This Saturday is Holiday Shop-N-Stroll in Downtown Silver Spring. The hot new kid on the block, the Handmade Mart, will be taking over the entire block of Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring. Teaming up with the crafters are the artists of Pyramid Atlantic and the foodies of FRESHFARM Markets and they’ll all be out for your shopping pleasure from 10am – 3 pm. There will be 50+ independent crafters, local farmers selling fresh seasonal produce, ornament making, workshops, carolers, a tree lighting, and much more to get everyone into the holiday swing of things. Oh and FREE HOT COCOA for all, huzzah!
And while you probably know that Santa Claus is in residence at City Place Mall and available for photos, guess who can also get a pic with the man in the red suit? YOUR PET. Thanks to Living Ruff, you can bring your pet on Saturday to take a photo with Santa on Fenton Street between the Washington Spors Club and the Marriott (not at City Place) from 11am-5pm. Details here.
And when you need to come in from the cold, Pyramid Atlantic’s ArtSprung store will have events all day:
12-4 pm Free ornament making workshop for all led by artist Eunah Kim
12 – 1:30 pm Music by Tori Heller
2 – 4 pm Music by Icarus
4 pm Free movie screening Between the Folds
6 pm Meet printer, bookbinder, and artist John M. Carrera, creator of Pictorial Webster’s.
7 pm Meet printmaker Julio Valdez
Hope to see you shopping and strolling on Saturday .