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Take care of holiday gift shopping with these local markets

Liam Flake

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Fun Christmas season events in Eau Claire

With the holidays upon us, take advantage of the vibrant small business scene in the Eau Claire area to get some gift shopping out of the way. 

The Christmas Market at Sweet Legacy

Located at Sweet Legacy Vintage Furniture and Rental at Pinehurst Shopping Center, this market is open Wednesdays through Saturdays until Dec. 17. 

The company’s website describes the market as “the most whimsical, quirky, jaw-dropping, gotta-have it, can’t sleep without it Christmas decor, vintage, antique, farmhouse home decor, furniture and gifts.”

Villa Bellezza Outdoor Christmas Market

Experience what Villa Bellezza’s website describes as the “tradition of a European outdoor Christmas market.” 

The local winery is offering food, beverages and holiday items in the style of seasonal markets found in areas like France, Germany, and Italy, according to the site. 

The market is open Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 18. 

The Great Create: Pour Painting Christmas Ornaments 

Take an opportunity to give a handmade gift by attending a workshop and creating your own hand-painted ornaments, an experience complete with hot chocolate. 

According to the business’s Facebook page, the ornaments can be purchased at four for $25 or eight for $45. 

This workshop is available until Dec. 23 and you can book your time online. 

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