Hugglets Christmas Extravaganza 2023

It is this time of the year. With Christmas around the corner, let’s spend a marvellous day together. The Hugglets Christmas Extravaganza brings you outstanding artists with brand-new offers. Discover fabulous teddy bears and their marvellous friends. In addition, we’ll entertain you with a brilliant programme of lectures, masterclasses and interviews. The event is free for Hugglets Club Members. Tickets can be purchased here.

Useful Links

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Join the Hugglets Club
Hugglets Christmas Extravaganza Main Page (for ticket holders and Club Members)
All virtual stands of the Festival


(Last update 21 November 2023)

The Hugglets Christmas Extravaganza takes place on Saturday, 26 November, from 10 am to 5 pm GMT in a closed Facebook Group. The event was free for Hugglets Club Members. There will be more details about the programme soon.

10 am Live Opening

11 am Live Talk with Exhibitors

12 pm Masterclass Beary Mini Christmas Jumper

1 pm Inside Steiff Schulte, the world of Mohair production

2 pm Sneak Peek into the SAS Teddy Bear Auction in December

3 pm The Othello Talk with Steiffgal

4 pm Tea Time

5 pm Closing Talk


Something to win

Merrythought’s 2023 Christmas Cheeky Bear is one of the starts of our Hugglets Christmas Extravaganza on 26 November. Every participant has a chance to win this fabulous 10″ teddy bear. Featuring the typical beaming smile and a jingle bell in each ear, the 2023 Christmas Cheeky Bear is crafted from the same luxurious materials as the core Christmas Teddy Bear and dressed in a festive burgundy velvet cape. The bear’s left paw is embroidered with a coordinating, full-colour festive bell design, delicately entwined with the iconic Merrythought wishbone. Each bear is individually numbered as part of a limited edition of 200 and has a certificate of authenticity. He’s presented in a pure cotton dust bag. Join the Festival and take your chance to win this marvellous bear.


Meet Little Miss Dottie, a limited edition bear exclusively made for Teddy Bears of Witney. This delightful little 15cm/6″ bear is made of sensitively aged, cinnamon-gold mohair with two-tone glass eyes and felt paw pads. She wears a hand-embroidered, lace-trimmed cotton dress and brown, lace-up leather shoes. Little Miss Dottie comes with a bag and certificate signed by Ian Pout. As a visitor of Hugglets Christmas Extravaganza, you’ll have a chance to win one of only 75 Little Miss Dottie Bears.




Exhibitor List

These fabulous artists and companies are joining us on 26 November
(Last update 19 November 2023)

Baerino, Germany
Barbara-Ann Bears, United Kingdom
Bearleigh Bears, Australia
Bearlytherehugs, United Kingdom
BeeBears, Germany
Elena Burgova, Israel
Gilles Baeren, Germany
Kevinton Bears, United Kingdom
Kommart, Serbia
Akemi Konno, Japan
Lake District Bears, United Kingdom
Oksana Melenevska, United Kingdom
Kseniya Moroz, Israel
Nessa Bears, United Kingdom
Pipedream Bears, United Kingdom
Pod Bears, United Kingdom
Puzzle Bears, United Kingdom
Scruffie Bears by Susan Pryce, United Kingdom
Julie Shepherd, United Kingdom
Soyo Bear, Japan
Stine-Teddies, Denmark
Teeny Weeny Teddies & Friends, United Kingdom