Load Up On Local Goodness at the St. Norbert Holiday Market

The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market may best be known as a summer hot spot, but it’s also the perfect place to do some last-minute holiday shopping.

On Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, SNFM will host its last two markets before shutting down for the remainder of 2018 (it will reopen Jan. 12). Due to popular demand, the holiday markets will run an hour later than the regular fall markets, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (previously 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

With more than 60 local producers onsite, the St. Norbert Holiday Market is truly your one-stop shop for all things festive. From home decor and seasonal handicrafts to baked goods, fresh veg and local poultry for your Christmas feasts, the market has everything you need — and then some.

Browsing the aisles of local makers is also a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of shopping malls and big box stores. From crafts and hand-knitted clothing to artwork, toys and jewelry, you’ll be sure to find gifts and stocking stuffers as adorable as they are unique. With the makers onsite, you can even learn about their businesses and share the stories behind your purchases.

But produce and knickknacks aside, the best thing about the St. Norbert Holiday Market may just be the atmosphere. In addition to the shiny lights and festive decor, there will be live entertainment courtesy of the Winnipeg Men’s Chorus (Dec. 15) and The Winnipeg Youth Chorus (Dec. 22).

And if you leave the house without having breakfast, skip the drive thru. The market has you covered with coffee, hot cocoa and a super selection of lip-smacking snacks. Bacon Waffle Poutine, anyone?!

Oh, and if you’re worried about the weather, there’s no need. The market’s new four-season canopy, which made its debut earlier this year, is sure to keep you dry and warm. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it’s reason enough to pop by.

The St. Norbert Farmers’ Holiday Market runs Dec. 15 and Dec. 22. For more information, visit SNFM online.

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