It’s quite a weekend for the independent businesses in Notts, not only is tomorrow small business Saturday there’s also four Christmas markets taking place across the city which will be packed with local makers.

They’re all happening around the city centre so it’s possible to get to them all in one shopping trip ( which I think is what Mags and I will do). Head down and pick yourself up some unique Christmas gifts whilst supporting local businesses. I’ll also create a new keep secret Santa local blog with this years picks once I’ve had a nosey at what’s on offer.

Craft Fair Contemporary
Nottingham Contemporary
Free entry
Fri 30 Nov 6pm – Launch
Sat 1 Dec 10am – 6pm
Sun 2 Dec 11am – 5pm

This kicks off tonight with live music and late opening of the galleries, if you want a sneak peek at what’s on offer before everyone else then head down.

Whilst you’re there over the weekend why not have lunch at Ottar and check out Green Haus Plant Shop’s permanent pop up.

The blind drawing I had done at the 2016 Craft Fair Contemporary Launch Night.

Etsy Made Local
Nottingham Trent Students Union
Sat 1 Dec 10:30am – 5pm

40 local makers will be exhibiting in Notts Trent’s Student Union for the fourth annual Etsy Made Local Christmas Market.

With everything from jewellery to prints, chocolate to felted goods you’re bound to find something original for under the tree.

Little Egg Design Felt Plant
Little Egg will be at the Etsy Christmas Market with their range of felted loveliness.

Christmas on the Avenues 
Sneinton Market
Free Entry
Sat 1 Dec 11am – 4pm

With kids Christmas crafts and activities, live music and street food pop ups there’s lots for the whole family at Sneinton Market’s Christmas Celebration.

The independent businesses in residence in the avenues will be joined by a number of pop up craft stores.

The Watered Garden Nottingham
The Watered Garden at Sneinton Market

Primary Christmas Pop Up Market
£1 entry (kids free)
Sat 1 Dec 9am – 5.30pm
Sun 2 Dec 10am – 4pm

Some of Notts’ top independents will be joining permanent primary residents Small Food Bakery, Lane, Clay Studio and Weave Studio for Primary’s annual Christmas pop up.

There’ll be Universal Works’ sample sale, Black Iris Brewery, Outpost Coffee, Green Haus Plant Shop and loads more. Not one to be missed.

Primary residents Lane will be selling their range of homeware, textiles and prints.

If you feel that I’ve missed something or you want me to include your event in a future post, email me at 30innotts@gmail.com but please remember I only write about things I love.