I’ll update this list as I hear of more shopping events (anyone have the scoop on CAEDAS or the Base Militaire Christmas markets?). But here’s a start!
DWG Christmas Bazaar
When: Saturday, November 22nd, from 10am to 5pm
Where: ISD on the Corniche
What: The Dakar Women’s Group presents the 2014 Christmas Bazaar, the best shopping day of the year! This year there will be 100 vendors and a bake sale. Entry fee is 1000 CFA/adult and 500 CFA/children up to age 12. Bring the whole family! Proceeds go to charities in Dakar and surrounding areas. Download the DWG Bazaar poster here.
Atmosphère Marché de Noel
When: Shop anytime now, then go back starting November 26th for their Christmas market
Where: Their shop in Almadies, back behind UBA. email@example.com
What: Beautiful home décor, gifts and accessories from Senegal
Marché de Createurs et d’Artistes at Little Art House
When: November 29th from 10am to 7pm
Where: Little Art House in Cité Mamelles
What: Works by Design by Do, Anne Calfo, Wendy Spivey, Jackie Di, Marie Jampy, Les Mosaïques de Sophie, Isa Mauro, Deborah, Caroline Gueye and Sebastien Bouchard
When: Saturday, December 13th from 11am to 8pm, and Sunday, December 14th from 1pm to 7pm
Where: Hotel Fleur de Lys in Almadies
What: The best of African fashions for adults and children, featuring Bélya, Denine, Miss Wudé and Studio A
When: Saturday, December 13th
Where: Portuguese Ambassador’s Residence in Fann. 77 613 0582.
What: gifts from around the world, international foods, special activities for children. Entry is 1000 cfa for adults and those over 12 years old.
Marché de Noel
When: Saturday, December 13th at 10am
Where: the Institut Francais in Plateau
What: clothing, accessories, glass paintings, natural beauty products, leather goods, organic food, etc…
African Fabrics, Accessories and Products Pop Up Store
When: Sunday, December 14th to Tuesday, December 16th
Where: Sign up for the event on Facebook to receive the address.
What: Nafi is bringing original Ghanaian wax to Dakar this Christmas and will be selling them along with other accessories and products. Several patterns are available but not in big quantities so hurry. Some natural products for hair & body will also be available. Don’t hesitate to add your friends and family to the event. The more the merrier. 🙂
FIDAK (aka ‘the Foire’)
When: December 18th-29th
Where: Just off the VDN at the Foire (CICES)
What: A huge gathering of vendors from all over Senegal and West Africa (and beyond!). A great place to buy fabric, local food and beauty products. Also some great décor items. Entry fee is around 500cfa and parking is available.
When: By appointment
Where: Your house
What: Diami brings you her current collection of beaded jewelry, including necklaces, earrings and rings for women and girls. Her prices are excellent (starting at 500cfa for handmade beaded earrings) and go up to around 7000cfa for her chunkier necklaces made with traditional beads.
Christmas cards by students at the deaf school
Beautiful cards, packages of 4 all occasion cards plus 3 Christmas cards and envelopes OR 7 Christmas cards/envelopes. All cards are prints of original paintings done by deaf children. All proceeds will go towards the construction of their new school for deaf children. Suggested donation of 5,000 cfa per pack. Larger orders can receive reductions.
Reserve your cards today by email or by phone: firstname.lastname@example.org / Jerome 77 613 9713 or Jane 77 609 9376