Local crafters, growers, makers, and artisans took over Hook’s Greenhouse in Wellington on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Santa’s workshop had nothing on this group, as 40 vendors of all shapes, products, and sizes showcased their wares to an impressive crowd of shoppers.
Even before the doors opened, a few early birds perused the curiosities, followed by throngs of well over hundreds of shoppers on the hunt for that perfect gift. This is the third annual Christmas in the Greenhouse, which has grown exponentially from six vendors in its first year to bursting at the seams with the vendors and shoppers this year.
Event organizers and employees opened the greenhouse for Christmas shopping initially to showcase Hook’s Greenhouse holiday crafts and designs, such as holiday-themed planters, fresh-cut holiday greens, and potted pines.
“Everyone can just feel the warmth of the season while shopping in the ambiance of the greenhouse filled with smiles and shoppers and crafters and even live music,” Liz Hook said. “People love the greenhouse, and it gives them such a feeling of joy, and that’s what we’re most interested in doing — providing a happy place amid all the chaos.
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