3rd Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market @ The Monarch
This year marks the third installment of Craft Lake City’s Annual Holiday Market, and boy was it a hoot! The two-day event had Utahns in awe at the pure creativity that spills from our community. Created to enhance, promote and support local artisans, Craft Lake City has outdone themselves this year by featuring over 100 of Utah’s top artisans and craft food vendors.
This year’s holiday market proved a grand success, in part thanks to the support of their sponsors: The National Endowment for the Arts, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and, of course, Craft Lake City, with additional funding provided by The State of Utah and The Utah Division of Arts & Museums. This year’s Holiday Market returned in-person and was hosted by The Monarch in Ogden around the Nine Rails Creative District. The Monarch’s stunning mural and intricate architecture provided the perfect ambiance for event-goers as they perused the local artisans’ stations.
This year, the market spanned two days (Dec. 3–4) where attendees spent hours shopping, browsing, munching and admiring all the local beauty the Utah community has to offer. Featuring a new partnership this year with Project Rainbow, Craft Lake City hosted a toy drive to help LGBTQ+ families in need this holiday season. Attendees who brought toys were entered to win a raffle of artisan gifts from within Craft Lake City’s Holiday Market. Santa also dropped in to take photos with children and hear their wishlists.
Even if you didn’t attend this year’s market, you can still take the time to seek out local artisans for all your holiday needs this year. A list of all the event vendors is on Craft Lake City’s website. All around, the Third Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market came in swinging, sending people off with one-of-a-kind goodies totally unique to Utah—beat that Amazon.
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