Barrie is busteling with Holiday Cheer: Here are 7 buzz worthy markets happening in our city this Season and the Women in business making them happen:
Holiday Mom Made Market - Serenity Birth Studio, November 17th, 10am - 2pm.
This event is all about showcasing & celebrating talented Artisan Makers in our community during this holiday season.
Hosted by Allison, owner of Serenity Birth Studio and Baby Shop, and Momma to 2, Allison's passion for all things pregnancy and postpartum is highlighted at this Annual gathering of makers.
A variety of Mom-Made products will be on display.
Country Christmas Market- 2786 5th Line Innisfil, November 25th 9am-3pm
The Country Christmas Market this year is in its second season; Momma and daughter duo Lisa Smith, retired teacher and longtime Innisfil resident, and Robyn Smith, host this market in the comfort of their Innisfil home!
This event is all about supporting local crafters/artisans, allowing them to showcase and sell their creative, handmade, one-of-a-kind items while providing friends, family, and community members a cozy, intimate Christmas shopping experience. They have 15 hand-chosen artisans this year and are very excited about the variety of items and wealth of local talent!
Spice Handcrafted Holiday Market Place- Unity Christian High School Barrie, December 1st 5:00pm- 8:00pm + 2nd 9:00am-3pm
A well known Barrie holiday classic, the Spice market has evolved into a annual festive showcase. Facilitated by Josée, artist, designer, wife, and Momma to 3 "Junebugs"- a unique "maker workshop" element brings an interactive flair to Spice Market Place and gives you an opportunity to learn the process behind creating beautiful gifts for your loved ones! Sign up for Sophia Creeks Bath Bomb workshop at the market HERE.
"Spice Handcrafted Holiday Market features only local handcrafted artistans from simcoe county and surrounding areas. So make your list, grab some friends, and get all your holiday shopping done!
Sip and savour local coffee and treats while you peruse the finest of what Simcoe County has to offer. From handcrafted woodworking, holiday decor, unique jewlery, home accessories, scarves and more, you'll be sure to find something for everyone on your list!
Boutique Holiday Market- The Paperie, December 10th 11:00am- 4:00pm
Hosted at Barrie's beautiful downtown paper shop and Co-working space, The Paperie, join MMC and other local vendors for an afternoon of socializing and shopping. Owned and operated by Katie Williams, Momma of 2 and and business mentor, Katie is a business mentor and brand consultant who has been one of Mountain Mommas supporters from day one! In addition to the upcoming Boutique Market, you can find MMC at The Paperie's monthly Bump Days events, typically held on the last Saturday of every month.
Join The Paperie and some highly skilled local makers on Sunday December 10th for our Boutique Market- just in time for gift giving! Doors will be open from 11:00am - 4:00pm and remember, you get your first two hours of City of Barrie parking for free in December!
The Paperie will also be offering gift wrap services, so all those last-minute holiday to-dos can get taken care of!
Guests will enjoy festive refreshments and Holiday music will complete the seasonal shopping experience.
Charitable Markets & Fundraisers:
Women's Holistic Health and Healing Fair - Ripe Juicery King St Location, December 1st 6:30pm - 9pm
A night of women gathering to better their minds, bodies and spirits--raising money for The Barrie Women's Shelter.
Facilitated by Leanna Jane YOGA, Elmvale local and Momma of 2, this event is for you if:
- You want to know more about how to make healthy changes for mind, body, spirit.
- You are starting your healing journey and want to know how to do that, what your options are.
- You are searching for local resources to tap into for a holisitc approach to your health and well-being.
- You are ready to open your mind to alternative ways of being.
- You want to feel supported and uplifted!
// Local handmade goods by Soul Alive Barrie, For Me First by Tara Jaeger and more
// Local businesses sharing their gifts of healing and health
// Free mini-massages (yum!)
// Energy readings
// Mini-workshops and guest speakers
Moonstone Momma Fundraiser in support of The Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie. Order Online HERE.
The Moonstone Momma 2017 Fundraiser is in support of the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie’s “Holiday Hope Campaign”.
What you get:
- A handmade Genuine Moonstone pendant on an 18” Sterling Silver chain, in simple, tasteful packaging.
- A digital print out with details about the “Moonstone Momma” necklace and fundraiser to include when gifting a beautiful necklace this holiday season.
Holiday Hope Campaign
Did you know that there are 10 women and 18 children staying in the Barrie shelter right now? They are staying here tonight because they are afraid for their safety and the safety of their children. Just imagine for a moment that a mother has arrived in the middle of the night with just the clothes on her and her son’s backs. No time to retrieve any belongings in the quick escape. A pattern of abuse from her partner has been steadily increasing for some time now and it got to a point where it’s safer to leave than to stay. Barrie City Police responds to a noise complaint and quickly determines the risk to the woman and her child. They offer to bring her to the shelter to get help immediately and make invaluable connections to resources which will help her rebuild her and her son’s lives. You may not know this but Barrie City Police respond to an average of 100 domestic violence calls every month. Violence against women is an epidemic in Barrie and around the world. It happens in every income level, age group, culture, geographic area and racial group."
Base Borden Women In Business Holiday Ladies Night-Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 PM - 10 PMJuno Beach Mess CFB Borden Building T- 201, 147 Falaise Rd, Borden, ON L0M 1C0
For all you lovers of the classic consultant businesses, this Base Borden Show is for you! Entry is by donation, as well as a 5$ signature card for entry to win a vendor basket fill with goodies!
Come out and join us for a night of shopping with your favourite direct sales ladies. Just in time to grab some gifts, stocking stuffers or send your significant others in with a Christmas wish list. All donated proceeds will be given to My Sister's Place, a not-for-profit organization providing a broad range of services for women and their children living with the consequences of violence and abuse."