One of our favorite nearby mountain towns is Georgetown, Colorado.
We are going to the Christmas market. Georgetown has a special Christmas market the first two weekends of December.
We went last weekend. We hope you visit this weekend. The area is small, but you will find things here that you do not see everywhere else. We bought some jewelry. The favorite items for our moms were eye masks. They are filled with cherry pits.
Our moms put them in the freezer and use them in the morning. They say their eyes are tired in the morning and a little swollen. The cold, but not frigid, mask makes eyes feel better and reduces the slight swelling. The lady that makes and sells them also has larger ones. They can also be put in the freezer, but usually a put in a microwave for no more than 2 minutes. The pad with cherry pits will stay warm, not hot, for 1-2 hours. We ducks are wondering if our moms will be saving and using cherry pits this summer? We saw several people here, but it was not overly crowded.
That large barrel is for roasting chestnuts and cooking other food. Several types of hats were also available.
Shopping always makes humans, and ducks, hungry. Pretzels and other snacks were available here.
Other food choices were also sold on the street and at Georgetown’s many restaurants.
It does get cold in the mountains, especially when the sun goes behind the mountains, so this fire pit was a welcome and popular spot.
We love the lights on live trees in Georgetown. There are many beautiful trees growing in town, so they do not need to cut a special Christmas tree.
This is not the largest Christmas market, but it is very nice and fun to visit. After, or before, visiting this market, you may wish to ride the Georgetown Loop narrow gauge train. The lighting for Christmas is very festive. We will show you photos of the train next time. Visit Georgetown soon and you will have a good time. We did.