BRISTOL â€“Bristol Historical Society is bringing back its outdoor â€śEuropean Christmas Marketâ€ť Friday, which will be held outdoors, weather permitting, in their front parking lot under a tent.
The market, which will run from 3 to 6 p.m., will feature curated gifts and gift baskets and Christmas decor.
â€śThe outdoor market was originally held as a compromise when we were unable to hold out Christmas Fair last year,â€ť said Maya Bringe, president of the Bristol Historical Society. â€śIt proved to be so popular and such a good time that weâ€™re bringing it back this year. I think that, after people were locked down, they were eager to do something outside and enjoyed the experience of shopping outside while the sun was setting.â€ť
Ellie Wilson, program chair at the Bristol Historical Society, added that several Bristol Historical Society members donated items for the market. There will be several nutcrackers and collectible Hallmark snowmen available. There will also be several pet-related items.
Also available will be the Bristol Historical Societyâ€™s Holiday Ornament, which celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Memorial Boulevard. The front side shows the former Bristol High School and the World War I Monument. The reverse side shows an image of a German Howitzer cannon captured by the U.S. forces during the war. The cannon was donated to the City of Bristol in 1926 and became the first artifact placed on the Memorial Boulevard.
An eight-page history of the Memorial Boulevard is included in the ornament box.
Ornaments can be purchased for $15 at the Bristol Historical Society during open hours, during the Market program or during this yearâ€™s Christmas Fair.