From gluten-free cupcakes to honey-infused chocolate confections, Union Depot will offer visitors a sweet day of shopping when its Waiting Room is transformed into the Fourth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The popular event will showcase top bakeries from around the Twin Cities, hostess and holiday gift vendors, and a sneak peek at Lowertown Pop, a Minnesota-made event that will take place at Union Depot April 15, 2017.
“Each year, proceeds from ticket sales at the signature Bake Sale are donated to a local community group. This year, Merrick Community Services Food Shelf is the beneficiary of attendee generosity,” said Rafael E. Ortega, chairman, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority.
Guests will enjoy baking and cooking demonstrations by participating chefs – scheduled every 30 minutes – as well as musical performances. There will also be on-stage demos with Lowertown Pop vendors Hagen & Oats showing their wood cutting craft techniques and American Craftsmen demonstrating bending wood. For a complete list of demonstrations and to purchase Bake Sale tickets in advance, visit www.uniondepot.org/bakesale.
Admission is $5 for adults and includes a free tote bag. Seniors 60+ and kids under 12 are free (no tote bag with free admission). VIP admission is $10 and includes a commemorative train-themed cookie cutter gift set, free tote bag, and recipe cards from participating bakeries. Those receiving free admission may purchase the tote bag alone for $5 or the tote bag with the commemorative cookie cutter gift set and recipe cards for $10, while supplies last. One hundred percent of proceeds from event admission and the tote bag purchase will be donated to Merrick Community Services Food Shelf.
This year’s participating bakeries include:
T-Rex Cookie Company, LLC
Honey & Rye Bakehouse
North Mallow & Co. LLC
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Curly Girlz Candy, LLC
The Buttered Tin
Heavenly Treats, LLC
Taste of Love Bakery
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
Kerry’s Donut Bites
Vendors offering hostess gift ideas will include:
Double Take Salsa
The Blue Heron Soap Company
Patti’s Granola & Nuts
Wild Country Maple Products, LLC
The Lowertown Pop preview will feature 10 of the local artisans and craftspeople who will participate in the April 2017 event, offering shoppers an array of unique items for holiday gift-giving and entertaining. For more information about the 2017 Lowertown Pop event and a list of some of the vendors, please visit https://www.uniondepot.org/lowertownpopmakers/.
Lowertown Pop participating makers will include:
Desdamona Doolittle’s Trash to Treasure Leather
The VOICE Community
Hagen and Oats
For more information about Union Depot’s Hub for the Holidays events, please visit www.uniondepot.org/holiday or www.facebook.com/uniondepot. Information about Merrick Community Services Food Shelf is at http://www.merrickcs.org/services/food-shelf.
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Getting to Union Depot
|Bike:||Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities|
|Bus:||Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street|
|Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489|
|Light Rail:||Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line|
|Park:||Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations|