The third annual Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall will be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2.

Once again the event is being organized by Judy Matechuk and Elena Joss. They are the same two women who were responsible for the very successful Etsy Made in Canada event held in Whitehorse earlier this year. Again this year, the Christmas Market will offer a kids shopping hour. It takes place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, to allow children to come in and shop without their parents.

Expect to find a wide array of products, perfect for your Christmas shopping. The many, many gift ideas include belt buckles, men’s products, lavender products, Christmas ornaments, handmade cards, baking, dessert sauces, kale chips, copper and beaded jewelry, silver rings, pearl and semi-precious stones and beads, sun catchers, stained glass and mosaics, handmade journals, hair accessories, scarves, art quilts, baby blankets, photography and ceramic trivets.

This year there will be 29 vendors, some new to the Whitehorse craft market scene, including Yukon Reflections Stained Glass and Mosaics and Crochet by Gay.

Others, well-known to Whitehorse shoppers, are Berry Blue Toes Apothecary, The Butterfly Creams, Pretty Neat Yukon, Robert Postma Photography, Shelley MacDonald Jewellery Designer, Vintage Upcycled Creations, Yukon Soaps Company, Yukon Tartan and Zanti Kamala.

The Whitehorse synchronized swim club will be helping kids with lists and money to buy special gifts for their family. The Synchro Yukon girls had a blast last year and are keen to do it again. There will be a table for the children’s purchases to be gift wrapped so they can surprise their family members at Christmas. The Market organizers provide the Northern Novas Synchronized Swimming Club with a donation for their enthusiastic efforts.

The Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall takes place on Friday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. reserved for “Kids Only” shopping.