The Christmas Bliss Market and Gala, hosted by Fig and Olive Charcuterie and Grazing Co., will bring vendors together one week before Christmas, in hopes to draw Hatters downtown to finish their Christmas shopping and support The Mustard Seed.
“The event is being held this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 18, at the King Edward Building downtown, directly across the street from The Beveridge,” said Joely Augustino, owner and operator of Fig and Olive.
The Market will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Homestead Candle Co., Wires and Stone, Ash and Bloom Creations, Wood and Willow Co., Sweet Pure Honey, Nailsmack and Essentially Ellice will all be in attendance. Blondies Gift and Garden will have arrangements on display and available for purchase. Fig and Olive Charcuterie and Grazing Co. will have grazing boxes available and Kyle Church will be providing live music.
The event will not be using the Restrictions Exemption Program, but will be limited to one third capacity, which Augustino says is about 30 people.
Each vendor will be donating 10% from their table rental cost to The Mustard Seed.
“We’re encouraging all of our vendors to make a charitable donation from their proceeds as well as patrons,” said Augustino.
LAUREN THOMSON, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Medicine Hat News