Market Square Holiday Market 2011

Market Square Holiday Market 2011

The Market Square Farmer’s Market has morphed over the last three weeks into a combination of some of the same vendors you’ve come to enjoy (or you should have) from that event with new arts and crafts vendors to form the Market Square Holiday Market. The final day for the market is this Saturday (December 17) and I’d really encourage you to try to catch it.

Crafts at the Market Square Holiday Market


Berry Bowl by Audrey Jaccard purchased at the Holiday Market

The action begins at noon with the farmers hanging out to around 3:00 PM and the artists and crafts-persons on hand until 7:00. It is one of the great times of the year to bring the whole family. Start with a light lunch to make the children happy, say at Dazzo’s or Coolato Gelato on Gay Street or perennial favorite Tomato Head on the square and then head into the Market where you’ll find gifts for many of the people on your list.

Follow that with ice skating for the whole family and then take your weary bones into a nice restaurant like Bella Luna, 31 Bistro or Cafe Four. It’s a pretty sweet day. A little Italian Ice or Hot Chocolate after the meal gives you a little something to enjoy as you walk through the beautifully lighted Krutch Park. It sounds like a great place to take a vacation excursion. Are we lucky to live here or what?

Berdeaux’s Sauces purchased at the Holiday Market

Holiday Market on Union Avenue, Knoxville, 2011

I’ll be traveling for a brief bit of holiday revelry with my extended family, but you can enjoy it for both of us. If you don’t make it out for the Market, find your own way to enjoy your family. There may not ever be another Christmas with them like the one you have. Cherish it.

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