Winter Village ready to spread holiday cheer

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The Duluth Winter Village is the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit, You can check it out on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. along Harbor Drive outside of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. This is the second year that the Winter Village has been on Harbor Drive. “It’s going to be filled to the brim with all our local artist and artisan goods. What a great way for you to get a task done. For many of us holiday shopping is a task… Make it an experience,” Lucie Amundsen of the DECC recommends.

The free event began on the grounds of Glensheen Mansion in 2016 as a way to support small businesses while celebrating the holiday season. More than 50 local businesses will be set up in festive wooden cabins and in Pioneer Hall with their curated goods for sale.

The Duluth Winter Village brings local favorites to one festive location to make it fun and easy to shop local. Participants include Ivy Moon, Y-ker Acres, Hucklebeary, Frost River, Blue Heron Trading Company, Bailey Builds, Art by SJ Nielsen, Superior Blooms, and many more. Food and drink from New Scenic Cafe, Duluth’s Best Bread, Love Creamery, TBSP Waffles, DECC and more. Lincoln Park craft marketplace North & Shore will host the North & Shore Market with more than 15 local makers in a brand new space.

There will also be food and beverages to buy, campfires, live animals, carolers and free skating inside from 2 -5 p.m. both days.

According to organizers, new for 2022: Free indoor ice skating both afternoons 2 – 5pm including free skates (limited availability) with live DJs The Crunchy Bunch; outdoor bars providing seasonal drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages; live animals both days; expanded indoor areas at the Yule Hall; a twenty-foot decorated tree; indoor heated family areas from Duluth Mom with diaper changing areas and nursing spaces.