Svensk Hyllningsfest
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Svensk Hyllningsfest

JOIN US OCTOBER 18-19, 2019!

Occurring in October of odd-numbered years, the residents of Lindsborg, Kansas host a community-wide festival and don traditional Swedish folk costumes to celebrate the Swedish pioneers who settled the Smoky Valley in 1868 – 1869. The festival features art and crafts, special foods, ethnic music, and other special entertainment while Swedish folk dancers and musicians add to the flavor of the festival.

Newcomers have as much fun "becoming Swedish" as do the longtime residents. This community closeness may be the highest tribute we can pay to the immigrants who also exemplified this kind of unity - a fitting legacy for future residents of the Smoky Valley.

Folk dancing and folk music lend a unique character and spirit to Svensk Hyllningsfest. The dancers - from eager young grade school students who have been practicing for months, to the Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers (high school age students) and the Lindsborg Folkdanslag (their adult counterparts) - are charming and enthusiastic performers. The festival also features live entertainment on four stages, arts & crafts vendors, children's activities, and of course festival food! The parade, featuring area marching bands, floats, antique cars, and other parade entries, is also a key attraction.

The next Svensk Hyllningsfest will be held in Lindsborg, Kansas on 18-19, 2019! Please join us for a true Swedish experience in the heart of America!

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Handcraft Workshop at American Swedish Institute: Wool Felt Dala Horse
Oct
26
1:00 AM01:00

Handcraft Workshop at American Swedish Institute: Wool Felt Dala Horse

Celebrate one of Sweden’s favorite folk art symbols by making a felt Dala horse! Each student will hand-sew their own red or blue Dala horse under the guidance of instructor Julie Steller. Students will use 100% wool felt, authentic Swedish patterned ribbons and trim, and wool fleece to stuff a one-of-a-kind Dala. It is helpful to have some hand sewing experience for this project.

An additional $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Registration recommended by October 18

For information, call 612-871-4907

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Holiday Artist Boutique
Nov
1
to Nov 8

Holiday Artist Boutique

This annual event is in it’s 25th year!

This fantastic Boutique features all local artists and artisans for 8 days in a beautiful Minnetonka home, 10-6 daily. Paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, embellished serving pieces, stained glass, wood carvings, felted wool, handknitted accessories, Steller Goods and more.....Here is your chance to buy direct from the artist in a lovely setting.


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Mount Olivet Holiday Boutique
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Olivet Holiday Boutique

In addition to specialties and handmade gifts from our Women’s Circles and the Careview gift shop, there will be over 60 local vendors, a Bistrostyle
menu with breakfast served 9-10am and lunch 11am-1pm; and the Dala House Kids-only Shopping with $5 gifts for parents and grandparents.

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 9:00am

Where: Minneapolis Campus

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Morningside Women's Club Holiday Market
Nov
23
9:00 AM09:00

Morningside Women's Club Holiday Market

  • 4015 Inglewood Avenue South Edina, MN, 55416 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Morningside Woman's Club Holiday Market! Shop local artisan vendors and support the club's annual scholarship fund. Located at Avail Academy (formerly Calvin Christian School) next to Weber Park. Grab a friend and get ready for a fabulous day of local holiday shopping!

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European Christmas Market at Union Depot
Dec
6
to Dec 22

European Christmas Market at Union Depot

  • 240 East Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About The Market

The European Christmas Market (ECM) is a free event held on the East Plaza at Union Depot in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Serving as the “Hub for the Holidays,” Union Depot hosts an array of events that will coincide with the Market. The historic Lowertown sets a fantastic scene for the booths beautifully decorated for Christmas and modeled after those found at the Munich and other Christkindlmarkts. Few events like this exist in the Twin Cities and thus ECM fills that need while reviving an old cultural tradition.

Plan Your Visit

The 2019 St. Paul European Christmas Market

Hours & Dates:

Friday, Dec. 6, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Julmarknad at The American Swedish Institute
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Julmarknad at The American Swedish Institute

Weekend Christmas Market and Festival

Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Julmarknad is ASI’s holiday market and festival – and one of our most popular weekends! There will be handmade items for sale by more than 40 talented local and regional artists – including distinctive artisan glass, clothing, wood, jewelry, ceramics and textiles. Our own ASI Museum Store and Jul Shop will also be open for gift seekers to browse more Nordic-inspired items.

The celebration continues throughout the Mansion with special performances by Nordic music and dance groups. Families can make handcraft projects to take home and enjoy holiday story time. FIKA will serve festival-style food on both days, and be sure to stop by their bake sale for cardamom bread, cookies and other treats to share over the holidays.

Please note: FIKA Café and Museum Store hours change to match festival hours on this weekend.

Museum admission includes the festival; purchase at the door (no pre-registration).

Cost:

$12 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children ages 6-18, free for children 5 and under and for ASI members.

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American Swedish Historical Museum Upcycled Craft Fair
Oct
13
12:00 AM00:00

American Swedish Historical Museum Upcycled Craft Fair

Steller Goods is going to Philadelphia!! Learn about creative reuse at this special museum craft fair! Local artists and craft vendors will show how they have taken “reduce, reuse, and recycle” to the next level. Take the opportunity to do some early holiday shopping while doing something good for the planet. You might even find inspiration for your own creativity. $5 craft fair admission, free for children under 12. Admission includes access to the museum. 



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Norsk Hostfest 2019
Sep
25
to Sep 28

Norsk Hostfest 2019

  • North Dakota State Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Norsk Høstfest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to preserve and share Scandinavian culture, heritage and educational programs. Program focus areas include Høstfest in the Schools, Scandinavian Youth Camp, the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame, Skien-Minot sister city relationship, and Norsk Høstfest. The festival also crowns an yearly Miss Norsk Høstfest and holds trips to Denbigh, ND, for the annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring Sondre Norheim.

Norsk Høstfest is held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA. The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of friends who shared his interest in celebrating their Nordic heritage. The festival, now entering into its 42nd year, has grown into North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world.

The festival features world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, Scandinavian culture on display, handcrafted Norsk merchandise, plus a fine dining establishment lead by guest chefs.

Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture and heritage of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.  Each nation is represented in one of the halls in which the festival takes place, and each named after their country's capital city.  The individual styles of each country's entertainment, food, clothes, art, and jewelry can be found throughout Norsk Høstfest and also in the Scandinavian Heritage Park, the only park in the world representing all five Nordic countries.


 While the festival has grown to become the largest Scandinavian festival in North American, there are other entities in Minot, ND, that has sprouted from the same interest of preserving heritage and celebrating Nordic culture. Among those organizations that have been cultivated through the joint interest in the Scandinavian culture are the Scandinavian Heritage AssociationHøstfest-Heritage Foundation and the Telemark Trade Office.

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Minneapolis Mart Wholesale Show
Aug
2
to Aug 6

Minneapolis Mart Wholesale Show

This is always our biggest wholesale show of the year as stores stock up on all our winter and gift products. Find us in a temporary booth of our own this show in RED 229-2 We will miss being with Marie in Practically Swedish, but this booth is going to give us lots more space for you to see all of our new products.

Choose your own one-of-a-kind mittens, hats and purses! We will have all of our fresh stock for you to choose from.

AUGUST SHOW SPECIAL

5% discount when you buy 12+ of our wool products

Every day 9 am-6 pm

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Aquatennial Night Market
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Aquatennial Night Market

  • Chicago Mall (next to the Guthrie!) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Minneapolis Craft Market is joining the fun of the 2019 Aquatennial festivities on the Mississippi Riverfront. An estimated 250,000 visitors gather downtown to watch one of the country’s largest annual fireworks displays. Our marketplace will be located on Chicago Mall between the Guthrie Theater and Spoon River Restaurant (the same location as Mill City Farmers Market), a great central location for meeting up with friends and enjoying the festivities while waiting for the fireworks to start.

West River Parkway will be packed with activities for fireworks attendees including a ferris wheel, carousel, skateboard plaza by Familia Skate Shop, food trucks, music stages and more!

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North American Roots Music Festival - Waldorf School
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

North American Roots Music Festival - Waldorf School

We are the Minnesota Waldorf School located in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

The Minnesota Waldorf School North American Roots Music Festival is a benefit fundraiser. All proceeds go to help enhance programming for the Minnesota Waldorf School. Thank you for your support.

Tickets can be purchased at this link

https://www.mwsmusicfestival.org/tickets

Adult $29 and Kids $15 Before May 31st

After May 31st Adults $35 and Kids $20

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BWC Annual Forum
Jul
15
8:30 AM08:30

BWC Annual Forum

CONNECTION: a relationship in which a person, thing or idea is linked or associated with something else.

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

— Brené Brown

Brené Brown says it best when it comes to describing connection. That is what drove us 10 years ago to create our first Circle and it's hard to believe it has been that long. We know that connections are a key part of building relationships, Circles and communities. It is also the strength of these connections that allow growth and opportunity in individuals and their communities.

Join us to explore the topic of connection and how to ensure you are building connections in every facet of business, leadership and life. You'll also get the chance to meet other Forum attendees, enjoy a great lunch, meet our wonderful sponsors and learn more about who The BWC is. Come ready to learn, be inspired and connect through PEERpower!

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Midsommar Dag
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Midsommar Dag

Midsommar Dag

is the most important holiday of the year and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The Majstång (the Swedish version of a Maypole) is decorated with greens and flowers then raised in the center of town. Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer!

• Saturday, June 22, 2019
• Historic Buildings Open FREE 10-1 and after program
• 10-4pm: Craft and Art Fair, Swedish Genealogy Society of Minnesota will be available to answer questions
• 10-1 St. Paul Kubb Club Society demonstration
• 11:30 to 12:30: Children’s “Immigrant for a Day” activities, games and crafts
• 10:00-11:00: Gazebo food sales begin – coffee, water and cinnamon rolls.
• 11:00 to 12:30: Smörgåsbord is held on Museum grounds, $20.00 per person – no reservation needed. Children’s Dala Lunch available for $5.00.
Smörgåsbord menu: sliced ham, cheese, pickled herring, salmon mousse, deviled eggs, Swedish potato salad, Scandinavian coleslaw, pickled beets, Three bean salad, Limpa bread, crispbread, fresh fruit, almond cake with strawberries, coffee, lemonade
• 1:30pm Gazebo food sales resume as a “Sweet Treat Station” serving ice cream bars, almond cake, coffee, soda and water and lemonade.
• 1pm: Raising of the Majstång followed by program of music and folk dances

The Scandia Band, Cloudberries ( Swedish Women Choral  group from Twin Cities) and Vasa Junior Folk Dancers,  and Carolyn Spargo will lead us in the ring dances.

Rev. Arden Haug, Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, will give the invocation.

https://gammelgardenmuseum.org

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Ingebretsen 's Scandinavian Spring Refresh Week
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Ingebretsen 's Scandinavian Spring Refresh Week


Did you know Steller Handcrafted Goods uses over 30 different Swedish Braid designs for their colorful cotton bracelets? Today Julie Steller brings her entire assortment for you to choose from, at 10% off!Julie will also show how she repurposes braid from sweaters to make her Wool Dala Horses.  10 - 12

https://www.ingebretsens.com/events/in-store-events/spring-sale

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American Craft Council - St Paul
Apr
4
to Apr 7

American Craft Council - St Paul


Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country – including a juried showcase of talented emerging artists – at the American Craft Show in St. Paul. Join us for the Preview Party on April 4.


April 4: 
6 – 9 p.m. (Preview Party)
April 5: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April 6: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
April 7: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Steller Handcrafted Goods - Booth 423

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Minneapolis Mart Wholesale Market
Mar
8
to Mar 12

Minneapolis Mart Wholesale Market


Free Full Buyer’s Breakfast

8:00am – 10:00am daily

6 Daily Prize Drawings
Every hour from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6 daily drawings for $50.00 cash

Afternoon Snack 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Daily from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Buyer’s Seminar with Free Breakfast – 8:30am-9:30am
Saturday, March 9 – by Shelly Anderson,
Sunday, March 10 – by Stephanie March with the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

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emPOWER Social Hour
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

emPOWER Social Hour


Network. Engage. Empower.

Join WomenVenture for a fun evening of networking, games, and shopping - all in support of women's entrepreneurship. Discover your new favorite women-owned business in our marketplace, and enjoy socializing with others passionate about women's economic development. Gather your friends and fellow emerging leaders to support and emPOWER women entrepreneurs.

Your ticket includes complimentary appetizers and one free drink ticket. Get your ticket before Feb. 15th for early-bird savings. We can't wait to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empower-social-hour-tickets-54003529009

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The European Christmas Market
Dec
7
to Dec 9

The European Christmas Market

The European Christmas Market in St. Paul is a free event based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season. Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies during the first two weekends in December.

Gifts • Food • Music • Beer • Glühwein
The 2018 St. Paul European Christmas Market Dates:
Friday, Nov. 30: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2: 12-6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9: 12-6 p.m.

http://stpaulchristmasmarket.com

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Julmarknad!
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Julmarknad!

  • American Swedish Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hurrah! One of our most favorite events of the whole year! Julmarknad is more than a craft market, it's ASI's annual holiday festival for the whole family. The weekend features unique handcrafted items on sale by nearly 40 talented local and regional artists, live music performances,  family make n' take crafts, visits by Santa and Tomte, the beautiful Turnblad Mansion complete with holiday-themed decorations, and festival food from FIKA.

https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/julmarknad-2018

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European Christmas Market at Union Depot
Nov
30
to Dec 2

European Christmas Market at Union Depot

The European Christmas Market in St. Paul is a free event based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season. Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies during the first two weekends in December.

The Steller Handcrafted Goods Booth will be staffed by some of my wonderful employees this weekend as we double up events. I will be at the booth next weekend.

Gifts • Food • Music • Beer • Glühwein
The 2018 St. Paul European Christmas Market Dates:
Friday, Nov. 30: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2: 12-6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9: 12-6 p.m.

http://stpaulchristmasmarket.com

 

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Mount Olivet Church Holiday Boutique
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Olivet Church Holiday Boutique

The Mount Olivet Church Women invite you to their annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 9am-2pm at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis Campus. In addition to specialties from our Circles and the Careview Gift Shop, there will be over 60 unique vendors.  Plus, we will have a Food Emporium grouping food vendors and Circles in the Lounge with lots of samples available to try! 

We will feature our Bistro-style menu with breakfast being served from 9-10:30am and lunch from 11-1pm. 

The Dala House will also be available and is a kids-only shopping experience for gifts for parents & grandparents. All gifts are $5.00.

https://www.mtolivet.org/adult-ministry/womens-ministry/holiday-boutique-

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2018 Artist Boutique of Minnetonka
Nov
2
to Nov 9

2018 Artist Boutique of Minnetonka

This fantastic Boutique features all local artists and artisans for 8 days in a beautiful Minnetonka home, 10-6 daily. Paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, embellished serving pieces, stained glass, wood carvings, felted wool, handknitted accessories, Steller Goods and more.....Here is your chance to buy direct from the artist in a lovely setting.

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Women Venture WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS Luncheon & Marketplace
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Women Venture WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS Luncheon & Marketplace

Each fall, over 1,000 business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals come together to invest in the economic success of women and hear the inspiring stories of our Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained award winners. Gather your colleagues and friends and join us at our 23rd annual luncheon and marketplace!

http://www.womenventure.org/events/women-mean-business-luncheon.html

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Norsk Hostfest!
Sep
26
to Sep 29

Norsk Hostfest!

  • North Dakota State Fair Grounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture and heritage of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.  Each nation is represented in one of the halls in which the festival takes place, and each named after their country's capital city.  The individual styles of each country's entertainment, food, clothes, art, and jewelry can be found throughout Norsk Høstfest and also in the Scandinavian Heritage Park, the only park in the world representing all five Nordic countries.

http://hostfest.com

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JUNK BONANZA!
Sep
20
to Sep 22

JUNK BONANZA!

I have shopped Junk Bonanza in the past (my favorite words are "I could make something from that!") so I am thrilled to have a booth in the Handmade vintage artisan made clothing section of Junk Bonanza! We will be highlighting our Repurposed embellished Denim Jackets and Repurposed Vintage Sweater Mittens. Come see us! 

Thursday, Sept. 20
Early Bird Admission 8AM-5PM
General Admission 10AM-5PM

Friday, Sept. 21
General Admission 9AM-5PM

Saturday, Sept. 22
General Admission 9AM-5PM

ADMISSION: $10 PER DAY

General Admission
$10 per day (at the door only)

Early Bird Admission
$25 online (or $30 at the door)

*Children under 12 are free
*Cash and checks only at the door. ATMs available.
*Group pricing available for 30 or more! Contact: kristabelle@kinassauer.com


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Spelmansstämma
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Spelmansstämma

Steller Handcrafted Goods is delighted to be a handcrafted vendor at the Gammelgarden Museum's Spelmansstamma this year!

The Immigrant Fiddle Fest is a long held Swedish tradition where fiddlers gather on a lovely day, play tunes and teach each other new music. The music has never been written, it is always shared by playing only! This annual festival held on the museum grounds is a great activity for families. Spelman = Fiddler / Stämma = Gathering Celebrate the immigrant fiddle with musical entertainment, dancing and food!

http://gammelgardenmuseum.org/events/

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American Craft Show, St Paul
Apr
19
to Apr 22

American Craft Show, St Paul

Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the American Craft Show in St. Paul. Come meet and shop craft like you’ve never seen before from more than 230 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by our Hip Pop Emerging Artists’ booths on the show floor to see their contemporary pieces ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting-edge.

April 19: 6 - 9 p.m. (Preview Party)
April 20: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April 21: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
April 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 European Christmas Market at Union Depot
Dec
8
to Dec 10

European Christmas Market at Union Depot

The European Christmas Market in St. Paul is a free event based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season. Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies during the first two weekends in December.

STELLER HANDCRAFTED GOODS will only be at the Market the second weekend! Gudrun Mattson will be in our booth the first weekend with her beautiful imported cards!

Gudren Mattson: 

Friday, Dec. 1: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3: 12-6 p.m.

Steller Goods: 

Friday, Dec. 8: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10: 12-6 p.m.

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