WINCHESTER — Check out some talented local vendors and small business owners at the inaugural Garden Party Christmas Market in North Dundas. The Winchester event is set for Saturday, November 13, at Sweet Corner Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Christmas Market has teamed up with Shop Crawl, so people can get their passport stamped for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
“We thought we’d give it a try and offer Winchester a unique shopping experience,” says Kelly Windle, owner of The Planted Arrow and event organizer. “It’s a win-win for local businesses and the community.”
Admission is free, but people are asked to wear masks and follow directional signage to ensure social distancing.
“Over 70 vendors will be on site,” explains Windle “and you’ll be able to find lots of handmade items. We have knitters, weavers and woodworkers coming … people who make custom gifts like t-shirts and mugs. There will also be things like soaps and candles — lots of items that will make great Christmas gifts.”
Windle notes that it’s important to support small businesses because they are the backbone of the community. She hopes to see hundreds of people come through the market.
The event also includes entertainment, from Marleen Fawcett and the Barrow Gang, and a very special visitor! Santa Claus is making an appearance and people can get their photo taken with him.