Throughout November 14th through 17th, many people enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit by shopping at the Mistletoe Market down at the lower school. As the Christmas season comes around, the lower school parents encouraged the Wesleyan community to venture down to the lower school and buy some gifts for teachers and friends at the Mistletoe Market.
Eighth grader, Lauren Markley said that the Mistletoe Market “makes me so excited for Christmas because that’s the start of everything, and it comes around the same time that they start putting all of the decorations up.” This year, Tina Ezzel and Bridget Tapp, the Mistletoe Market organizers, have put in hard work since last January planning this beloved event, and their perseverance has not gone unnoticed. Freshman Avery Beall, said that she loves going to the Mistletoe Market “because it’s so festive and it makes me happy.” The Mistletoe Market has been incorporating lots of new gifts to buy this year with over 50 vendors. This event caters to everyone in every grade although the main focus of the Mistletoe Market is for the children in the lower school. According to Tapp, the event has “a women’s section and a men’s section, a Christmas section, an ugly Christmas sweater section, cookie exchange section and homemade gifts.” The Mistletoe Market always adds a little Christmas cheer to this stressful time of the year. Even though the Mistletoe Market came to a close on November 17th, we can all anticipate how great it will be next Christmas season.