The Parys Kers-kunsmark is a Christmas market held in Parys each year. It has become an institution in Parys and the surrounding towns of Potchefstroom, Vanderbijl Park, Vereeniging. However, visitors frequent the market from as far afield as Johannesburg, Pretoria and even the Cape. This year boasts the running of the 18th market! The market started in 2000 as a small home market with a few exhibitors and has since evolved into the exclusive arts and crafts market it is today. The market tries as far as possible to stock only handmade arts. crafts and gifts. This year there are a record-breaking 65 exhibitors offering hundreds of gifts between them. Exhibitors come from all over the country.
The past eight years the market has been held at the Blikoortjies Creche as it has long outgrown the small home market days. The venue also makes life easier for parents as the toddlers can safely be left to play in the creche playground while mom shops.
Funds raised by the event go towards the Blikoortjies Creche.
The market is organised by Winnie Dockendorf her contact number is 0829586312.