Visit the Holiday Market at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre for a festive shopping experience

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is delighted to announce its eagerly awaited Holiday Market. Scheduled for December 1 to 2, 2023, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and continuing on December 3 to 10, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, this festive event promises an unforgettable shopping experience.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a world of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, ornaments, and décor, hand crafted by artisans. The event takes place indoors in the art centre’s lobby and galleries, beautifully adorned for the holidays. The Walker Room gallery will feature festive Christmas trees decked with unique handmade ornaments & stocking stuffers available for purchase.

"The Holiday Market is a fantastic way to kick off the holiday season. It's a unique and festive atmosphere that truly captures the spirit of the holiday. The amazing array of creations by very talented artists will ensure everyone finds that special something for family and friends," states Joanne Morandin, Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre’s Events Board Member.

Additionally, the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre proudly participates in the annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Holiday House Tour. During tour dates, December 1 & 2, festive treats will be served to make the visit to the event extra special. The Holiday Market is the exclusive stop on the tour where visitors can discover and shop for unique treasures by local artisans.

As visitors find the perfect gifts and decor at the Holiday Market, they support a noteworthy cause. The event's proceeds go towards programs for children and seniors.

Artisan Treasures: Perfect Seasonal Gifts and Decor
Guests can look forward to a diverse array of hand-crafted products, including woodwork, jewellery, pottery, glassware, candles, personal care items, birdhouses, baked goods & treats, textiles, and more. They can also admire and purchase winter-themed artworks by members on display, adding a touch of seasonal charm to their homes. Friendly holiday helpers will be on hand to provide guidance and assistance throughout the shopping experience.
Barb Zimmerman of Lakeside Pottery expressed her enthusiasm, saying, "The Holiday Market is a wonderful platform for local artisans to share their unique, handmade products with the community. The event is very well organized and displayed, with friendly and attentive staff to make the whole experience an enjoyable one. We always look forward to participating!"

Making a debut on the show this year is Niagara-on-the-Lake artisan Lianne Lambert, the visionary behind Niagara Homespun Botanicals. A former botanist and environmental educator, Lambert personally cultivates and forages for beneficial herbs and plants on her property. Lambert expresses her enthusiasm, stating, "I am thrilled to be part of the show, presenting my collection of all-natural, handcrafted soap bars and skincare items, all inspired by the beauty of nature, devoid of any synthetic elements or fragrances, and thoughtfully packaged in eco-friendly materials."

Entry to the Holiday Market is at no charge, and attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation. These donations will benefit Newark Neighbours Food Bank, making a substantial and positive impact on the community during this special time of year.

It should be noted that shoppers are encouraged to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) for their purchases and major credit cards are accepted.  For additional information and updates, visit the event page,
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