Holiday Village & Market to return December 2 & 3

 The Elves at The Historical Society have been busy for months – planning, creating and working with the most marvelous merchants, including Santa himself, to create an extraordinary Holiday shopping and entertainment experience! 

Friday, December 2nd kicks off the Benefit Preview Cocktail Party – once again generously underwritten by Mary Jane and Tom Poole – offering early access to shop luxe, local artisans and brands while enjoying festive cocktails and lavish hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets are $75 and can be easily purchased using the QR code, or at the A.T. Stewart Exchange in the Historical Society at 109 Eleventh Street.

Saturday, December 3rd, The Holiday Market and The Holiday Village open from 11 am – 4 pm, with free admission. The Holiday Village, at the Historical Society Museum right next door to the Market, will have Santa holding court, hot cocoa and candy canes for the children and an antique Train Village running merrily around the tracks.

The Garden City Community-Senior Center will be transformed into a magical kingdom, aglow with twinkling lights, candles in the windows and festooned with faux greenery in the form of trees sponsored and decorated by some of Garden City’s premier businesses, including Compass and Coach. 

Thanks to the uber talent of Historical Society Board member Diane Geyer, this year the Market will include Holiday Wreaths – the likes of which you haven’t seen since perhaps your last holiday shopping excursion to Harrods.  Each one is an heirloom-quality work of art; each one different, made with small treasures, whimsical bits and the best ribbons, etc. 

There are sumptuous classical wreaths, charming wreaths for a child’s room, wreaths chic enough to take center stage in the most elegant rooms, or on the most imposing doors.  There are  wreaths small and wreaths large, each one from the hands of an exceptionally gifted artisan.

Diane Geyer, who spent 35+ years as a Corporate Director in Finance, is the artist and designer she always wanted to be in this new chapter of her life.  After receiving a diploma in Interior Design, she tackled projects, including the astonishing transformation of the staid Senior Center into the enchanted holiday shopping venue of last year’s Holiday Market.  Diane remarks, “I love all design projects whether remaking a room or a decorating a vintage style Christmas tree for last year’s Holiday Market or in the case of this year … a veritable festival of wreaths! And it’s all for a wonderful cause that helps restore the 1872 Apostle House Museum.”

Holiday Market & Village Sponsorships are available.  Please contact Francine Ryan,

The Historical Society Holiday Village & Market will support local businesses and artisans, showcase the artistic talents of Garden City’s children, designers, businesses and will contribute to the ongoing restoration of the society’s 1872 Apostle House Museum, made possible through the magnanimous support of Vinny Muldoon, of Old World Quality Corp. 

Please visit and follow The Historical Society on Instagram and Facebook for details:  @gardencityhistoricalsociety

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