This Saturday is the annual Frederick Street Art Walk. I usually have to work on the Saturday it is held, but the universe has conspired that I have this one off, and a friend of mine wants to go.
It is an amazing community experience. The surrounding neighbourhood of Frederick Street (and the side streets off it) open some of their houses to the public to showcase local artists and their wares for sale. Everything from pottery, wood turning, jewellery, felt work, chocolates, etc. can be seen and bought. Plus, it is a nice stroll through a nice neighbourhood with some classic old houses (you know, the ones with the gorgeous 12 inch oak baseboards, the wood pocket doors and the beautiful staircases and the creaky original floors).
You can see more about it here:
Frederick Art Walk
I highly suggest you check it out! It is good for not-your-average Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) presents. Maybe I'll see you there!