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Youthful entrepreneurs spark holiday market cheer

Sooke museum and SEAPARC host side by side markets on Saturday
Young entrepreneurs display their wares at last year’s Sooke Winter Market. This year’s market is on Dec. 2. (Contributed photo)

Dec. 2 promises to be a festive day for locals and visitors as the Sooke Region Museum and SEAPARC host markets featuring young entrepreneurial talent and brimming with holiday spirit.

The Sooke Winter Market at the Sooke Region Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors can experience the enchanting ambiance of Moss Cottage, decorated in a nostalgic 1902 style, and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the holiday season. The newly renovated Triangle Island Lighthouse will also be open for insightful tours, welcoming eager explorers.

Food enthusiasts can delight in the diverse culinary offerings at the winter market which includes Hide N Seek Asian Fusion Food, Snap Dawg’s, Island Tarts, VIP Hard Candy, and Ryan’s Cookies. One young vendorwill offer steaming hot chocolate, which is a perfect companion for a winter market stroll.

Attendees can enjoy musical performances by the Sooke Community Choir and the South Island Singers, directed by Marian Schols.

The museum has expanded its youth vendor section this year due to an overwhelming response, and SEAPARC has created a dedicated youth-only market to accommodate the burgeoning talent pool building upon last year’s success.

SEAPARC will host the Kids Creative Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event celebrates the essence of supporting local businesses while nurturing the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.

All vendors, aged 7-18, will showcase their creative wares, adding a youthful and vibrant touch to the fair. Musical performances featuring singers from Poirier Elementary School will further enhance the festive atmosphere.

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