Free Fun At Wintry! Coloring Pages + Photo Ops

We’re super excited to have Kate Peterson Agenbroad of the Dapper Jackalope as our artist on board this year to create our Wintry Market 2016 poster AND she drew up the cutest kids coloring page free for your littlest ones (or you, too)!  You can find them with a big bucket of Crayolas to keep the kids busy while you grab a drink in the Oasis Bar or a snack at the Bowl of Cherries Culinary Arts AND shop with 20+ of our amazing vendors downstairs.


Additionally, don’t forget to stop by our cute photo booth, grab some props, and snap away on those iPhones! It’s a super fun memory to make with your friends or grab your kids for a Christmas card shot. It’s also in the basement of the Shrine near Café Crane’s baked goods and coffee. As always, please don’t forget to tag #wintrymarket2016 in all the pics you take this weekend!


VIP Raffle!!

Team Wintry is very excited for next Friday’s ticketed VIP event, and we have some amazing raffle items from our talented vendors & friends to giveaway that night!

When you arrive you will receive a raffle ticket – please add your name / number and put it in the cup next to the item you would like to win.  We will award the winners that evening and contact you for pick-up during Wintry Market (until Sunday at 3pm) or by making other arrangements.


Here is the list of items / makers -Thank you to all who donated!

Eats + Drinks

As always, we’re thrilled to have several food and drink offerings available for your noshing pleasure while shopping at Wintry Market 2016.

The Oasis Bar in the basement will be available for cocktailing the entire event (and please note that you can purchase a beverage and take it with you around the building to sip while you shop!). Additionally, we are excited to have Guru Donuts and The Sturiale Place offering handmade donuts and Italian cookies on the house for those of you lucky enough to have purchased tickets for our sold out VIP Opening Night Party on Friday November 18.


All day Saturday and Sunday you’ll find Angela with Bowl of Cherries Culinary Arts serving breakfast and lunch options in the basement dining area of the El Korah Shrine, as well as Café Crane selling baked goods and coffee.


Be sure to kick back in the red vinyl booths with your Bloody Mary and eats and take a break with family and friends between visiting all 66 of our stellar makers!


(images courtesy Guru Donuts & Café Crane)

Free Crafty Fun & Giving Back!


Again this year we are partnering with Boise Public Library to offer a day full of free EggBot (really cool robot) Ornament workshops in the Band Room upstairs! They will be hosted from 11am-3pm on Saturday (11/19), and 11am-5pm on Sunday (11/20). Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


Also in the Band Room – 9 year old Breandan will be collecting (new) coats and cash donations to help homeless & foster kids have a warm winter.  Visit him on Saturday and Sunday to donate and learn more about his goals!

Maker Space : Q&A With Lit & Co.’s Kristen Jackson

We love seeing the studios and spaces of our Wintry Market makers and know you do, too. Inspiration comes in all shapes, forms and sizes, and sneak peeks into that can be super inspiring to us all. Today, Wintry Market Co-Curator Amy Pence-Brown talks with the head chief, owner, and candlemaker of Lit & Co., Kristen Jackson, who moved to Boise almost four years ago from Columbus, Ohio (GO BUCKEYES! she says).


Amy: How long have you been working as an artist/candle maker?

Kristen: I’ve been making candles for around six years but have owned Lit&Co. Candles since moving to Boise in early 2013.

Amy: Are you self taught or school taught?

Kristen: Old school self-taught through trial and error!


Amy: What artist(s)/shops are your greatest inspiration? Or what else inspires your work?

Kristen: The biggest influence on my business is the changing of the seasons.  Each one brings new fragrances, trends, customer requests, etc.  I admire so many businesses here in Boise it’d be hard to name just a few!  I definitely follow a lot of other candle and home fragrance companies on Instagram and love seeing what they’re up to as well.

Amy: What is your most favorite piece/commission you’ve made?

Kristen: I participated in a celebrity gifting organization and one year we gifted celebrities who recently gave birth or were currently pregnant for Mother’s Day.  It was pretty sweet to know I was sending a candle to Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys and others!


Amy: What can we look for in your Wintry Market booth that might be new/exciting to you?

Kristen: This year we are doing our best to offer a really great assortment of items in unique year round and Holiday fragrances.  We will have Room Sprays, Soy Wax Tarts, a few soap and Bath & Body products and obviously plenty of candles to pick from!

Amy: What are your future plans in 2017?

Kristen: Keep growing!  Our recent move to State Street has been tremendous for our retail business and I am very excited about what the future holds.


See all the products Kristen has to offer at this year’s Wintry Market and anytime at her new shop at 3019 W. State Street in Boise, where she also offers private parties, does special events and teaches make-your-own-candle classes for kids and adults alike.


(all photos courtesy Lit & Co.)

Get Your VIP Night Tickets!



Join us for our very first private opening night party to celebrate Wintry Market 2016! We’re only selling 200 tickets, making this fun way to shop without the crowds and get the first pick of the handmade goodness from our 66 vendors. As always, it’s a great way to shop local for the holidays. A food truck will be in the parking lot for your dinner needs, the Oasis Bar will be open for your imbibing needs, and complimentary snacks will be provided. Also, each attendee receives one raffle ticket to win a plethora of amazing art and craft donations from our own vendors!

DATE : Friday November 18, 2016
PLACE : El Korah Shrine downtown Boise
TIME : 6-9pm
COST : $8

Get your ticket fast before they are gone!

2016 Poster & Makers!


We are so excited to share our 2016 event poster, created by the super talented The Dapper Jackalope!  We have also announced the full list of 2016 Wintry Market Makers – to get a glimpse of what they will be selling head over to this page.

If you would like a physical or digital copy of the poster email us at