It’s hard to believe that we’re thinking about Christmas already, but here we go! Please be sure to read through all the information carefully.
Time & Date:
This year’s Christmas Market will take place on Saturday, December 7. The Market will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.
Registrations are considered complete when the Parish Office has received both a completed and signed application and the corresponding fee. No spaces will be held until the registration is complete.
Two table sizes are available, and there will be a modest fee for tables this year (ONE 6′ x 2.5′ table –OR– ONE 5′ round table: $50). There is no discount for a second table. Access to electrical outlets is available at a limited number of booths. If you need electricity, please be sure to include that information on your application.
We ask each vendor to provide a donation to include in the Ladies of Hope raffle, proceeds of which will go to the St. Joseph Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Please attach your business card to your donation. If a donation for the raffle is provided, your first table will be discounted by $25.
Set-up, break down, and layout:
Advance set-up time is available on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday morning set-up is from 7:00-8:45 a.m. Vendors may park in any parking space during the allotted set-up time, but must move their vehicle to the yellow lined spaces before the Market opens. All tables must be completely set up and ready for business by 9:00 a.m.
You will be notified of the layout no later than one week before the event. Requests for specific table locations will be considered, but not guaranteed. Each vendor will be assigned a table number, and copy of the event map will be posted in the hall during set-up. Tables will be labeled with each vendor’s name and number during set-up.
Table coverings are required but not provided. Additional stock of merchandise, boxes, packing materials, etc., should be stored out of sight of customers.
The Market closes at 3:00 p.m. To ensure all shoppers to have a wonderful experience and get to see all the beautiful items vendors have to offer, break down will not be allowed during Market hours. Vendors who close early will not be invited to participate the following year. All trash, props, signs, packing materials, etc. should be placed in the trash cans before leaving for the day. Clean up should be completed by 4:30 p.m.
Helper “elves” will be available to assist in unloading and loading vehicles during set-up and break down times.
Tables should be attended at all times. Our Lady of Hope is not responsible for any lost or damaged goods.
Complimentary coffee, juice, and bagels will be available for vendors during Saturday morning set-up. Lunch will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own brown bag lunch.
Our Lady of Hope will provide publicity via fliers, the church bulletin, social media, and pulpit announcements. Vendors are encouraged to advertise using the materials provided by Our Lady of Hope. Any costs incurred are the vendors’ responsibility. Vendors who provide items for the raffle will be featured in the advertisements if donations are received by the close of business on November 9.
Vendor applications may be found here. Please return your completed form and payment to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Spaces are reserved on a first come, first served basis.