Wire* — Phoestivus at the Phoenix Public Market will be returning once again for two fun evenings of holiday cheer on Thursday, December 14 and 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 721 N Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. The event is hosted by Get Your PHX and the Phoenix Public Market, a program of Community Food Connections. The title sponsor for Phoestivus 2017 is Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.

Phoestivus 2017

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Shop local at Phoestivus this holiday season when selecting unique gifts or preparing holiday meals! Attendees will have the opportunity to shop over 130 local vendors, showcasing a unique variety of locally grown, produced and prepared foods as well as hand-crafted gift items, jewelry and holiday decorations made by local artisans.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy dinner from our vendors and food trucks. Make a toast to the holidays with beer, cider and cocktails from the Phoenix Public Market Café and the always-popular Phoestivus Ale from Phoenix Ale Brewery.

The event will also feature the World’s Largest Phoestivus Pole (“as far as we know”), Pheats of Strength, Airing of Grievances by The Arizona Storytellers, Hipster Santa, carolers, a free photo booth, special raffle baskets, an up-cycled wrapping station, holiday entertainment, and much more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Phoenix Public Market, a program of Community Food Connections, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Phoenix Public Market operates year-round, weekly Open Air Markets in Downtown Phoenix every Saturday morning. Last year’s Phoestivus event saw over 3,000 attendees on each of the two nights!  Come out and support our local vendors and downtown market!

Look for Phoestivus Ale at your favorite bars around town during the holiday season. Snap a photo, tag us at @phoestivus, and be entered to win a free growler!

For more information on Phoestivus and full vendor lists, visit  www.phoestivus.com or the Phoestivus event pages on Facebook (December 14th, December 21st).

“We put this event together every year as a way to support locally-owned businesses and to support healthy food through the Phoenix Public Market. It’s also a great way to celebrate our community and just act like Phoestivus-lovin’ goofballs for a couple nights,” said Phoestivus Bürgermeister, Ken Clark.

“We love being part of Phoestivus every year! It’s a non-stop, all local, community event that makes downtown Phoenix shine.” Kendall Crever, Local First Arizona

The title sponsor for Phoestivus 2017 is Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. Event sponsors also include: Arizona Opera, Impact Printing, Pic Me Photo Booth, REALTOR Ken Clark, Roosevelt Point, Blue Sky Airport Parking, The Breadfruit and Rum Bar, Dig it Gardens, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Local First Arizona, Phoenix Ale Brewery, Phoenix Public Market Cafe and Roosevelt Row, Tuft and Needle.

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