The annual Christmas Market will take place this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge to enter the market, and it will be held on Main Street in Sulphur Springs.
Marlene’s Sass and Class, Landers Outfitters and more Hopkins businesses have helped organize 24 local vendors in a COVID-safe environment for area shoppers.
Main Street will be blocked off, as due to COVID-19 vendors need more space to spread out than last year. Masks and hand sanitizer will also be provided. Due to the pandemic, Santa will not be making an appearance at this year’s downtown market.
“We hope this market is here to help support local vendors during the holiday season,” said Sass and Class owner Marlene DeYong. “We appreciate everyone shopping here.”
Furthermore, says DeYong, when it comes to local economies, rising tides float all ships. Those that shop downtown for events such as Christmas markets are more likely to check out local shops and restaurants.
“We want to keep our town strong and keep our tax dollars here,” she noted. “We want our downtown to be able to thrive.”
Items available for purchase include, but are not limited to:
- Handmade children's clothing
- Hair bows
- Native American items
- Custom jewelry
- Car scents
- Crocheted stuffed animals
- Christmas ornaments and décor
- Floral decorations
- Hand-painted signs,
- Nails polish strips
- Local honey
- Decorative mugs and signs
- Cocoa bombs
- Baked goods
- Candied apples