Lawrence Holiday Farmers’ Market to offer gifts, food and decor

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The Lawrence Farmers’ Market’s annual holiday market event will return Saturday to the Douglas County Fairgrounds open pavilion. 


With more than 40 vendors, the market aims to offer something for everyone just in time for the holidays. In addition to meats, wines and veggies, items such as jewelry, dried flower arrangements, candles and pottery will be available as potential gifts for anyone lucky enough to be on your “nice” list. 

The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

Even Santa Claus will be there, all the way from the North Pole. San-Dee Claus will be there from 9 a.m. to noon, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 1 to 4 p.m., according to a Facebook post from the market. Kids of all ages can get their photos taken with Santa and visit the arts and crafts table. All are welcome to enjoy the bell choir and live music. 

See the full lineup of vendors at this link. To stay updated on market events and products, follow the market on Instagram and Facebook

Here are a few more photos from the 2021 market, courtesy of staff and volunteers via Emily Lysen, director of development for the market:

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Chloe Anderson (she/her) contributed to The Lawrence Times from August 2022 through May 2023. She is also published in Climbing magazine, Kansas Reflector and Sharp End Publishing. As a recent graduate of the University of Kansas, Chloe plans to continue her career in photography, rock climbing and writing somewhere out West.

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