The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts for their loved ones. Comprised of members from the Etsy NY Team, this holiday market showcases a selection of handmade wares including jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, gifts for baby, and more from indie vendors all based in the tri-state area.
“What originally started as a chat at the Brooklyn Flea in 2008, because we could potentially have access to John and Kristie's, of Beacons Bookmarks, wood shop, grew into a whole group of artists and NY Etsy vendors rallying together to share cars and band together to promote and organize a DIY event that showcased the mission of Etsy,” said Kimm Alfonso, Founder of Etsy NY. “It's always amazing how access to one key resource can be a game changer. We decided we'd test out our event hosting skills here and thus the Cavalcade was born, with amazing graphics that showed cars loaded with craft supplies headed up to Beacon, NY."
"The holiday event was the big one, where we felt we had a smaller successful event under our belts and could really be successful in NYC, she continued. “Similarly, we had access to an amazing space for free/low fees and would have to DIY everything, which was right up our alley.”
The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade hosts thousands of shoppers each year and has become a New York City winter tradition for those looking for local and unexpected holiday products. “The Cavalcade has grown and changed to reflect the amazing talents and resources of the present team providing an organic feeling also aligned with the mission of the original Calvacade vendors and of the expanding network of artists and Etsy sellers in the tri-state area,” Alfonso said.
In addition to the high-quality, handmade wares for sale, shoppers have the opportunity to interact with our event sponsors, mingle with local artisans, and come away with goodie bags and coveted raffle prizes. The 2015 Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, held in the Meatpacking District’s Chelsea Market, drew in 20,000+ attendees and we’re sure the team will have Chelsea Market buzzing once again!
So come support your local artisans and small businesses and take the stress out of holiday shopping. This one-stop holiday shop will actually make that wonderful time of year an absolute breeze!
ABOUT THE ETSY NEW YORK TEAM
The Etsy NY Team is an eclectic group of independent artists, artisans, designers and crafters from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut united through Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods. With more than 200 members working in a variety of media, the team forms a strong, supportive community, which provides a forum for artistic growth and professional development. Learn more about us here.
Etsy.com is the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace, offering millions of unique items from sellers in more than 150 countries. Etsy connects shoppers with independent creators and designers to ﬁnd inspiring handmade goods, while providing artists and makers a platform on which to build their own businesses.