Get ready for the holiday season at Nikkei Centre craft fair

Holiday shopping, yummy baked goods and free workshops are all on the agenda at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in November.

The centre is kicking off the holiday shopping season on Nov. 17 and 18 with its craft and bake fair.

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The fair will feature craftspeople from across the region, with an assortment of knitted items, handmade jewelry, greeting cards, soap and bath bombs, gifts for pets, and more. On the food front, you’ll be able to enjoy homemade Japanese sweets and Christmas treats.

Plus, the fair will include free workshops – including a hula dance session led by Wailele Wai Wai, plus Japanese traditional games, Igo and Shogi, on Saturday. Craft workshops will be offered for children and adults on Sunday.

Both days will include Santa photos and a kids’ craft zone.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $3, or free for centre members and children 12 and under.

For more information, call 605-777-7000 or visit

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