You can get your gifts in Minturn
December 10, 2009
MINTURN, Colorado – About two weeks. That’s right, for those of you who haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, you’ve got exactly 15 days. Good thing the annual Minturn Winter Holiday Market is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
There will be more than 40 vendors selling many homemade items – everything from “Vail-themed cookbooks, to homemade candles and soap, artisan Santa Clauses, holiday tree decorations, exotic gift items from France and Africa and more,” said Randy Milhoan, the market organizer.
“There will be a pretty good variety,” Milhoan said.
Dechen Dhakhwa, the owner of a company called Blossom, was raised in Nepal. She will be selling Tibetan goods including handmade jewelry and hand-woven scarves, hats and mittens.
For the third year in a row, Katie Thibodeau, the owner of Rocky Mountain Tile Photography Company, will be a vendor at the market. She will be selling ceramic and stone tiles that feature Rocky Mountain landscape photos. The tiles make for good coasters or trivets, and are also used to make large tile murals for kitchen and bathroom back splashes, Thibodeau said.
“It’s always a really nice show,” she said. “The winter market is really quaint. It’s only one day and it’s really fun with the Christmas carolers, the snow falling down and Santa walking around.”
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Milhoan confirmed that the “real” Santa will attend the market.
“Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to listen to the children’s Christmas wishes and hand out treats,” he said. “Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the moment.”
There will also be plenty of food vendors including Styria Bakery, Provence Marketplace, Nicki’s Quicky Greek Euros and Batter Cupcakes. Liz Rackoff, owner of Batter Cupcakes, will be selling her treats on Saturday. It’s her second time as a vendor at the winter market, she said.
“It’s a great community event,” she said.
Rackoff will be selling four different flavors of cupcakes, including her signature flavor, chocolate cream. She also will be selling peppermint mocha, red velvet and “snowballs” – white cake with vanilla butter cream and coconut flakes.
The Dickens Carolers and accordion player Jack Panter will provide holiday-themed entertainment.
For more information, call market organizer Randy Milhoan at 970-376-3211 or the town of Minturn at 970-827-5645.