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Very Merry Holiday Gift Festival

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Very Merry Holiday Gift Festival

Get in the holiday spirit and find unique local products and gifts for everyone on your list at at the Very Merry Holiday Gift Festival, your one-stop holiday gift shop! Browse a variety of vendor booths and support local small businesses while doing all of your holiday shopping! Plus, enjoy vendor demonstrations, kids activities, a visit from Santa, a special kid-only shopping area, festive sounds of the season live from the expo stage, a 21+ holiday spirits aisle and more!

Schedule of Events and Entertainment:

Saturday, Dec. 9

Visits with Santa: 1pm - 3pm 
Crafts with Mrs. Claus: 1pm - 3pm 
Caricature Artist: 11am - 2pm 
The Funky Divas of Gospel: 11:30am - 12:30pm 

Sunday, Dec. 10:

Visits with Santa: 1pm - 3pm 
Crafts with Mrs. Claus:
1pm - 3pm 
Caricature Artist:
11am - 2pm 
Northern Voices Acapella: 1:30pm

Ticket Prices (available online and at the door)

Adults: $7
Seniors (65+): $6
Children Under 14: FREE

Exhibitor Information

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Exhibitor Application

Vendor Tips


Dates and Deadlines


Show Location

Center of New Hampshire Expo Center
The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel
700 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Show Hours

Saturday Dec. 9.   10am-6pm
Sunday, Dec 10.    10am - 4pm

Set-up Hours

Friday, Dec 8,  2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
All booths must be set up by 9 a.m. on Saturday. Any booth that is not claimed by that time will be reassigned and the original exhibitor will not be refunded.

Tear Down Hours Sunday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibitors are not permitted to begin booth teardown until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Everything must be removed by 6 p.m.

The Ideal Place to Sell Products and Services

The holiday season is a great time for our attendees to shop. Consumers and businesses are more committed to buying locally made products and supporting local businesses than ever before and this Expo offers a unique and timely opportunity to put your New England-made products and services in front of a receptive and supportive audience.

Reputation for Excellence

Granite Media Group and EventsNH are well known for their high-quality and well-attended expos. Consumers know they can expect a wide array of vendors and exhibitors showcasing the best New England has to offer.

Premium Media Coverage

Known for the Made In NH Expo, the most publicized event in the state, EventsNH will use an extensive list of media outlets to promote the Very Merry Holiday Gift Festival.

Booth Space Includes:

  • Space with pipe and drape (8' back wall and 3' side drape)
  • Company name, contact information and 20-word description to be listed in the Very Merry Holiday Gift Festival, distributed at Expo
  • Free listing on the Expo website (Updated Weekly)
  • Opportunities to participate in statewide promotional campaign
  • On site Exhibitor Service Center
  • Up to 15 passes and printed name badges for booth staff
  • 20 complimentary admission tickets to the Festival for customers, colleagues, friends and family
  • FREE Wi-Fi

Show Details:

  • No direct sales or commercial services will be allowed (with the exception of event sponsors)
  • Companies making products within New England are invited to exhibit
  • Exhibitors may sell their products at the Festival; ONLY products made in New England may be sold
  • Wireless internet is included in your booth fee
  • Exhibit tables, chairs, electricity, wireless internet and telephone services are available at an additional cost, and exhibitors will receive order forms for those items prior to the Festival
  • Approximately 30  days prior to the Festival, confirmed exhibitors will receive an exhibitor kit that includes additional show information and paperwork

For More Information:

Events NH
80 Canal St.
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-626-6354, Ext. 223
E-mail: Kelly Keating at

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