Weirdos Holiday Market returns for all your wacky gifting needs

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      Returning for its seventh year this December, the Weirdos Holiday Market is guaranteed to help you find the wackiest and most unique gifts to bring to all your gift exchanges.

      Featuring offerings from 50 artists and artisans, the market promises items such as reimagined vintage lamps, planters made from doll heads, painted skulls, out-there ceramics, wasp nests transformed into art, and blown glass pieces.

      The market is not just about shopping, either. There will be tarot readings, sword swallowing (!), and photos with the one and only Weird Santa (featuring a scary mask by local artist Puppyteeth) in a special installation.

      Award-winning Punk Rock Pastries will be at the market again, with head baker Hollie Fraser fresh off her win from season nine of the Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship offering delicious and sometimes risqué treats. Also at the festival will be the new Twin Peaks-themed food truck, Midnight Joe’s, serving up food that is reminiscent of Route 66 diners. 

      New to the market this year is the WeirDogs Costume Contest. The market has always been dog-friendly, but now your doggo has the chance to have their photo taken to show off their best weird costume. Share the photo on social media for the chance to win the “Best in Weird” pup treat basket.

      Two special Friday nights are 19-plus only, with added market offerings that are more adult in theme. We’ll let you interpret that how you like.

      Weirdos Holiday Market

      December 8 to 10 and December 15 to 17

      Where: The Russian Hall

      Admission: $5 for ages 11 and up; by donation for children under 10