The Lower 48 has her Black Friday. Juneau has her Public Market.
In what's considered the biggest shopping and community event of the year, the Juneau Public Market is the premier Christmas gifts and crafts show, starting on Black Friday and lasting throughout the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Each year, there are more than 150 vendors from across the state and the northwest coast, greeting eager Juneauites who plan their weekend around this holiday seasonal tradition.
Though the Market seems to get bigger and bigger each year, the array of top vendors and unique crafts is consistent year after year. Here's a flashback to my visit to the Market two years ago, and while you're at it, check out the highlights from this year's big event.