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White Plains Holiday Market to bring over 40 vendors to city's downtown in December

Lohud, Heather Clark, October 20, 2020

White Plains is adding a new holiday tradition to its celebrations this year. 

The White Plains Holiday Market, scheduled for Dec. 3-13, will bring over 40 vendors and artisans to Waller Avenue in downtown White Plains, between Maple Avenue and Lyons Place. Local pop-up company 914PopUps is working with the city of White Plains on the market.

"The White Plains Holiday Market is the first one like it in Westchester," said Melissa Tomlin, president of 914PopUps. "White Plains is a great central location and (the market) is a really big community effort." 

The market will be set up in a similar way to New York City's Bryant Park's Winter Village, including the sheds that house vendors. Epsilon Entertainment Company, who created the sheds for Bryant Park, will create similarly built sheds which will be brought to the White Plains market.

"Each shed is 10 feet by 10 feet and is self contained so vendors have the ability to monitor clients," Tomlin said. "Regarding social distancing, (vendors) can shut the shed door and allow a number of people to come in and out."

The White Plains Business Improvement District, one of the event sponsors, has been helping to coordinate the event with the city and 914PopUps.

"We hope to give people and shoppers a sense of normalcy during this ever changing and challenging time while remaining safe and stimulating local businesses," Brittany Brandwein, executive director of White Plains BID, said. "It's not an easy feat to try to accomplish but we're giving it a college try and are happy to support it. It has the potential to stimulate the business downtown."

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The White Plains Holiday Market will run from Thursday, Dec. 3 until Sunday, Dec. 13. The market will be open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

 

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