Kennett Holiday Village Market

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The Kennett Holiday Village Market is a curated open air artisan market filled with unique holiday gift options from local and regional vendors.  Enjoy food trucks, ice sculptures, seasonal craft workshops, music, Christmas tree & greenery sales and one-of-kind holiday shopping at the enchanting Creamery of Kennett Square (401 Birch Street) on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th from 10am to 4pm.

PARKING: Parking is limited at the Creamery.  Parking is available in the nearby Legacy Fields lot at the southeast corner of Birch and Walnut Streets.  Better yet park in the East Linden Street parking garage (free on Saturday & Sunday) and catch the free shuttle from the 100 block of South Broad Street to the Creamery (and back).

BACKGROUND:  The Kennett Holiday Village Market was initiated by Kennett Township supervisor Whitney Hoffman who wanted to bring the essence of vibrant European Christmas Market to the Kennett area.  The goal of the Holiday Village Market to give local and regional artisans an opportunity to sell their wares, to provide visitors another great reason to visit Kennett Square and to highlight the revitalization of the Birch Street corridor.

Kennett Square resident and artisan Meredith Langer was brought on to curate the Holiday Village with support from Caroline Roosevelt an artist an community organizer for Kennett Township.  Meredith Langer is the owner of Merely Mere LLC which, outside of Meredith’s artist endeavors, involves creating decor for events & weddings at Terrain, where Meredith was a Special Projects Manager.   Further guidance and support comes the Creamery of Kennett Square and from local merchant Tara Dugan of Scout & Annie and the newly opened artisan market WorKS Kennett Square (located just around the corner from the Creamery of Kennett Square).

WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS:

Demonstrations: Ice Sculptures-Slavin Style Inc-Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm watch three 300lb ice sculptures being created throughout the daysculpture10

Workshops-click link to sign up, there is fee associated with all workshops, space is limited. All workshops on Sunday, December 4th:

Wreath Making with Farm at Oxford – Sunday 10:30pm to 11:30am SOLD OUT wreath-making

Felted Cardinal Ornaments with Betsy Burke – Sunday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm cardinal-1

Paper Cut Cards with Annie Howe – Sunday 2:30pm to 4:00pm annie-howe

FOOD TRUCKS:
Saturday: Kung Fu Hoagies, Oink & Moo BBQ, and Mom Moms Polish Food Cart
Sunday: Poi Dogs, Dia Doce Cupcakes, Helmut’s Austrian Strudel and Natalie’s Fine Food
Both Days: Hood’s BBQ

MUSIC:
Saturday: Tino and Ashley 10:00AM to 11:30AM
DubC Jazz 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Fiance 2PM-4PM

Sunday: Tino and Ashley 10:00AM to 11:30AM
River Bones 12:30PM to 2:30PM
KHS Brass and Acappella 3PM to 4PM

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Free face painting
$5 Henna Tattoos
Special Holiday Photo Booth

ARTISAN LINE UP:

Brandywine Bowls-Saturday & Sunday
Paul Koch uses a lather to turn locally sourced wood into beautiful bowls that are food safe.cherry-bowl

Helen Ethel-Saturday & Sunday
Jewelry & accessories line created by Amy Di Gregorio features jewelry made from organic semi-precious stone, precious metals, hammered brass and copper, vintage findings as well as handmade cufflinks and bowties for men. helen-ethel_crescent-moon-crystal-earrings

Dan Ody-Saturday & Sunday
Functional, stylish ceramic ware for everyday use.20161017_115020

The Mid Century Sisters-Saturday & Sunday
The Mid Century Sisters special in vintage textiles including tablecloths, napkins, hankies, bedspreads, hats and home decor. They will have a special collection of holiday themed vintage especially for this market. booth-display

Meredith Jensen-Saturday & Sunday
Individual miniature paintings, cards, mugs and canvas tote bags.flaky_flat

Stanley Chester & Albert-Saturday & Sunday
A West Philadelphia-based company specializing in unique, durable ceramic vessels that complement a variety of domestic settings. Each piece is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel using white stoneware, fired, glazed and finished with found and original imagery.

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Green Meadows Florist-Saturday & Sunday
Their historic barn shop in Chadds Ford has been home to Green Meadows Florist for over 25 years.gmf

JR Burd-Saturday & Sunday
Handmade leather goods including wallets, belts, key clips, etc…all hand cut, hand stitched and hand finished in Kennett Square using the best American tanned leathers.img_0718-edit

RLD Old Books-Saturday & Sunday
RLD has been selling rare, beautiful, and interesting books in Kennett Square for over ten years.  We are pleased to be bringing antique and vintage books and prints on a variety of subjects. image_2

Lyla Kaplan Ceramics – Sunday
A series of handmade ceramics that are all reduction fired.mugs

Gathered-Sunday
Linen aprons, napkins and tea towels made in West Chester.  Very reminiscent of French country style and very durable due to the nature of the linen.13139013_10154132039954919_5596858032680902982_n

Brandywine Bee Company-Saturday & Sunday
Family-run apiary from Chadds Ford selling local honey, candles and other bee-related products. img_9601

The Kitchen Garden Series-Saturday & Sunday
A line of kitchen textiles made with reclaimed materials and sold to support urban agriculture in the Philadelphia region. 151209_apron_winter_front

Estelle Lukoff Designs-Saturday & Sunday
Local jewelry maker designs and handcrafts jewelry that is classic, elegant, sophisticated and unique.eos-rebel-t5i_2052

Kindred Postal-Saturday & Sunday
Featured at worKS, Kindred Poster is a collection of curated cards that are locally sourced.  This special pop-up will feature holiday cards.img_0818

Lizz Gherer-Saturday
Handmade Hop Ornaments from old craft beer canslizz-gehrer

Vintage Character-Saturday
Offering a collection of vintage holiday items, winter pieces & booksVintage Character

Fresh Vintage-Saturday
Sells vintage home goods include cameras, typewriters, signs, local maps, prints, small furniture, barware, postcards & non-fiction books.freshvintage3Painted Sky Alpaca Farm-Saturday
Selling products from Alpaca fiber is more than a business for Painted Sky Alpaca, it is a lifestyle.  Not only do they love their thirty-three beautiful Huacaya Alpacas they proudly offer a wide selection of items made from their fantastic fiber.  infinitysmallWhiskey Hollow-Saturday
PA pure maple syrup, infused maple syrups(vanilla, cinnamon, whiskey barrel aged), preserves and applesauce Whiskey Hollow

Charlotte’s Weld-Saturday
Re-purposed used, Chester County horseshoes into various items for the home like bottle openers, wine racks, and coat racks.  In addition they are available for custom workcharlottes-weld-3

The Dash and Olivia Show-Saturday
Small batch, hand-poured 100% soy wax candles made right in Kennett Square.  Soy wax burns cleaner, supports American farmers and with no nasty by-products.0625161207aArden & James-Saturday
Handcrafted modern bags-simple, classic designs made from locally-sourced, natural materials. phillymagmay15

Stone Harvest Jewelry-Saturday
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Walking Olive-Saturday
Needle felted dog ornaments and standing dogs made from wool.

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Lock & Key Confectionary-Saturday
Homemade chocolates infused with a variety of flavors img_8484

Sugar O Honey Honey-Saturday
Antique silver-plated flatware primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s that are hand stamped with custom messages. christmasspreaders

Ellen Catanzaro-Saturday
Original paintings on birch with framed prints available ellen-c

Joey Five Cents-Sunday
A line of jewelry and accessories handmade from repurposed vintage imagery and findings, mixed metals, resin and epoxy clay.collarnecklacephoto1Annie Howe Paper Cuts-Sunday
From start to finish, each paper cut is hand made.  Annie begins with a simple sketch which is transferred onto 70 lb acid free paper.  From there she painstakingly cuts away any symmetrical details of the design until elements are revealed. anniehowesample3Almanac Industries-Sunday
Husband and wife team creates handcrafted goods in paper, leather and cloth.il_570xn-817720758_m0z4As the Crow Flies & Co.- Sunday
Jewelry made from vintage china plates, carefully framing each scene, we transform it from a broken plate to a miniature story. as-the-crow-flies-china-necklacesLaura Murdoch-Sunday
Woodcut prints with animal imageryLaura Murdoch Betsy’s Flight of Fancy-Sunday
Handmade felt birds make for charming additions to your holiday decorations. Birds are of identifiable species, the perfect gift for bird lovers and gardeners.partridge-and-pear13 Lemons-Sunday
Handmade, all natural skincare for the modern babe.il_570xn-1063057434_ti79

Riveside Tool & Dye-Sunday
Natural fibers are hand-dyed in small batches & influenced by traditional Japanese techniques.riverside-tool-dyeOld Iron Vintage-Sunday
Items from the past repurposed into artil_570xn-1105215005_cvws
JHC Design-Sunday
Terrariums made in old glass bottle and other unique vesselsjmc-designs18th and Ocean-Sunday
Simple and modern jewelry, gifts, and accessories handmade by Wilmington-based designer Megan Rassman18th-and-ocean