The St. Helena Winter Market, a holiday pop-up featuring more than 20 designers and creators, will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Native Sons Hall, 1313 Spring St. Admission is free.
The event showcases a mix of ceramics, jewelry, textiles, tabletop, artisanal foods, and furniture handcrafted locally from Napa, Sonoma, the Bay Area and even New York. The event is created by design editor and writer Sarah Lonsdale and artist and ceramist Richard Carter. According to a press release, they said there was a need to create a venue to showcase local designers and craftspeople.
In addition to the market, the event will feature workshops: Wreath Making with Healdsburg’s Russian River Flowers, a Holiday Bitters How-to with Katherine Novick of Napa’s Native Valley Gardens and a Kids Ornament Making Class with Nimbus Arts.
Nimbus will also be running the Christmas tree lot selling freshly-cut Silvertip Christmas trees and holiday treats with a portion of the proceeds going to support the nonprofit.
The newly launched Houtskool’s Pop Up Dumpling House from Northern California will be serving dumplings to shoppers both days of the Market. They also will sell items from their newly launched Houtskool Pantry: Togarashi, Black Sesame Gravel, Chili Oil and Chili Paste.
From 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday afternoon, complimentary holiday cocktails will be served as well as the latest wine from Grounded Wine Company.
To top off Saturday, Wildernis Collective will be setting up ai,k pop-up bento box dinner at $45 per person. Sign-ups with Eventbrite.
According to a press release, the hope is not only to infuse the town with creative energy but also in staging this two-day event bring more shoppers to downtown St. Helena, especially in the wake of the recent fires. To that end Carter and Lonsdale said they are working with several local merchants to create some holiday deals for the Winter Market shoppers.
For more information visit sthelenawintermarket.com.