Markets, Cadillac Lodge will return to Downtown Detroit for the holiday season

(CBS DETROIT) – Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge will return for the 2022 holiday season, offering residents and visitors a festive and diverse shopping experience.

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Christmas markets in downtown Detroit.

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The markets, funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation and managed by Bedrock and the Downtown Detroit Partnership, will open on November 10 in Cadillac Square.

Officials from Bedrock and the Gilbert Family Foundation say 18 local businesses will be part of the markets and the majority of the businesses are BIPOC or female-owned.

Christmas Markets in Downtown Detroit (2021)

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The markets will be open until the end of 2022.

“The Gilbert Family Foundation believes in the power of entrepreneurship and public space,” said Laura Grannemann, executive director of the Gilbert Family Foundation. “Downtown Detroit Markets is an important opportunity for Detroit entrepreneurs to try new products, reach new customers and grow their brands in a beautiful public space that brings everyone together.”

Since the markets began five years ago, 19 small businesses have participated in the markets more than once and some have opened their own physical stores.

Christmas markets in downtown Detroit

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In addition to the markets, this year there will be a space for local entrepreneurs to offer vendor workshops and business advice in partnership with TechTown, Detroit’s center for entrepreneurship.

“TechTown is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Bedrock and the Gilbert Family Foundation to support these 18 exceptional small businesses that were selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in the downtown Detroit markets,” said Ned Staebler, Vice President of Economic Development at Wayne State University and President and CEO of TechTown Detroit. “We look forward to using our expertise as a premier small business service provider to help these local businesses bring unique products to the community while maximizing revenue.”

Here is the full list of vendors who will be participating in the markets this year:

  • 3 Dogs 1 Cat – A city pet store stocking a selection of quality items for furry friends and their humans. Products include American-made treats and toys, trendy clothing, Detroit-inspired accessories and home decor.
  • Alcott’s Attic – An independent neighborhood bookseller that sells books and specialty items like candles, dolls and stickers to make your personal reading corner special.
  • Cookette – For people who love food and beautifully designed items, this specialty kitchen shop offers a growing collection of beautiful cookbooks, globally inspired cuisine, pantry specialties and exquisitely crafted gift baskets.
  • Dcreated Boutique – A curated shop featuring aesthetically pleasing fashion and accessories for kids and moms. All items are either handmade by the founder or carefully selected.
  • Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique – An all-vegan bakery that serves flavorful cookies, cakes, donuts and bread and aims to spread a plant-based lifestyle with its many health benefits for everyone.
  • Flamingo Vintage – This Art Deco inspired store offers an extensive collection of vintage clothing and accessories for men and women, as well as a wide range of purses, hats, wallets, jewellery, dresses and menswear.
  • Halie & Co. – A jewelry store with a belief that everyone should have access to affordable jewelry that not only makes them feel beautiful, but is made with quality materials, intention and love. They sell size inclusive, handmade jewelry, candles, hairpieces and various artworks.
  • Inkcourage – Offering encouraging gifts and apparel to brighten someone’s day, the evolving line includes temporary tattoos, sweatshirts, hats and accessories with positive sayings.
  • Janna Kay – Luxurious sausage boxes filled with exceptional ingredients designed to appeal to the senses – the collection also includes glassware, loungewear and other home accessories.
  • Love Travels Imports – With artisan goods arriving from South Africa, Guatemala, Peru and Haiti, their policy is to offer quality fair trade crafts from developing areas of the world.
  • Mongers’ Provisions – A culinary outfitter for fine cheeses, chocolates and charcuterie, they also sell wine and beer among many other specialties.
  • Not Sorry Goods – A sustainable and inclusive retailer specializing in upcycled clothing and accessories, vintage, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts from small batch artists.
  • Opal Grove Games – A friendly local game store with a mission to create a space where people feel safe and welcome to explore tabletop games. They sell board games, card games, role-playing games and accessories.
  • Quétarshé Textiles Design Studio – A handcrafted selection of colorful wearable art, home decor and print designs. The studio uses only natural materials for sustainability and longevity.
  • Well Done Goods – A specialty water based screen printer that sells t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, ties, bow ties, scarves and pocket squares. They recently opened a new department that really rocks – crystals, minerals and jewelry to lift your spirits.
  • Whimsy & Wine – Handcrafted wood decor, sausage boards, DIY craft kits, ornaments, doormats and creative coffee mugs with a Detroit or Michigan theme or sarcastic slogans that encourage customers to laugh and have fun with the products.
  • Young Socialites Clothier – Offering confidence-inspiring fashion for all ages, each garment is exclusively designed and manufactured in-house.
  • Zapenda – An African-inspired clothing brand with a mission to connect the African diaspora through fashion – clothes and accessories are made to order by expert tailors in the DRC using premium African wax fabrics. Contemporary and accessible, the brand fuses traditional prints with more modern styles.
Cadillac Lodge

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Cadillac Lodge will also return in 2022, offering visitors a warm, family-friendly environment. This year, Cadillac Lodge will be serving walking tacos, Detroit-style chili, and warm, soft pretzels, along with celebratory beverages like non-alcoholic cider, hot cocoa, soda, and more!

Visit DeckedOutDetroit.com for more details, including dates and hours of operation.

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