Thank you to everyone who came out to support Phoestivus. Our 9th Annual Holiday Markets hit record numbers with sales of $60,000 more than last year, 200 vendors each night and attendance of close to 10,000 people! We’re already planning for our 10th Anniversary and would love your input. Please share your comments and suggestions here.
Inspired by the famous Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas markets in Germany) and Seinfeld's Festivus, a parody and secular holiday celebrated in an episode of the show, Phoestivus was born to be the perfect all-inclusive December celebration.
The Phoestivus holiday markets feature locally grown and produced gifts for holiday giving from more than 150 local vendors that showcase a variety of locally grown, produced and prepared foods as well as hand-crafted gift items, jewelry and holiday decorations by local artisans. Last year more than 6,000 participants and shoppers gathered in downtown Phoenix for these two nights of local shopping.
The Phoenix event boasts traditions like the Phoestivus Pole, Pheats of Strength, and the Airing of Grievances as well as Phoestivus Ale (brewed by Phoenix Ale Brewery), Phoestivus Reindeer (baby goats dolled up for the occasion) and a hipster Santa. Phoestivus began in 2009 and is the brainchild of Ken Clark from Get Your PHX.
Phoestivus is a fundraiser for the Phoenix Public Market, a program of Community Food Connections, a a 501c3 non-profit organization. CFC creates a downtown community gathering place by supporting small farmers and businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produce healthy products for the local community.
This event is free to attend and family friendly.
721 N Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free parking available
Closest to the Roosevelt/Central Light Rail Station
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Thanks to Sew Called Love for this year’s Phoestivus poster handmade touches!