During all these years our biggest fund raising event, the IWA Winter Fair was an extremely popular venue and permitted us to collect the necessary funds enabling IWA Georgia to support numerous projects and to help people in need.
This year, we strive to create a warm and fun event; moreover, it is the only Winter Fair in Tbilisi that incorporates an international selection of goods brought into the country by numerous participating embassies, alongside local products from Georgian craftspeople and artists, and held in the prestigious Sheraton hotel.
As is the tradition, the beginning of December will see Sheraton turn into a winter wonderland; we will have a choir singing Christmas carols throughout the event, special entertainment programmes for children, with a puppy corner, and a raffle. All this for charity! All proceeds will go directly to our charity projects that cater exclusively for Georgian people in need.
We are all excited and looking forward to be warming up together with excellent mulled wines, enjoying some amazing sweets and cookies, soaking up the Christmas spirit with carols being sung in every corner, and delighting in the overwhelming hospitality from all of our participating embassies.
The Winter Fair had its origins as a platform dedicated to showcasing the talents of Georgian artisans and craftsmen. A notable transformation occurred approximately 15 years ago, when IWA Georgia initiated the inclusion of embassies and international organisations alongside the local artisans and craftspeople.
Over the years, the IWA Winter Fair has evolved into a beloved and sought-after event, featuring an extraordinary array of international products, delectable cuisine, and unique gifts perfect for the festive Holidays season. Its growing popularity stems from the allure of this diverse selection and the opportunity it provides to contribute to the charitable endeavours of IWA Georgia.
Every year the Winter Fair is hosted at the esteemed Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace, setting it apart from the numerous other Christmas markets. It has consistently drawn several thousand visitors, eager to explore the offering from over 100 vendors and discover the treasures presented by the majority of the embassies represented in Georgia.
Embassies participating in this year’s event:
Armenia // Austria // Azerbaijan // Bulgaria // China // Czechia // Denmark // Estonia // European Union // France // Germany // Greece // Hungary // Italy // Japan // Kazakhstan // Latvia // Lithuania // Norway // Poland // Qatar // Romania // Slovakia // Switzerland // Turkey // United Kingdom // UNHCR
EVENT TIMING: December 9th, 2023 (10:00-18:00)
EVENT ADDRESS: Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metekhi Palace, 20 Telavi St, Tbilisi 0103 (Ballroom and Conference Rooms)
ENTRANCE FEE: 1 GEL
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