Christmas in the Village begins the first weekend of November in Merrickville. That’s when the Merrickville’s Makers Market hosts its next spectacular event!
The Christmas edition of this popular market will return to Merrickville’s Community Centre at 106 Read Street in Merrickville on November 4th and 5th from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the event is free and there is ample parking.
The two-day format allows for lots of space for the makers and each day will find 30 unique vendors set up to welcome everyone. Fine art and hot sauce, woodwares and exotic soaps and oils will blend with all manner of goods from artists and makers for this indoor market.
Margaret Armour, spokesperson for the group and a participant herself, believes that the market serves as an invitation to visit the spectacular village. “We have many sponsors who help us make the event a success each time we hold one. The relationship is important to everyone’s success, and we encourage all market-goers to stay and explore the shops and businesses in town.”
While this is the Christmas version of the event, not everything will be Christmas themed. Some artists and makers focus on seasonal wares while others offer items that are not specific to one time of year. Regardless, it’s a perfect occasion to get your Christmas shopping all finished up in one weekend!
Somewhat different from a studio tour, the market offers attendees an opportunity to explore and learn about many creative disciplines. Members of the group are eager to speak about the creative process and engage visitors in discussions about their own work or the collective maker experience. Regardless, there is lots to see, lots to learn and lots to take home from some terrifically talented people. Market-goers might even be inclined to explore their own creativity after seeing and exploring the many talented makers!
The Christmas market runs from 10 am to 4 pm each of the two days. Learn about the makers by visiting Merrickville’s Makers Market on Facebook and MerrickvillesMakersMarkets.ca