Friday, November 16, 2012

Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe ` Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe
Kerry sends this in:

Hi ,
I thought you might be interested in a unique holiday event that transforms a local elementary school into a bustling holiday shopping experience and cafe.
Now in its 21st year, the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe offers a local alternative to crowded shopping malls and big box stores, boasting nearly 100 local and national artisans.
 Slated for Friday, November 30 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 8 pm at Clairemont Elementary School
  (155 Erie Avenue, less than a mile from downtown Decatur), the event features handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery and more.
The event also hosts a well-stocked cafe, featuring homemade soups and decadent desserts from local eateries. Local musicians and carolers will be on hand to add holiday cheer. If you’re shopping with children in tow, kindergarteners and older can join in the fun on Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 5 pm with art activities provided by Colorwheel Studios. Parents can pre-register online for the art activities at and enter through school's side entrance by cafeteria the day of the event.
The Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe is more than just an ordinary craft market, but also a way for the community to support local students. Proceeds from the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe go directly to support learning for the students of Clairemont Elementary School.
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