Christ­mas in Eas­ton con­tin­ues to­day

Sunday Star - - FRONT PAGE - PHOTO AND STORY BY CHRIS POLK [email protected]­dem.com

EAS­TON — Christ­mas in Eas­ton con­tin­ues Sun­day, Dec. 2, with the Arts and Crafts Mar­ket­place, Break­fast with Santa, stores of­fer­ing spe­cials and free gift wrap­ping spon­sored by stu­dents and staff at The Coun­try School.

The Christ­mas in Eas­ton Art & Craft Mar­ket­place fea­tures more than 40 ar­ti­sans and crafts­peo­ple at the Water­fowl Fes­ti­val Head­quar­ters, the old Ar­mory Build­ing on Har­ri­son Street.

Shop­pers who are look­ing for that one-of-a-kind gift def­i­nitely will have a lot to choose from among a wide va­ri­ety of crafts, in­clud­ing works in mo­saic, metal and glass, pho­tog­ra­phy and paint­ings. Hand­made can­dles and fresh greens also are avail­able.

There are stun­ning drift­wood sculp­tures and cre­ations by Larry Ring­gold, fairy gar­den trea­sures by Gar­nette Hines and hand­made wooden toys by Da­maris Bour­land, among oth­ers.

Mar­ket­place con­tin­ues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day.

Break­fast with Santa is back at the Tide­wa­ter Inn on Sun­day morn­ing, fea­tur­ing a first seat­ing with Santa at 9 a.m. and a sec­ond seat­ing with him at 10:30 a.m.

The buf­fet in­cludes “kid­friendly” items and “rein­deer food” for chil­dren to take home. Menu items in­clude French toast, waf­fles, fruit kabobs, creamed chipped beef, pas­tries, scram­bled eggs, sausage, ba­con and roasted pota­toes. Price is $20.95 for adults,

$14.95 for chil­dren 3 to 12 years old, and chil­dren age

2 and un­der are free. Call Hunters Tav­ern for reser­va­tions at 410-822-4034.

From now un­til Christ­mas, mer­chants in the busi­ness dis­trict will be join­ing “Sip and Shop Sun­days,” with in-store treats and re­fresh­ments from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ev­ery shop will have spe­cial deals, unique gifts and in-store pro­mo­tions.

To add to the hol­i­day at­mos­phere, the Eas­ton Busi­ness Al­liance has ar­ranged for yule­tide mu­sic on the side­walk each Sun­day, cre­at­ing a shop­ping am­biance that will put ev­ery­one in a hol­i­day mood.

Be­hind the Bul­litt House, in the lit­tle “Smoke­house,” par­ents and stu­dents from The Coun­try School will be of­fer­ing free gift wrap­ping and hot choco­late from noon to 4 p.m. Satur­days and noon to 3 p.m. Sun­days for those pur­chas­ing gifts from lo­cal mer­chants.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Christ­mas in Eas­ton, visit dis­cov­ereas­ton.com/ christ­mas-in-eas­ton.

Shop­pers who are look­ing for a one-of-a-kind gift have a lot to choose from, like th­ese fairy gar­den items made by Gar­nette Hines, far right, at the Christ­mas in Eas­ton Arts and Crafts Mar­ket­place, which will con­tinue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day at the Water­fowl Fes­ti­val Head­quar­ters.

PHO­TOS BY CHRIS POLK

Singers from Eas­ton High School en­ter­tain shop­pers at the Christ­mas in Eas­ton Arts and Crafts Mar­ket­place, held in the old Ar­mory, Water­fowl Fes­ti­val Head­quar­ters this week­end. The mar­ket­place is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day.

Skip­per Mar­quess, left, fundraises for Tal­bot Men­tors dur­ing the Christ­mas in Eas­ton Arts and Crafts Mar­ket­place, held in the old Ar­mory, Water­fowl Fes­ti­val Head­quar­ters on Har­ri­son Street this week­end. The mar­ket­place con­tin­ues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day.

Shop­pers who are look­ing for a one-of-a-kind gift def­i­nitely have a lot to choose from among a wide va­ri­ety of crafts, in­clud­ing works in mo­saic, metal and glass, pho­tog­ra­phy, paint­ings and more at the Christ­mas in Eas­ton Arts and Crafts Mar­ket­place, held in the old Ar­mory, Water­fowl Fes­ti­val Head­quar­ters, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day.

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