Worth the Drive: Sawdust Winter Fantasy

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

Sawdust Festival

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.

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