The folks at Bedrock have been busy little elves getting this season’s Downtown Detroit Markets in time for the 14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
This year there will be four markets set up throughout downtown. 1001 Woodward, Cadillac Square, Capital Park and finally Spirit Plaza.
In total the market will feature 37 different small businesses that sell everything from clothing for the whole family, jewelry, home goods, and beauty products. You will also have plenty of places to find food and drinks.
Out of the 37 vendors featured in the market, 22 of them are based in the city of Detroit.
The Downtown Detroit Market will be open November 17 through January 7, 2018.
There will be three valet drop off stations if the thought of finding a parking space is daunting. There will be one at Michigan and Woodward, Congress and Woodward, and Clifford and Woodward.
You can find additional information like maps, schedules, and a vendor list at the Winter in Detroit website.
Enough with the details, let’s get this tour started.
Our first stop is 1001 Woodward. It is the only market that is indoors.
The Farmer’s Hand have set up a lovely pop up market. You will be able to find all sorts of Detroit and Michigan made foods, like Beau Bien Fine Foods.
We are huge fans of the work that Rebel Nell does. Not only do they create beautiful pieces of jewelry, but they are also helping women get back on their feet.
Every woman (and let’s face it some guys too) need a statement lipstick for the winter. Go treat yourself to these amazing lip products from The Lip Bar.
You will also find DCreated Boutique which is an adorable boutique that makes clothes for babies and toddlers. We did a write up about the store a few weeks ago.
These are just a handful of the vendors set up in 1001 Woodward.
Let’s move on to the next spot Cadillac Square.
The square is lined with glass huts that feature the vendors.
ASHE Supply Co. will offer small batch coffee and accessories.
Detroit GT features Detroit-based clothing for all ages.
You will also be able to find venders like Detroit Hustles Harder, Detroit Vintage Collective, Somerset Children’s Collection, Somerset Home Collection, and Detroit City Nut Company.
In the center of the Cadillac Market is the Cadillac Bier Garten with an outdoor bar. This means you have have a beer or glass of wine while you’re doing your holiday shopping.
If you continue past the Cadillac Bier Garten you will find the Cadillac Lounge, which is probably my favorite place out of everything we saw today.
The lodge is heated and is just a really cozy place to hang out for a bit.
If I didn’t know any better I would think we were transported to a sky lodge in the Rockies.
There are a few places inside the Lodge that would be perfect to capture a family picture.
I don’t know about you, but shopping makes me hungry. You will be able to get bar snacks, desserts and cocktails from Central Kitchen + Bar and Cortina Local inside the Cadillac Lodge.
We have now completed our tour of the Cadillac Market. We’re continuing our walk through the esplanade down the middle of Woodward.
There will be a new lighting display that connects Campus Martius to Spirit Plaza.
On the way you will also find some penguin topiary.
The next stop is Spirit Plaza. While it wasn’t finished when we went to see it. It should be complete by tomorrow.
There are a total of six igloos. There will be three vendors; Good Cakes & Bakes, Detroit Marshmallow Co., and New Order Coffee Roaster.
You will be able to warm up in the other three igloos.
Spirit Plaza will also have an ice maze and a place to roast marshmallows.
We’re almost finished with this tour. As Nature Cat would say “onward and yonward!”
The final spot is the market in Capital Park.
If you feel like hanging out with some friends around the fire, then you should head to Capital Park.
Capital Park also has a handful of glass huts with vendors.
You will be able to find The Detroit Shoppe, Flamingo Vintage, and Black Vinyl.
Also check out the newest spot in Capital Park, Eatori. They will be serving up hot soups, grilled cheese, and beverages.
If you live in downtown Detroit you can now pick up your fresh Christmas tree in Capital Park.
So there you have it. This year’s Bedrock’s holiday shopping extravaganza.