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Worth the Drive: Sawdust Winter Fantasy

Worth the Drive is NBCLA's twice weekly look at nearby getaways



    Be the Toast of the Breeders’ Cup
    Sawdust Festival
    The Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy opens for the season on Saturday, November 21st.

    Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, NBCLA's Worth the Drive takes us to...

    Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy: Lovely one-of-a-kind wearables and paintings and baubles for sale. Plus ho-ho-ho entertainment with a seasonal twinkle.

    Location:Laguna Beach

    Related to the summer Sawdust? Oh yes. The Winter Fantasy is in the same spot, that cobbled-together clutch of Old-Europe buildings that lend any mere walk-around a fairytale air. In gorgeous Laguna, where everything is artful, and where next to everything is historic, the snapshot-nice Sawdust grounds hold a special place in many hearts.

    170+: The number of artists and creators and bright types who are selling things they've made.

    Making the hard-to-buy-for not-so-hard: Whenever someone mentions a relative who has everything, we ask, but do they have tiny, many-hued glass mushrooms to dot their garden with? A spoon angel, for the kitchen window? Didn't think so. 

    Dates: The Winter Fantasy is on every weekend starting Saturday, November 21st and ending Sunday, December 13th. It won't be open Thanksgiving, but it will the Friday after. Admission's $6 (adult).

    Out-of-towners: Parents in over T Day? They like crafts? Are you looking for a longish drive? Recommend.