THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM 2016 – for current 2017 info click link
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 2016 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:
Workshops-click link to sign up, there is fee associated with all workshops, space is limited. All workshops on Sunday, December 4th:
Sunday: Tino and Ashley 10:00AM to 11:30AM
River Bones 12:30PM to 2:30PM
KHS Brass and Acappella 3PM to 4PM
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.
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.
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.
Meredith Jensen-Saturday & Sunday
Individual miniature paintings, cards, mugs and canvas tote bags.
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.
Green Meadows Florist-Saturday & Sunday
Their historic barn shop in Chadds Ford has been home to Green Meadows Florist for over 25 years.
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.
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.
Brandywine Bee Company-Saturday & Sunday
Family-run apiary from Chadds Ford selling local honey, candles and other bee-related products.
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.
Estelle Lukoff Designs-Saturday & Sunday
Local jewelry maker designs and handcrafts jewelry that is classic, elegant, sophisticated and unique.
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.
Offering a collection of vintage holiday items, winter pieces & books
Sells vintage home goods include cameras, typewriters, signs, local maps, prints, small furniture, barware, postcards & non-fiction books.Painted 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. Whiskey Hollow-Saturday
PA pure maple syrup, infused maple syrups(vanilla, cinnamon, whiskey barrel aged), preserves and applesauce
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 work
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.Arden & James-Saturday
Handcrafted modern bags-simple, classic designs made from locally-sourced, natural materials.
Stone Harvest Jewelry-Saturday
Hand Etched Jewelry
Needle felted dog ornaments and standing dogs made from wool.
Lock & Key Confectionary-Saturday
Homemade chocolates infused with a variety of flavors
Sugar O Honey Honey-Saturday
Antique silver-plated flatware primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s that are hand stamped with custom messages.
Original paintings on birch with framed prints available
Joey Five Cents-Sunday
A line of jewelry and accessories handmade from repurposed vintage imagery and findings, mixed metals, resin and epoxy clay.Annie 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. Almanac Industries-Sunday
Husband and wife team creates handcrafted goods in paper, leather and cloth.As 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. Laura Murdoch-Sunday
Woodcut prints with animal imageryBetsy’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.13 Lemons-Sunday
Handmade, all natural skincare for the modern babe.
Riveside Tool & Dye-Sunday
Natural fibers are hand-dyed in small batches & influenced by traditional Japanese techniques.Old Iron Vintage-Sunday
Items from the past repurposed into art
Terrariums made in old glass bottle and other unique vessels18th and Ocean-Sunday
Simple and modern jewelry, gifts, and accessories handmade by Wilmington-based designer Megan Rassman