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Since 1996, the Annual Christmas Market has lifted individuals and families in need through the giving spirit of our shoppers. Market visitors are invited to wander from booth to booth where they are introduced to nonprofit organizations.
Representatives eagerly wait to explain the important and necessary services their agency provides around our community and beyond. Christmas Market guests learn how far nonprofits can stretch every donation dollar they raise. The participating organizations appreciate the rare opportunity to be together in one place for a whole morning, so they can network and collaborate on how to better serve their clients.
Our Market shoppers leave uplifted by the good works nonprofits are busy doing. As an added bonus, each nonprofit helps stock our Cookie Room, which fills the air with the sweet aromas of holiday sweets. It is in this warm holiday spirit that guests find missions which are personally meaningful and give their chosen nonprofits a gift of love via a charitable donation. One hundred percent of all donations go to the organization(s) selected by Market supporters.
For over twenty years, countless lives have been changed by the opportunities realized – and the over $210,000 raised – at the Christmas Market. That has been the beauty of the Annual Christmas Market every year… until 2020. While, in some ways life seemed to shift into slow motion, the reality remained that human suffering and the struggles people face (even in our community) never waned, but actually grew. All plans changed as a result of the pandemic. Kirkwood determined to share hope and lift communities one dollar at a time by hosting a Virtual Christmas Market in the years 2020 and 2021!
Today we have the joyous opportunity to celebrate the Market together in person again, but we don’t want to leave out those who are only able to join us online. Therefore, our focus this year is to hold the Christmas Market at Kirkwood Presbyterian on Saturday, November 12th, while also inviting people to donate online on our website from Sunday, November 6th to Saturday, November 12th! We look forward to working together to build a stronger community that helps each other step into hope! Learn more and donate here – http://www.kpcbradenton.org/christmas-marketAddress: 6101 Cortez Road West
Date:November 12, 2022, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
How to register
Donate here - http://www.kpcbradenton.org/christmas-market