Pasadena Waldorf Begins Preparing for the Elves’ Faire

"Shields" photos by Jeffrey Poehlmann
Handmade gifts photo by Lucas Janin.

With attendance expected to exceed 4,000 visitors, the 27th annual Elves’ Faire on November 17th will be a destination to remember. Come to play, where children can joust, climb and wind through mazes or sit and watch puppet shows and roaming knights in armor. Come to feast while enjoying live music. Visit the exceptional holiday shopping areas with something for everyone on your list.

Sponsored by the school every November on the last Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Elves’ Faire is open to the public with free admission and parking. Parents of students at Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) have been meeting in workshops to create artisan-quality gifts for the Elves’ Faire. Most items sold at the Elves’ Faire are handmade, including the famous “Waldorf Dolls” created especially for the Doll Room. Made from wool, cotton, and other natural materials, each doll is hand-stitched with care and imbued with a unique personality. They range in size from tiny lavender-scented gnomes up to large-scale dolls of 16”-18” and are perfect gifts for children young and old.

Handmade gifts photo by Lucas Janin.

Other standout attractions include King Arthur’s Market, where hand painted wooden swords and shields dominate the realm. The Angel Room offers a special place for the youngest shoppers to pick out items for family and friends, assisted by student “angel” helpers. This year offers the addition of a “Holiday Boutique” Silent Auction, where the public can come to bid on unique and wonderful holiday gifts. The fantastic, one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience extends from the Doll Room and Silent Auction to the school’s signature store, The Wishing Well, which will also be open with specials and expanded inventory ranging from books and toys to crafting supplies and more.

Please support our zero-waste mission and bring your own beverage cup! Water is available free throughout the event; there are also many areas to refresh, including the children’s Tea Garden and the Jack Frost Bake Shoppe. Admission is always free and the Faire will run from 10am to 4pm on November 17, 2012.

Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.


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