Market at the Lawn starts the Christmas season with a bang
With Christmas just around the corner, people are scampering around to not only find the perfect Christmas ham, but also the perfect gift. Market at the Lawn, an open-air market, has positioned itself to satisfy that need.
Back for its 8th year, this event, conceptualised by Kaili McDonnough-Scott came out of an idea to bring the flea market culture to Jamaica and support the local artisan scene. "We put on Market at the Lawn every year as it is a way to showcase what the Jamaican marketplace has to offer," she says. "We have so many different artisans, who make such incredible products and by having Market at the Lawn, we are helping them to get their products into the hands of everyday Jamaicans."
In addition to featuring both new and returning exhibitors, the event has once again partnered with the National Commercial Bank (NCB) as they aim to support local, small businesses. "As one of the leading financial institutions and one of the most trusted in Jamaica, we feel it is our responsibility to support small businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources that will help them to capitalise on opportunities in the modern marketplace. We understand the importance of SMEs to our local economy and are always looking for new ways to innovate and equip them with the most effective tools for their trade. So we congratulate Market at the Lawn for hosting this event and all the small businesses for taking part in it," Gregory Peart, sales and relationship manager, NCB.
THE FIRST EVENT
The first event took place on Sunday, December 3, on the North Lawn and the second on the 10th on The South Lawn. There will be one more market, scheduled for the 117th also on South Lawn. Each event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Entry is free and patrons are being advised to take the children along as there will be a kiddies' zone complete with a sno-cone machine, bounce-a-bout and carnival rides.