Christmas in the Country – Erie, PA
Handcrafted Holiday Shopping With Meaning at 7th Annual Christmas in the Country Erie
Erie’s most popular artisan market, Christmas in the Country, returns to the Bayfront Convention Center November 19 and 20. The holiday market welcomes 150 artisans and artists from the Erie area and from across the country. The event features unique and only-handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, trendsetting jewelry, handpoured candles, children’s clothing, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets, and holiday gift items galore.
“This market gives shoppers a unique experience. There are all the sights, sounds and scents of the holidays, but all of the products are handmade by the artisans at the event,” said Dan Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Gift buying becomes more meaningful when you build relationships with the artisans and support their small business. The interaction between patrons and artisans is something you just cannot find on an ordinary shopping trip,” added Kaczynski.
Christmas in the Country-Erie opens Saturday November 19 from 10-5pm and continues Sunday November 20 from 10-4pm. This year, patrons can enjoy complimentary return passes as well as enjoying live music from some of Erie’s finest musicians. In addition, Santa will be appearing daily from 12-3pm in his Christmas Garden, compliments of Arkwright Tree & Wreath Farm
As is the tradition with all of Premier Promotions’ events, community non-profits will benefit as well. This year, Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center, Cody’s Wheels of Hope and Voices for Independence will be on hand raising money for those in need. “This has always been an integral part of our philosophy,” said Kaczynski. “This is a special time of the year and we always remember the true meaning of the season.” Over the years Premier Promotions has helped various non-profit organizations raise over $1.4 million dollars.
Discounted pre-sale tickets and coupons are available at Candle Box Company 3739 West Lake Road Erie, Pennsylvania, through the website www.wnypremierpromotions.com. Tickets are also available at the door.
For more than 33 years, Premier Promotions has produced high quality, extremely successful artisan events including Springtime in the Country, Christmas in the Country and Yuletide in the Country and Christmas in the Country-Erie. The events are consistently ranked among the top 100 craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. Last year more than 80,000 visitors attended these shows, purchasing more than $4.5 million in high quality handmade products directly from the juried artists and artisans.