Here it comes again! Kristlemas 2014 will be held on Sunday, December 14th, from 11:00 am—5:00 pm.
Free entry, free parking, and loads of new vendors! Also offering lovely kids’ crafts for free, and even seated yoga for kids! Watch for a list of updated vendors and experiences.
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It’s here again, the answer to all of your holiday wishes: The Kristlemas Market—at Stratus Vineyards, no less.
This delovely event will feature food—prepared and jarred and baked and raw; artisans of the soapy, knitty, silver and photographic kind; beautiful, eco, giftable and fun crafts for kids and non-kids alike; coffee, cocoa, hot apple cider, beer, wine and wow!
Live music with Ashley St Pierre (11–2) and Sound Sound (2–5)!
OUTSIDE (gourmet food trucks & more)
Bench on the go: traditional foods with a twist
The Dirty South: Southern-style BBQ with a gourmet twist
The Gelato Spot: espresso, hot cocoa, hot apple cider
In Season Nursery: evergreen arrangements and elements
Jonny Blonde: flatbread sandwiches, skewers and sides using locally-sourced meats & produce
Luchador Mexican Fusion: serious gourmet fusion: Korean, Thai and more
Niagara Food Specialties: grilled sausages and more
Nudulz Food Truck: comfort food made with love
The Salted Pig: Succulent, smoked pulled pork, grilled prosciutto and smoked ham ruben sandwiches, among other delicacies
Warner’s Farm: apples, pears, Concord grape juice, apple cider, preserves
Food, prepared food & gifts
Blossom Bakery: flatbread pizzas, savoury tarts and more
Candy by Katie: sweet arrangements and treats for stockings
de la terre: organic artisan breads and pastries made in-house
Della Terra: extra virgin olive oils, fused and infused oils and balsamics
Foodies Anonymous: gourmet food made with creativity and passion
Magpie Cake Stands: whimsical cake stands and displays
Manning Canning: a modern take on traditional preserves
Martin’s Soups and Pickles: locally-sourced and -made preserves
My Tea Brew: premium quality loose-leaf teas of the world
Niagara Culinary Tours: walking tours of restaurants and food purveyors
Oast House Brewery: locally-brewed small-batch seasonal beers
Provisions: delicious foodstuffs, sweet and savoury baked goods
Sweetie Pie’s Bakery: farm-to-table baking and preserves
The Yellow Pear: farm-to-table gourmet food
YUM Preserves: Locally grown and sourced, hand-made jams and jellies
Bartel Organics: evergreen seasonal decorations and centrepieces
Batavia by Sil: handcrafted and upcycled accessories
Bibelot Design: fresh modern home decor
Clavaux Designs: traditionally crafted hats and fascinators
DejaVu Designs: funky fashion using recycled/upcycled textiles
Electropura: an eco-friendly, alternative approach to children’s clothing
Embroider Wee: cute & quirky wee works of embroidered art
Fire & Flux Studios: alternative functional ceramic pieces for everyday use
Garden City Essentials: handcrafted soap and body care
Hannelore’s Story Works: handbound books and paper artistry
Harlow’s Bowtique: hand made hair-wear and accessories
honeybea design hive: original, thoughtful, beautiful upcycled knit fashions
Kaunis Jewellery: fresh and unexpected wirework
Letters From Niagara: captures the essence of local, everyday scenes in alphabetic form
L’il Lids: handmade hats & accessories for all ages
Marion Griese Design: elegant and imaginative silver pieces
Suite 906: vintage inspired accessories with a modern touch
SEMINARS—on the hour, every hour, and FREE! (between 35 and 45 minutes per)
11:15 — Seeing What’s Special: Contemplative Photography with Kim Manley-Ort
Suggestions for capturing the magic of the holidays: special and simple things that might be missed; being in the moment.
Kim is a Niagara-on-the-lake-based contemplative photographer who gets great pleasure in seeing things differently and helping others to do the same. Her workshops on seeing are both online and in person. You can learn more about her on her blog, 365 Days of Inspiration.
12:00 — Using Preserves for Holiday Cooking with Dorian Anderson and Kristen Eppich
Learn ideas, tip and tricks to share with your family and friends over the holidays—and beyond!
Dorian Anderson owns and runs YUM Jellies and Jams; Kristin Eppich is Assistant Chef to Lucy Waverman, part of the Chatelaine test-kitchen and a respected food blogger.
1:00 — Your Kitchen Pharmacy: Common Spices for Common Ailments with Heather Baker
Surviving the holidays naturally: Heather will teach you all about different herbs and natural remedies for stress, calm, sleep, hangovers, overeating, avoiding sickness and more, using spices and herbs that are probably already in your own kitchen.
Among other things, Heather is a Chartered Herbalist, a Professional Herbalist and a forager, and has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Western herbalism.
2:00 — The Brunch Bunch: Entertaining Recipes with Chef Patrick Louch
Recipes and demos of fun entertaining ideas—sure to be entertaining indeed, with the Foodies Anonymous boys! If you attended our foraging workshop at Plenty, you’ll certainly concur and want to join us again!
Chef Patrick Louch, also known as the ‘Simply Sexy Food Guru,’ has worked in and around the food industry for more than 25 years, and is a passionate forager. His catering company, Foodies Anonymous, is a vendor at the Kristlemas market.
3:00 — The Gift of Tea with Donna Sikora
Tips on how to give tea—a very hot (tee hee) new trend—as a gift for the person who has everything.
Donna Sikora is the proprietor of My Tea Brew, a collection of premium quality loose leaf tea/tea blends, and is a vendor at the Kristlemas market.
4:00 — Sips & Tips for the Holidays with Stratus Vineyards
Join Ben from Stratus for a seminar and tasting of how to celebrate with wines of Red, White and Green this holiday season.
Seminars are free; pre-registration isn’t required, but it is suggested, to guarantee a spot in any (or all!) of these seminars. Each is limited to a maximum of 20 people. To register, please submit the following form. Thanks!