November 6, 2019

Festive market celebration brings together 80 local producers and artisans for the first time ever!

The Cranbrook Farmer’s Market will host a special market over two days, starting Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 7 p.m. The market is part of the City’s first Santa’s Winter Block Party in conjunction with JCI Kootenay’s Annual Cranbrook Santa Claus Parade on Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m at the top of Baker Street and ending at the WFP with fireworks in Belmont Park from world renouned experts Emerald City Fireworks. 

The kids will be full of glee and in high spirits, as Santa’s elves will illuminate Balment Park with low-level festive fireworks shortly after the parade makes its way down Baker Street at approximately 6:15 pm at Western Financial Place. When Santa arrives at the top of the Curling Centre, award winning Kamloops-based Emerald City Fireworks will launch their inaugural Winter Block Party fireworks for the crowd, and then stand back.  Let the festivities begin!

Shoppers also get to explore the market on Sunday, Dec. 01, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As the former Super Valu building on Baker Street was sold and is currently under renovations, the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market was invited to host its traditional holiday market in the Western Financial Arena. “With that, for the first time ever, we are able to host 80 different local vendors. I believe this will be one of the richest and largest markets in our region!” says Livia Lara, Cranbrook Farmers’ Market manager. Local farmers, food producers and artisans will come together for the annual festive market celebration, offering parade goers, food lovers and holiday shoppers produce, meats, home-cooked sweets, pickles and jams, as well as hand-knit wears, Christmas crafts and decor, beauty products, jewellery, household items, art, books and so much more.

The holiday market features both regular farmer’s market vendors and new merchants who come out especially for this weekend. “This event is joyful, vibrant and fun, with many seasonal sparkle and holiday-themed offerings!  Whether you want to fill the fridge, find a unique gift, treat yourself to something special, or just come out and enjoy all the sights and sounds, it’s going to be a marvellous weekend” says Lara.

The Santa’s Winter Block Party will take place at Western Financial Place Arena, 1777 2nd Street N.

“There’s something special about buying local, supporting our community and giving a gift to someone that was carefully crafted and created in our region with thought, care and love,” says Lara. “We encourage people to buy from your neighbours and your community vendors this holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone there.”

For more information, visit or find the @cranbrookfarmersmarket on Facebook and Instagram.

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