor cafés, an espresso bar, a popcorn booth and the Sawdust Saloon.
How much are tickets?
Pre-sale tickets are available on the website: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors (65+) and $4.00 for children (6–12). Admission is free for children five years old and younger. Season Passes are $12.
For more information, as well as a comprehensive list of events and special features at this year’s festival, please visit www.sawdustartfestival.org.
One lucky winner will receive a family 4-pack of tickets to Winter Fantasy as Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach.