This Christmas season marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of Crocker Park. Each year, families have come to enjoy the traditional merriment of the season and create long lasting memories with a visit to Santa Claus.
The Holiday Village Train Town (just across from the Main St. parking garage roadway) is a unique holiday shopping attraction that brings a traditional tone to the shopping center.
“We offer a shopping experience you can not find in your typical store,” reports Steven Lambert of My Wood Loft. “Our Marketplace has a focus on merchandise that is handmade by local artisans.”
The Holiday Village is located in the former Coldwater Creek location at 124 Main Street. The Holiday Marketplace will be open through Dec. 24.
Be sure to stop in to see the Toy Train Town which is already creating a buzz this season. And if you stop by the Bella Mi Photography Booth on weekends, you will be able to get your photo taken with Frozen characters Elsa and Anna.
Stop in soon and take a look at the incredible selection that makes The Holiday Village so unique.
Hours are M-F noon-8 pm., Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The photo booth is open Monday-Friday noon-8 p.m. Photos with Elsa and Anna Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
See the Nutcracker
Stop in the Holiday Village on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 am – 1 pm for a Live Meet & Greet with the Nutcracker and Mouse King who are performing “The Nutcracker” at Olmsted Performing Arts this holiday season.
Meet the Artists
My Wood Loft: Fine furniture with a classy, rustic design. “We build beautiful furniture and decorations for your home from Reclaimed and Recycled materials such as Old Barn Wood, Wine Barrels and Local Ohio Driftwood,” says Steven Lambert. “Every piece is handmade in our woodshop.” Custom made furniture pieces have become the cornerstone of their business. Contact Steven Lambert (email Steven@mywoodloft.com, (440) 506-1228, www.mywoodloft.com).
Necklascarf is a revolution in scarf design created by Cleveland entrepreneur Terri Brewer. A combination of necklace and scarf, Necklascarf is a beautiful scarf created in a crescent shape with a jewelry quality magnetic clasp. It goes on or comes off in two seconds. It requires no tying, has no long hanging ends, and no bulk. In silks, blends and knits, Necklascarf is available in over 70 designs and is the perfect gift for women of all ages. Sewn in Cleveland by Esperanza Threads, Necklascarf also creates fair wage jobs for local seamstresses. Contact Terri Brewer, email@example.com (440) 281-7368.
Inspired Designs Elizabeth Anne (I.D.E.A.) specializes in one-of-a-kind fine jewelry items. Fine gemstones are sourced from all over the world and incorporated into truly unique and beautiful pieces of “wearable art.” All items are made exclusively by Elizabeth Cheuvront in Medina. Contact Elizabeth Cheuvront, firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 794-7430.
Morning Song Gardens Bee Balm Soaps & Creams. Discover the 100 per cent natural, healing benefits of pure Ohio bee products, extra virgin olive oil, therapeutic grade essential oils, and homegrown herbs. Protect your hands, face, body and lips this season, and give the gift of healthy, beautiful skin! Contact Louise Nowicki, email@example.com (440) 781-3719.
Earth Philosophy produces 100% plant-based Aromatherapy for wellness, massage, and skin care. Formulated entirely from locally grown herbs, essential oils, and plant extracts, they offer eco-conscious and authentic natural products for the entire family. Contact Rachel DuFresne, Markets@earthphilosophy.com (419) 239-9593.
Mirandas Vintage Bridal, Northeast Ohio’s premier boutique for one-of-a-kind vintage wedding gowns, party dresses, jewelry and unique vintage clothing and accessory items. Find the perfect look for any special occasion or fun night out. Contact Miranda Park, Miranda@mirandasvintagebridal.com (216) 298-9070.
Z Beads & Jewelry. Artist and her customers work together to create signature bracelets, necklaces, watches and several other pieces. She travels throughout the state of Ohio attending Art & Craft shows as well as working with schools and fundraisers. Contact Linda Ziemkiewicz, Zbeads57@gmail.com (330) 483-3672.
Fresh Brewed Tees is a 5 year old apparel company in Cleveland that recently expanded operations to Seattle. Cleveland native Tony Madalone saw a need for taking retail to the customers by way of trucks, so with the help of a kickstarter campaign, the first truck was launched. Fresh Brewed tees sells MLBPA and NFLPA licensed t-shirts, hoodies, hats, custom printed shoes. Contact Freshbrewedtees.com, @FreshBrewedtees and @FreshBrewedSEA, firstname.lastname@example.org (440) 417-4773.
Busters Boutique offers gourmet treats for dogs as well as unique toys for dogs and cats.And for pet-loving humans, they offer home decor items such as rugs, stockings, magnets, ceramic treat jars and bowls and hand-made ornaments, bookmarks and cards. Michelle opened her business eleven years ago with a mission to provide all-natural gourmet treats and unique toys for dogs and cats. Buster’s Boutique, LTD., is named after the adorable five-week old puppy they rescued from East 96th & Harvard eleven years ago. Contact Michelle at (440) 655-4385. E-mail: BustersBoutique@aol.com.
Bella Mi Photography is a unique and child friendly, photography studio located in North Olmsted. Specializing in newborn, baby, children and family photography, the staff at Bella Mi has been proudly capturing precious memories to last a lifetime. The creative staff of Bella Mi has been working hard to create a breathtaking wintery, holiday scene – in which visitors will be able to have their children or family pictures taken, which will include digital picture. Families will be able to use this digital picture to make Holiday Cards and prints! They will be featuring pictures with ELSA & ANNA starting THIS WEEKEND and every weekend through Christmas. Contact www.bellamiphotos.com, email@example.com (440) 521-2636.
Kurt Niece Studios. Their jewelry is hand crafted from sterling, 14, 18 and 22 kt. Gold. Sculptural work is fabricated from marble, patinated brass, glass, plexiglass and mineral specimens. Several pieces were purchased from the gallery by Bill Clinton during his presidency. Contact Kurt Niece, firstname.lastname@example.org (520) 975-3887.
Near & Dear Designs provides high-quality personalized art prints designed to tell a story unique to it’s owner. They will be personalizing, printing and framing your most meaningful gifts on the spot while you shop! With prints ranging from custom travel maps to pet silhouettes, there is sure to be a meaningful, one-of-a-kind gift, for someone near and dear to your heart this holiday season. Contact NearAndDearDesigns.etsy.com (Brooke Witt) email@example.com.
Foundry Woodprints Jim Lanza is the nephew of Alfred Lanza who was the display director for Higbees from 1950-1965. Jim’s fascination for Cleveland nostalgia is evident in his Woodprints and coasters of Euclid Beach Park, Higbees, and more.
Absolute Jems is a jewelry designer from Sandusky who started her business, Absolute Jems, seven years ago from a hobby. Her passion is to create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry using semi-precious stones and wirework in beautiful, new ways.