Christmas Market History
November 26 – December 23, 2021
The Cambria Christmas Market is based on the Christmas markets that originated in Europe and date back to the Late Middle Ages. These open-air holiday markets or, as they called them in Germany and Austria, “Weihnachtsmarkt,” were generally held in or near to the town square. Vendors sold festive food, drink, and goods and the town celebrated with traditional song and dance. These types of markets are now held all over the world to celebrate the Christmas season!
The Cambria Christmas Market’s many unique offerings include tempting local food and drink, fresh baked goods and treats, and Glühwein, our traditional German hot spiced wine—guaranteed to keep you cozy while wandering through Winter Wonderland!
Amanda’s Wood Round Artwork
The Best Bear Hugs Ever is an award-winning picture book that will warm your heart. The story is about a parent looking for the best bear hugs ever at the zoo but doesn’t find them until he goes back home. A certificate of recognition and bumper sticker stating your child gives The Best Bear Hugs Ever is also available for your gift solution.
This “around the world” warmth booth boasts a fine selection of internationally imported goods. We scoured the globe to find the best in style and design! We carry a range of authentic Turkish Towel Blankets, Mexican blankets, and German Cashmere Scarves.
Brittle Star Candy Co. specializes in making a variety of brittle and bark, primarily for local wineries and Saturday’s farmers’ market in Morro Bay.
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Chocolate Fountains are hot chocolate bombs made from dark Belgian chocolate, dark cocoa powder, and marshmallows, chocolate decadence, decorated and ready to give as gifts. They will “magically explode” when hot milk or water is poured over them.
Ganny Annie’s Knitted Creations sells hand-knit and crocheted hats, scarves, shawls and wristers, as well as baby items such as blankets and lovies.
These German, mouth-blown and hand-painted ornaments represent the skill, heart, and effort of a tradition that goes back hundreds of years.
German nutcrackers from the Erzgebirge region of Germany are sought by collectors all over the world. We have gone to Germany and handpicked a selection of authentic pieces made by the world’s best manufacturers. Come see and learn about the story of the Nutcracker!
Smoker Men, known as Räuchermann, are a type of “incense smoker” made from wood and carved in the shape of people. Puffs of sweet-smelling smoke will come out of the smoker’s mouth. All of our Räuchermann are hand-made and hand-picked from Germany.
He Saw, She Saw is a woodworking couple that creates one-of-a-kind clocks, puzzles, ornaments, wall hangings, and specialty items.
Jojo’s Candle Co. specializes in 100% Soy Candles that are handmade and poured locally.
Linn’s of Cambria is a quintessential small town business located on the Central Coast of California making handmade fruit pies, preserves, fresh bakery goods and wedding cakes, homestyle meals, and many packaged goods made from the bounty of their family farm.
Seaside Treasure sells beautiful handcrafted jewelry made from local sea glass and abalone that they harvested themselves. They also sell jewelry made from lava and gemstones.
A fun array of glowing, light-up, and sparkly gifts and toys that are perfect for winter nights.
Spin Copter is the premier L.E.D. toy in the sky! If you are 2 or 92, you will be amazed at the beautiful array of colors that spin slowly down to earth after your Spin Copter is launched into the air. Their slingshot copters can reach heights exceeding 150 feet! You won’t miss them, as their custom copters can be seen from a mile away.
Simply Essential Wears has a wide selection of reversible, one-of-a-kind aprons for adults, teens and kids. In addition, SEW also creates shoulder bags and one-of-a-kind holiday stockings.
The Body Bean specializes in soaps, lotions, body wash and bath products. Locally made in Paso Robles, California.
The Love Story Project will be offering printed photographs and other fun and meaningful gifts!
Wilbert Way Creations is a husband and wife team that makes handmade goods including wooden signs and pens and baby bibs and onesies.
*These vendor booths are run by the Cambria Christmas Market. If you have any questions, please contact Michael W, Head of Retail.