Christmas Market at Poplar Hall
WHERE: Poplar Hall,
3176 Denny Red,
Newark DE 19702
(New Castle County Delaware Vendor Fairs, Craft Shows.)
DESCRIPTION: Poplar Hall’s beautiful and historic property will be transformed into a old world Christmas Market setting envisioned in books and movies. Purchase one of a kind handcrafted gifts for your loved ones while speaking directly to the artisan that made the perfect gift. Enjoy fare prepared by one of Wilmington’s best local chefs, and sip beer, cider and wine from local winery and brewery while walking the grounds and barns of a real English home built in the 1780’s. A special performance by Hotsy Totsy, a 1950’s USO style vocal group will be performing everyone’s favorite Christmas songs.
Admission free, beer and wine $5.
Historic Poplar Hall – The Shelton Family farm
Our home, known on the National Registry as “Poplar Hall”, was built in the late Eighteenth Century and is one of the oldest private homes and farms still standing in the state of Delaware. Later this year, it will become the perfect backdrop for a traditional and festive “European Christmas Market”, making it a completely unique experience and one of the only markets of its kind in the area. Four large outbuildings on the farm will be transformed to house 25+ All HANDMADE and HAND SELECTED vendors that make up some of the very best the tri state area has to offer. Each designer/maker will be on site and be able to speak with market customers about their pieces, while enabling people to SUPPORT OUR AMAZING LOCAL ARTISANS.
The hand-hewn granary barn will house designers and artists serving anything from handmade jewelry, leather goods, soaps, candles and pottery and the stable barn will house makers working live on such things as colonial wood-working, to spinning wool and textiles. The smokehouse will be devoted to a local blacksmith, where customers can buy and watch him work live. The milk house and fieldstone addition will include freshly designed wreaths & greenery, antiques, Christmas trees and much, much more.
Of course a major part of a great market is the food and drink. We’re happy to say we’ve teamed up with James Beard Nominee and friend, Bryan Sikora (LaFia, Cocina Lolo, Merchant Bar and Hearth Kitchen) to offer a customized culinary experience. Harvest Ridge Winery and Cidery and Old Dominion Brewery will be serving the best wines and ales to help make this Christmas experience an amazingly delicious one.
Did we forget music? Of course we didn’t! We will have a live Christmas performance by recording artists Hotsy Totsy! Guests will be able to enjoy the lively harmonies of these ladies from New Jersey, 1950’s-style vocal trio, celebrating their new soon to be released album. Enjoy all the classic Christmas tunes to help you ring in the holiday.
Join the Shelton family as we take the Christmas spirit back to where it should be, purchasing handmade gifts by our amazing local artisans, handmade food and drinks, fresh Fraser fir trees, while enjoying one of the few 18th century properties left in Delaware.
The event, parking and concert is free for everyone. Let this be your new Family Christmas tradition this year!
EVENT CONTACT: Greg Shelton at email@example.com
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