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Vendors Sought for Holidays at the Market


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Reservations for vending stalls are filling quickly with dozens of vendors already registered for this year’s Holiday at the Market event series. Local artists, designers, jewelers, crafters, and other merchants of distinctive goods are encouraged to register soon for the area’s most uniquely Rochester seasonal shopping experience.


Holidays at the Market will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10; and from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday. Dec. 14 at the City of Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St.


One of Rochester’s favorite holiday shopping traditions for more than a generation, Holidays at the Market offers owners of business startups, home- and studio-based microenterprises, and boutique retail stores an ideal, low-cost opportunity to reach thousands of motivated shoppers eager to find unique holiday gifts with local appeal. The event series features dozens of vendors offering holiday-themed products, including fresh-cut trees and wreaths, specialty foods and beverages, clothing, jewelry, handcrafted goods, and other unique items.


Contributing to the festive setting, Holidays at the Market also features visits from Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Sunday dates. The Thursday evening event is held in collaboration with Market District Business Association, which feature shopping specials, visits from Santa and carriage rides.


Vendor spaces are $60 per stall per Sunday; $25 per stall for the Thursday event; $160 per stall for all three Sundays; or $175 per stall for all three Sundays and the Thursday event. Interested vendors are encouraged to apply early for reservations, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis and fill quickly.


Applications are available at www.cityofrochester.gov/holidaysatmarket, or in person at the Public Market Office, the two-story brick building located in the center of the Public Market.


For more news and updates, follow the City of Rochester Public Market on social media: facebook.com/cityofrochesterpublicmarket; or instagram.com/cityofrochesterpublicmarket.


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