Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
MacMillan Auditorium, Snyder Building Auditorium and Tea Room

Finish or start your holiday shopping at the Winter Gift Market. You'll find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans and crafters. There'll be a great mix of Arboretum favorites and new artisans to discover. Shop amongst 47 craftspeople and artisan food producers for gifts, stocking stuffers, or even something special for yourself!

Make a day of it at the Arboretum! grab something good to eat from the food trucks, soak up nature by taking a walk around the grounds and stay for a special musical performance by Prairie Brass Band in the Great Hall from 1:30-3 p.m. (seating is limited).

More to Do at the Arb!

In addition to finding great gifts at the Winter Gift Market, stop by the Gift & Garden Store for these extras:

Book Signing with Alan Branhagen
Saturday, Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m.

Get Arboretum Director of Operations Alan Branhagen's new book, "Native Plants of the Midwest--A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden". The author will be on hand doing book signings and sharing a wealth of information about selecting the best plants for Midwest gardens.

Book Signing with Belinda Jensen
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.

KARE 11 TV's Chief Meteorologist Belinda Jensen will be on hand to sign copies of her new book, "A Snowstorm Shows Off: Blizzards", part of her Bel the Weather Girl book series. Her "Stormy" adorable plush stuffed animals (inspired by Belinda's own dog) will also be available for purchase and makes a perfect present paired with a copy of the book.

Winter Gift Market Vendors


Angry Minnow Vintage

Ann Made in Minnesota

Avant Garden Studio

Ballerina Botanicals

Baubles and Bobbies


Caddie Jo Designs

CAPtivating Designs

Crowned Crow

Diana Darden

Dog Love Repeat

Earth, Wick and Fire

Excelsior Candle Co

Finch Designs

FreeStyle Mom

Fresh & Alive Fine Art

Heaven Scent Soaps


Isyoma Design

Jules Loft

Kettle Creek Kitchens

Larissa Loden


Ma Belle Vie

Melinda Wolff

Mittens By Mom & Me

My Side of the Garage

Naked Bear Naturals

Nest Pure


One Log Fire

Patti's Granola and Nuts

Pet Wants

Pete Rose Productions


Rusty Nail Woodcraft Inc.

Sage & Cedar Arts

Scrappy Products Inc.

Stellar Handcrafted Goods

T.R. Hawkinson LTD

That Sassy Stitch

Thrifty Sewing Supply

Umami Pottery

Vandalia Street Press

Whirls and Purls

Yukon Jim's Trading Co.

Z Art