Minturn hosts Winter Market |

Minturn hosts Winter Market

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

MINTURN, Colorado Mark your calendars for the seasons Minturn Winter Market. On, Saturday, Dec. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Minturn becomes the storybook setting for this holiday market. Santa and his live reindeer, carolers and alpine music, crackling fires, hot cocoa and cookie decorating make this market a favorite among locals.With over 50 booths offering a wonderfully diverse array of specialty items, youll be hard-pressed to leave without a great gift just in time for the holiday season, said Ashley King, marketing director for the Town of Minturn. At the Winter Market, youll find an assortment of gourmet foods, unique crafts, gifts, fine art, clothing and jewelry. And from holiday cookies to handmade cheeses, youll find the yummiest treats! The merchants in Minturn and those at the market will provide for all of your holiday shopping needs.In addition to the outdoor booths, the Main Street building that formerly housed the Two Elk Gallery will feature 15 vendors this year and a place for people to warm up.Theres plenty to do and see for all ages each weekend at the Winter Minturn Market, making it the perfect place for family fun. For entertainment, grab a seat by a crackling fire, pick-up a delicious marshmallow to roast and enjoy the talents of the Elf Accordion Man, holiday Carolers and the Alpine Brass Trio, King said. Kids will surely enjoy visiting and petting the live reindeer from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and they definitely shouldnt miss a visit and a photo with Santa each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition, children are invited to decorate holiday cookies and create some artful holiday creations in the Town of Minturns creation station!The Minturn Market is located in downtown Minturn. From I-70, take exit 171 and head south on Highway 6 & 24. For more information, contact Ashley King at (970) 827-5645.

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