Thank you for attending our 9th Annual Holiday Market

A huge thank you to all who attended our 9th Annual Holiday Market!  By all accounts, it was a lovely day – full of music, food, flavorful beverages, carolers, and of course – shopping!  And our sincere gratitude to all of our vendors, tenants, staff, and volunteers – without you, this event would not be possible.  We wish you all a safe and merry holiday season!

Until next year…

 

 

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The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever.

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever. This holiday tradition is more than just a way to get your holiday shopping done – it’s an experience!

Williamsport, PA, November 27th, 2018 – The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever before. With open artist studios, chances to win factory-made prizes, live music, special art exhibitions and demos, you’ll be able to check everyone off your Christmas list and have a wonderful time doing it.

NEW this year! We have 3 different, large market venues for patrons to shop from: our Community Room located on the ground-level next to the Cemetery Street parking lot, the Billtown Bazaar venue, located on the ground-level at the Rose Street entrance, and Clearstory located on the 2nd floor of building 6 through our Courtyard entrance. These venues will host over 70 local artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses! Food trucks will be onsite, and Bullfrog Brewery will be serving a selection of their finest brews in the Community Room, while Bastress Mountain Winery & Mountain Top Distillery will be providing $5 wine, sangria, and samples in the Clearstory.

For a second year, we will be partnering with the local Salvation Army. They will be ringing the bell at each of our main entrances, and will not only provide for a good cause, but will also serve as a lovely, welcoming sound to direct guests into the Factory. Joining us for the first time will be the Williamsport Civic Chorus who will be caroling around the 3 main venues while flutist, Jennifer Johnson, will be playing selections from her brand new album, A Christmas Allelujah, https://www.breathofpraise.com.

“We are also bringing back our popular studio passport (and homage to Duboistown), Candy Cane Lane,” said Event Coordinator, Danielle Velkoff. Guests can pick up a pass from any participating studio or market venue and will need to collect enough stamps from each of the different, open studios for a chance to win factory-made donations and prizes valued at over $100. “This is a great way to meet the tenants and see what it is we do here. Keep the gifts for yourself or give them away as gifts to others! You’ll learn how to navigate the building and have fun doing it. Don’t forget to stop at our 3rd floor to check out our new studio construction and visit Santa’s village.

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, and will take place 2nd Saturday, December 8th from 11am-4pm. Free admission and family friendly. For more information and to see our list of 70+ vendors, please visit www.pajamafactory.net/HolidayMarket or email events@pajamafactory.net.

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About the Pajama Factory: The Pajama Factory is a community of artists, entrepreneurs, and local businesses who come together to build off of each other’s strengths and dreams in order to create something bigger than themselves. The Pajama Factory is a proud member of the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Williamsport Business Association and is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Contact: Danielle Velkoff, Event Coordinator (570) 980-1452, events@pajamafactory.net

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9th Annual Holiday Market is back and offering more than ever before!

Our 9th annual Holiday Market is happening Saturday, December 8 from 11am-4pm! Shop local this season with 70+ vendors throughout our 3 market venues, PLUS open studios, live music, food, chances to win factory-made prizes, artist exhibitions, and more!  Follow us @PajamaFactory to learn all that we will have happening this year!

For a list of all of our 2018 Holiday Market Vendors, visit the link below:

www.pajamafactory.net/holidaymarket

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Candy Cane Lane – Holiday Passport to the PJF Studios!

Due to the success of #OCTOPAS, we’re doing a version of it for the Holiday Market!

The Events Committee is introducing a studio pass into the Holiday Market.  It will be similar to this year’s #OCTOPAS, but with a holiday twist.  We will be paying homage to Duboistown’s Candy Cane Lane.

  • Guests will enter the Community Room where they will collect their pass and head to the 4th floor.
  • They will make their way along “Candy Cane Lane” which will feature Open Studios and vendors.
  • Guests will need to collect 8 stamps from 8 different, featured studios and they can enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 factory-made prize package valued at over $100!

Keep the gifts for yourself or give them away as gifts to others!

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Small Business Saturday

#Shopsmall at the Pajama Factory this holiday season, and find something truly original for each person on your shopping list!

Nov. 25th is Small Business Saturday!  Be sure to support your local businesses by shopping SMALL this Saturday… and why stop there?  We have over 60 vendors attending our 8th Annual Holiday Market taking place next weekend – Fri, Dec 1st from 6-10pm & Sat, Dec. 2nd from 11am-4pm.

To see which small businesses will be in attendance, be sure to visit www.pajamafactory.net/holidaymarket and plan ahead!

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Great article in the Sun Gazette about our upcoming Holiday Market

Our 8th Annual Holiday Market is almost here!  We hope you are getting as excited as we are to have you join us.

This holiday tradition is MORE than just a way to get your holiday shopping done! Experience open artist studios, live music, art exhibitions, and local vendors & food truck fare… shop local this season and add something truly original to your holidays this year.

See the write up about our event in the Sun Gazette’s Showcase section that was published today!

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Pajama Factory will host a market to allow people to get started — or complete — their shopping list.

“Our goal is to keep local dollars local by encouraging folks to ‘shop small’ during the holiday season, said Danielle Velkoff, events manager and business development. “It is also an opportunity for us to showcase our tenants and the history of the Pajama Factory complex.”

The market will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

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Strong Moms Event … Restoring Strength and Health After Baby

UPMC Susquehanna is hosting a special Spirit of Women event just for you! Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, friendship, and knowledge. Learn about the numerous anatomic and physiologic changes the female body undergoes during pregnancy, delivery, and during the postpartum period. UPMC Susquehanna’s women’s health specialists Shari Berthold, DPT; Victoria Hurwitz, DPT, WCS; and Amy Vandermark, DPT, will teach you strategies to restore your body to strength and optimal health as well as understand how to prevent and treat issues including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.

Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while you mingle and shop with some of our favorite Spirit Business Rewards Partners. Bring your yoga mat to participate in group core strengthening activities and wear comfortable clothes that allow movement.

Don’t miss this Spirit of Women event in the beautiful Clearstory focusing on proactive health education for your generation! Space is limited and registration is required. To sign up for a free Spirit of Women membership and register for this event please call 1-888-720-8461.

Registration opens November 2.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 7th Annual Holiday Market! We hope you had as much fun as we did.

To our vendors, artists, and craftsmen – thank you for making this event what it is! To all the Food trucks who came, thank you for providing delicious savory treats! And to our incredible volunteers, PJF staff and maintenance crew, we could NOT do this without your tireless efforts and generous hearts.

Only 365 days til our next one!

Until Next Year

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Take a look

At the 6th Annual Holiday Market last year, we were packed to the rafters with both vendors and visitors, so this year, we’re expanding!

This Friday, First Friday, come for the Sneak Peek. We’ll have open studios, vendors, food trucks and music. But wait, there’s more!

Every year, the market’s been so successful, that we’ve added another day!

SATURDAY, all day, from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM, we’ll have:

  • Twice the number of vendors as last year!
  • Lots of food, provided by FIVE food trucks!
  • Music!
  • Artwork!

This is a great chance to get in the holiday spirit with your friends and neighbors, all while helping to keep a bit of Christmas money local for the holidays.

Come support Local Artists and Craftspeople!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Holiday Market 2016

All of us folks over here at the Pajama Factory would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We hope you had not only a great day, but a great year as well.

We have a lot to be thankful for here at the Pajama Factory: another year of great art, another year of great events, new friends and new businesses born right here in the shadow of our smokestack.

We’re happy to be here, happy to have you all as friends and proud to be your neighbor. Thank you for welcoming us into your community again this year!

(The picture above is, of course, the banner for our upcoming Holiday Market. I chose it mainly because it’s really a great looking image, designed by our own Kyle Huggins (Thanks, Kyle!) The Holiday Market is coming up very soon and you should definitely come, both Friday and all day Saturday!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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