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Grand Central Market 5th Annual Holiday Marketplace
December 1 | 10:00 am-December 2 | 9:00 pm
Grand Central Market kicks off the holiday season with its Fifth Annual Holiday Marketplace featuring a pop-up village of local artisans and purveyors.
From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., retail and culinary pop-ups will transform the Market's Hill Street platform into a festive emporium for gracious holiday gift shopping with participants including Bad Pickle Tees, Billy Kheel, Birch & Bone, Brown Bag Books, DTLA Gift Shop, Ink + Smog Editions, Los Angeles County Store, MADE by DWC, M.Greenwood Jams, and YA Living. Market vendors will get into the holiday spirit with seasonal specials such as Tamales from Chiles Secos, Butternut Winter Clam Chowder at Prawn, Raclette at DTLA Cheese, and Reindeer Tracks Sundae at McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams.
A popular feature of last year’s Marketplace returns with Birch and Bone’s wreath-making pop-up with trendsetting floral artist Amelia Posada. Posada will be on hand to create Instagram-worthy wreaths that shoppers can customize with elements such as succulents, moss, feathers and antlers.
NEW FOR 2018!
Nationally and internationally exhibited artist Billy Kheel makes his Grand Central Market debut with a Holiday Marketplace pop-up. Billy, who was featured on the first season of NBC’s Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, uses felt and thread, to create soft sculptures, wall hangings, portraits and installations. His approach challenges traditional gender roles and concepts about masculinity. His use of material questions the boundary between art and craft.
As a complement to his pop-up, Billy will lead Draft & Craft on Sunday, December 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. Grab a craft beer or glass of wine upstairs in the Market and then join Billy in the downstairs seating area for a hands-on craft session in which he provides all the materials and instructions for you to make a framed 4" x10" landscape of Los Angeles in felt to take home. Tickets are available here.
The Holiday Marketplace will also bring out your inner artist with a hands-on workshop led by painter and art educator Julio Panisello of Roofless Painters, on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. Pick up a brush, step up to an easel and let your imagination take over as Julio shares tips and techniques for creating an original oil painting. Includes all painting materials. Tickets are available here.
ENTERTAINMENT TO PUT YOU IN A HOLIDAY MOOD
Throughout the day, the Market will also play host to a number of special musical guests including Mexican bolero trio Tres Souls, Afro-Cuban dance music ensemble Sitara Son, Klezmer Juice, jazz vocalist Teira Church, swing band HiFi Honeydrops, and holiuday carolers. On both Saturday and Sunday the Market will host a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus from 1 - 3 p.m. and ornament making with Little Junebugs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m
12 – 2 p.m.: The Music Companie carolers
3 – 4:30 p.m.: Teira Church
5 – 6:30 p.m.: Sitara Son
12 – 2 p.m.: Tinseltown Carolers
3 – 4 p.m.: Klezmer Juice
5 – 6:30 p.m.: Tres Souls
7 – 9 p.m. HiFi Honeydrops