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Duluth holding several holiday markets this weekend

Markets featuring locally made goods will be open at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Zeitgeist Arts Atrium, Holiday Center and Hoops Brewing.

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Erin Koskela, of Proctor, and Terry Koskels, of Esko, look at African market baskets for sale Dec. 8, 2019, during the Duluth Winter Village. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune
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Several pop-up makers markets will be operating in downtown Duluth this weekend in tandem with the Duluth Winter Village.

The Duluth Winter Village will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, featuring small businesses selling goods, food and beverages from festive cabins. The winter village will also feature campfires by the lake, appearances from live animals, carol singers and other entertainment.

Zeitgeist, Shop Small Duluth and the Greater Downtown Council are holding a holiday pop-up event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Zeitgeist Arts Atrium. The event will offer locally crafted goods from vendors Warrior Printess Letterpress & Design, Luke Krisak Pottery, Kym Young Treats, Wax Journals & Zenith Tea, Tashia Hart, Heartberry, Chris Monroe, Lisa Lokken and VLAMM Hair Creme.

The Hillside Makers Market is temporarily relocating from its home in the East Hillside to the Holiday Center downtown, where it will feature twice as many vendors as usual. The Hillside Makers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Center.

Hoops Brewing's Makers Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hoops Brewing and will feature vendors Happy Space Duluth, D Town Merch, YØR Beadworks, Mago Glass, Eagleview Metalworks, Leatherwork by Ty Warbuck, Clever Threads, NorShor Woodshop and Clay Creations by Carlie. The Hoops Makers Market will also be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11.

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"It's going to be a really busy weekend in the downtown and it's a great way to provide more activity for the people who will be visiting the Winter Village," said Kristi Stokes, president of the Greater Downtown Council. "Whether it's going to our local businesses or checking out one of the pop-up markets, it's a great reason to stay in the downtown."

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