Each year in mid-November, Lincoln Memorial Garden kicks off the Holiday Season with an annual market featuring unique hand-crafted items perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts and decorations.
The market opens Friday, November 17, with a special evening event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to be among the first shoppers. Volunteers will be serving light refreshments, wine and cider as an added bonus for early shopping. The event continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The special holiday sale offerings include centerpieces, swags, wreaths and one-of-a-kind Christmas tree ornaments. Talented area artisans gather during October and November to make each unique creation. All of their labor is donated so the articles are affordable and exceptional.
The sale is held in the Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center which is home to the Split Rail Shop, a year-around gift store offering everything from books, jewelry, toys and garden items to beautiful glass birdbaths and hand crafted wind chimes. It is the perfect place to find unique items and stocking stuffers.
Admission is free and all of the funds raised by the shop and the special holiday sale provide funds for educational programming.