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Old world charm returns to the corner of Broadway Street and Hammond Avenue this weekend when the Broadway Market is transformed into an outdoor shopping wonderland, an old-fashioned Christkindlmarkt, and the North End Arts Gallery offers its hol...

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An outdoor Christmas market is featured this weekend and next at the Broadway Community Garden at Hammond Avenue and Belknap Street. It’s the fifth year the old-world market takes place. (Courtesy of Heike McDonald.)

Old world charm returns to the corner of Broadway Street and Hammond Avenue this weekend when the Broadway Market is transformed into an outdoor shopping wonderland, an old-fashioned Christkindlmarkt, and the North End Arts Gallery offers its holiday gala.

During this busy shopping season, take time to enjoy a bonfire, hot cider and cookies as you browse the array of vendors offering their wares.

It’s the fifth year the market has been available in Superior.

One vendor from Superior sells fused and stained glass ornaments, jewelry, bottle art and sushi plates, said Heike McDonald, adding another is selling greeting cards and the supplies to make them.

“Another one’s selling birch bark art, vintage aprons, fleece dog blankets, painted and distressed items,” McDonald said. “I have again the best quilter from Hayward at the market, who also sells pillows, table runners and totes.”

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“Another vendor offers nail service from Jamberry - either on the spot or on order - still before Christmas,” McDonald said. I myself sell scarves with attached hoods, mittens, novelty chicken, German incense burners and spices, straw stars, gourd art, wreaths and kissing balls.”

And Santa Claus will be there with his elf, Niki.

“We had quite a few kids there last year,” McDonald said. “They all had a blast meeting him and getting a little gift out of his huge bag. Bring the cameras.”

The Christmas market runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 7.

And if the nip in the air gets to be a bit much, head on over the North End Arts Gallery at 1323 Broadway Street. The gallery is hosting a “Step Up On Broadway Show and Sell” running Dec. 5 to Jan 10. Favorite area artists will be on hand with new art and objects to sell. The event kicks off with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5.

Sponsored by the Superior Council for the Arts, the North End Art Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For information, call 715-392-6007 or visit www.superiorcfta.org . For information on the outdoor Christmas market, go to www.freewebs.com/christkindlmarkt .

“I’m very excited about this year’s mixture of vendors and I hope the weather will be fine, so that a lot of people can stop by, visit and enjoy the nice atmosphere, McDonald said.

 

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