74 artisans participate in the XXXV Christmas Craft Show

It will be held at Paseo Alfonso X El Sabio from December 5 to January 5

Presentation of the XXXV Christmas Craft Show

The Christmas Craft Show, organized by the Ministry of Business, Industry and Spokesperson and which opens its doors next Thursday, December 5 until January 5, has in this XXXV edition with 74 artisans who will show their products on the Paseo Alfonso X El Sabio de Murcia, together with three NGOs and an institutional space to promote and disseminate regional crafts.

The general director of Commerce, Consumption and Crafts, Carolina Espinosa, presented the exhibition today and explained that "it contributes to reactivating the establishments in the commercial area of the center of Murcia, as well as being a first-class tourist attraction that makes it easier for artisans and artisan companies the sale of their products during the Christmas season”.

The Fair will feature artisans from the municipalities of Murcia, Abarán, Águilas, Alhama de Murcia, Bullas, Caravaca de la Cruz, Cartagena, Ceutí, Jumilla, Lorca, Mazarrón, Molina de Segura, Moratalla, Mula, Murcia, Puerto Lumbreras, The Torres de Cotillas, Totana and Yecla, to which are added others from Alicante, Hellín and Vigo, plus an NGO from Belarus.

As for the artisan trades, we can find, among others, nativity scenes, jewelers, jewelers, leather workers, glassmakers, potters-ceramicists, porcelain makers, saddlers, glass carvers and stone carvers, metalworkers, shoemakers, toymakers, painters, embroiderers, cabinetmakers , bookbinders, miniaturists, and creators of natural cosmetics and perfumers, as well as marzipan makers, brewers, confectioners and pastry chefs, winemakers, cheesemakers and beekeepers.

The booths will remain open during the Christmas period, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. They will only be closed all day on December 25 and January 1, as well as the afternoons of December 24 and 31.

Workshops, tastings and exhibitions

The Christmas Craft Show has scheduled a series of parallel activities with live demonstrations of glass carving, fire enamel on metal, and painted natural silk, among others, as well as craft workshops for children and adults, and tastings of typical products regional products such as 'Murciatone' or the yemas de Caravaca de la Cruz, artisan cheeses, wines and Christmas sweets.

Carolina Espinosa stressed that it is a "cultural and gastronomic offer that will make the Paseo de Alfonso X el Sabio a space for everyone and will make it one of the most attractive places for lovers of handicrafts and for shopping for Christmas gifts and sweets.

There will be discount prizes in a 'Scratchcard' to consume in the regional craft centers and in the booths of the Sample itself, a Santa Claus mailbox and SS.MM. the Three Wise Men for the children to deliver their letters, and an exhibition of the work done by the students of the cycle of Artistic Jewelry of the School of Art.

This edition has its supportive side and will collaborate with those affected by DANA. The amount of the purchases of 'solidarity pieces', made by the Aspapros Association, will be delivered to the Red Cross of Murcia, and the artisans who work with clay will donate pieces for sale in an altruistic and disinterested way with the motto 'Clay destroys and the mud creates'.

Statements Carolina Espinosa Gallego, General Director of Commerce, Consumption and Crafts

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