Distillery Winter Village - December 2022

After years of planning to attend and then never going (hearing reports of the crush from massive crowds had turned me off), I ventured down to the Distillery's Winter Village last night. Luckily (for me, anyway) we'd had the big "storm" last night and the weather was not great; this kept a lot of people away. The event has become so popular and crowded over the years that the Distillery's Winter Village is now a ticketed, timed event - at least during the evening hours on the weekends. It has always been my wish to photography this event during a white Christmas, so last night's storm worked in my favour. Also, the temperature kept a lot of people away - it was -12° with the "feels like" temp resting at a balmy, breezy -27° with the wind chill. I bundled up and was good to go, although my hands were turning into blocks of ice while hanging on to the camera... talk about suffering for your art.

The historic Distillery District has 65+ local shops, restaurants and cafés. Some of these were in operation for the Winter Village event, plus vendor cabins offered specially curated seasonal items and gifts. Several food cabins also lined the cobblestone streets.

December 23, 2022

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