SCAM ALERT FOR VENDORS
2023 information is being added to this page as it becomes available. Please continue to check this page for updates.
It is required for all vendors to incorporate holiday decor in your booth.
ORDERING ADDITIONAL SERVICES
NEW!! Click HERE for the 2023 order form for Electricity, Parking Passes, and Storage
Click HERE to submit Decorator Orders with General Exposition Services (GES)
Please use the information below when logging into the WiFi:
Network: C&J Vendor Network
2023 MOVE IN SCHEDULE AND MAP
Click HERE to open a PDF that can be enlarged, downloaded, or printed
**EQUINE ARENA IS HAND CARRY OR CART/DOLLY WITH AIR TIRES ONLY - NO DRIVE IN. MPE will provide a few handcart/dollies that are approved. Please plan accordingly.
Social Media Tips
Click to read up on our Social Media Tips and find out lots of great ways to use Social Media to promote your presence at the PA Christmas +Gift Show!
There have been a number of spam emails offering our attendee lists. These are scams and the senders are unauthorized to use the Marketplace Events’ name. These scammers are attempting to receive monies from exhibiting companies without providing
anything in return. These emails are not approved by Marketplace Events, and Marketplace Events would never ask for bank information or other sensitive information over email.
CLICK HERE for more information.
We are able to sell a 5-day parking pass for $40. This is good for all 5 days of the show. (you will not be charged for parking during move-in). Order in advance to reduce delays on site. Pick up your parking pass at the Show Office during move-in. Contact Maddie Rice at 440-591-6966 or MaddieR@mpeshows.com or contact anyone on the Show Team to order. You can use the Onsite Services order form for parking passes, as well as electricity and storage. Click HERE
Additional information on single-day parking, trailer parking, and overnight RV parking available - see pg 6 in our Vendor Manual above.
Note that if you elect not to purchase a 5-day pass, the parking fees are now CASHLESS at the venue, and you will need a credit card at entry.
2023 PARKING LOT MAP
To increase customer satisfaction, it's extremely important that you park in the assigned vendor areas.
- Please use Gate D to enter for vendor parking.
- If you have a trailer that you do not need access to during show hours, please park it at the Elmerton Lot, which is a free parking area. Aerial view below.
- If you must park your trailer onsite, please use the vendor parking area near the exercise ring. The Farm Show charges $25/day for trailer parking. You can arrange this with venue staff onsite.
MPE Exhibit/Product Acceptability Standards For 2024 (USA)
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.
We recommend stays at the Best Western Premier - The Central Hotel & Conference Center, and have a room block with a special rate of $82.95 available until 10/16/2023 (while supply of rooms lasts). For reservations by phone: call 717-561-2800 and mention the Attendee Room Block for the PA Christmas & Gift show. Special room rate of $82.95 available until 10/16/2023. For online booking: CLICK HERE
Best Western Premier
The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
RV Parking is available onsite at the PA Farm Complex - see page 12 of the Vendor Manual, linked above
Additional hotel options are also noted in the Vendor Manual, as well as the Show Info page of this website
ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY'S ONLINE VENDOR LISTING
Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until
ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online vendor listing or do not receive the link, please email our digital support rep, JenK@mpeshows.com.
Need help with your listing?
View the tutorial video - https://youtu.be/ecSxq1oKuYg and the FAQs.
To see some samples, visit the Interactive Exhibitor List section
of the website.
Learn more about the benefits of creating your enhanced listing.
Go from basic to ENHANCED!
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE SHOP 2023
The Holiday Boutique SHOP will be available to all holiday show vendors in 2023!
One store, ONLINE. All the shows! Opening on August 15th, the shop will be promoted to multiple markets and display products from sellers across multiple shows – that means more shoppers! If you have yet to receive your invitation to be a
part of a brand-new way to connect with shoppers online and beyond the show floor, connect with us. Reach out now to receive your invitation to start selling at HolidayBoutiqueSHOP@mpeshows.com.
Share your show pics or your holiday décor and celebrations with us.
Hashtags: #PAChristmasShow #PAChristmasGiftShow
In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both
exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the
Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2023.
Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit
Invite your customers to shop the show!
Upload the photos above to your social media, email blasts, and website to promote your company's participation at the 2023 PA Christmas + Gift Show.
Click on the photos to enlarge picture. Right-click on the image and select save-as to save onto your computer.
Click, download and print postcards to give or mail to your customers.
Click HERE to see contact information for the Show Team