Outdoor Christmas Market Comes to St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown
Each of the four Saturdays in November, weather permitting, will see a new event, a Christmas Market, in front of St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Market will feature an exceptional collection of traditional Christmas decorations, plus baked goods, gift books, and other items suitable for holiday giving or enjoying.
When COVID-19 forced cancellation of the Christmas Bazaar at Old Wye Church, it would have been the first time in 57 years that Wye Parish would not be able to share with the community its enthusiasm for the trappings of an old-fashioned Christmas. But an unexpected mid-October donation to the Parish of a trove of Christmas decorations from a historic Eastern Shore great house gave rise to the idea of an outdoor Christmas market as a substitute.
The tables at the St. Luke’s Christmas Market will display a delightful and large assortment of ornaments, swags, wreaths, lights – decorations of all kinds and sizes. Also on offer will be bargain-priced gift-quality books, baked goods, and a few under-the-tree items.
Cold weather won’t stop the Market from being held, but rain will: the rain date for any of the Saturday markets will be simply the next Saturday.
The location of the Christmas Market in front of St. Luke’s Chapel enables persons wishing to browse and buy from the huge Books Café inventory to be admitted inside the Hall during Market hours, no more than six at a time, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance. The Hall windows and doors will be open for lots of fresh air.
Faithful Bazaar patrons, and new shoppers too, should watch the weather and come by the St. Luke’s Christmas Market on November 7, 14, 21, or 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 410-827-8484 for further information and updates.
Outdoors at a typical Wye Parish Bazaar:
Attic Treasures – In the large white tent in front of the church: Where you can Find your treasure of the middling sort. You will find useful and necessary items from the attics of our local parish. Enjoy – Browse and buy!
Book Shop – In the small cottage – At the end of the circle: We have books of all kinds, to give as gifts or enjoy yourself. We have children’s books, Novels, collectible books, Table top books and much more- Please stop at the Book Cottage
The Old Wye Church: Come join our docent and our the 1721 Anglican Church
Boy Scout Tent: Sample some Fresh pressed Apple Cider or coffee!
In the Main Hall You will find:
The Petite Boutique: Finer gifts that an Aristocrat would fancy – Crystal and China and fine collectibles.
Silent Auction: We have all manner of wonderful and amazing things to bid on, but silently: Bid well and often to secure your special prize- The Silent Auction closes at 2:00
Handmade Creations Table: Beautiful gifts and decorations-hand made- for someone special
The Jewel Box: Silver and gold! Where treasures abound to satisfy a Pirate! Lady Laura Hemsley often brings Beautiful hand painted Glasses and Christmas ornaments for sale.
The Sweet and Savory Shoppe – At the Sign of the Cross -We offer:
- Smith Island Cakes, cookies, biscotti, Brandied Cranberries, preserves, candies, brownies and even quiches – and much more
- Remember! These Delicious Sweet and Savory goods- sell out fast;
The Main Dining Room – Come to the Cafe: Please come and feast on foods that might include:
- Country Ham Biscuits – Deviled Eggs – Chicken Salad Sandwiches – Hot dogs –
- Maryland Crab Soup – Wedding Soup – Penne Pasta & Meatballs – Vegetable Platter –
- Fruit Cups – Smith Island Cake – Banana & Dark Chocolate Tiramisu –
Children’s Fun Crafts and Things: In the alcove behind the dining area
- Bring your children for fun and frivolity.