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The Ethical Christmas Fair: 6th December - 3rd January

First floor, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh

This event brings together beautiful gifts from all corners of the globe; fair trade, ethical and local hand created products and organisations. This year the event is moving from Castle Street to a beautiful space within Ocean Terminal shopping Centre, filled with festive fun and activities for all ages to enjoy

Ocean Terminal provides shoppers a unique covered retail experience with many activities for people to enjoy this Christmas. An outdoor ice rink, santa grotto, lots of great tasty grub to enjoy, a gymnasium, soft play area, spa and of course SHOPPING!! three floors of shops to browse, so make a whole day to explore this exciting indoor Christmas destination.

The Ethical Christmas Fair in it's eighth year brings together exhibitors from across the globe, from Kenya, Zambia, India and as close to home as Edinburgh. With Edinburgh celebrating 10 years as a Fairtrade City and Scotland a Fair Trade Nation, Hand Up Media are delighted to provide a unique ethical shopping experience at Ocean Terminal and for fair trade, ethical as well local designers, makers and organisations.

Queensferry Christmas Market: 20th & 21st December, 11am - 5pm

South Queensferry High Street

Queensferry Christmas Market takes place on the High Street from 11am - 5pm on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December. Filled with arts and craft stalls, food and drinks, a Santa Grotto and festive activities for all ages to enjoy, this will be a beautiful market to trade over the last weekend before Christmas. The atmosphere will put anyone in the mood to enjoy a festive time, to enjoy this season of goodwill. This beautiful coastal town has so much to offer, the cobbled streets, the views of the Forth Road and Rail Bridges, an array of shops, cafes and bars.

What a few of our exhibitors have said following our previous Christmas events

I'm happy to be part of your events- always so well organised and such a nice bunch of folks. Louise, Eclectic Shock
Thanks so much for everything Tania. The fair was lovely and so well organised". Jac, The New Earth Works
Hi Tania - thanks so much for organising another super event! It all went so well and the girls had a great time. Alison, Earth Squared
Thank you for organising a good event, its lovely to be involved again and hang out with such great people! I’m hoping to have forged a few new business relationships too, I’ll keep you posted there.:) Jean, Cherrididi
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful few weeks in Edinburgh this year. Your positive energy makes such a difference and we thoroughly enjoy your well organised events. Philippa, Firesticks
Our thanks are due to you – as I have said before; THE nicest event organisers ever. Eli, Ladywell Designs

If your business/organisation is interested in exhibiting at any of the above events, please get in touch. If you are interested in areas of our work, perhaps interested in volunteering then please also be in touch as our events are exciting, high profile and rewarding.

We also assist organisations with events, including the Edinburgh World Justice Festival in 2007, The West End Fair summer 2008 & assisting T in the Park with "Healthy T", an area supported by the Scottish Government that promotes healthy living in positive and inspiring ways through food, dance, therapies.