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Okay, everyone—this is very important. If you didn’t read my last piece about the Holiday Village Market and you missed the first weekend it’s okay, because you have another chance! There’s a second weekend of holiday festivities December 9th and 10th at The Kennett Creamery from 10am to 6pm, so don’t miss out.
The Village Market is a great place to pick up a Christmas tree, if you haven’t already (shoutout to those procrastinators, such as myself), buy handmade gifts for friends and family, see ice sculptures in real life, check out some adorable reindeer, grab a drink, or just hang out and enjoy the Christmas vibe. As I mentioned before, The Creamery is the kind of place you find yourself looking for excuses to hang out at, and this market is another perfect reason. The weather has been holding out, remaining cool enough to feel like the holidays, but also not so frigid that you feel like you might lose your fingers and toes. Also, Philter Coffee and Mrs. Robinson’s Tea Shop are both present for all your warm beverage needs—and will continue to be there next weekend, as well.
The turnout for this event was pretty incredible. The people of Kennett Square never fail to come out and show support in any instance to support local makers. And paired with the shuttles running from Longwood Gardens, the market was a huge hit with locals and outsiders alike. People were everywhere. Some were gathered around the heatlamps, many were crowded around the foodtrucks and vendor tents, while others were waiting in line for beer and other various drinks.
Of course, because no one should ever expect anything less of the Creamery, there was live music in the central area, which vendors and guests got to enjoy. Background tunes added to the cheerful vibe of the day, allowing patrons to dance and be merry with one another, which is always really awesome to see. In a town as close-knit and connected as ours, no one is really shy about busting a move or singing along.
Honestly, as always, there was certainly something for everyone at this event. The Creamery is known for being as kid-friendly as possible, and this outing is no different. Parents should feel comfortable bringing the kiddos for a day of fun, shopping, snacking, and catching up! So bring your Christmas list, a pair of gloves, a warm coat, and support the amazing local artists and vendors that this unique collective offers. Check out the Holiday Village Market website for a complete list of vendors by day, as well as a listing of which food trucks will be present, background info on the event, and other various bits of information helpful to making the day as smooth and fun as possible!