Annual Christmas Market at Carnation Farms, Nov. 30

The market will be held each weekend through Dec. 15.

Inspired by traditional Christmas Markets across Europe and Scandinavia, Carnation Farms is hosting its annual Christmas Market.

The market will run each weekend 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day from Nov. 30 through Dec. 15. A kick-off party will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, where shoppers can celebrate the start of the holiday season, and indulge in festive treats, drinks and early-bird specials.

The Christmas Market will feature dozens of local vendors offering unique eats, artisan crafts and winter festivities. Set in a hippodrome overlooking the Snoqualmie Valley, the Christmas Market is an opportunity to shop for friends and family this holiday season.

“It’s a breathtaking location and the hippodrome is this gorgeous space,” said Hannah Cavendish-Palmer, executive director at Carnation Farms. “Traditionally throughout the history of the farm, when it was Carnation Milk Farms, the hippodrome was always the gathering place and it was really built for that purpose.”

Some vendor offerings include sustainably produced gifts, from artisan bean-to-bar gourmet chocolate to hand-turned wooden kitchen utensils, or original handmade ceramics and art to pasture-raised eggs and organic produce from Carnation Farms’ very own farm.

Hot drinks and concessions will be available, including adult beverages, hot chocolate, coffee and freshly baked seasonal goods. Plus, each weekend from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., expect a special appearance from Santa Claus who will be available for photo opportunities.

“This year’s Christmas Market will be really special,” Cavendish-Palmer said. “Our Market always feels so warm and festive with our red and white vendor stalls, winter decorations and chandeliers. But this year, we have a classically trained French chef preparing the food and baked goods, so we’re excited to showcase a level of European authenticity that won’t be found anywhere else.”

Carnation Farms is located at 28901 NE Carnation Farms Road in Carnation. Parking is available onsite in a covered barn with a shuttle that runs from the parking area to the Christmas Market at the top of the hill.

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