Kid’s Christmas Makers Market

The Chamber is hosting the first ever Kid’s Christmas Makers Market in the hours leading up to the Rotary Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 1.  The Kid’s Christmas Makers Market is a way to encourage and empower youth with the entrepreneurial spirit while creating additional foot traffic in our downtown and into local businesses.

The Kid’s Christmas Makers Market is open to youth under the age of 18 who would like to set up and sell handmade items at their own tables housed in various downtown businesses.

For youth to participate in the Kid’s Christmas Makers Market they must submit an application to the Chamber by October 1.

All kid maker items to be sold must be handmade, only two like sellers will be accepted and kid makers must provide their own table and chairs.  Kid makers will be paired with participating downtown businesses and will set up in their partner business location during the hours of the market.  Pairings will be made by the Chamber and pairings will not be made that place kid maker and business in direct competition.  The Kid’s Maker Market will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, December 1.

According to Sarah Stephens Krupp, Chamber/Small Business Director, “Our goal is to capture and increase holiday parade traffic, with

friends and family of the kid makers, and have them experience our downtown to not only support the kid makers but to also give our local businesses added exposure and help kick of the holiday shopping season.”

The Chamber will promote the Kid’s Christmas Makers Market and create a map of partner businesses and kid maker locations to distribute and publicize prior to December 1.  The cost to participate in the Kid’s Christmas Makers Market as a host and a kid maker is free.   October 1 is the deadline for all Kid Maker Applications as well as for business partners to sign on.

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If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Sarah Stephens Krupp, at 419-435-0486 or via email at