Join us as a vendor at the 2023 Holland Friends of Art Kerstmarkt!
The Kerstmarkt is open for business for 69 hours over five weekends beginning just before Thanksgiving and running through mid-December–just in time for holiday shopping! All booths must be open as advertised (see “2023 Dates” page). Each vendor decorates their booth to showcase their product as well as the season. Propane heaters may be used with caution to keep warm. The booths will be set up the week before Thanksgiving and vendors begin selling product on Saturday, November 18.
Vendors will be chosen by the committee and notified no later than March 31. In September there may be additional spots that open up as deadlines pass. We maintain a waiting list, so vendors are encouraged to apply right up to the beginning of the Kerstmarkt. Priority will be given to those who sell locally handmade goods. Absolutely no subleasing of booths is allowed.
In addition to the 17 seasonal vendor spots, we also have one-weekend-only spots available for those who would like to try a shorter term. These are also juried spots, and notification will be by July 1. If you are interested, please download the application below, fill it out, and send it in.
We work very hard not to have overlap in products, so if you are turned down one year, feel free to apply again–the product mix of the market may have changed.
It’s a GREAT atmosphere–there is nothing like the holiday season in beautiful Holland, Michigan! Our visitors come from Holland and the greater West Michigan area, from other parts of our great state, and from surrounding states. And we even have international visitors!