Santa to Visit Ely Christmas Marketplace

Come and enjoy the “decked halls” at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum for a Christmas Marketplace featuring local artists selling their handcrafted goods in the barn on December 19  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Santa has promised to be at the event and will be roaming the grounds and joining hayrides with the kids, weather permitting.  Bring your cameras as Santa will be available for photos with kids of all ages at the museum’s main house. 

Handcrafted goods will include jewelry, bath and beauty products, butcher blocks, up-cycled fabrics, wood creations, photography, and more.

The last Ely Marketplace was held on the 4th of October in conjunction with the Fiddlers’ Jam, with all donations  given to the Lake County Wildfire Relief Fund created by North Coast Opportunities (NCO) and Mendo Lake Credit Union (MLCU).  The October event was attended by several hundred people. 

This December event will help promote the growth of the Ely Stage Stop Blacksmith Shop and further the interaction of the local community with the history of Lake County and the Ely Stage Stop.  Join the museum volunteers and docents for a fun-filled day on the museum grounds with Santa.  Pick up that perfect last minute holiday gift and support Lake County artists.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road), Kelseyville, California. For more information, check out,,, or call 707.533.9990, during museum hours, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3.p.m. 

Santa checking out the Ely Barn. He promises to be at the Ely Christmas Marketplace on Saturday, December 19.  Photo by Greg Blinn.