It’s getting to be that slow and cozy time of year, which is perfect timing for Naramata Slow to announce the return for two dates of their European-inspired Winter Markets on Friday, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the heart of Naramata Village on lower Robinson Road.
This celebration centers on the best things slow - personally made, baked or grown - and it is sure to light up the darkest days of the winter.
“Naramata Slow is thrilled to bring some European-style holiday market magic to our Village,” said Dawn Lennie, organizer at Naramata Slow Cittaslow Community Group. “After an incredible launch in 2021, we are proud to showcase even more local food artisans, farmers, and crafters this year.”
The Naramata Christmas Market will have a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, and people can also sip hot chocolate and enjoy Christmas carols performed by local musicians. Visitors can snack on locally made treats while perusing the wares of Naramata’s amazing farmers, artisans and crafters.
Santa will be grateful for the help stuffing stockings with thoughtful, practical, and flavourful creations.
Rumour also has it a pop-up “Whoville” is coming to Naramata just in time for the markets as well other special visitors.
Keeping spirits bright and plentiful, there will be wine, beer, cider and spirit tastings from Naramata Bench wineries, breweries and distilleries. Food vendors are keeping bellies warm and full with gourmet hot dogs, chili, burgers, samosas, hearty soups, and snacks. And, always save room for dessert, we’re talking Naramata’s favourite artisanal Lotz Provisions donuts, freshly made Chabendo gelato, and an abundance of both sweet and savoury baking. The Naramata Church and Naramata Clothes Library will have their doors open, selling goodies to benefit the Naramata Christmas Hampers.
Downtown businesses and the Naramata Museum will open and be brimming with holiday spirit including Shades of Linen, Forest Green Man, Eliza - a Naramata Wine Bar, Just Baked, Naramata Store, and more.