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Okay, everyone–brace yourselves for my overwhelming amount of holiday cheer. I’m very passionate about the holiday season in all capacities. I love being around family, the warm glow of Christmas lights, gathering around a table together to catch up with people I haven’t seen in a long time, and running around in the snow flurries at night. Words can’t describe how satisfied I feel when I see the first few houses in town decorated with lights and cheesy Santa displays. I love it all. I love cocoa, and peppermint, and baking cookies with my friends, and Friendsgiving.
So of course it should come as no surprise that I love the idea of the Holiday Village Market, which will be held at The Creamery of Kennett Square during the first and second weekends in December.
The Creamery is already a truly magical place, decked out in glowing fairy lights with fire rings and snacks and beverages for patrons to enjoy. So putting a holiday spin on this already majestic destination is nothing short of wonderful. And while I didn’t have a chance to go last year, I will certainly be scooting on down to visit this time around.
For those who may not already know the concept behind the market, the idea was to bring a European feel to Kennett Square by hosting many local and regional vendors (who will be selling their wares). If you happen to stop by, definitely check out my pals Hannah Kelleher for your watercolor painting needs and Happy Cat Farm for all your foodie friends, in addition to many other awesome vendors who will also be there selling their products. There will be plenty of sellers to make your holiday shopping needs quick and easy. And the idea of supporting local artists during the holiday season seems to mean that much more to me, especially because Kennett is so full of talented makers. The fact that all these people will be in one space, plus those from outside of town too, makes for a weekend of very cool showcases.
The market will take place from 11am-6pm and feature events such as photos with Santa, live music, eats from local food trucks, photo booths, wreath making workshops, ice sculptures, and visits from live reindeer. There’s virtually something for everyone, especially the Christmas-lovers out there (shoutout to all the people like me who get on everyone else’s nerves for being too enthusiastic about the holidays)!
If you happen to be around town those two weekends, be sure to check out the Holiday Village Market. Caroline Roosevelt and Meredith Langor, two prominent faces in and around Kennett Square, have put in a lot of hard work and effort to enhance the holiday season for everyone. They create a unique experience for those who want to shop local and purchase unique gifts for the loved ones in their lives. And even if you don’t have the intent to buy anything, be sure to bundle up and go and hang out among friends, sip some coffee from Philter Coffee’s new remote setup, grab a drink, and enjoy the season!