Houstonians invited to come out and support local businesses Dec. 10-11 at Midtown Houston's annual Mistletoe Market, featuring 17 local vendors offering handmade, holiday-themed gifts.
Gift types at the outdoor market range from upcycled vintage china to floral arrangements to handmade woodworking items. The event will also include food, craft activities, and holiday performances by Houkulele and Houston Masterworks Chorus.
“Our Mistletoe Market is more important than ever because it provides a chance to support small business owners and create a sense of community as we safely return to holiday gatherings,” said Cynthia Alvarado, operations manager of the Midtown Management District, in a press release.
The market runs from 5-10 p.m. Dec. 10 and from noon-8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bagby Park. Farther north, the recently unveiled Winter Wanderland attraction can be found on Bagby between Franklin and Lamar streets, featuring more than 100,000 holiday lights.
The following vendors are slated to participate, according to the event's website:
- Helene Bernhard Little Watercolor
- Pecans by Karen
- DazzleBandz by Nicole K.
- Valerie's Dried Floral Designs
- Byte Marshmellows
- Rebecca Loomis (a local graphic designer, artist, photographer and author)
- Mooncat and Muse
- Shop 1988
- Melba Lee (a local artist)
- Mezamé by Lauren (fiber art and wearable items)
- Barrio Antiguo Designs (handmade wood and metal items)
- Orchid Express and Leasing
- My Lily Pad (upcycled notebooks)
- Shelbi Nicole Designs (acrylic paintings)
- The Baker's Man
- David Janowitz (assorted handmade woodworking items)
- Peterson Christmas Cookies
Guests can also sign up for one of several free holiday craft classes: modern mosaics with artist Debbie Gibbs; fresh wreath making; or modern calligraphy with Yellow Rose Calligraphy and artist Lindsey Skrobarcek. Other activities allow children to write letters to Santa and families to take holiday photos with specially designed backdrops.
The events is hosted by Midtown Houston, a state-designated Cultural Arts and Entertainment District.