Calling all purveyors, crafters, makers, and artists! Are you interested in having your products showcased to over 30,000+ parade-goers? Join the festivities by hosting a booth at the Fantasy of Lights Holiday Markets at the Opening Night Parade (Friday, November 26, 2021) and the Boat Parade (Saturday, December 11, 2021).
Before you apply, please take a moment to review the info below.
- WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Anything holiday-themed, gifty, or handmade items. A limited number of buy/sell vendors will also be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to crafts such as packaged foods, woodworking, photography, jewelry, handmade soaps and lotions, original artwork, etc
- HOLIDAY MARKET DATES + OPERATING HOURS
Event Hours: 4pm - 8pm
Event Hours: 4pm - 9pm
- CATEGORIES/MEDIUMS ACCEPTED AT THE HOLIDAY MARKET
There are seventeen different categories that vendors can apply under:
- Cottage Edibles & Crafts
- Digital Art
- Mixed Media
- Upcycled/Creative Re-use
- WHAT IS COTTAGE EDIBLES?
This section includes a variety of homemade products that would not be considered fine art but add a unique element to the festival. Items you may find in this section include soaps, lotions, baked goods, sauces, spices, seasonings, oils/vinegar, candles, essential oils, and other crafts.
- HOW TO APPLY + BOOTH FEES
Read the Holiday Market Rules and Regulations before applying. Once you have read the Rules and Regulations you may apply by completing our online form
Rules and Regulations
- $45 for (1) Holiday Market
- $75 for (2) Holiday Markets
- WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY BOOTH FEE?
Booth space, parking, security, marketing of event
- IF I AM SELECTED AS A VENDOR HOW DO I PAY MY BOOTH FEE?
Once accepted, vendors will be emailed a Square invoice for payment sent by our events team.
- WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE AN IMAGE OF MY BOOTH?
You are required to upload three images of your products and a booth shot. If you do not have a booth shot, it is in your best interest to set up your booth at home and take a photo. Images are critical to your success!
- REQUIRED LICENSES + PERMITS
You will need to get a Transaction Privilege Tax license through the Arizona Department of Revenue that enables you to collect and remit sales tax in the state. You will need to list Tempe as one of the cities in which you conduct business, along with any other cities where you will be selling.
At the Holiday Market(s), it is your responsibility to collect tax and then report and remit to the state. Tempe sales tax is currently 8.1%. You will need to have your license available on site in the event that a representative of the state asks to see it. We do not need to see a copy of the license. Any participants in the Cottage Edibles section that are providing food samples will be required to get a health permit from Maricopa County.
- SET UP REQUIREMENTS
We do not provide any tents so please bring one if you need one. There are some vendors that have lovely displays without the use of a canopy. If you do bring a tent, it should be white and you are required to have a minimum of 40 pounds of tent weights per leg. All display structures are your responsibility.
Additionally, due to the time of day that the Holiday Market takes place, wireless lights are required. Electricity outlets or lights for your set-up will not be provided.
- SET UP SCHEDULE FOR THE HOLIDAY MARKET
Set up will be held on the day of the event, hours prior to the official event start time. Times to be announced closer to the event date(s).
- WILL THE EVENT BE CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER?
In general no, as we are a rain or shine event. Rain or prediction of rain will not cause a cancellation. However severe weather, which is rare this time of year, could result in a cancelation but that is a rare scenario.
We provide security onsite. However, our security team cannot be everywhere all the time so we cannot guarantee the security of your belongings. We recommend not leaving valuables in your booth (i.e. cash, tech devices, items of sentimental value) and always close tent walls or tarping your times when you are not present. We also require that vendors hold us harmless and we encourage everyone to carry their own insurance.
If you find that you are unable to make it to the Holiday Market please notify event staff as soon as possible. No shows will reflect negatively on future considerations.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.