Do you miss browsing a variety of vendors and their wares at the summer Fireweed Community Market at your convenience? Well, fear not. Vendors and their crafting friends are gathering for The 12 Days of Christmas Market this December. The event takes place in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre from Friday, December 8 to Tuesday, December 19.

The event is run by the Fireweed Community Market Society and hosts a total of 80 vendors. It is the largest multi-day market in Whitehorse. It has grown from a one-day event in the Horwoods Mall in 2005, to a five-day event in the old Royal Canadian Legion on Alexander Street. By the time it moved to the Old Fire Hall, it was a grand event 12 days long.

Taking place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre again this year, vendors display their wares, not only on tables, but also in well-designed vertical displays. The whole market is set up like an organized store that allows you to browse and bring your selections to a central till for purchase.

Just like any store this time of year, the Fireweed Community Market’s 12 Days of Christmas starts out quiet on a Monday and slowly becomes busier as the week goes on. Choose the ideal shopping experience for yourself.Weekends will offer live music for background. As well, you’ll find a community table featuring a constantly changing variety of products from new vendors.

You can find most anything you can imagine, from consumables such as sausage, kale chips, baked goods, licorice, spices, coffee, syrup, jam, mushrooms, tortillas and popcorn, to wonderfully smelling soaps, balms, oils, candles and bath soaks.

You will also get to enjoy such eye candy as art prints, acrylic on canvas, art cards, wreaths, fabric art, prints, fused glass, stained glass, calendars and tree toppers. Imagine running your fingers over the amazing texture of such things as willow, antler and metal jewellery, pottery, scarves and wraps, handspun wool, felt, wood cutting boards and wooden toys.

While the vendors will not be standing behind their displays, there will be posters and photos showcasing the crafters and artisans. They will include such creators as Raven Mad Designs, Indiglow, Cass Collins, Les Belles Choses and Judy Matechuk.

Bring a friend and plan to have a most delightful Christmas shopping experience at the 12 Days of Christmas Market in the multi-purpose room of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

The market opens at noon on Friday, December 8. It will then be open through to Tuesday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Thursdays and Fridays open until 9 p.m. For more information go to www.FireweedMarket.ca.