New lo­cale for Stanstead Christ­mas Mar­ket

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

TheS­tanstead Christ­mas Mar­ket is back again this year, this time tak­ing place in a newly ren­o­vated, down­town lo­ca­tion. The new owner of the for­mer Del Monty Ho­tel build­ing, Mar­cel Hauben has gra­ciously of­fered up that space so over twenty lo­cal ar­ti­sans can set up shop for the Mar­ket which will be on De­cem­ber 7th, nat­u­rally the same day as Stanstead’s down­town Christ­mas Celebration.

“The Christ­mas Mar­ket will ac­tu­ally be in two places. Most of the ar­ti­sans will be in the new Place Del Monty, and we’ll have a few more across the street in the Gallery,” ex­plained Bev­erly Good­sell, one of the or­ga­niz­ers of the Christ­mas Mar­ket. For the big event on De­cem­ber 7th, the art gallery at the cor­ner of Duf­ferin and Notre Dame is be­ing trans­formed into what has been nick­named the “Moose Café”. On that day only, there will be ta­bles and chairs set up for peo­ple who want to sit or come in from the cold. Sweet and sa­vory treats, tea and cof­fee will be avail­able, along with live pi­ano play­ing with Lise Flan­ders, from noon to 1:00, and with stu­dents of Stanstead Col­lege from 1:00 to 3:00. “Peo­ple who want to take a break from shop­ping or the ac­tiv­i­ties out­side can come in, sit and have snacks, and still see what’s go­ing on out in the square,” said Mrs. Good­sell. So if you get hun­gry, tired or cold at the Mar­ket, just look for the big moose!

Over at Place Del Monty, shop­pers will find some­thing for ev­ery­one on their list. A few of the hand­made items in­clude fir wreaths, bird­houses, soaps, bath salts and lip balms, can­dles, bas­kets, knit goods, stained glass and jew­elry. To tempt the palate there will be maple prod­ucts, bi­son prod­ucts, fudge, baked goods, jams and jel­lies. While moms and pops shop, the kids can get their pic­ture taken with Santa, for only $2, or have hot choco­late and get their faces painted for free.

Live mu­sic is al­ways part of an old-fash­ioned mar­ket and, this year, Mike Goudreau will pro­vide that mu­sic, per­form­ing in Place Del Monty at 3:00. The Christ­mas Mar­ket will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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