(Kansas City MO) – Is it too soon to be wishing for sweater weather? Hot chocolate? Candy canes? We think NOT! It’s never too soon to start thinking about the season of “Gifts, Giving and Good Cheer” also known as MERRY MARKET! The festive fun begins on Black Friday, Nov. 24, with holiday shopping, engaging activities, delicious food, and seasonal drinks every Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 17.

ART GARDEN KC will curate MERRY MARKET 2023 with more than 75 unique artisans and makers. MERRY MARKET is an open-air holiday shopping experience featuring all-local artisans with handmade products including paintings, ceramics, custom clothing, décor, jewelry, and more. MERRY MARKET also features all the things that make holiday shopping even more delightful:
•Sip, sample, stroll, and shop with seasonal beers, canned cocktails, and other libations from Minsky’s & Boulevard Brewing Company,* and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
•Try tasty “walkable” treats from City Market restaurants.
•Shop a seasonal selection of Farmers Market vendors.
•Explore City Market shops for fabulous finds.
•Enjoy holiday music, talented buskers, and live performances on our Community stage.
•Visit GINGERBREAD LANE, a whimsical interpretation of Kansas City in miniature cookie form.
•Be on the lookout for special guest appearances, sponsor activations, and giveaways.

MERRY MARKET will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. these weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas:
Nov. 24 – 26
Dec. 2 – 3
Dec. 9 – 10
Dec. 16 – 17

Admission is free. All ages are welcome. For MERRY MARKET information, visit City Market online and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Follow ART GARDEN KC on Facebook and Instagram. Artists interested in participating in MERRY MARKET, please visit www.artgardenkc.org.

Follow GINGERBREAD LANE on Facebook and Instagram or visit online.

MERRY MARKET is supported in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund [NTDF].
Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact akuhnlein@thecitymarketkc.org

*You must be 21 years old with a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.