West Lincoln Christmas market returns in new format

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The West Lincoln Christmas Market is returning, but with some changes.

The market, now known as the West Lincoln Winter Farmers' Market, will return on Nov. 27.

Hosted by the West Lincoln Community Centre, the one-day event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to market manager Michelle Seaborn, the market will offer a variety of things, including several returning food related vendors from their summer market lineup, first time vendors such as Indigenous artists, live music and more, such as market-staple balloon artist Halaloo.

“Well, we'd certainly like to promote the market again, and remind people that it does exist,” Seaborn said. Due to lockdowns last year, West Lincoln was unable to host a winter market of any kind, she said.

The mostly indoor market will be the first event of its kind in the area, according to Seaborn.

Proof of double vaccination will be required to enter the market, as is the case for several businesses across West Lincoln.

The first 50 customers will receive free cotton tote bags as part of the market’s plastic free initiative.

“I think people are just craving an opportunity to get outside,” Seaborn said.

There are still openings for artisans and crafters who wish to be vendors. Those interested can contact Seaborn at mseaborn@silmaril.on.ca.

Moosa Imran, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News

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