The third annual Placitas Holiday Market will return to its traditional weekend Nov. 17-18 before Thanksgiving with events at seven sites located on or near Highway 165. Pick up a map and follow the Candy Cane signage to the market sites. The event features art, crafts, food, and drinks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local community groups and charities as well. Maps will be available at all venue sites and online. Admission is free to the holiday market.
Check out the vendor sites:
Site #1 – Wild Hearts Gallery, Homestead Village Shopping Center, 220-B NM-165: An art collective displaying the artwork of 16 local artists. A portion of the sales will benefit Placitas volunteer Fire Brigade in honor of the 50th anniversary of Placitas’ volunteer fire department, providing fire protection services to our community.
Site # 2 – Placitas Community Library, 453 NM-165: a nonprofit providing children and adult programs, an art gallery and meeting space for community use. With a Holiday Fiesta theme, the library will feature 14 artists, a raffle benefiting library programs, Talavera pottery sale and a bake and book sale.
Site #3 – Placitas Winery, 26 Camino de los Pueblitos: a micro-winery producing fruit wines and a community event center. It will feature 26 artists, a raffle, wine, beer and food to warm the spirits. Raffle sales benefit the Placitas Elementary School art program.
Site #4 – Historic Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio : This 19th century Spanish village church will feature the artwork of 12 artists and crafters. Sales will benefit Placitas Artists Series, a nonprofit that produces annual music performances and art exhibitions in the church.
Site #5 – Historic San Antonio Mission, 43 Paseo San Antonio: established in 1840, serving the Catholic community in Placitas. It will feature 18 local artisans, a raffle and an array of New Mexican foods. Sales will benefit their ongoing philanthropic projects.
Site #6 – Placitas Elementary School, 5 Camino del Carbon in the historic village of Placitas and home of the Placitas Panthers. It ranks among the top 25% of public and charter schools in the state. It will feature 16 booths with many artisans, a raffle benefiting the fine arts education at the school and some home baked goods benefiting the school’s educational program.
Site #7 – Placitas Community Senior Center, 41 Camino de Las Huertas: This heart-beat in our community provides classes, exercise, field trips and more plus services to seniors including congregate meals, meal delivery and transportation. The center will display a variety of art and crafts.
For more information and preview of artists, go to http://www.placitasholidaymarket.com