Friday, November 12, 2021
After we published yesterday’s list of Christmas markets that are rolling out this weekend, several readers contacted us with details of events to add. If we’ve missed your market please let us know [email protected] We’ll list November 20th and 21st markets next Thursday.
▪️Kemptville’s Outdoor Christmas Market - A Christkindlmarkt on Campuspromises a festive shopping event where you’ll find homemade Christmas ornaments, decorations, and gifts. The event runs Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Campus Greenhouse, 75 Campus Drive, Kemptville K0G 1J0.
▪️It’s not like we need an excuse to visit one of Hallmark’s favourite Christmas Movie shooting locations, but there’s a lot going on in in the town of Almonte this Saturday November 13th. First, the Holiday Makers Market at 308 Almonte Street will offer shopping with 11 vendors plus a holiday photo op against a festive backdrop (two edited photos cost $20). The event runs from 10:00 until 2:00pm. Have some lunch then head over to Cheerfully Made, (72 Mill street) where shopping hours will be extended until 9:00pm. After that, visit a pub, order a beer, grab a napkin, and start sketching out your plan for moving to this impossibly attractive town.
▪️If you prefer shopping in your jammies to journeying to our region’s small towns, the Ottawa Artisans Happy Holidays Online Craft Market is for you. This ambitious event impressed us in 2020 with its huge number of vendors (more than 270 this year), flat rate shipping across Canada and the US, delivery within Ottawa, and pickup options. The sheer number of categories, the range of prices, and the quality of gifts could make this event your one-stop virtual shopping trip this festive season. But it’s only running until November 16th, so better get online.
We’ve long been fans of Advent calendars, especially those that feature locally produced cookies, but Maker House’s version goes a step further: each of the 24 boxes houses a different item from a local producer. The boxes hold chocolates, art from Indigenous makers, food and drink items, bath and body products, ornaments, toys, and games, each wrapped up in a stylish Maker House Kraft box and tied with an elegant green ribbon. Every day from December 1st to 24th you’ll discover a new surprise. Quantities of this special calendar are limited and available for pickup on November 24th. $199.95.
Deal of the Day
Montéal decor company Station D is running a 20% promotion on its festive season collection. Use the code FESTIF to save on garland in your choice of French or English greetings, single use decals, a colouring Advent calendar, and more.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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