Tickets for November’s Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show are now on sale at SuttonChristmas.com.
Vaillancourt Folk Art, who is currently celebrating 35 years of business, is planning on bringing a traditional German Christmas market to the quintessential New England town of Sutton, MA starting Friday, November 15th through Saturday the 16th.
The Christmas festival will include an Artists Retail Pavilion where, as a tip of the hat to other notable American artists of their genre, some of American’s finest craftspeople will be exhibiting their works. Artists include Byers’ Choice from Chalfont, PA; Dad’s Follies from Gibsonville, N.C.; Shooner Redware from Oregona, OH; Pamela Dalton Scherenschnitte from Ghent, NY; Stenciled Floorcloths by Michele from Hollis, NH; and Will Moses from Eagle Bridge, NY.
In addition to the Vaillancourt’s Blaxton Hall being converted into Artisan Stalls reminiscent to the German Christkindlesmarkt booths, they will be setting up an open-sided tent outdoors of the Manchaug Mills where a Food & Drink Pavilion will welcome Stillman’s Quality Meats selling Christmas sausages, The Queen’s Cups selling gingerbread and sweet treats, and speciality pretzels potentially by Crust Bakeshop. Christmas themed beer and the Vaillancourt’s second limited edition Christmas Wine will also be sold alongside glühwein that is being imported from Germany for the event.
The Vaillancourt’s Retail Gallery, which is known for Christmas year-round, will be importing traditional German products from vendors such as: Gunter Müller, Wendt & Kühn, Nostalgie-Christbaumschmuck, Ino Schaller, Marolin, Kunstgewerbe Werkstätten Olbernhau (KWO), and Wilhelm Schweizer.
The Christkindlesmarkt, which has gained fast support from local and regional organizations is presented by the Millbury Federal Credit Union, and supported by: Millbury National Bank, Bollus Lynch, Beechwood Hotel, Carr Financial, Ziebart Shrewsbury, 96.1SRS, Early American Life, and Mass Live.
The event is meant to instill the feeling of Christmas and celebrate the start of a new tradition. Although there will be a focus on serving the Sutton and surrounding community, the first tickets were sold to attendees planning to travel from New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Rhode Island—demonstrating the tourism and economic and impact of a Christmas festival.
Tickets for the Friday night VIP opening are $20 and include a collectible glüwein mug filled with the spiced wine (for those 21 and older). The Friday night ticket allows customers to shop early and enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt’s full offerings—the Friday VIP ticket, which is limited to 300 tickets, includes admission on Saturday. Saturday’s general admission ticket is $10.
Visit SuttonChristmas.com for ticket availability and purchasing.
Celebrate the season with a traditional German Christmas Market in the quintessential New England town of Sutton!