A preview of Thursday and Friday evening's festive activities
The charming Big City Bread Holiday Market returns this Thursday and Friday evening to delight young and old. Set below the twinkling lights at Big City Bread Cafe, attendees and vendors alike enjoy food, music, shopping and festivities.
The market is Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14.
Athens may be bursting with 40 holiday markets and open house sales this holiday season, but in 1998, there was basically only one: the Big City Bread Holiday Market, which started them all. "It's very charming," says artist Jamie Voivedich. "It's almost magical with the lights and the smoke. And sometimes there's like misty foggy snow. You see everybody you know. There are dogs there, and good food. And the displays are really nice. I do a lot of shows, but I wouldn't call any of them charming the way Big City Bread is. It's got its own charm." "It's what I fell in love with when we first came to Athens," says Matthew Scott, who bought Big City Bread Café in 2005 with his wife, Deenan Scott. "I came to the market, and it was like a …