Downtown Handmade Markets are ready for the holidays

Celebrate Shelton creators Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic & Jimmy Tickey are excited to announce upcoming Celebrate Shelton events, all taking place in the Conti Building unless otherwise noted:

 Plaid Friday Kick-Off Market

Nov. 27, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

$5 entry. Includes hors d'oeuvres, give-a-ways, Plaid Friday specials, live music and over 40 handmade artisan vendors.

 Small Business Saturday Market

Nov. 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free entry. This special market – in conjunction with the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce – features live music and over 40 handmade artisan vendors.

 Community Tree Lighting

Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. @ Veteran's Memorial Park

Free entry. Join us for our Second Annual Community Tree Lighting at the Veteran’s Memorial Park along with a performance by Center Stage, and a special appearance by Santa!

Sponsored by Celebrate Shelton, City of Shelton & the Valley Community Foundation.

Holiday Handmade Markets

Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free entry. Featuring live music and over 75 handmade artisan vendors. Each week we will have new and different vendors than the week before, so please keep coming back throughout December.

Each month, a collection of local artisans, craftsmen and small businesses showcase their wares at Celebrate Shelton’s Downtown Handmade Market. The full list of artisans include: The Little Dog Laughed, TJJ Sews, Quark Tees, Lisa's Soaps, Sugar Pop Crochet, Oronoque Farms, Tipsy Cones, Kohler Imaging, BBA Bracelets, Moon Rocks Cookies, Bead Dangle Design, Special Treats, Grateful Pawz, Lilla Rose. Reid's BBQ Sauces and Rubs Liquid Lunch/GROW, Little Feet, KnitBeadRepeat, Hipponotic Candle, Woody Things, Tori Divina Jewelry, Shimmer and Sugar, Re-Designed by Elizabeth, Kindred Lynx Crafts & Crystals, Patty's Pies n' Such, Quilts by Nancy, Stonehill Designs, Billie’s Vintage Duds and Spirit and Sage. Conti Building Shops include: BrintheHoopla, The Glass Source, Periodic Tableware, Flowers de Jardin, Memories from Aunt Helen’s Attic, Written Words Bookstore, Periodic Tableware, and Nikki’s Attic.

Celebrate Shelton's Holiday Downtown Handmade Markets are sponsored by: Bricks & Barley, Electri-Cable Assemblies, Bic Corporation and People's Bank.

Celebrate Shelton, a city-wide initiative, was created by small business owners - Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey.

Learn more about Celebrate Shelton at and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( For any questions, email them at or call at 203-924-4368.