Twenty-five years ago, Charlotte Dodd decided to start an arts and crafts fair. She had no particular reasoning behind it; she was just convinced she could put on a successful show. Time has proven her right. The Winter Wonderland Craft & Gift Show takes place in November and, since its beginning, has turned into one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year in town. At the event, over 250 vendors display a variety of handcrafted items for sale. This shopping extravaganza is November 23-24 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.