Applications for the 2017 Grand Central Holiday Fair will no longer be accepted. Applications for the 2018 Grand Central Holiday Fair will be available in April 2018.
The beloved Grand Central Holiday Fair offers you the extraordinary opportunity to showcase your one-of-a-kind creations to more than one million New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists every day!
The Holiday Fair fills Grand Central’s historic Vanderbilt Hall with an exceptional mix of handmade products, including art, accessories, home goods, toys, jewelry, bath and body products, and apparel for men, women, and children.
Artisans from recent Holiday Fairs have not only sold high volumes of product, but have also landed wholesale accounts with major retailers, sold pieces to museums, broadened their retail client bases, and have been profiled on local and national television.
Vendors must complete and submit the online application no later than June 9. Applications received after that date will not be reviewed. The application must include a minimum of 4 color photographs which accurately depict the products that you intend to sell, and 1 photo of a previously merchandised booth.
The selection committee will judge merchandise based on design, creativity, quality, price point, and classification. Accepted vendors will be notified via email by July 7. Accepted vendors must submit a non-refundable payment of $12,000 along with a signed permit, no later than September 5. Final payment of $6,000 is due no later than October 13. Accepted vendors are required to attend a vendor meeting to review booth set up and merchandising 1-2 months before the Fair begins.
All vendors are responsible for staffing their booths during Fair hours. We require that the designer be on-site to meet with customers no less than 75% of the operating days of the Fair. The Holiday Fair is monitored by security 24 hours a day. Merchandise can be left in place when the fair closes.
The vendor is responsible for all furniture, decorations, signage, fixtures, and additional lighting — all subject to Holiday Fair management approval. Each vendor must be able to provide adequate inventory levels for the duration of the Fair to maintain a full, attractive booth.
Holiday Fair management does proactive press outreach leading up to and throughout the Fair. As a result of these efforts, the Fair has received considerable press coverage both locally and internationally. Some publications include NY1, HuffPost, Time Out New York, Fox 5, and a number of popular blogs. We also produce a print and online ad campaign with signage throughout the Terminal and beyond.