Friday, December 22, 2017

Yuletide Market

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.


  1. Now that puts me in the holiday spirit. Love a good yuletide market. Hope you enjoyed yourself.


  2. Customers can choose from a wide range of products at that colorful market.

  3. Hello, the Christmas markets and crafts are fun. Have a happy day and weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. @Tom: definitely!

    @Marianne: it is a good place to visit.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Janis: I did.

    @Jan: indeed!

    @Eileen: thanks!

  5. It is smart to have the Christmas market indoors!

  6. There's a lot of Christmas spirit there...and most of it looks quite tasty!

  7. All kinds of crafters get a chance to display and sell their creations.

  8. Browsing in there will put you in a holiday mood, won't it? I love Barney Trouble.

  9. Oh I could spend hours at that market. Love the stained glass flowers in the last photo!

  10. Music, food, Christmas decorations.. A perfect combination for a market.

  11. Lovely selection of photographs. I love these markets.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    All the best Jan

  12. @Red: it's too cold to be outdoors now here, so it is good.

    @Norma: very tasty!

    @Red: we've got a lot of that here.

    @Sharon: Barney was cute!

    @Tamago: so do I.

    @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Marleen: indeed!

    @Jan: thank you!

  13. What a beautiful market. The deer were charming !

    cheers, parsnip

  14. What a festive place for the holidays and great photos ~

    Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you all,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. The market sounds wonderful. I do like stained glass

  16. What a wonderful and festive market. Lots of beautiful and creative items to choose from.

  17. Looks like a wonderful place. Do they have to have a food license to sell the goodies? Large cities here would require one, unless, of course, you aren't in this country legally.

  18. This looks like a spot well worth browsing, if not for gifts then for some very appealing looking treats.

  19. @Parsnip: they are!

    @Carol: thank you!

    @MB: I do too.

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Mari: as I understand it they do.

    @Kay: I enjoy visiting this market.

    @Jennifer: indeed!

    @Klara: they are!