A Holiday Artisan Market is being hosted by the State of Connecticut and the City of Waterbury on November 29th and 30th inside City Hall, 235 Grand Street. The market will feature a collection of handcrafted products and will showcase artisans and artists from around Connecticut. With its premiere in City Hall, we expect this Market to grow every year and become a state-wide attraction.


   Just in time for the holiday season, this is an incredible opportunity to shop in a boutique setting for some of the finest jewelry, clothing, soaps, food products, home accessories, art work, kitchenware and decorative gifts that you can find in the state of Connecticut. The dynamic event will provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience while highlighting our state’s diverse group of artists and artisans, and showcasing the magnificent Waterbury City Hall.

   The weekend-long affair kicks off with the special Black Friday Preview Party (Shopper’s Night Out) on Friday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The opening evening of the event will be a holiday stunner with a light projection show on the building, live music, signature cocktails, food, vendor demonstrations and promotions. Tickets to this event are $25 and can be purchased through the Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury; telephone: 203-346-2000.

   The Holiday Artisan Market will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Waterbury City Hall and its adjacent historic building at 193 Grand St. This event is completely free and open to the public. Over 50 local vendors will showcase their products, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase work from the most talented artists in Connecticut. An assortment of seasonal tastings with refreshments will be offered, and top Connecticut food trucks will be onsite for the public’s enjoyment. Free parking is available at the Buckingham parking garage and Scovill Street parking garage. For additional information, please visit: www.waterburyct.org/holidaymarket