On the Saturdays and Sundays in December, the main farmers market here in the city becomes a Christmas market. Held in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, the market is filled with farmers and artisans with a Christmas theme. The final date for this is tomorrow, and then the farmers are taking a couple of weeks off before coming back in here over the course of the winter. By May they're back outside the pavilion for the warmer weather.
This is, as you can expect, a busy place during each of these weekends. Santa, who can be found in the first shot, was strolling about on the day I took these shots, on the first weekend, greeting kids, posing for pictures, and handing out candy canes. We'll see more of him tomorrow.
Dogs are welcome in the market, and some of the vendors have treats for them. This guy's name was Barney Trouble.
There is a lot of food about, some of it baked and ready for the holidays. Decorations are also abundant, along with gift ideas.
There are even musicians. These two are often around during the farmers market through the year.
These are the works of an artist who works with stained glass. I have more from this event tomorrow.