To market to market
A glow will exude from a tiny space nestled between the historic buildings of Minturn today. But bundle up. If the weather holds, it could be chilly at Minturn’s first winter market of the season. And don’t forget to bring your holiday spirit.”I love this market. I think of it as going strolling, listening to carolers, you’re outside, youre shopping, you’re visiting with your friends and sitting on hay barrels around a fire,” said Nicole Magistro, special events coordinator for the town of Minturn.The Minturn Winter Market, which made its debut in 2000 and is dubbed the little sister of its counterpart summer market, extends from the Yarn Studio to Antique Accents in downtown Minturn. Free parking is available in the Minturn Municipal Building lot across from the Turntable restaurant, as well as throughout town. The market, held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the next three Saturdays starting today, will offer a plethora of holiday decor including wreaths, garland, tree ornaments, handmade santas, gingerbread houses, as well as made-to-order blown glass, not to mention a cheerful visit from Santa from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.”It’s a much more holiday environment. It’s smaller and more intimate, but it’s still very bustling,” Magistro said. “It just feels like Christmas.”Michelle Larzabal of Eagle-Vail remembers a trip she made to the market.”It was snowy out. It was beatuiful,” she said. “There were lots of cute Christmas gifts and decorations there, lots of knickknacks.”Although the winter market boasts just 57 vendors, compared to the summer market’s 95, many of the same goods are sold. Various types of jewelry from beaded and silversmithing to more eclectic exotic pieces to very simple children’s braclets can be found. Not to mention a cornacopia of gourmet food and drink from Pasta More, Al’s Alaska Seafood, Mango’s of Red Cilff, Moe’s barbecue, Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea and Minturn Cellars. Marketgoers can also pick up assorted breads, cheeses, crepes, pastries, pies, jams, salsas and even enchildas.Those who don’t want to do any shopping can enjoy a free Historic walking tour of Minturn, which tells the stories fit to tell of the town’s architecture, important events of its history and the people that have made it such a colorful place, Magistro said.Patrons can also enjoy free live entertainment.The Tony Gulizia Trio will be warming up the crowds from 12-2 p.m. today, as well as celebrating the release of its Christmas CD “Cool Yule in the Rockies.”
Magistro says Gulizia, keyboard and vocals, is the perfect person to have perform at the market because he sings to everybody.”You’ll see him jamming with a 3-year-old next to his keyboard, and then you’ll see him playing for a 60-year-old couple. He’s jazzy, he’s witty, he knows everyone. He’s a wonderful performer.”The Tony Gulizia Trio, featuring Tom Kirk, tenor saxophone; Allan Finney, drums and vocals, with special guest Kathy Morrow, vocals, will be playing tunes many audience members will know, including tracks from the CD “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “My Favorite Things.””How lucky we are to live in a beautiful place that has a change of seasons,” Gulizia said. “When we had the idea of doing one for the winter season, we thought it would be a good idea to do some Christmas tunes – songs that we get a lot of requests for during the holidays.”The CD will be one of a series of four seasonal discs. “Autumn Leaves” as in autumn leaves the Rockies was previously released. The band will begin work on the third disc in the series “It Might As Well Be Springtime in the Rockies” in January.The trio’s Christmas album is available around the valley at Scullys, The Yarn Studio, The Bookworm, The Abode gift shop and Any Occasion. The CD is also available at Grouse Mountain Grill where Gulizia performs seven nights a week.You can also catch the Tony Gulizia Trio live on the Zephyr at 8 a.m. Dec. 22, playing Christmas songs, as well as taking requests.Today- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit by Santa- 12 p.m. Historic walking tour of Minturn- 12-2 p.m. Tony Gulizia Trio Christmas CD Release Party
Dec. 11- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit by Santa- 12 p.m. Historic walking tour of Minturn all the stories fit to tell, buildings people, importnat events of minturns histury people that have made minturn such a colorful placevdogs the barkery: from treats and food to toys and dishes- 12-2 p.m. Mountain Harmony Strolling Carolers all femaleDec. 18- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Santa visit- 12 p.m. Historic walking tour of Minturn- 12-2 p.m. The Dickens Carolers victorian costumes singing
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