Wednesday, 01 February 2023

Lakeport kicks off holiday season with Victorian market

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The Eleven Roses Ranch muledrawn trolley once again transported visitors around downtown Lakeport. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 


LAKEPORT – Lakeport's Main Street was transported back to Victorian times for the fourth annual Dickens Christmas Market on Saturday.


More than 60 vendors lined up both sides of Main Street throughout the day.


Thousands of curious shoppers drifted from First to Fourth streets and back examining a wide range of holiday items and seasonal arts and crafts, many created by local artisans.


Children of all ages enjoyed a ride on a miniature train or rode the now-familiar muledrawn trolley from Eleven Roses Ranch. Hundreds more waited patiently to visit Santa in Santa’s Workshop.


Everyone was treated to live holiday caroling and several persons covering all ages donned period attire to show support of the event, as well as try and win a prize for best costume.


The day was topped off by a lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. followed by the city's Christmas tree lighting.


A majority of downtown business owners remained open for this year’s celebration, hosted by the Lakeport Chamber of Commerce. Total attendance estimates was not available at press time.


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Bert Hutt, attired as a Victorian gentleman, was a fixture of the day. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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The popular miniature train toured Lakeport's streets Saturday. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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Carolers added a festive touch to the market. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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Sandy Coelho-Davis (left) and friend at a booth downtown. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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The wares for sale included these decorative gourds. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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Another Christmas-themed item offered at the market. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

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