Our own Santa Claus poses with Kitchen Kettle Village's mascot, Yummie, as they stroll the grounds of the festival.
A snapshot of part of the festival grounds, prior to opening.
Quality craftsmanship was the hallmark of the vendors offering Christmas-themed merchandise.
Christmas antiques were offered for sale. Visitors were able to take home a Christmas childhood memory - a plastic Santa, 1950's color wheel, an ornament that perhaps hung on Grandma's tree...
Frosty, keeping it cool in July, with a friend.
PA German Scherenschnitte (cut paper) art stood side by side with locally-crafted Amish quilts.
Santa had fans of all ages.
Colonial art form theorem painting, presented by sandra Coldren.
It was a red hot Red Hat Christmas in July as we greeted the ladies of the Red Hat Society!
Collectors showcased vintage and antique Christmas items for sale.
Locally-made fabric art gave the festival a taste of Lancaster County.
Live music was provided by Narrow Road (shown) and Brother Bob and Friends.
There was quite an array of arts, crafts and collectibles from which to choose. Thirty eight vendors attended the first festival.
Tinsmith Karen Hurd offered both practical and decorative art for sale.