South Orange, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) today announced the South Orange Open-Air Holiday Market, generously sponsored by Investors Bank and Fran Lichtman and Randy Rabney of Hearth Realty.

This temporary outdoor retail marketplace will sell finely crafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, art and gift items from local businesses and handmade by our area’s finest local artisans and craftspeople. The market will provide the community with great gift options while offering an outdoor, socially-distanced holiday shopping experience. Live music will add to the festive atmosphere during each market and many local businesses will be open during the market hours offering special sales and menu items.

“We wanted to provide a space where residents would feel comfortable shopping in-person this holiday shopping season,” said Julie Doran, Executive Director of SOVCA. “This provides an opportunity to support local businesses, artists and makers this holiday season, which in turn helps the local economy.”

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There are 6 market dates and vendors will rotate throughout the season. The markets will be held in the Sloan Street Parking lot on the following dates and times:

Thursday evenings: 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 from 4-8pm

Small Business Saturday 11/28 from 11am to 4pm

Christmas Eve - 12/24 from Noon to 3pm

All COVID-19 Guidelines will be strictly implemented and enforced. Masks are required, hand sanitizing is required upon entry and shoppers are asked to keep a 6-foot distance from other shoppers. Participating vendors include (vendor list subject to change; not all vendors present at all markets):

Agnes Squared Ahh-Land Woman Herbals LLC Alleyne Studios Anasa Atelier Chrissy McIntyre Clean Temple Body Essentials Concepts Dance Academy Connie’s Threads Cowgirl In The Sand Design Studio Seven Eclectic Jewelry Floppy Ear Pottery Gaslight Brewery Glass Designs Haus Art Homebody Skincare hookedbytsl Izzy + Ellery J. Lexi, LLC JAVA'S COMPOST Jillery House Designs Joy Yagid Photography LLC Kaefer's Kloset KBS international LLC Kitchen a la Mode Knick Knack Art LaSirene Designs Last Call Mixology LLMetalworks LLC Maplewood Masks MOD Studio Oh! Canary Pet Wants Pinecones & Purls Rascal Square Sadie's Sayba Naturals Semifinalist SewLeana, LLC Spicegrove Taproot Organics The Hanky Shoppe The Little Scent Shoppe The Rose Hammer TieBro Handmade Bow Ties UPWORDS Wildly Floral Co.

Visit https://www.sovillagecenter.org/pub/news/story/613/ to view the latest list of vendors.

About South Orange Village Center Alliance The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to making downtown South Orange a vibrant place to live, work and enjoy through events, beautification and advocacy for the downtown business district. SOVCA’s mission is to strengthen the vitality of the downtown business district by supporting existing businesses and attracting new ones to improve the Village’s retail mix; raising funds for improvement and public art projects; producing events that complement existing stores and services; maintaining a clean, safe, and pedestrianfriendly downtown; and helping our governing body manage new development while preserving the attractive architectural legacy of the downtown area. The organization is run by an Executive Director and a volunteer board of directors made up of property owners, business owners, residents and other stakeholders. For more information, visit sovillagecenter.org.

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