The popular Shopping by Lantern Light event will celebrate its first year in the new Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market pavilion on Tuesday evening, November 22, from 6-9pm. The market is located behind Visit Statesboro a 222 South Main St.

Shoppers can expect to find a wide variety of vendors located inside and outside the pavilion, with more than 50 businesses already signed up to participate.

Prepare for your Thanksgiving meal with local delicacies and ingredients including fresh produce, cakes, pies, meats, and casseroles. You can also begin your holiday shopping thanks to the huge variety of fine art, crafts, jewelry, soaps, candles, and more.

Shopping by Lantern Light is held annually on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. No electric lights or open flames are used, so guests truly do shop by lantern light. Along with the opportunity to mingle with friends and vendors, this creates a festive and cozy holiday atmosphere.

The event is an excellent opportunity to shop local and shop small for the holidays.

“In the spirit of the market, we invite a variety of vendors to sell locally or regionally produced food and craft items,” said Willow Farmer, Market Manager. “With an emphasis on produce, prepared food, and decorative items, this event highlights products that are perfect for Thanksgiving and holidays.”

Shopping by Lantern Light marks the end of the market season until Spring 2023. Locals can continue to shop the Statesboro Farmers Market2Go online year-round.