THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW
From its beginnings in 1967, the Southern Christmas Show has become a holiday tradition for families and friends throughout the region. One of the best-attended consumer shows in the nation, it annually attracts over 100,000 show guests ready to start the holiday buying season.
Show highlights include a Dickens-style village with over 30 shops, holiday designer rooms, freshly-cut and decorated Christmas trees, miniature scenes, model railroads, and of course, Santa Claus.
Participation in the show is limited to vendors selling holiday décor and gifts. It is a retail show, so all vendors must have cash and carry items.
The show covers a total of 250,000 square feet. Show guests are welcomed by an Olde Towne Village surrounded by arts and craft vendors. Commercial and food vendors fill two additional halls at The Park Expo and Conference Center.
Exhibit Space Availability
The Southern Christmas Show is always a sold-out event, and maintains a healthy waiting list. However, we are always seeking new vendors with products that are new, and unique to the show. Because we strive to provide show guests with a good variety of holiday décor, crafts and gifts, the show waiting list consists of applications offering types of products that are already well-represented in the show. If, for instance, you sell jewelry, then no matter how different your jewelry is from what’s already in the show, your chances of being selected are unlikely because the show already has a good selection of jewelry. If you sell a product that’s not already in the show, and is something appropriate to the show, your chances of being accepted are good.
2024 VENDOR SPACE RATES
Commercial/Food $24.99/sq. ft.
Old Towne Shops $24.99/sq. ft.
Crafter** (Liberty Hall) $24.99/sq. ft
Vendor Listing (Required) - $199
Corner Premium $250/corner
Demo Fee $250/booth
New Vendor Marketing Package (Required for all new vendors) $100
Complete the form below to begin your application and receive a free booth quote.
**Crafter rate applies to booth spaces in Liberty Hall and limited to vendors who sell products that are all handmade by vendor. Once Liberty Hall is sold out, crafters may still be a part of the show, however they will be placed in the commercial section of the show, and pay the commercial rate. (Independence Hall or Freedom Hall)
Political Merchandise Policy for 2024
As we enter a highly volatile political environment in advance of the 2024 General Election, Marketplace Events (MPE) wants to make clear its position on what content will not be permitted on its exhibit floors in all its US consumer home and holiday shows effective January 1, 2024. MPE shows are welcoming environments built solely to encourage face-to-face commerce. Creating respectful, safe marketplaces where our attendees and exhibitors can come together to learn, shop, compare pricing and do business together is our highest priority.
MPE’s acceptability standards do not permit political candidates, parties or other groups promoting issues or ballot initiatives to participate as exhibitors. In addition, the display or sale of any products or services that are political/partisan in nature or that can be interpreted to promote, incite, or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance are prohibited. MPE’s judgment in applying these standards will be final.
MPE maintains these policies to ensure a welcoming environment for all attendees and exhibitors.