St Elmo Fire Hall hosts Holiday Market December 11th, 2010

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

The St Elmo Fire Hall says about this upcoming event:

Make your Holidays beautiful and unique by purchasing hand-crafted gifts this year.  Local artists and artisans will collaborate to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of Historical St. Elmo.  With a selection of gifts to suit both modest and healthy budgets, the St. Elmo Holiday Market is a must-see for anyone looking to find beautiful and memorable presents.

Holiday Market Hours:  Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (vendors, music, food)

This is a rear view of the Fire Hall which has been landscaped with reclaimed wood from the Walnut Street Bridge.     Owner Emerson Burch  and his construction company, Artisant Homes are responsible for the new look of the old Fire Hall and Burch plans to rent the hall as a mixed-use space.

The Community Association of Historic St. Elmo is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in Chattanooga.      On December 11th, CAHSE plans to celebrate 125 years with  the bi-annual St Elmo Tour of Homes with transportation by Lookout Trolley and free parking at the Incline Railway.   This is from the press release:

Two stops on the Tour will provide the opportunity for local and sustainable Christmas shopping (Tour ticket not required for admittance):

The St. Elmo Holiday Market at the old
Firehall (4501 St. Elmo Ave.) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and the Fair Trade Market at St. Elmo Presbyterian from 2-6 p.m.

Additionally, from 6-8 p.m., the Trolley will take guests for the price of $1 to see the homes in the St. Elmo Christmas Light Contest. Proceeds will benefit the St. Elmo Public Art Project.

Thankful Espicopal Church will host Caroling in the Gardens at 6:15 p.m.
Also, from 6-8 p.m., the St. Elmo Merchant Holiday Open House will feature coffee and wine
Pasha Coffee & Tea will be offering a free coffee tasting of three different coffees: Uganda Peaberry, Moka Java, and Peru. Visit Chattanooga’s only organic coffee house and get 10% off when you purchase two bags of coffee or more this evening.

Making Arrangements Florists will be featuring examples of fresh Christmas flowers and gifts for you and your home. While browsing enjoy a taste of European Christmas markets with authentic Mulled wine imported from Nuremburg, Germany.

Shagedelic Salon will be hosting a Holiday Open House and wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres. They will be featuring wines from regions in South America. There will be a drawing for a Grand Gift Basket in the salon.

BodyWisdom Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork will be offering free five minute massages, appetizers and the much anticipated festive wine, Beaujolais Nouveau, from the region of
Burgundy, France.

Umbra Essence Candles & Gifts will be celebrating their third year anniversary with a wine tasting of Italian reds, hors d’oeuvres, and tours of the candle making studio by their own Christmas elf. In honor of the 125th anniversary of St. Elmo, they will be giving away 125 holiday votive candles to the first 125 attendants to the store, and will offer specials in the gallery this evening.

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