Saint John, N.B., hosts first Saturday Winter Market

Saint John City Market. Andrew Cromwell/Global News

The historic City Market in Saint John marked a new beginning Saturday – the first Saturday Winter Market.

Manager Andrew MacDonald says they’re hoping to give vendors a pop-up place to sell their wares as more traditional, outdoor markets close for the season.

He also hopes it will encourage people to shop local ahead of the holidays.

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“We don’t have Rhoda’s this year and we don’t have the large scale markets available for people to get their doodads and trinkets and everything for Christmas shopping,” he says.

Thirteen pop-up vendors took part in the first iteration, with more holiday-themed vendors expected as the Christmas countdown ticks on.

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The Saturday Winter Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

No end date has been pegged, but MacDonald says it will run “through the winter.”

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