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Naramata 2022 Christmas Markets

Updated: Nov 17

For Immediate Release

November 17, 2022

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

NARAMATA WINTER MARKETS RETURN

European-style Market Bursts with

Holiday Spirit in Picturesque Naramata Village

Mark your calendars for Fridays, November 25 and December 2, from 5-8 pm

Located in the heart of Naramata Village on lower Robinson Road


Naramata, B.C. - It’s getting to be that slow and cozy time of year, which is perfect timing for Naramata Slow to announce details of their 2022 Christmas markets. The inaugural 2021 event was an absolute showstopper. This celebration centres on the best things slow - personally made, baked or grown - and it is sure to light up the darkest days of the winter. Add Naramata personality, an infectious community spirit and a delightful line up of activities and vendors and you've got an event that will make shoppers proud to support local full of #NaramataLove.


"Naramata Slow is thrilled to bring some European-style holiday market magic to our Village," shares Dawn Lennie, organizer at Naramata Slow Cittaslow Community Group. "After an incredible launch in 2021, we are proud to showcase even more local food artisans, farmers, and crafters this year. Market-goers can expect a beautiful evening out, ticking gifts off your holiday list, eating wonderful things, and feeling great about supporting local."


The Naramata Christmas Market will boast a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, sip hot chocolate and enjoy Christmas carols performed by local musicians. Visitors can snack on locally made treats while perusing the wares of Naramata's amazing farmers, artisans and crafters. Santa will be grateful for the help stuffing stockings with thoughtful, practical, and flavourful creations.


Keeping spirits bright and plentiful, there will be wine, beer, cider and spirit tastings from Naramata Bench wineries, breweries and distilleries. Food vendors are keeping bellies warm and full with gourmet hot dogs, chili, burgers, samosas, hearty soups, and snacks. And, always save room for dessert, we're talking Naramata’s favourite artisanal Lotz Provisions donuts, freshly made Chabendo gelato, and an abundance of both sweet and savoury baking. The Naramata Church and Naramata Clothes Library will have their doors open, selling goodies to benefit the Naramata Christmas Hampers.


Downtown businesses and the Naramata Museum will open and be brimming with holiday spirit including Shades of Linen, Forest Green Man, Eliza - a Naramata Wine Bar, Just Baked, Naramata Store, and more.


Rumour has it a pop-up "Whoville" is coming to Naramata just in time for the markets as well other special visitors. Watch @naramataslow social media for more details in the coming weeks.

Spread the word - come out and support this hyper-local holiday goodness and keep the Naramata community strong.

Naramata Slow has room for a few more makers, bakers or growers. Vendors are invited to reach out to Dawn Lennie via naramataslowmarket@gmail.com or phone at 250.490.5761.


Be sure to follow Naramata Slow on Facebook and Instagram accounts and visit NaramataSlow.com.

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Media Contacts:


Dawn Lennie, Organizer - Naramata Slow Cittaslow Community Group

(250) 490-5761

dawnnaramata@gmail.com

Jacquie Carlson, Organizer - Naramata Slow Cittaslow Community Group

(250) 490-1077

jacquie.carlson@me.com



About Naramata Slow


Naramata Slow Cittaslow Community Group is one of only four Cittaslow designated communities in all of Canada with less than 300 existing globally. Cittaslow is an organization founded in Italy and inspired by the slow food movement. Cittaslow's goals include improving the quality of life in towns by slowing down its overall pace, especially in a city's use of spaces and the flow of life and traffic through them. The main aims of the movement are:

  • making life better for everyone living in an urban environment

  • improving the quality of life in the cities

  • resisting the homogenization and globalization of towns around the globe

  • protecting the environment

  • promoting cultural diversity and uniqueness of individual cities

  • providing inspiration for a healthier lifestyle