Happy Xmas Market

Arts Events Trends & Culture - December 13th, 2012

Christmas is fast approaching, and you still have a few presents to buy on your list? Head to this environmentally-conscious market to find unique ideas.

Christmas is mostly all about consumerism (what are we celebrating, again…?), but it’s possible to buy stuff while keeping your conscience clear; it can actually be a great way to support local farmers and communities. This Sunday, for only one day, the Happy Trade Xmas Market is setting up shop in festival-central, Yoyogi Park.

Happy Trade Xmas

Stroll around the bamboo tents to check out various goods offered by a vibrant community of farmers and producers from mainly the Kanto region. The stalls will be offering organic food and drink, to savor over the holidays or to give as presents to your party hosts. In addition, to stay on par with the festive spirit of sharing and caring, there will be many stalls selling Fairtrade goods and unique handmade crafts from around the world.

Even if you don’t have to buy anything, this could can be a great way to spend a crisp Sunday (let’s hope it’s sunny!) and snack on some tidbits or sip on a hot drink. Workshops and activities will also be taking place throughout the day, so you will have the chance to learn a new skill.

The market is organised by Earthday Market in association with Earthday Money – a Tokyo based NPO partnership working together on environmental, ethical and local currency related projects. So… shopping, but with a cause. What’s not to like?

Happy Trade Xmas Market  (Japanese website)

When: Sunday Dec. 16, 10:00-17:00

Where: Yoyogi Park Events Space (see map)

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Main image: Wien-Vienna on Flickr