Gifts, greens, train rides and more at Farmington Holly Days market

The Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park will bustle with activity on December 1, with a special Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market held during the Greater Farmington Area Chamber’s Holly Days celebration.

Holly Days
A train carried children around Riley Park and the Pavilion during last year’s Gifts, Greens & Giving Market.

Greens, Gifts, and Giving will bring vendors with fresh holiday greens, Michigan-made holiday gifts, and an opportunity to support Neighborhood House with donations of boxed and canned food items. According to market master Walt Gajewski, here’s what you’ll find from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.:

  • Roasted chestnuts with the Michigan Chestnut Growers Association
  • Rustbelt Roasters, serving fresh hot coffee from small batch beans roasted over a hickory wood fire in an antique 1930’s vintage Italian roaster
  • A kids ornament craft with the Farmington Area Jaycees
  • Evergreen wreaths, roping, centerpieces, grave blankets, and more
  • Award-winning chili from Page’s Food & Spirits in downtown Farmington, with proceeds going to Neighborhood House
  • Free trackless train rides in the park, sponsored by the Annette Compo Keller Williams Home Team
  • Free onsite photos with Livonia Photo Booth, courtesy Ignition Point Workshop of Farmington
  • Free gift wrapping, hosted by the Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimists
  • Strolling carolers, starting at 11:30 a.m.
  • Parade Company Big Heads strolling the market

In addition, more than 30 vendors will offer gourmet foods and artisan wares, from ugly sweaters and vintage wool mittens, to firewood, fresh caught Michigan lake fish, and grass-fed beef, pork, and chicken. The People’s Pierogi Collective also returns with made-to-order pierogi.

Learn more at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or follow the market on Facebook.