Holiday Market planned at the Barn at Rock Creek
Jewelry, Christmas décor, clothing, handmade items and more will be showcased November 29 at the 1st Annual Holiday Market at The Barn at Rock Creek in Leland.
“This gives people something to do they can enjoy and feel a sense of normalcy,” says Lesley Padgett Taube, co-owner of The Barn with her parents and brother.
Most vendors will use the 2,400 square-foot outdoor pavilion while some will be inside the 3,800 square-foot barn. Food trucks, including Brenda’s Touch Food Truck from Lumberton, Town Creek Sweet Cheeks and other merchants offering food products will be there. Visitors can toast with holiday beverages at the cash bar where Windham Wines and End of Days Distillery will be.
Christmas music, decorations and Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will talk to children through Plexiglas, will enhance the celebration. Those who wish ‘Christmas minis’ for family photos by professional photographer Summer Adams can make an appointment at The Barn’s website.
“I want to support all of our local businesses,” Taube says. “This is really what it is about for me. Let our local people survive. Let them recoup what they lost this year. Let them sell their products.”
No masks will be required outdoors, but visitors will be required to wear them inside The Barn. “As long as they are wearing masks and social distancing, they can be safe,” Taube says. “We have 13 acres, so they have enough space to spread out.”
The Barn featured drive-in movies in October, and Taube saw the value of offering entertainment in the area. “It was so good to see families laughing, playing in the big fields and just enjoying a night out of the house, so I could not resist having this event,” she says.
A list of vendors and other information is at its website.
Want to go?
$5 per person entry; 12 and under free
12-5 p.m., November 29
The Barn at Rock Creek, 5900 Rock Creek Road NE, Leland