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Welcome to GPCAAC's Christmas Market!

November 1-December 31, 2021

at The Arts Garage (TAG) - 317 W. Perry St. Port Clinton

 

Similar to the Christkindle Markets of Europe, you will find everything Christmas for sale, including:  designer decorated trees and wreaths, beautiful ornaments, angels, Santas and more!

We will offer workshops for kids and adults as well as talks, demonstrations and holiday performances. In addition, we'll have an open studio where you and your friends can gather to create one-of-a-kind decorations!

Christmas Market Hours

Weekdays
10am-6pm

Saturdays
10am-5pm

Sundays

10am-4pm

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The Open Studio

Invite a bunch of friends to an open studio at The Christmas Market to refurbish your old wreath or swag. Simply buy the decorations from the marketplace, then use the tools, wire, ribbon, etc. to make your old wreath or swag new again! Open Studios are by RSVP. Click here to reserve your space!

 

Calendar of Christmas Events

Upcoming Events

  • Market Opens
    Market Opens
    Mon, Nov 01
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Nov 01, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 6:00 PM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    The holiday seasons officially begin when GPCAAC's Christmas Market opens at 10 am. The Market will be open weekdays beginning at 10am until 6 pm; weekends 10 am until 2 pm.
  • Tree-A-Rama Silent and Live Auction Event
    Tree-A-Rama Silent and Live Auction Event
    Sun, Dec 05
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 05, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    GPCAAC joins The Salvation Army in hosting the 2021 Tree-A-Rama at TAG! Silent bidding begins at 2 pm with the live auction starting at 4 pm.
  • Decorate a Flocked Christmas Swag
    Mon, Dec 06
    The Arts Garage - TAG
    Dec 06, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Arts Garage - TAG, 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton OH 43452, USA
    Florist Mary Hill has made quite a name for herself as a Christmas decorator, so you will be learning from one of the area's best.
  • Holiday Treat Sale
    Holiday Treat Sale
    Sat, Dec 11
    The Arts Garage - TAG
    Dec 11, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Arts Garage - TAG, 317 Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Fine delicious and unique holiday candies, cookies and baked goods at GPCAAC's Christmas Market on December 11 and 12.
  • Ugly Sweater, Ugly Ornament,  Ugly Tree  Event
    Sat, Dec 11
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 11, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    You're welcome to decorate an ugly sweater, ornament or tabletop tree. Please bring your own sweater or tree to the event, we'll supply the decorations from our ugly ornament inventory.
  • Holiday Treat Sale
    Holiday Treat Sale
    Sun, Dec 12
    The Arts Garage - TAG
    Dec 12, 12:00 PM – 12:05 PM
    The Arts Garage - TAG, 317 Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Fine delicious and unique holiday candies, cookies and baked goods at GPCAAC's Christmas Market on December 11 and 12.
  • Immaculate Conception Choir Concert
    Sun, Dec 12
    The Arts Garage-TAG
    Dec 12, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Arts Garage-TAG, 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    The renown choir of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will be singing from their Christmas repertoire and then segue into a caroling/singalong portion of the event. A special visit by Santa Claus will be one of the many highlights of this memory-making event.
  • Tablescapes: A Christmas History
    Tue, Dec 14
    Port Clinton
    Dec 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Port Clinton, 317 Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Kate Philabaum, director of HeART Gallery in Toledo will deliver a colorful, entertaining history lesson "At the Christmas Table."
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating
    Sat, Dec 18
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 18, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Children and adults will decorate Christmas cookies under the direction of Katie Perrine from Patsy Cakes and Confections. If you visited the Sunday Markets in downtown Port Clinton over the summer, you will recognize Katie!
  • Gingerbread House Making
    Sun, Dec 19
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 19, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Adults and children will create fabulous Gingerbread houses. All supplies are included.
  • Christmas CLEARANCE SALE
    Christmas CLEARANCE SALE
    Mon, Dec 20
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 20, 9:00 PM – Dec 31, 6:00 PM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Be one of the first to see what's been discounted this holiday season at GPCAAC's Christmas Market!
  • CLOSED
    CLOSED
    Sat, Dec 25
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 25, 12:00 AM EST – Dec 26, 10:00 AM EST
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    In celebration of Christmas Day, GPCAAC's Christmas Market will be closed.
  • Christmas CLEARANCE SALE
    Christmas CLEARANCE SALE
    Sun, Dec 26
    The Arts Garage (TAG)
    Dec 26, 10:00 AM – Dec 31, 6:00 AM
    The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
    Be one of the first to see what's been discounted this holiday season at GPCAAC's Christmas Market!

We Need Volunteers!

To make this work, we need lots of volunteers! Volunteers will:

  • assist with workshops

  • set up the market

  • help in the market and in other areas.

You can volunteer for a few hours or multiple hours!  We will have something for you to do!

Please contact Connie Peiffer, conniepeiffer@ymail.com or text her at: 419-345-5654 to volunteer.

 

Become a Sponsor for a Day!

 

Dear Fellow Arts Enthusiast,

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) is bringing bold and exciting new adventures in the arts to the Port Clinton community, but we need your help to make this a sustainable financial reality.

In 2020, the City of Port Clinton made it possible for our local arts council to lease an old city maintenance garage for its headquarters. We have named the building,  The Arts Garage or TAG.

The garage is 8,000 square feet which we plan to turn into an art and cultural center for the area. The garage has not been in use for years and requires a great deal of work and money to refurbish.

We are actively fundraising for this project now and are about to launch “The Christmas Market” as the season’s centerpiece of fundraising activities. The Christmas Market, to be held from November 1 through the end of the year, will be a multifaceted festival of artist events, with ornament, wreath and tree sales, as well as a myriad of Christmas workshops for both children and adults.

Where do you come in? We are asking for daily Market Day Sponsors at a cost of $100. As a Market Day Sponsor, you will be featured on that day as a generous supporter of your community and the Arts in Ottawa County. Will you please help your community by sponsoring one or more Market Days? Details are attached!

Thank you for considering being a part of this effort to bring a vibrant and enriching arts presence to our community!

Sincerely,

Connie Peiffer

Chairperson, GPCAAC Christmas Market

conniepeiffer@ymail.com or text me at 419.345.5654

PS Feel free to share this news with friends, family, and co-workers!

If you'd like to sponsor, please click the button below.  Sponsorships are available from 1-5 days. Or you may make a donation of your choice by simply clicking on the button below.  As always, thank you for your support of GPCAAC.

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I don't want to sponsor, but please accept my donation.

The Arts Garage is a project of Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC).  The monies we are currently raising is for the renovations of the building we leased from the City of Port Clinton.  Once fully renovated, GPCAAC will have a home address in that building. Currently, GPCAAC is run out of the homes of our dedicated board members. 

The GPCAArts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to provide the communities of Ottawa County support in fostering a cooperative effort between artists and the public to promote the creative arts in our region.