Shoppers from near and far were delighted by the Fall City Arts Holiday Market held at Chief Kanim Middle School on Saturday. Visitors marveled at the variety of handmade items such as table runners, baby clothes, woodcrafts, beauty products and original paintings. With favorable weather, a steady stream of shoppers explored the wares of local artisans and crafters.
Greeting the crowds at the door was the fragrance of fresh evergreen boughs forming decorative wreaths. Farther inside the commons of the middle school, visitors’ salivary glands went into overdrive with the aroma of fresh clam chowder and zesty chicken curry soups. Shoppers did not go hungry at the event.
With hunger taken care of and items checked off the holiday list, event attendees were entertained by live music provided by The Fire Inside Celtic music. Their catchy and lilting blend of traditional Christmas songs with Irish jigs and reels provoked many dancing outbursts amongst shoppers.
If the bright poinsettias did not capture one’s interest at themarket there was no lack of other exquisite handmade items suitable for teacher gifts, hostess presents or even a recipient closer to home.