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PHOTOS: Agricola market kicks off Halifax holiday season

The north end played host to a holiday market on Sunday, attracting hundreds of visitors

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Three people standing in line horizontally, reading music as they sing.
caption A group of carollers sang holiday songs at the market on Sunday.
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Hundreds of Haligonians got into the holiday spirit this weekend at the Agricola Street Holiday Market. The open-street event on Sunday featured vendors selling crafts, clothing, jewelry, cameras, food and more. Agricola was open to pedestrians from North Street to Charles Street.

More than 20 vendors were involved in Sunday’s street market, which ran from 12 to 5 p.m. The event was organized by the North End Business Association, which promotes commercial activity in the area.

Vendors and visitors were treated to sunshine and mild winds, making for an ideal kickoff to the 2023 holiday season.

A metal barricade holds a sign that reads "Street Closed Local Traffic Only."
caption Cars were diverted from Agricola Street on Sunday between North and Charles streets.
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Two people walk down the road together in front of a crowd.
caption The street was filled with friends and families taking part in the festivities.
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A dozen people gather around a vendor's table.
caption Vendors set up shop on the sidewalk, attracting hundreds.
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Lindsay Dauphinee of Crab Cove Treasures smiles at her vendor stand.
caption Lindsay Dauphinee of Crab Cover Treasures was one of the many vendors at the market, selling ornaments, dishes and wall hangings.
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A woman appears in a mirror as she looks at a jewelry display.
caption Morgan Urquhart went to the market with her friends and is pictured here taking a look at Lisa Arakawa’s jewelry stand.
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A man watches a live performance by the Coconut Kings who are performing in a music tent.
caption At the music tent, the Coconut Kings played tunes for the crowd.
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Santa hands candy to a child and their parents looks over them.
caption Outside the music tent, Santa Claus provided candy to children and holiday cheer to all.
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A group gathers in the fenced-in beer garden.
caption The music tent was positioned next to a fenced-in beer garden where attendees could enjoy alcoholic drinks.
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Two women sitting on a bench smile together while holding paper cups.
caption Friends Alice Gardiner (left) and Alberta Thompson enjoyed the festivities, saying they love to see the community come together.
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A garbage can overflows with coffee cups next to signs that say "Tow-Away Zone" and "Special Event."
caption The crowd left its mark as the trash cans grew full of coffee cups and food containers by the end of the day.
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Ben Dornan

Ben Dornan is a student in the master of journalism program at King's. He loves writing.

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