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Kennett Holiday Village Market makes triumphant return

12/07/2021 03:47PM ● By Richard Gaw

These happy sisters were in full holiday spirit at The 2021 Kennett Holiday Village Market this past weekend. The market continues on Dec. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

Since it debuted in 2016, the Kennett Holiday Village Market has become an annual holiday shopping excursion for the clever, the curious and the industrious, who believe that a gift handcrafted by a local artisan purchased at an open-air festival of delight and splendor is a nicer alternative than a visit to a mall or to the impersonality of an online click of a computer.

Like nearly all festivals throughout southern Chester County, however, the annual market saw its doors at the Creamery of Kennet Square close in 2020 because of COVID-19, but after a layoff of one year, the festival triumphantly returned this past weekend to its normal hustle and bustle and pageantry. In seemingly every nook and cranny of the Kennett Creamery on Birch Street, the marketplace gleamed with vendors, ice sculptures, live music and shoppers pausing from their holiday purchases to sip on a seasonal drinks provided by the Creamery.

Sponsored by Kennett Collaborative (previously Historic Kennett Square), the festival will continue this weekend on Dec. 11 & 12 with the appearance of more than 30 vendors, the arrival of Santa Claus on Sunday and a bounty of activities for kids. For those looking to have a bit of nourishment with their shopping, food will be provided by Natalies Fine Foods, On the Roll, Sabatinos Mobile Pizzeria and the Creamery.
Part of what has made the Creamery become one of Kennett Square's most popular destinations has been its diverse line-up of live music, and this weekend will be no exception. On Dec. 11, the Kennett High & Middle School Orchestra will kick off the festival with a performance from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Creamery will come alive with the electrifying sounds of 15-year-old Dylan Zangwill, the “America's Got Talent” contestant who in October captivated the crowd at the Kennett Brewfest.

On Dec. 12, the Kennett Middle School Orchestra begins the musical portion of the festival with a performance from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., followed by Wilmington-based folk musician Kevin Sarkissian from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Dub C Swing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2021 Kennett Holiday Village Market will continue this weekend, Dec. 10 & 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Creamery of Kennett Square, 401 Birch Street in Kennett Square.

Admission to the Holiday Village Market is free.

A complimentary shuttle will run between Birch Street and State Street, and free parking is located in the gated area of 601 Birch St across from Braeloch Brewing.

Visitors can also park uptown in the Municipal Parking Garage on 100 East Linden Street, and take the shuttle to The Creamery.

For more information including a list of all vendors, visit

To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email [email protected].