Hundreds of festive shoppers attended the Ancaster Christmas Village at the Ancaster Fairgrounds on Saturday (Nov. 18.)
The parking lot at the fairground was overflowing with visitors, and some had to park on the grass and in the gravel around the main hall.
The market was full of people shopping at small local businesses and vendors selling their homemade items, taking over two halls at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.
There were more than 110 vendors at the Christmas Village selling many different items like freeze-dried candy, candles, homemade crocheted items, handwoven baskets and even hot sauce. The market had something for everyone.
The holiday spirit was in full swing at the market, with many vendors dressed up in festive outfits and Santa hats. Many booths were decked out in festive decorations and lights.
The market had various holiday-themed selfie locations throughout the halls ranging from signs to fully decked-out to create great festive scenes for holiday-themed selfies and pictures.
“This is our first Christmas show of the year, it’s just sparking the Christmas vibe for us,” owner of Less Than Three Geeks Sandra Lavigne said. Less Than Three Geeks sells homemade, hand-sewn pop culture-inspired handbags, bags and accessories.
The market was also playing holiday music throughout and had hot, festive-themed beverages and baked goods for sale, adding to the holiday vibe.
The market was bustling with many shoppers doing their holiday shopping.
“[I’m] mostly looking for stocking stuffer stuff or if anything catches my interest that I know people like, then I can just jump in and go for it,” Joaquin Dasilva said.
Some shoppers were getting into the festive mood.
“I just love Christmas, so as soon as these markets start popping up I’m going for it,” Dasilva said.