“When you’re at the wheel, you breathe,” says Debby Wyatt, owner of the new Centered Clay Studio at Kennett Pointe. The universal quest for balance might just end at the potter’s wheel. Mud slipping through fingers, shaping clay into something new and beautiful—something unearthly happens in that connection with earth.
“There’s nothing like it, and it’s so exciting to come away with a physical object you’ve made,” Wyatt says.
Did you know that there's a different combination of artisan and vintage vendors, musicians, food trucks, and more every day of Kennett Square's beloved Holiday Village Market? Enjoy ice sculpture demonstrations, visiting with Santa, handcrafted cocktails, fire pits, s'mores, and loads of holiday spirit and charm today and tomorrow from 11am to 5pm at The Creamery.
And you can take home the magic with a beautiful Holiday Village Market tote and the green 2022 Holiday Village Market mug!
Find a complete schedule of vendors and events here. And there's a free shuttle that will take you between State and Birch Street.
Here are a few pictures by Dylan Francis from last week's market . . .
Do you have a warm winter coat in good used condition you could donate to help keep someone in our community warm this winter? Mighty Writers is looking for coats for teens, as well as coats in women's and men's sizes, in good used condition, in addition to blankets and sleeping bags.
Please contact Sara Dickens-Trillo, Director of Operations for Mighty Writers El Futuro Kennett, if you can help!
It's official! Tickets for Kennett Winterfest, the region's premier winter-warming craft beer festival, will go on sale at 10am this Friday, December 16th. Set your calendar reminder to go online and make sure you're one of the lucky few to get the exclusive and very limited DefConn tickets before they sell out. There will be over 60 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more at Kennett Winterfest 2023.
There are twomore weekly markets in December (16th and 23rd). Both markets will feature lots of great local ingredients for delicious holiday gatherings and wonderful, one-of-a-kind gifts including honey, candles, soaps, spices, hard cider, and more.
JoinDolly Parton’s Imagination Library! All children from birth to age 5 who live in Chester County can now enroll in the Chester County Imagination Library program to receive a free book in the mail once a month.
The Chester County Imagination Library is powered locally by Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH), in partnership with the Justamere Foundation and the Kennett Library. This program seeks to increase literacy levels among pre-school-age children, provide opportunities for positive family experiences and engagement, and foster a love of reading in the greater community.
Enroll your child and help us build a stronger Chester County community—one book at a time.
Program highlight: The library is hosting a Solstice Celebration on Saturday, December 17th, 10am–2pm. All kids and adults are welcome to make gifts and ornaments to celebrate the holidays and the winter solstice.
The United Way of Southern Chester County, in partnership with Kennett Collaborative, Kennettica Radio, and Fab and Boujee Boutique, are opening their doors to celebrate a little holiday cheer! Come to 106 W. State Street and meet the staff of each organization and enjoy some light refreshments.
The Kennett Flash presents a free conversation for students (ages 12 and up) on passion, artistry, music, and self-expression with acclaimed blues musician Buffalo Nichols. Space is limited and admission is free with confirmed RSVP. Email to RSVP here.
Join the celebrations at the tenth anniversary Midnight in the Square on New Year's Eve! Entertainment begins at 7:30pm with music, KMC Dancers, and a laser light show. The raising of the mushroom is at 8:55pm, the Funsters will be playing from 9pm to 12:30am, and, of course, the legendary Mushroom Drop at midnight will usher in 2023! Don't miss this community celebration like no other. Find more information here.
We want to extend a huge thank you to Gareth and Christie Peoples and their crew at Treemendous Tree Care for lighting up the tree at the end of the Genesis Walkway for all to enjoy this season! While cost prohibited us from lighting the trees up and down State Street again this year, Treemendous donated the lights and labor for this tree. With the lights, stars, and floral installation by Hilltop Flower Co., the Genesis Walkway is a magical place to enjoy in KSQ.
Thank you for reading and for your support. We hope to see you at the Kennett Square Holiday Village Market at The Creamery this weekend and wish you a happy and healthy week "Around the Square"!