Changes to Collector’s & Premier Number Weekends In 2020, with the challenges presented by COVID, we were forced to make many changes to our events. This year, although we’re one step closer to a pandemic-free country, we’re planning on changes to two significant events: Collector’s Weekend and Premier Number Weekend. To start, we’re moving Premier Number Weekend from March until April (Friday, April 23rd – Sunday, April 25th)—this will give us more time as a company to paint the 2021 Chalkware Collection. Additionally, to incentivize those to come see the pieces first hand, we’ll be holding premier numbers #1 through #5 exclusively for to in-store collectors on a first-come, first-served basis starting during the Friday Evening Opening Party. Any collector looking for low numbers, but not planning on attending, can begin pre-ordering online as of January 1st. As of now, we’re hoping to re-introduce Collector’s Weekend this summer—tentatively June 25th – 27th. Because collectors travel from great distances, we’re planning on announcing these dates—by making tickets available for the Painting Workshops, Lectures, Dinners, and more—once we have more guidance from local and national experts and can execute an event that will surpass the expectations of those who have attended in the past while being mindful of safety and social distancing regulations. Beyond these two events, we’re looking forward to taking what we learned in 2020 and announce our 2021 calendar of events. Many of our spring events, and workshops, will be on hold, but we welcome the anticipated return of our Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Shows, Dickens Weekend, our Christmas Opening with Starlight Santa, Chain of Lights, and our Mini Outdoor German Christmas Wine Markets. Additionally, the Vaillancourt Christmas Market Cruise of the Elbe River is still scheduled to tour the Christmas markets from Prauge to Berlin with multiple stops in between. We look forward to celebrating your Christmas traditions as we start a new year!