Lancaster accepting applications for Magical BLVD Christkindlmarkt
Handmade wares, delectable foods
’Tis the season to be Arts & Crafts vendors, as Lancaster nears the premier holiday event in the Antelope Valley, A Magical BLVD Christmas, to be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. One of the event’s most charming aspects, the Christkindlmarkt is a lively street market inspired by the traditional Christmas markets found in Europe that feature the best in handmade wares and delectable foods of each region.
The Lancaster is taking vendor applications now for its Christkindlmarkt, with applications due by Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Whereas the Christkindlmarkt is growing in size and splendor each year, applications from vendors providing local versions of traditional Christkindlmarkt goods like hand-made nutcrackers and children’s toys, as well as specialty Christmas gifts and foods will receive priority consideration.
A Magical BLVD Christmas will transform The BLVD into a magical winter wonderland for a festive evening of shopping, great food and good times. Children will enjoy making crafts in Santa’s Workshop, riding the Christmas train, as well as watching a holiday film and the creation of an ice sculpture. Of course, Santa and his friends will be on hand to take last-minute requests for special gift ideas. Early arrivals will enjoy the singing of choirs, carolers, dancers and storytellers performing on multiple stages lining The BLVD. The event will be the highlight of many shoppers’ holiday.
Vendor applications for the Christkindlmarkt can be downloaded from www.cityoflancasterca.org/magicalchristmas. Call the city’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department at (661) 723-6077 for more information, or visit in person at 44933 Fern Avenue in Lancaster.
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