The City of Quinte West will host a festive holiday market in Centennial Park for the first three weekends of December. The market will feature new vendors each weekend using the wooden pop-ups sheds, as well as food trucks, entertainment and activities for all ages.
From Dec. 3 until Dec. 19, the market will be open Fridays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The following businesses will be vendors at this year’s holiday market:
Dec. 3-5, 2021:
Good Golly Gifts
JP WoodCut Designs
Dec. 10-12, 2021:
Busy ‘B’ Bakes and Crafts by Brittany
Sweet Burrow Co.
Plain Jane Artistry
Dec. 17-19, 2021:
Sugar Mama’s Bake Shoppe Inc.
Good Golly Gifts
The Binge Box Quinte and BeaverTails will offer sweet and savoury eats and treats during all three weekends of the market.
In addition to food trucks and vendors, the market will feature live entertainment on Friday nights, live music on Saturday nights, free public skating at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens on Sundays from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., and visits with Santa on Sundays from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. The market will also welcome alpacas on Dec. 11 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and reindeer on Dec. 19 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. to Centennial Park.
“Building on the success of the Quinte West Pop-ups this summer, we’re thrilled to welcome food trucks and vendors back to Centennial Park for the City’s holiday market,” says Karen Parker, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Quinte West. “This is a great opportunity for local artisans to showcase and sell their products and for our community to get into the holiday spirit with fun, festive activities for the whole family.”
“I am so happy to be taking part in the Quinte West Holiday Market, another great QW initiative,” says Jade Arsenault of J.A. Artistry. “I took part in the pop-ups over the summer and had an amazing opportunity to get my name and business out there! I think this is a great way for small businesses to get to know their community and to connect with other businesses alike.”
“We look forward to the first-ever holiday market as an opportunity to support small businesses and embrace the spirit of the season,” says Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison.”The City is excited to offer the holiday market and other festive activities for our whole community to enjoy throughout the holidays.”