Elise Capener, Mermade Market owner, and Erin Otsuji, a Dana Point resident, work on decorations for the Mermade Market. The three-day market will open Dec. 8. Photo: Kristina Pritchett
Elise Capener, Mermade Market owner, and Erin Otsuji, a Dana Point resident, work on decorations for the Mermade Market. The three-day market will open Dec. 8. Photo: Kristina Pritchett

By Kristina Pritchett

The three-day Mermade Market will be returning to the Dana Point Harbor just in time for the holiday season.

The Mermade Market, which is owned and operated by husband and wife Elise and Drew Capener, will be in the city for its seventh show from Dec. 8-10.

The market is indoors as well as outdoors and includes 45 shop spaces inside with 11 rotating makers outside alongside live music, food trucks, balloon animals and more.

Elise said when she moved to California, she wanted to see more markets with makers in the area.

“There’s a great variety of items so you don’t feel like you’re only seeing baby items, or all home décor; there is literally something for everyone,” Elise said, adding that the market is “super curated” so there’s more of a variety of items offered.

Elise said the market doesn’t usually bring back repeat makers, especially in back-to-back shows.

The hours of operation vary every day; Dec. 8 the market is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Dec. 9 is 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Dec. 10 is 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The next market is not scheduled until winter 2017. The market is located at 24642 San Juan Ave., Dana Point. For more information about the market, visit mermademarket.com.

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