The Chanukah Holiday Market is presented by EntryPointDC, the program for 20s, 30s, and 40s young professionals of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center. In our first year we had 200 people in attendance, in our second year we had 250 people, and last year we are expanded to include adults of all ages and had over 350 people attend. All vendors that attend our event will have their website link featured in our newsletter that goes out to 5,000+ young professionals and the event will be promoted in our main newsletter that will go out to the entire community of 40,000.
Applications are due by November 21. Please carefully read all of the information below to learn more about the Chanukah Holiday Market and vendor responsibilities. Note that this application is only for vendors and not for general admission to the Holiday Market.
Location: Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center – 1529 16th St NW
Venue: We will have two rooms, Cafritz Hall and the Community Hall, for vendors. Other programs such as DIY crafts and musical performances will take place throughout the building.
Parking: There will be parking spots to load in your items in front of the building. After load-in you can park at St. Luke’s Church nearby or other street parking. More parking and load-in information will be sent closer to the date of the event.
By submitting the registration form, you agree to have read the information and to follow the craft market vendor guidelines. Your registration is only complete when payment has been received. If you would like to lead an additional craft class at the event, email email@example.com and we will let you know if we have space available.
COVID-19 Policy: Mask-wearing inside of the EDCJCC is not required but you are welcome to wear one.
Requirements For Booths: Booths should consist of at least 50% hand crafted items or food. Those with handcrafted items will have first priority in filling spaces. We encourage hand crafted items related to themes of Chanukah, Judaica, and Jewish holidays but this is not required. Handcrafted items should be no more than 15% Christmas related. We reserve the right to not accept booth applications that do not fit our holiday market aesthetic and will be in touch if this is the case.
Food Vendors: Please bring Kosher-friendly items – i.e., no shellfish or pork and no meat products unless Kosher
Exhibitors/Vendors Responsibilities: We will be providing one 6-foot rectangular table and 2 chairs per vendor. Please let us know in your application if you need any additional space. Please provide your own: props, signs, electrical power strips, electrical cords, payment systems, set up and take down. If you want to bring your own tables or set-up, please indicate this in your application.
Set-up and take-down: You may set up from 5:15 to 6:30 PM on the night of the event. If you need to bring something to the venue before this time please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check in when you arrive to receive your space assignment. Take down will start at 8:30 PM on the night of the event. No exceptions. We are trying to make this craft market the best in the area and it affects all the other vendors if one or two are taking down and packing up early. The patrons think the event is over if they see people packing up their things.